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Paul Finebaum gives SEC incomplete grade for spring meetings

Paul Finebaum was down in Destin this week for the SEC spring meetings. On Friday, he shared his insights on the decisions from the week with ESPN’s Matt Barrie on SportsCenter. Most notably, Finebaum weighed in on the SEC’s decision to maintain the 8-game conference schedule in 2024. Finebaum gave the SEC an incomplete grade. (Saturday Down South)

2023 NBA Draft deadline winners and losers

Wednesday marked the deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA Draft and retain their collegiate eligibility, and several big names took their decisions down to the wire. Among the most notable were Kentucky center Oscar Tshiebwe opting to remain in the draft and Purdue star Zach Edey choosing to return for another season with the Boilermakers. (CBS Sports)

Miami's Jim Larranaga Gets Contract Extension Through 2026-27

Miami and men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga have agreed to a contract extension. The winningest coach in program history and a recent UM Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Larrañaga received one additional year on his deal, now taking it through 2026-27. Larrañaga completed his 12th year at The U in 2022-23 with the program’s best season ever. (Canes County)

ACC stronger after key players make 11th-hour decisions to spurn NBA Draft

Like Virginia's Reece Beekman, Syracuse guard Judah Mintz and Georgia Tech’s Miles Kelly tested the NBA waters and found them either lukewarm or too cold to dive all the way in. Their decisions to return, though not entirely unexpected, are the best news possible for both of their respective schools. It’s also a win for the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Saturday Road)

Meet the Real People Who Inspired the Key Characters in ‘Air’

The Ben Affleck-directed "Air" reveals the behind-the-scenes of the industry-shifting sneaker deal between Nike and then-rookie , which created what we today know as the Jordan Brand. The creation of the Air Jordan became a first-of-its-kind revolutionary collaboration that shifted the way athletes and sports companies did business. (Complex)

Zach Edey's return to Purdue a boon for college basketball

Breathe a sigh of relief and rejoice, West Lafayette. Reigning national player of the year Zach Edey announced Wednesday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and running it back for his senior season at Purdue. The 7-foot-4 center was the most dominant force in college basketball this past season, averaging 22.3 points and 12.9 rebounds per game. (FOX Sports)

Georgia Tech's Miles Kelly withdraws from NBA Draft, returning to Yellow Jackets

Miles Kelly made big strides with a strong jump in his second season at Georgia Tech. As a result, he declared for the 2023 NBA Draft and underwent the pre-draft process while maintaining his college eligibility. After leading Tech in scoring a season ago, Kelly announced he will return for another year in Atlanta. Last season, Kelly appeared in all 33 games. (Saturday Road)

NCAA baseball regionals 2023: Bracket, seeds, schedule times for 2023 tournament

The road to Omaha is officially underway. The 2023 NCAA Division I baseball tournament bracket was revealed on Monday, as 64 teams vie to reach Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska and win the Men's College World Series. The tournament kicks off on Friday. The top 16 seeds of the tournament each host during the double-elimination first round. (USA Today)

Judah Mintz withdraws from NBA draft, will return to Syracuse for sophomore season

Syracuse point guard Judah Mintz is going to run it back with the Orange. Mintz, who started every game for Syracuse as a freshman last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft. The dynamic guard averaged 16.3 points per game to lead all ACC freshmen. He also led the conference’s freshmen with 4.6 assists per game. His 1.8 steals led the ACC. (

A look at Pat Riley's 19 appearances in the NBA Finals

Some NBA players and coaches strive their whole lives to make to the NBA Finals even once. A select few seem to make a life of it. With the Miami Heat’s unexpected trek from the Play-In Tournament all the way to the league’s championship round, team president Pat Riley will be participating in the Finals for the 19th time as a player, coach or executive. (
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