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A special College World Series for Vanderbilt and Tennessee — if that other team wasn't there

These baseball teams at Tennessee and Vanderbilt that we've come to know so well and are about to even more, they share a state and a conference and not much else. They have very different personalities and have taken very different paths to the 2021 College World Series that starts this weekend. Their combo does leave much to unpack. (Nashville Tennessean)

NC Linebacker Xavier Simmons Commits To Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech added its second football commitment of the night with the pledge of 3-star athlete Xavier Simmons. Simmons, who visited Virginia Tech officially a few weeks ago, is being recruited as a linebacker by the Hokies. Simmons is the second commitment of the weekend for Virginia Tech, joining 3-star tight end Matt Hoffman out of Pennsylvania. (247 Sports)

4-star RB Michael Allen commits to NC State

NC State landed its top running back recruit on Friday when Greenville (N.C.) Rose standout Michael Allen committed to the Wolfpack. The 5-foot-9, 203-pound Allen is a four-star recruit, the No. 169 player overall in the 2022 football recruiting class, the 16th-ranked running back in the country, and No. 6 player in North Carolina, according to 247Sports. (247 Sports)

Inside the emotional final moments of LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri's career

As the final inning of Paul Mainieri’s career unfolded, he stood in the dugout and tears rolled underneath his sunglasses. His body heaved. He wiped his nose. “I was thinking about my father,” Mainieri said later, “Talking to him.” For so many years, Mainieri shared baseball with his dad, Demie. Since Demie died in 2019, Mainieri thought about him often. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

NC A&T athletes win multiple national track and field titles, to participate in Olympic Trials

North Carolina A&T State athletes Randolph Ross Jr. and Cambrea Sturgis swept their competition during the NCAA Track & Field National Championship setting new collegiate records and winning multiple national titles. Ross won the 400-meter title at 43.85 seconds, the third-fastest collegiate time ever and the world's fastest time this year. (WXII)

$10M for North Wilkesboro Speedway? Supporters of track say, 'yes, please.'

Anyone who’s made the drive up U.S. 421 has seen the Speedway. It’s impossible to miss rising as it does a literal stone’s throw above the highway heading into North Wilkesboro. Along with a handful of other iconic small-town tracks — Rockingham, Darlington and Martinsville — the old Speedway signified (and dignified) big time stock-car racing. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Appalachian State-ECU, Clemson-Georgia football weekend to boost Charlotte's battered businesses

A string of high-profile, high-demand college football games in Charlotte in early September will be the “best weekend of sports” all year, says Charlotte Sports Foundation executive director Danny Morrison. What’s more, the thousands of football fans it’ll draw to town will provide a needed boost to the city’s battered hospitality industry. (Axios Charlotte)

College World Series bracket 2021: Full TV schedule, times, channels for NCAA baseball tournament

College World Series action is back for the first time in two years, and there's going to be some thrilling matchups coming up. One of the most explosive pitching staffs in the nation in No. 4 Vanderbilt will face off against the highest-scoring lineup in the nation in No. 5 Arizona. The field also includes a pair of ACC Cinderella teams in NC State and Virginia. (Sporting News)

Virginia Tech announces Lane Stadium will be at full capacity for 2021 season

Virginia Tech won’t be filling Lane Stadium with cardboard cutouts again when the football team hosts North Carolina for the season opener on Sept. 3. Tech athletic director Whit Babcock announced on Monday afternoon that Lane Stadium will operate at 100% capacity for the 2021 season. “We can’t wait to see everyone on Sept. 3,” Babcock said. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

ESPN wants to reduce emphasis on College Football Playoff, cover more schools for sport’s benefit

According to a feature in The Athletic by Nicole Auerbach, ESPN is acutely aware of how much coverage the College Football Playoff gets and how the focus on what’s typically been the same four schools leaves fans and players feeling left out of the buzz during the football season. But ESPN will have to play a prominent role in changing that conversation. (Awful Announcing)
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