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Four-game homestand latest test for Virginia Tech's compromised stadium operation

Virginia Tech football opens a four-game homestand Saturday against Richmond, rapid-fire tests for the Hokies’ already beleaguered game-day operation. “The challenge for us,” Tech athletics director Whit Babcock said, “and a number of other schools across the country, is game management and crowd control and concessions in this new [COVID] normal.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Portland State Football Coach Offers Free Beer for Fans, Hit With $14,448 Tab

Portland State football coach Bruce Barnum found an easy way to get fans to his team's home opener against Western Oregon. Turns out if you offer free beer, they will come. And while it wasn't as grand as a Field of Dreams plot-line, Barnum followed through on his promise, fronting the entire $14,448 bill. Barnum tweeted a picture representing the bill. (Sports Illustrated)

College football Week 4: Arkansas-Texas A&M in the Southwest Classic, Notre Dame-Wisconsin and more

In what is shaping up to be one of the weirder seasons in recent memory, allow us to introduce you to the weirdest one-sided matchup in the past decade. No. 7 Texas A&M and No. 16 Arkansas meet on Saturday having played each other 77 times dating back to 1903. The two former Southwest Conference rivals now play annually in Arlington, Texas. (ESPN.com)

Vikings radio announcer goes crazy for 'good!' missed field goal in awkward on-air mistake

The Vikings had a chance to beat the Cardinals in the final seconds Sunday with a 37-yard field goal. Minnesota was trailing 34-33. After Greg Joseph kicked the ball, Vikings radio play-by-play announcer Paul Allen screamed, "It is...good!" The issue with Allen's call is that the kick was not good. Allen didn't notice until analyst Pete Bercich said, "It's no good." (Sporting News)

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer goes on hilarious rant discussing Georgia's elite defense

Shane Beamer and South Carolina were absolutely steamrolled by Georgia in Athens on Saturday night. The Bulldogs’ defense was once again dominant in Georgia’s 40-13 victory over its SEC East foe. After the game, Beamer didn’t pull any punches when discussing what makes Georgia’s defense so great. Check out his hilarious exasperated rant: (Saturday Down South)

What is the impact of the Big 12 moves on college basketball?

The Big 12 presidents and chancellors voted to accept BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF. What will the addition of a Final Four program in Houston mean for the men's basketball profile of the Big 12, annually one of college basketball's strongest leagues? Will the additions in men's and women's hoops help mitigate the forthcoming loss of Texas and Oklahoma? (ESPN.com)

2022 ACC Baseball Championship Returns to Charlotte

The Atlantic Coast Conference and the Charlotte Knights have announced that the 2022 ACC Baseball Championship will return to Truist Field in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 24-29. Nearly 59,000 fans attended the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship in Charlotte, which ranks as the fifth-highest attendance in tournament history and the highest since 2015. (The ACC)

Cameras caught the awesome moment John Harbaugh asked Lamar Jackson if he wanted to go for 4th-and-1

It’s a situation you NEVER want to deal with: Handing the ball back to Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes in your own territory after a botched 4th down play late in a one-point game. But that’s exactly what John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens faced on Sunday night. A Clyde Edwards-Helaire fumble gave the Ravens the ball back with 1:20 to go. (USA Today)

West Virginia Mountaineers troll Virginia Tech after upset win

West Virginia welcomed in No. 15 Virginia Tech Saturday but scored the upset victory, handing the ranked ACC squad their first loss of the season. But, the fun did not stop at the conclusion of the contest. Virginia Tech is known for running out of their home tunnel to “Enter Sandman" by Metallica. The Mountaineers certainly took advantage of that. (247 Sports)

Ken Burns' new "Muhammad Ali" docuseries is worth going the distance

Watching "Muhammad Ali" makes a person appreciate the serious duty Ken Burns undertook in making the documentary. This isn't said from a nostalgic or emotional place, although the four-part documentary is designed to elicit an array of feelings about the boxer, some of them conflicting. "Muhammad Ali" more than qualifies for as a heavyweight. (Salon.com)
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