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Evaluating Mike Krzyzewski's future at Duke and the top 5 candidates to one day replace Coach K

CBS Sports is running a series on the half-dozen men's college basketball teams that have active Hall of Fame coaches leading their respective programs. We're examining how and when they might leave their posts, and reasonable candidates who could succeed them. The series is taking a big-picture look at the challenge facing each of the six schools. First up is Coach K and Duke. (CBS Sports)

Syracuse offense purring under Dino Babers

Maybe the breakthrough Syracuse coach Dino Babers has been expecting has finally arrived. The Orange have won their first two games for the first time under Babers, and his up-tempo offense has shined in victories at Western Michigan and at home on Saturday over Football Championship Subdivision foe Wagner. Senior quarterback Eric Dungey has orchestrated the two wins. (Associated Press)

Virginia Tech and ECU are 2018’s hurricane game mini-spat

It seems like every year now, September college games are being postponed or cancelled due to the threat of a hurricane. And when that happens, sometimes there are some organizational differences of opinion between both programs. This year, the mantle belongs to ECU and Virginia Tech. Their 2018 Week 3 game in Blacksburg isn’t in the direct path of Hurricane Florence. Greenville is. (SB Nation)

One day away: Ed Cooley, 9/11 and the recruit who saved his life

Ed Cooley was in his fifth season as an assistant at BC under head coach Al Skinner. As the program’s primary West Coast recruiter, it was not uncommon for him to make five or six trips to L.A. in a month. Many of those visits lasted just one day. Cooley would take the first flight out of Boston, catch the redeye home, and go straight to campus for a full day of work. He was a grinder. (The Athletic)

How the South's Casinos Survived the First College Football Saturday With Legal Sports Betting

Welcome to legalized sports betting in the Deep South, where gambling on sports has been an illegal tradition stretching back, at least in Biloxi, nearly a century. It has emerged from the shadows, playing out in smoky, dimly lit gambling meccas, with marble countertops and colorful carpeting, where betting sheets share tabletops with fancy cocktails and fried food platters. (Sports Illustrated)

Former NBA guard Kenny Anderson to coach NAIA program Fisk

Former NBA all-star guard Kenny Anderson is taking over as the head coach at NAIA program Fisk University. Fisk announced Monday that Anderson had been hired to coach at the Nashville-based school. Anderson played in the NBA from 1991-2005. He made the 1994 NBA All-Star Game while playing for the New Jersey Nets, who selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1991 draft. (Associated Press)

Mike Hogewood Was The ACC

Mike Hogewood died Wednesday. He was 63. For any sports-loving North Carolinian, the news of his death was shaking. It’s not so much that Hogewood had a particular call that sent fans speeding to a specific, incredible moment—like Bill Raftery’s “Send it in, Jerome!”—but that he brought so much passion to every broadcast, even if it was an eight-nine seed clash. (Deadspin)

Streak-ending Saturday and other really fun stuff from college football Week 2

College football did not have a loaded schedule in Week 2, the first week in which it competes with the NFL. But the sport produced a lot of weird and fun things. The Kansas Jayhawks won at Central Michigan. It was KU’s first road win since a triumph at UTEP in 2009. The program had lost 46 in a row away from Lawrence, in addition to losing almost every game played in Lawrence. (SB Nation)

For Serena Williams, a Memorable U.S. Open Final for the Wrong Reasons

In the middle of her United States Open final against Naomi Osaka at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday, with a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title on the line, Serena Williams was standing on the court calling the chair umpire a thief. This is not the way it was supposed to go for Williams, 36, perhaps the greatest player her sport has seen. (New York Times)

Duke QB Jones 'out indefinitely,' CB Gilbert out for season

Duke quarterback Daniel Jones (broken left clavicle) and cornerback Mark Gilbert (dislocated left hip) both had surgery Sunday afternoon. Jones is "out of action," indefinitely and Gilbert is out for the season. Both players were injured in the Blue Devils' Week 2 win versus Northwestern. The Blue Devils are 2-0 and play at Baylor Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Kentucky goes wild in locker room after beating Florida in the Swamp, ending 31-year losing streak

Kentucky deserves to cut loose after this one. The Wildcats traveled to Gainesville and exorcised 31-years of demons in the Swamp, coming away with a 27-16 win over Florida. The win was the first for Kentucky over the Gators since 1986. The moments after the unexpected game and the scene from the locker room was captured and shared by Kentucky Football’s official Twitter account. (Saturday Down South)

Shaquem Griffin, the Seahawks’ one-handed rookie, will start in the opener

Just when the NFL needed a controversy-free story line to distract from talk about the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick and his Nike contract, up steps rookie Shaquem Griffin, who will become the first one-handed player to appear in an NFL game in the Seattle Seahawks’ season opener Sunday against the Denver Broncos. And he’ll be a starter. (Washington Post)

Burt Reynolds' Florida State football career ended early, but late actor still impacted the game

Legendary actor Burt Reynolds died on Thursday at the age of 82. Reynolds was one of Hollywood's top leading men in the 1970s, starring in hits such as "Smokey and the Bandit," "Deliverance" and "The Longest Yard," and later "Boogie Nights." Reynolds will mostly be remembered for his contributions to film, though he also had a pretty significant impact on the sports world. (CBS Sports)

Remembering Mike Hogewood: Colleagues, friends share memories of the legendary sportscaster

Mike Hogewood’s enthusiasm and encyclopedic knowledge of sports brought him to the Triad, honing his craft as sports director at WFMY before becoming the voice of the ACC as the league’s television package expanded, first across the Southeast then across the nation. Hogewood, 63, died Wednesday night. The news was stunning for those who knew him best. (Greensboro News & Record)

Rick Pitino says he's done coaching, wrote book for closure

Rick Pitino left no doubt on Wednesday, saying "I'm finished coaching" during an appearance on ESPN's "Get Up." The former Louisville coach is making the rounds promoting his new book, "Pitino: My Story." He had written in the book that his "coaching career is possibly finished." It's been nearly a year since an FBI investigation into college basketball led to his termination at Louisville. (
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