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Tennessee chancellor brags about academics but Vol Twitter just wants to talk football

Donde Plowman, the new University of Tennessee-Knoxville chancellor, has been on the job for about a month and it's fair to say she has made it a priority to brag about the university's academics. To some hardcore fans on Twitter, the biggest question for Plowman is this: Sure, Vols did well in the classroom, but what about their performance on the field? (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Jay Bilas' 'if only there was enough money' strikes again after LSU football debuts new locker room

Whether college athletes should get paid is always a contentious issue surrounding the NCAA. One person who has never been shy about expressing his opinion on the matter is ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. LSU recently rewarded its football team with a new and improved locker room - and we're not just talking about an ordinary locker room. (Sporting News)

You have Spectrum cable, but you don’t have the ACC Network. Here’s why.

You send a check to Spectrum each month for your cable bill, but when you tune in to the brand new ACC Network, you get a rude blue screen telling you that you don’t have access to that channel, even though ACC Network is carried by Spectrum. Your neighbors next door also have Spectrum cable, but they get ACC Network just fine. What’s going on? (Durham Herald-Sun)

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retires, in all-time NFL stunner

Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday, then said goodbye to the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback heard boos as he walked away from the field, then walked to the podium and made the surprise decision official. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. Luck said injuries, pain, and continual rehab took away his love for the game. (Associated Press)

4-star WR E.J. Williams commits to Clemson over Alabama

Clemson's 2020 football recruiting class picked up its 20th commitment Saturday when 4-star receiver E.J. Williams chose the Tigers over Alabama, Auburn, and LSU. Williams is the second No. 1 receiver in the state of Alabama to choose Clemson football over the in-state schools in the last three years. Clemson's 2020 class remains No. 1 in the nation. (Rubbing The Rock)

The College Football Playoff won’t pay athletes, while its selection committee stays at the Ritz

Appearances matter. But apparently not to those administrators who cheat captive young people to the tune of seven figures, known as collegiate athletic directors. If you think this assessment is harsh, check out the Ritz-Carlton oceanside resort where the College Football Playoff selection committee stayed last week, at the expense of kids who actually play the game. (Washington Post)

Florida safety Keonta Jenkins commits to Virginia Tech

Jacksonville, FL (Jean Ribault) three-star safety Keonta Jenkins committed to the Virginia Tech Hokies on Friday afternoon over Indiana, Cincinnati, and others. Jenkins visited Virginia Tech last month for the “Hokies Bash”and has trended towards the Hokies for the past month. According to 247Sports, Jenkins is the No. 76 safety recruit nationally. (247 Sports)

ACC Network: 10 years in the making

From concept to reality, the ACC Network has been a decade in the making. Ten years of collective effort guided by one man’s unwavering resolve. Ten years of milestones interrupted by one stunning setback. Most telling were a football transformation, covert expansion and public commitment. And through it all, a business relationship became an enduring friendship. (Daily Press)

NCAA Puts Mississippi State on Probation After Investigation Into Academic Misconduct

The NCAA has put Mississippi State football and men's basketball on three years probation after an athletics department tutor committed "academic misconduct in an online chemistry course" which aided 11 student-athletes. The program was docked four football scholarships over two-years and one men's basketball scholarship next season, among other sanctions. (Sports Illustrated)

Candid Coaches: Which school is the most underrated job in college basketball?

We already know that some of the best jobs in college basketball are North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Arizona, Michigan State, UCLA, and Louisville. But what about the ones that are even better than what they're acknowledged as by the public or the college coaching community? That's our next Candid Coaches question. No. 1. Gonzaga. (CBS Sports)
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