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NC State shares thousands of documents, back-and-forth on Adidas deal

NC State began the public release this week of thousands of documents the university provided as part of a federal investigation into college basketball. The more than 5,000 documents consist mostly of email messages between university leadership and representatives of Adidas as they negotiate a deal that makes the company NC State's official provider of athletics apparel. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Show Me First

Duke, Duke, Duke. Here we go again. Duke shot 42 percent and missed 11 of 20 free throws. How my buddy Tom got “great” out of that is like me saying UNC is great after the Tar Heels roll over two Bahamian all-star teams down there this weekend. Duke may indeed turn out great, but I’ll go with what its student newspaper said after missing Final Fours the last two years. “I don’t buy it.” (Chapelboro.com)

Duke’s Krzyzewski offers thoughts on new NCAA rules

Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski came to his press conference prepared with a few visual aids — some packets, one of which outlined the new rules, and a black folder containing a photo from the 2005 USA Basketball summit in Chicago that he attended along with representatives from each of the nation’s top governing bodies in the basketball world. (Fayetteville Observer)

Syracuse Football: 2018 Orange Preview and Prediction

The Syracuse Orange appear close to a breakthrough in Dino Babers' third season. Led by a high-powered offense, Syracuse should be in the mix for its first bowl bid since 2013. When healthy, quarterback Eric Dungey is among the best in the ACC. However, Dungey has struggled to stay in the lineup in each of the last three years. (Athlon Sports)

Maryland says football staff made mistakes treating player before his death, apologizes to family

University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and the school’s athletic director, Damon Evans, acknowledged Tuesday that team athletic trainers failed to properly diagnose and treat football player Jordan McNair during a workout last spring and apologized to the player’s family for the school’s role in his death. The death of McNair, a 19-year old offensive lineman, has drawn scrutiny to College Park. (Washington Post)

DeCourcy: NCAA's sweeping changes dropped the ball on reforming college basketball

It was entirely fitting that, within the same 24 hours as the NCAA would issue a news release and unleash a cascade of tweets and conduct a 30-minute news conference featuring several members of its senior staff — all to declare a new day in college basketball — would sign a professional contract in Australia, demonstrating how this whole escapade was about 9,000 miles off course. (Sporting News)

Re-ranking the 2013 basketball recruiting class

1. Joel Embiid (25): The meteoric rise of “The Process” has been fascinating. Embiid didn’t become a five-star recruit until his senior season of high school. 2. (1): One of the most hyped high school players of the past decade, Wiggins has been debated as much as any player on this list. He's been remarkably durable during his four-year NBA career. (NBC Sports)

Chapel Hill High School cancels varsity football season

Chapel Hill High School announced Monday that it will not field a varsity football team this season. The school cited a low turnout of players, particularly at the upper-grade levels, as the reason. The junior varsity team will compete as scheduled. The school expects to rebuild the program next year, it said in a statement. The Tigers struggled to a 1-9 mark last season. (ABC 11)

Jim Harbaugh doesn't expect any Michigan football shoe suspensions

Michigan's athletics compliance department is investigating whether any student-athlete sold team-issued shoes, but football coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters Monday he doesn't anticipate any discipline for his team. The investigation stretches beyond football, however Harbaugh said the football program did an inventory of all team-issued shoes given to football players and found no issues. (Detroit Free Press)

Maryland parts ways with strength and conditioning coach after player death

Maryland has parted ways with its strength and conditioning coach and “mistakes were made” in the treatment of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, who collapsed on the practice field and subsequently died. Following Tuesday’s news conference, Maryland announced that Rick Court had resigned. McNair collapsed on the field on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. (Associated Press)

The Hornets’ classic court is so good you’ll want to grab your Starter jacket and hug Grandmama

The Charlotte Hornets are rolling out a special court design in honor of the NBA being 30 years in Charlotte during the 2018-19 season, and it’s perfect. There’s so much to love about the classic Hornets’ court. Hugo at mid-court. The two-tone paint gradient. The key being a hive design. That swoosh that leads to Hugo telling you that he’s the dude who runs the place. (SB Nation)

Trevon Duval 'wasn't going back' to Duke, even if rule changed

The NCAA might have passed a rule that would allow undrafted basketball players to return to college if they chose to, but it would still be up to the player to make that decision. And former Duke guard made no bones about what his decision would have been after this year’s NBA Draft, going to Twitter to give his opinion on returning to the 2018-19 Blue Devils. (247 Sports)

Justin Verlander details how Kate Upton pulled him out of depression: 'She was what I needed'

Athletes opening up about their mental health is becoming more and more common. Astros pitcher Justin Verlander became the latest player to do so in a feature in Bleacher Report Magazine where he talked about his relationship with Kate Upton and how she pulled him out of a dark place four years ago, along with how that shaped him into the pitcher he is now. (CBS Sports)

Pittsburgh Football: 2018 Panthers Preview and Prediction

Back-to-back 8-5 seasons gave way to a 5-7 record for Pittsburgh in 2017, although the campaign ended on a high note with an upset of then-undefeated Miami. If Pat Narduzzi's team is to rebound this fall plenty of new playmakers will need to emerge on both sides of the ball. The defense returns seven starters but will have a new coordinator running things. The offense has a solid backfield but questions elsewhere. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Indie Leaguer Uses Trash Can to Tell Ump ‘Go to Your Home’

Brennan Metzger, an outfielder for the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks of the American Association, didn’t like umpire Mike Jarboe’s called third strike and decided to give him a piece of his mind. Metzger launched a string of expletives a mile long—which the field microphone picked up, thankfully—while manager Michael Schlacht held him back. But Metzger wasn’t done there. (Sports Illustrated)
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