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Hall of Fame ex-Princeton Tigers coach Pete Carril dies at 92

Pete Carril, the Hall of Fame basketball coach who brought notoriety to the "Princeton Offense" during his 30-year tenure with the Tigers, died Monday at age 92. Utilizing a deliberate, clock-draining offense that relied on backdoor cuts and precision passing, Carril led Princeton to 13 regular-season Ivy League titles and 11 NCAA tournament berths. (

Mark Stoops offers in-depth retort to John Calipari calling Kentucky a 'basketball school'

Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops still doesn't appear to be totally over his colleague, Wildcats head basketball coach John Calipari, calling UK a "basketball school." At a post-practice interview on Saturday, Stoops remained passionately defensive of his program -- winners of (as Stoops now-infamously noted on Twitter) four straight bowl games. (CBS Sports)

After 10 years in minors, Wynton Bernard debuts for Rockies with hit, stolen base and run scored

Are you looking for a feel-good story from Major League Baseball's Friday night action? Who doesn't like feeling good? Wynton Bernard has you covered here. Bernard debuted with the Rockies in their 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks, and let's just circle back to game in a second. Wynton Bernard was drafted by the Padres in the 35th round in 2012. (CBS Sports)

Duke Athletics launches Blue Devil Exchange as NIL hub for student-athletes

Duke Athletics announced on Thursday morning that it is partnering with INFLCR to launch the Blue Devil Exchange, an NIL marketplace for student-athletes and businesses. A year removed from the commencement of the age of name, image, and likeness, Duke is harnessing new software to help connect student-athletes and potential NIL deals. (Duke Chronicle)

SEC Commissioner Says It’s Time to Take a ‘Fresh Look’ at March Madness

Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey, probably the most influential person in college athletics, said on Thursday that he wants to take “a fresh look” at the NCAA men’s basketball tournament—perhaps with an eye toward expansion of the current 68-team field. Sankey cautions that he is “not ready to make headlines there yet.” (Sports Illustrated)

Six questions now that ESPN and the Big Ten are going their separate ways

ESPN, the long-term steward of the vast majority of college football, is for the first time in decades relinquishing its grips on a Power Five conference. This is no small thing. This is one of the most consequential moves in sports media in my lifetime, and other dominoes are certain to fall in time, ultimately reshaping the country’s second favorite sport. (Awful Announcing)

Little League World Series: Scary moment turns to sportsmanship after pitch hits player in the head

A frightening moment ended with a remarkable display of sportsmanship on Tuesday after an errant pitch at a Little League World Series qualifier hit a batter in the head. The incident occurred during the first inning of the Southwest Region Championship between Texas East and Oklahoma with a spot in the Little League World Series at stake. (Yahoo! Sports)

March Madness must remain untouched amid all NCAA changes

Preserving the tournament is of utmost priority, but the philosophy of someone such as SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and the other big boys in college sports is just so harshly different from the mindsets of Saint Peter's, Loyola Chicago, VCU and the other Cinderellas that shine in the tournament. These schools are not on the same page as the big boys. (FOX Sports)

Jim Boeheim Discusses NIL, Syracuse Collective

Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim explained that he feels that many people don't completely understand the full implications of the new NIL. He believes college sports are no longer about who has the best program; instead, it’s who is offering the most money. He specifically mentioned college programs such as Alabama and Texas A&M football. (All Syracuse)

John Calipari called Kentucky a 'basketball school.' UK football coach Mark Stoops fired back

In his push for an extravagant new practice facility, John Calipari called Kentucky a "basketball school." Mark Stoops isn't having it. The Wildcats' 10th-year football coach took to Twitter Thursday to fire back at Calipari's comments in a report from Kyle Tucker of The Athletic, who is in Nassau covering the basketball team's exhibition tour of the Bahamas. (Louisville Courier-Journal)
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