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Dennis Smith Jr. in shock at damage done to hometown of Fayetteville by hurricane

Jr. was enjoying one of his last nights before the arrival of Dallas Mavericks training camp with friends at a hip Vietnamese restaurant when his mood suddenly changed. Smith’s cousin, Isaiah Whorley, showed him a cellphone video of a military vehicle submerged in Hurricane Florence floodwaters as it drove through a small town bordering their hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina. (The Undefeated)

Evaluating John Calipari's future at Kentucky and the top 5 candidates to one day replace Coach Cal

For the past nine years, John Calipari has been Kentucky's coach. He's recruited like crazy, made four Final Fours, won the 2012 national championship, been elected to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame and positioned himself well to add a second title this season. At this point, odds are Calipari will coach in Lexington until he's done coaching -- and I'd be shocked if that's anytime soon. (CBS Sports)

Panthers join effort to help in Florence recovery: ‘We share more than a state line’

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, which blew through the Carolinas last weekend while the team was playing in Atlanta, Ron Rivera unveiled a new T-shirt Monday to support storm relief efforts. The shirts are part of the Panthers’ partnership with Visit North Carolina and Discover South Carolina, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the shirts will go toward Florence relief efforts. (Charlotte Observer)

Jim Calhoun named head basketball coach at Division-III St. Joseph

Jim Calhoun has been named head coach at Division III University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. The Hall of Famer had already announced he would be taking the job and has been working for a year to establish a men’s basketball program at the small Catholic university. The 76-year-old former UConn coach will return to the sidelines with a career record of 873-380. (Associated Press)

NCAA Considering Rule Change After Viral Fake Fair Catch

The fake fair catch seen around the college football world may never been seen again. On Saturday, North Texas' Keegan Brewer faked out the entire Arkansas squad by giving off the vibe that he was going to fair catch a punt, but he never actually signaled (looking at you, ). When Brewer caught the ball he just stood there as if the play was dead...then sprinted 90 yards for a touchdown. (Athlon Sports)

Willie Taggart asks Florida State fans for patience amid team's 1-2 start

Florida State coach Willie Taggart asked fans to stick with him and the football program during his weekly news conference Monday, after a rocky 1-2 start has raised questions about where the Seminoles are headed. "Our fans have every right to have high expectations of our program," said Taggart, who is in his first season at Florida State. (ESPN.com)

Video: Trojans inspired by longtime USC fan's cancer fight

Until a chance meeting in 2016, USC head coach Clay Helton had never heard of 71-year-old Jan Moser Dyer. Now, he'll never forget her. Read More...

NC State lands former FSU QB Bailey Hockman

Former Florida State quarterback Bailey Hockman committed to NC State Monday. Hockman, who was a four-star recruit and No. 11 pocket passer in the 2017 class according to the 247Sports Composite, took an official visit to Raleigh a few weeks ago for the Wolfpack's game against Georgia State. Hockman entered last season with Seminoles as the co-backup quarterback. (247 Sports)

Tom Izzo isn't leaving now, but Michigan State will have a hard time replacing him when he does

Tom Izzo declared last season that he was not retiring. And while the university-wide shakeup surely affected the coach, his job appears to be safe. The question, then, turns to how long he wants it. Izzo is 63 years old but also coming off a 30-5 season, the second-best record of his career. How long will he continue coaching Michigan State until he hands the reins over to a successor? (CBS Sports)

George Washington's hanging video scoreboard falls onto the basketball court

Things you can file under 'Less Than Ideal': The massive hanging scoreboard above the George Washington University basketball court no longer hangs above that court. That's because it fell to the floor on Tuesday. The scoreboard structure at Charles E. Smith Center was undergoing maintenance when it dropped from a lowered position just above the floor. (CBS Sports)

The Big Ten’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Saturday, and more fun Week 3 stuff

Other than a handful of football games, the Big Ten had an astonishingly bad Saturday. Here’s the blow-by-blow. A bunch of these teams lost to either mid-majors or Kansas: Rutgers got zapped by Kansas in this sport’s game of the century. Some highlights from this game include this thing. Nebraska lost to Troy, becoming the second Power 5 team in two years to do so. (SB Nation)

Raleigh investors buy Rockingham Speedway, promise plans will be ’remarkably encompassing’

The Rockingham Speedway has a new owner. Rockingham Properties LLC, of which Raleigh bar developer Dan Lovenheim is majority owner, bought the Speedway from the Florida-based BK Rock Holdings, managed by Billy Silas, for $2.8 million. The Rockingham Speedway opened in 1965 and was a significant draw to the area for nearly 40 years. (Richmond County Daily Journal)
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