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Kansas fears formal NCAA investigation stemming from FBI case involving college basketball

Kansas officials are concerned that an NCAA infractions case may be developing into the basketball program. Sources at Kansas close to the reinstatement process involving forward and familiar with the NCAA process said a door could be opening to one of the first formal infractions cases to stem from the FBI investigation into college basketball. (CBS Sports)

A fake football recruit once catfished his way to a 3-star ranking

Once upon a time, Blake Carringer was a three-star offensive lineman recruit from Tennessee with offers from some of the most accomplished programs in the nation. Except Blake Carringer was different than most of the other big time high school recruits. Why? Because he didn’t exist. Yes, another story from the weird and wild realm of college football recruiting. (Awful Announcing)

Source: UCLA ‘going hard after Tony Bennett and he has not said no yet’

UCLA is targeting Virginia coach Tony Bennett as its next basketball coach and he hasn’t turned them down yet, a source said Thursday. “They are going hard after Tony Bennett and he has not said no yet,” the source said. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel wrote last week that UCLA “covets” Bennett, and multiple sources confirmed that he is among their top tier of targets. (Zag's Blog)

Everett Withers Reunites with Butch Davis as FIU's New Defensive Coordinator

After the resignation of defensive coordinator Brent Guy, Florida International football coach turns to his coaching tree to find a replacement. Former James Madison and Texas State head coach will become the new Panthers’ defensive coordinator. The move reunites Withers with his former boss of three seasons at North Carolina. (Underdog Dynasty)

NC State basketball player Eric Lockett arrested, charged with assault

N.C. State basketball player, Eric Lockett, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with assaulting a female. Raleigh Police Department said the incident happened Tuesday. Officers have not released details about the assault. Lockett is a graduate transfer in his last year of eligibility. He has averaged 17 minutes and 5 points per game this season. (ABC 11)

Kevin Keatts: Sacha Killeya-Jones “currently not a member of our program”

NC State's bench looked different Wednesday against Syracuse. Reserve point guard missed the game with the flu. Backup wing Eric Lockett missed the game due to personal reasons. The biggest absence was redshirt big man . "Sacha is currently not a member of our program, and that's all I can say right now," coach Kevin Keatts said. (ACC Sports Journal)

No. 19 LSU’s historic upset of No. 5 Kentucky ‘high up there’ among games to remember

LSU spends plenty of time on tip drills in practice, said both Kavell Bigby-Williams and fellow forward Naz Reid. But this time, the drill was put into use in a live-game situation. But Kentucky fans showcased their dismay through a chorus of boos. They all felt Bigby-Williams should have been whistled for offensive goaltending. But goaltending is not reviewable. (NOLA.com)

Duke vs. Louisville: Three takeaways from the Blue Devils' incredible win

Duke won a thriller in Louisville on Tuesday night. The Blue Devil's overcame a 23-point deficit with 9 minutes remaining to pull out a 71-69 victory. Duke extended its winning streak to eight while the Cardinals lost their second straight. Here are three takeaways from the Blue Devils' historic comeback win: Duke's athleticism and length will keep them in any game. (Sporting News)

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie Partially Tears Plantar Fascia, Could Return for Postseason

Gonzaga forward has partially torn his plantar fascia and his return this season is unknown, head coach Mark Few said on Saturday. "We feel terrible for Killian," Few said. "He is an incredible teammate and an absolute joy to coach. Killian is a tough kid. We are hopeful treatment will go well and get him back for postseason." (Sports Illustrated)

The Kannapolis Intimidators are rebranding, and Earnhardt fans are not happy

Minor league baseball teams change names all the time, so that’s nothing particularly new. But Wednesday when one of the Chicago White Sox’s minor league teams in North Carolina announced it’s going to change its name after this season — and is crowdsourcing suggestions — it caught the attention of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and others in the NASCAR world. (USA Today)

Lt. governor accuser identifies Corey Maggette as Duke player in 1999 sexual assault

Corey Maggette has been identified as the unnamed Duke men’s basketball player who allegedly sexually assaulted Meredith Watson, USA TODAY Sports confirmed through a friend of the accuser. Maggette’s one year at Duke before an NBA career that stretched 14 seasons coincides with the alleged rape. Maggette denied the accusation to The New York Times. (USA Today)

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields receives waiver for immediate eligibility from NCAA

Justin Fields is eligible to play for Ohio State this season. Ohio State announced Friday that Fields' transfer waiver application has been approved by the NCAA. Now that his eligibility has been resolved, Fields is expected to be Ohio State's starting quarterback in 2019, though it's unlikely that the Buckeyes will name a starter before spring practice. (Eleven Warriors)
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