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Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson Suffers Broken Left Fibula

Virginia Tech quarterback will have surgery Tuesday, and his timetable to return is uncertain after suffering a left ankle injury in a 49-35 loss at Old Dominion. Tech coach Justin Fuente said Monday that Jackson has a broken left fibula, adding that redshirt junior Ryan Willis is the new starter. Jackson could return "maybe at the end of the year, maybe not," Fuente said. (Virginian-Pilot)

Winners and Losers: Week 4's rash of upsets show us how wild college football can be

Week 4 was the perfect example of how things can change in what feels like an instant on a college football Saturday. The early slate was almost entirely uneventful (except for you, Purdue). The middle of the day felt that way too until it became apparent that Old Dominion — Old Dominion! — was giving No. 13 Virginia Tech all it could handle. Virginia Tech was the first domino (Yahoo! Sports)

Virginia Tech dismisses star DE Trevon Hill

Virginia Tech football dismissed junior defensive end from the program, coach Justin Fuente announced Sunday. “After consultation with our coaching staff and administration at Virginia Tech, has been dismissed from the football team effective immediately for not upholding the high standards that we have for our student-athletes at Virginia Tech,”’ Fuente said (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Wake Forest Kicker Forgets To Go On Field For Field Goal Attempt Vs. Notre Dame

Nick Sciba needs to pay closer attention. Midway through the first quarter Saturday, Wake Forest was lining up for a field goal that would’ve given them an early lead over No. 8 Notre Dame. But they experienced a hiccup with their kicker. As Demon Deacons holder Dom Maggio was preparing to have the ball snapped, he noticed there was one significant player missing from the field. (NESN)

Investigation: Maryland failed to identify symptoms, properly treat Jordan McNair

The full report into the death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair was released Friday. The investigation determined that Maryland training staff did not follow proper procedures in addressing the symptoms exhibited by McNair on May 29. McNair was hospitalized that day after struggling through a workout involving a series sprints. He died June 13 from heat stroke at age 19. (Yahoo! Sports)

Browns fans finally open those Bud Light fridges to celebrate a win

Perhaps to make amends for inflicting “Dilly Dilly” on the unsuspecting masses, Bud Light devised a new marketing ploy last month: giving out free beer to the people of Cleveland. Specifically, free beer for when the Browns ended their winless drought. That finally happened Thursday night, when the Browns beat the Jets 21-17, ending a 635-day streak without a win. (SB Nation)

Top 10 College Basketball Upsets of the Last Decade

1. UMBC over Virginia: March 16, 2018: No. 16 seed UMBC’s 74–54 win over the 2018 tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Virginia, is one of the greatest upsets in sports history. 6. Lehigh over Duke: March 16, 2012: You knew there had to be a Duke loss on this list. The Blue Devils have had multiple stunning first-round upsets in the last decade but only one cracked our top 10. (Sports Illustrated)

Vontae Davis explains why he retired from the NFL in the middle of a Bills game

There were a lot of crazy moments in the NFL on Sunday, but none of them topped what happened in Buffalo. At halftime of the Bills' 31-20 loss to the Chargers, Vontae Davis decided he didn't want to play football anymore, so he quit the team and retired mid-game. As you can imagine, Davis' decision didn't really sit well with anyone in the organization. (CBS Sports)

The Top 10 Toughest Arenas for Opponents in College Basketball

Is there any sport that can create a home-court advantage like college basketball? As compiled by Collegiate Basketball News, the median winning percentage of the 351 Division I men's teams in their current arenas is 68%. With this in mind, we polled our college basketball staff and asked them to rank the 10 toughest places in the country for opposing teams to play. (Sports Illustrated)

FIU coach Butch Davis preparing for challenge of facing a special and familiar foe: Miami

has already had that moment, the one where it felt strange to look across the field and see the Miami team he once coached lined up on the other sideline. Davis, who on Saturday will lead FIU onto the Hurricanes’ home field at Hard Rock Stadium, has faced No. 21 Miami four times since he left Coral Gables, all of those coming when he coached at North Carolina. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Mavs' owner Mark Cuban escapes harsh penalties, but damaging report soils reputation

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban escaped a suspension from the NBA. But there is significant damage to his team's reputation and his management style following an investigation that revealed “numerous instances of sexual harassment and other improper workplace conduct within the Mavericks organization over a period spanning more than twenty years." (USA Today)

Watch Grid guide to college football’s best Week 4 games

Every weekend of college football is a good weekend. We say that all the time. And Week 4 could put that to the test. I count five pretty significant games, a decent number, and conference games are well underway, meaning all surprises matter doubly. And whatever, we don’t watch this sport to see important things take place. We watch to see hilarious punt returns. (SB Nation)
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