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The Kentucky football coach and player who fought cancer together

Mark Stoops found the nearest empty office and motioned for director of sports medicine Jim Madaleno to join him inside. What Madaleno told Stoops left the coach's head spinning. What they thought was a simple blood blister for second-year linebacker Josh Paschal turned out to be malignant melanoma, and it was potentially life-threatening. (

Dennis Rodman calls out former Bulls’ complaints on portrayal in The Last Dance

As initially expected, the recently-concluded “The Last Dance” docuseries has garnered some mixed reactions. This includes some not-so-positive feedback from no less than a couple of ’s former teammates with the Chicago Bulls in Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant. For his part, former Bulls bad boy Dennis Rodman isn’t having any of it. (Clutch Points)

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby ‘bullish’ on football season starting on time

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby provided a sense of optimism for college football to start on time during a videoconference with reporters on Friday afternoon. The league is allowing football players to return to campuses starting June 15 for voluntary workouts. That would give programs more than 11 weeks to prepare for Week 1 of the season Sept. 3-5. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Zion Williamson files for protective order from demand he admit receiving illegal benefits at Duke

has requested a protective order against an inquiry by his former marketing agent into illegal benefits he allegedly received at Duke, according to Daniel Wallach of The Athletic. In the filing for the order, Williamson’s legal team called the requests from Gina Ford “invasive” and “irrelevant.” The legal back-and-forth is part of dueling lawsuits. (Yahoo! Sports)

Power Five leagues ask Congress for athlete compensation law

The Power Five conference commissioners are asking Congress to move forward with federal legislation regarding compensation for college athletes. The commissioners of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference sent a letter dated May 23 to congressional leaders. The Associated Press obtained a copy. (Associated Press)

Remembering Eddie Sutton: ‘A hell of a coach who wasn’t perfect’

, whose seasons at Kentucky showed that the combination of an acclaimed coach and an elite program does not guarantee success, died on Saturday. Sutton’s 806 victories made him one of only 11 coaches who have won 800 or more Division I men’s college basketball games. He became the first coach to lead four schools to the NCAA Tournament. (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Gale Sayers’ moving Brian Piccolo tribute that inspired a movie turns 50

Then, somehow, Gale Sayers summoned the strength to finish his speech with this: “Brian Piccolo is the man of courage who should receive the George S. Halas Award. It is mine tonight, it is Brian Piccolo’s tomorrow. I love Brian Piccolo, and I’d like all of you to love him, too. And tonight, when you hit your knees, please ask God to love him.” (New York Post)

NCAA announces one-time transfer waivers won't happen this year

The one-time transfer rule will have to wait until at least another year. The NCAA announced that the rule was approved by the D1 Council; however, it won’t be developed until at least 2021. Although the rule may be developed in January 2021, it would not be effective until the 2021-22 academic year. It would not be effective until the 2021-22 academic year. (Saturday Down South)

Why we may be reaching a tipping point for the Power Five to break away from the FBS

University of Utah economist Ted Tatos was asked to consider whether the coronavirus could impact a second consecutive NCAA Tournament. Despite the pandemic, the NCAA's foundation has already been in question. But during these uncertain times, the association may be one more calamitous event away from slipping off a cliff of relevancy. (CBS Sports)

Jerry Sloan was a lion and a lamb

You wouldn’t have known it from the way he played, the way he coached, the way he competed. Jerry Sloan’s outward demeanor was like dried leather. It appeared as though he would have just as soon punched you in the forehead as offered up any kind of polite chatter. But that was legend, not reality. He had great admiration for those with a fighting spirit. (Salt Lake Tribune)
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