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Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

The Ducks have found their answer at quarterback.
Oregon Finds its Replacement for Marcus Mariota in Transfer Vernon Adams

The battle at Oregon to replace quarterback Marcus Mariota was one of the biggest storylines set to unfold in college football’s spring practice, but coach Mark Helfrich found his answer on Monday with the announcement Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams would transfer to Eugene.

 

Remembering Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith

The stories and numbers behind one of the giants of college basketball
Remembering Legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith

Dean Smith is one of the rare figures and perhaps the only figure who directly connects the birth of basketball to its modern era.

 

Smith played at Kansas for Phog Allen, the “Father of Basketball Coaching” who played for the inventor of the game, James Naismith. Smith then coached Michael Jordan. From Naismith to Allen to Smith to Jordan, it would be hard to find a better connection from the infancy of basketball to the modern game. 

 

Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

The Bills get an A for bringing Rex Ryan on board
Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns.

 

ACC Team Recruiting Consensus Rankings for 2015

Dabo Swinney and the Tigers landed one of the best classes in school history.
College Football: 2014 Consensus ACC Team Recruiting Rankings

Athlon Sports has averaged out the four major recruiting services team rankings for the ACC — 247Sports, Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN — and created the ACC consensus team recruiting rankings for 2015. Here is what we learned:

 

SEC Coordinator Carousel Winners and Losers for 2015

Should Tennessee fans be excited about their new offensive coordinator?
2015 SEC Coordinator Carousel: Winners and Losers

The league’s coordinator carousel this offseason is another example of how things are just different down South. When it comes to coaching, there is no league in the nation more cutthroat than the SEC.

 

The SEC has hired 14 new coordinators since the end of the season. Six of them have coached in the SEC within the last two years, five were on staff last season and four of them are making the switch to a new SEC school in 2015.

 

Here are the winners and losers from the SEC’s ’15 coordinator carousel:

 

Did Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Take a Shot at Ohio State and Urban Meyer Over Recruiting?

Did Michigan and Ohio State's coaches trade barbs over Twitter?
Did Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Take a Shot at Ohio State and Urban Meyer Over Recruiting?

The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is among the best in college football, and the intensity between these two programs went up a notch since Jim Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor to return the Wolverines back to the Big Ten elite.  

 

While these two teams won’t meet until November, that won’t stop the fireworks between the two programs until the matchup on the gridiron.

 

Kentucky Finds Ways to Win; Duke, Villanova Get Revenge: The College Basketball Weekly 10

Rounding up the most important news from the basketball weekend
Kentucky Finds Ways to Win; Duke, Villanova Get Revenge: The College Basketball Weekly 10

Revenge was the name of the game this week in college basketball.

 

Not too long ago, the cracks appeared to be showing for teams like Duke, Villanova and Iowa State as they took key losses. A few weeks later, those losses now look like wake-up calls as all three answered in rematches.

 

Syracuse Basketball's Postseason Ban is as Cynical as it Comes

The Orange's self-imposed sanctions are convenient for everyone but the players
Syracuse Basketball's Postseason Ban is as Cynical as it Comes

On Saturday, Syracuse will play its first meaningless game of the season.

 

Wait, that’s not entirely true. The game means something for Pittsburgh, a team clinging to the NCAA Tournament fringe but more than likely host an NIT game.

 

In that way, the Panthers aren’t all that different from Syracuse, another team that at least until Wednesday still had the slimmest of hopes of participating in March Madness.

 

College Basketball Weekend Preview: Top 10 Games and Predictions

Key games will shape conference races in the Big East, SEC
College Basketball Weekend Preview: Top 10 Games and Predictions

This weekend of college basketball may be a key lesson in the important of matchups in college basketball.

 

Let’s start with Duke: A team that’s had trouble with stopping opposing guards. Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant knows first hand and would like to again prove that guards like him are Blue Devil Kryptonite.

 

Then there’s Villanova, a team that’s made easy work most of its Big East schedule but lost in a blowout to Georgetown. Does John Thompson III hold the key to beating up on Nova? The Wildcats will find out.

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