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SEC fines Tennessee Volunteers $250K for fan behavior at end of loss to Ole Miss Rebels

The SEC announced it was assessing Tennessee a $250,000 fine in the aftermath of fans throwing bottles and other debris onto the field last Saturday at Neyland Stadium near the end of Volunteers' loss to Ole Miss. With 54 seconds to play, the game was stopped when fans began showering the Ole Miss sideline with bottles, cans and other projectiles. (ESPN.com)

Gonzaga Coach Mark Few pleads guilty to DUI, must pay fine and complete community service

Gonzaga coach Mark Few pleaded guilty to driving under the influence last week, just five weeks after he was arrested in Idaho. Few took responsibility for his actions during the hearing and said he was “pleading guilty because I am guilty,” according to court records. The longtime coach must complete 24 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

NCAA infractions cases for Kansas, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Arizona and NC State updated by IARP

There remains no timeline for the resolution of NCAA infractions cases for Kansas, Louisville, NC State, LSU, Memphis or Arizona -- the six schools whose cases will be resolved by the newly-formed IARP, which was specifically set up to handle complex cases. However, the IARP did release updates to those cases that revealed a timeline of events. (CBS Sports)

Charlotte Hornets Honor Late Beat Reporter's Legacy With Annual Scholarship, Team Award

The Charlotte Hornets announced its plans to honor late beat reporter Rick Bonnell's legacy with an annual journalism scholarship, team award and renaming the media entrance. Bonnell covered the Hornets for the Charlotte Observer from the team's inaugural season in 1988 through the 2020-21 season, and died on June 1 at the age of 63. (Sports Illustrated)

Longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale announces he has been diagnosed with lymphoma

Longtime ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale announced on Monday that he had been diagnosed with cancer, marking his second diagnosis in about three months. Vitale, who fully recovered after surgery to remove melanoma in August, said he had been diagnosed with lymphoma. Vitale will begin treatment with steroids and chemotherapy. (Yahoo! Sports)

Washington State fires football coach Nick Rolovich, 4 assistants for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistants after they refused to comply with a mandate that state employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee had set a deadline of Monday for thousands of state employees, including the Cougars' coaches, to be vaccinated against the virus or risk losing their jobs. (ESPN.com)

In a Week 7 of raining golf balls & upsets, only Georgia appears immune to college football chaos

Georgia football fans know better than to tempt fate. There have been far too many years when it all should have worked out, but the universe delivers a gut punch instead. See 1982. See 2002. See 2007. See 2012. See 2017. To know Georgia is to know pain. It's inspired at least three R.E.M. albums. But this year, this Georgia team is different. It has to be. (ESPN.com)

Lane Kiffin with Seinfeld troll following Ole Miss win over Tennessee

There’s a “Seinfeld” gif for every moment in life. Luckily, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin found the perfect one to use following the chaos that took place at Neyland Stadium. Kiffin harkens back to the episode ‘The Marine Biologist,” where a golf ball played a pivotal role. Kiffin was hit by a golf ball as Tennessee fans rioted in the midst of a victory by Ole Miss. (On3.com)

ESPN’s video tribute to its iconic NHL theme will give you chills

In hockey, there are few things as iconic as the NHL on ESPN theme. “Brass Bonanza” — the Hartford Whalers goal song — might be a close runner up, but as nostalgia goes, the NHL on ESPN theme takes the cake. For the first time in nearly 17 years, hockey is back on ESPN! NBC is out as the NHL’s primary rights holder and in are ESPN and Turner Sports. (USA Today)

Ed Orgeron won't return as LSU Tigers' football coach in 2022

Ed Orgeron said he had a great run and has no regrets as prepares to finish his final season as football coach at LSU. Orgeron and the university agreed to part ways at the end of this season, less than 24 hours after upsetting No. 20 Florida to improve to 4-3. As part of the agreement, LSU will pay Orgeron the remaining $16.95 million left on his contract. (ESPN.com)
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