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Stephen Curry graduates from Davidson 13 years after leaving school

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has graduated from Davidson College, the school announced Sunday. Curry, who helped lead the Warriors to a 110-96 win over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 of their second-round series on Friday to advance to the Western Conference finals, will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in sociology. (ESPN.com)

Sitting down with Wes Miller as he prepares for season No. 2 at Cincinnati

A year ago, admitted he was in an "absolute whirlwind," feeling as though he was trying to drink water out of a fire hose. Everything was coming at him quickly. A year later, Miller, who is entering his second season as the Cincinnati men's basketball coach, is taking his sips a bit more comfortably. "I hate the word comfortable," Miller said. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Bob Lanier, a Dominant Center of the 1970s and ’80s, Dies at 73

Bob Lanier, who as a center for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks in the 1970s and ’80s parlayed a deft left-handed hook shot, a soft midrange jumper and robust rebounding skills into a Hall of Fame career, died on Tuesday. Lanier excelled in an era of dominant centers like Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nate Thurmond and Wes Unseld. (New York Times)

Time To End ACC Football Divisions

with the biggest news out of the ACC's meetings this week in Amelia Island, FL, focused on scrapping division football play for a 3-3-5 scheduling format, the ACC appears on track in rectifying the most fixable issue. Aside from the COVID year in 2020, which forced ACC matchups that don’t often occur, scheduling has become blasé and needs to change. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Chansky’s Notebook: Unfixable?

How is the NCAA going to enforce new NIL guidelines? To use a term from modern communications, who is Zooming who here? The NCAA, which washed its hands of regulating and watch-dogging the Name-Image-Likeness deals on each campus, is now taking charge again. I don’t think so. The NCAA will be knee-capped by all the lawsuits coming its way. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC coaches ponder repair of basketball credibility

Before they could entertain pressing matters that are poised to shake up college athletics – namely, the transfer portal and name, image, and likeness – ACC basketball coaches had a higher priority at this week’s conference spring meetings. “How did we only get five teams in the NCAA Tournament, and why were we so disrespected as a league?” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Ray Romano to play Jim Valvano in biopic

A biopic on Jim Valvano with Ray Romano starring as the former NC State Wolfpack basketball coach is in the works. Valvano's daughter, Jamie, is involved in the production. We couldn’t be more excited to finally tell my father’s story in the form of a feature film, especially with Ray Romano and game1 as partners," Jamie Valvano told Deadline. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC mulls 3-5-5 college football scheduling model in an effort to scrap divisions

The ACC is moving closer to adopting a new football scheduling format that would scrap divisions as early as 2023. Commissioner Jim Phillips and multiple athletic directors discussed a 3-5-5 scheduling model in which league teams would play three permanent opponents, then rotate through the rest over a two-year period (five one year, five the next). (ESPN.com)

ACC examines scrapping divisions, revamping football scheduling

After two years of virtual spring meetings due to the COVID pandemic, ACC athletics directors and coaches returned here to the Ritz-Carlton on Monday to begin what is expected to be three or four days of lively discussions. One of the first topics on the docket was the future of football scheduling and whether the league will scrap the division format. (Warchant.com)

NCAA Division I Board of Directors releases new NIL guidelines regarding involvement of boosters

The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors published new guidelines Monday to clarify that boosters -- including recently created companies designed to provide athletes at a particular school with endorsement deals -- should not have any contact with prospective college athletes, their family members or their representatives. Enforcement could be retroactive. (ESPN.com)
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