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Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford dies at 78

Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford died on Sunday in Key West, Florida, according to the Washington Post. He was 78 years old. Deford started writing at Sports Illustrated in 1962 and was a senior editor emeritus. He recently worked with NPR's Morning Edition and retired earlier this month following his1,656th NPR commentary. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Heartwarming Military Reunions In The ACC - A Look Back

ACC fans witnessed heartwarming military reunions throughout the past calendar year. As we take time to reflect on this Memorial Day, the ACC Digital Network looks back at some of the emotional homecomings in the conference that gave us goosebumps as the surprises unfolded. View Video...

The tense, deteriorating relationship between ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic

Multiple ESPN staffers, including current and former employees who have had roles with the show, told SI.com last week that the once-warm relationship between partners Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic has turned icy over the last year, prompting a number of ESPNers to predict that the show will conclude long before this December’s contractual end. (Sports Illustrated)

Predators have transformed Nashville during Stanley Cup Final run

The Nashville Predators are Western Conference champions after eliminating top-seeded Chicago, St. Louis and Anaheim. The organization has worked hard to build the buzz, and the Nashville/Middle Tennessee market has gone Predators-crazy. This season has been completely sold out, and national analysts are hailing Bridgestone Arena as the loudest venue in the NHL. (Sporting News)

Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame Pitcher and Blunt-Spoken Senator, Dies at 85

Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who threw a perfect game and later forged a second career as a fervently conservative and often cantankerous Republican representative and senator from Kentucky, died on Friday in the Fort Thomas, Ky., area. He was 85. His death was confirmed by his son David, a Federal District Court judge in Kentucky. Mr. Bunning had a stroke in October. (New York Times)

Wake Forest breaks ground on two 'critical' athletics buildings

The continuing transformation of the Wake Forest campus accelerated Thursday with groundbreaking ceremonies for two multi-million dollar athletics facilities. President Nathan O. Hatch and athletics director Ron Wellman were present for the groundbreaking for the Sutton Sports Performance Center and the Shah Basketball Complex, which was held in the McCreary Field House. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Texas A&M forward Robert Williams returns for sophomore year with lofty personal and team goals

If you were surprised Robert Williams is coming back for his sophomore season, you're not alone. "I was surprised," said junior DJ Hogg. "I was very surprised," added guard Admon Gilder. Freshman JJ Caldwell agrees, "I mean I was surprised." Williams' decision caught his teammates off guard, but they couldn't be happier he made it. (KBTX)

Devon Gales, paralyzed by hit against Georgia, is walking again

Less than two years after an injury left him paralyzed from the waist down, Devon Gales is walking again. Gales, a receiver at Southern University, injured his neck while blocking on a kickoff return against Georgia in September 2015. He had surgery and has been rehabbing ever since, with the goal of walking again. On Thursday, he shared a clip of himself walking with some assistance. (Sports Illustrated)

7 people ID'd for threats to NCAA ref after Kentucky loss to UNC

Seven people have been identified for threatening basketball referee John Higgins after Kentucky's 75-73 loss to North Carolina in the South Region final on March 26. Information will be referred to authorities in their jurisdictions and to the FBI's Omaha field office. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said the identities were ascertained after a lengthy investigation. (Associated Press)

Maryland's Justin Jackson pulls name out of NBA draft

A year ago, Justin Jackson was a relative unknown to most Maryland fans when he announced his commitment to play for the Terps. The 6-foot-7 forward was also something of an afterthought since his announcement came several hours after star guard Melo Trimble told Mark Turgeon that he was returning for his junior year and pulling his name from the NBA draft. (Baltimore Sun)

Trevon Bluiett withdraws from draft, will return to Xavier for senior season

Xavier guard/forward Trevon Bluiett has decided to return to school following the NBA Draft process. Bluiett had until Wednesday’s deadline to decide on his future. Former teammate Edmond Sumner announced a few weeks back that he would be remaining in the Draft. Bluiett averaged 18.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Musketeers last season. (Big East Coast Bias)

NC State’s Terry Henderson’s sixth-year waiver denied by NCAA

The NCAA has denied Terry Henderson’s sixth-year waiver ending the N.C. State guard’s college career on Friday. Henderson, the Wolfpack’s second-leading scorer last season, had appealed to the NCAA in March for an extra season of eligibility. Recent sixth-year waiver cases similar to Henderson’s, at Michigan State and Oregon, had given him hope in his appeal but it didn’t work out. (Charlotte Observer)

With star John Collins gone, can Wake Forest maintain (relative) success?

In the long-run history of Wake Forest men's basketball, a 19-14 season that ends with a First Four loss to a deeply flawed fellow bubble team would rarely be considered a banner campaign. Relative to recent Demon Deacons teams -- relative to the demoralizing nadir of Jeff Bzdelik's tenure in Winston-Salem -- 2016-17 was an undeniable story of success. (ESPN.com)

What Svi Mykhailiuk’s return means for Kansas basketball

When it comes to Svi Mykhailiuk’s decision to return to college, Kansas is getting a good player back who understands the team’s system after playing it three years. Coach Bill Self needed this scholarship to be filled with a contributor and it’s unlikely he would have been able to pull someone this late in the recruiting season who could have as much impact as Mykhailiuk will in 2017-18. (Kansas City Star)

Angel Delgado’s return to Seton Hall makes Pirates Big East contender

Seton Hall got huge news on Monday when Angel Delgado announced that he would be returning to school for his senior season. “I am coming back to school for my senior year,” Delgado said in a statement on Monday. “It’s very important to my family and me that I finish what I started. This was a difficult decision that took time and patience. Coming back feels just right.” (NBC Sports)

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