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2014 NBA playoffs -- Frank Vogel of Indiana Pacers coaching for job

espn.go.com — One playoff win has not eased the mounting pressure on Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Vogel, despite a 56-win season that secured the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, is "coaching for his job" in the wake of Indiana's alarming slide that has stretched into its third month.
That Vogel could be 'coaching for his job' is proof of how silly and capricious NBA owners can be m.espn.go.com/nba/story?stor…
This always works out well RT @MikeWellsNFL: Sources: Frank Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2… via @espnnba
RT @KCJHoop: Wow. “@MikeWellsNFL: Sources: Frank Vogel 'coaching for job' with Pacers espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2… via @espnnba”
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UConn Huskies, Duke Blue Devils to play each other at Meadowlands this season

espn.go.com — National champion UConn and Duke are finalizing an agreement to play at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on a date just prior to Christmas, both schools confirmed to ESPN.com. The Huskies should be a top 20 team if Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels return instead of opting for the early-entry to the NBA (the deadline is Sunday).

Joe Paterno to be honored with new statue in State College, Pennsylvania

espn.go.com — STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Construction workers tore down Penn State's iconic Joe Paterno statue on campus two years ago -- but this town might not be without a Paterno statue for much longer. Two alumni have already received the OK from the borough to install a projected $300,000 life-sized bronze sculpture downtown, about two miles from the original site.
How appropriate that he'll be doing something that forces him to look the other way. Paterno to have new statue espn.go.com/college-footba…

ACC coaches in favor of keeping 8-game conference schedule

espn.go.com — The ACC coaches are in favor of sticking with an eight-game league schedule, as the conference prepares to again debate an eight- or nine-game format at next month's spring meetings in Amelia Island, Fla., according to Duke coach David Cutcliffe, who is chair of the ACC coaches' committee.
Like the SEC coaches. RT @CollegeGameDay: ACC coaches are in favor of sticking with an eight-game league schedule: es.pn/RMd8t6
RT @McMurphyESPN: Golden, Beamer want 9 RT @CollegeGameDay: ACC coaches favor sticking w/8-game league schedule es.pn/RMd8t6

Tracy McGrady makes Sugar Land Skeeters as pitcher

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made the opening day roster of the Sugar Land Skeeters as a pitcher, manager Gary Gaetti told KRIV-TV in Houston on Wednesday. "Tracy is on the team," Gaetti told KRIV. "He's just done what needed to be done since the idea came about.
RT @BBTN: Tracy McGrady is now officially a member of the Sugar Land Skeeters. Read all about it: es.pn/1nHd4oB pic.twitter.com/XDPEE2N53u

Quarterback Caleb Hanie signs with Dallas Cowboys

espn.go.com — By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com CHICAGO -- Veteran free-agent quarterback Caleb Hanie has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source familiar with the situation. Hanie, a Dallas native, had a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns last season after serving as one of Peyton Manning's backups in Denver in 2012.

New Orleans Saints

espn.go.com — AVONDALE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints began their offseason conditioning program this week with tight end Jimmy Graham still unsigned. But it's still too early in the year for anyone to be concerned about his absence. Graham is not expected to participate in the Saints' workouts since he's not under contract.
Graham not expected at #Saints' workouts, but that's not a surprise or concern at this point. Key deadline is July 15 espn.go.com/blog/new-orlea…

NFL Hot Read -- Questions Jadeveon Clowney can't seem to elude heading into the draft

espn.go.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There is a hill, nestled in an industrial park, where Jadeveon Clowney ran up and down until his body could take no more, and then he dropped to the ground and did power push-ups.
RT @FieldYates: ESPN.com's Liz Merrill with a worthwhile read on South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney. es.pn/1rm8o9J

Baltimore Ravens

espn.go.com — The NFL releases its schedule Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. In the hours leading up to the announcement, here are some questions to ponder about the Baltimore Ravens' 2014 schedule: What are the chances of the Ravens opening at home? Since the Orioles are out of town on the NFL's kickoff weekend (Sunday, Sept.

2014 NBA playoffs - Chicago Bulls couldn't buy a basket in Game 2, need to buy a player who will get it done - ESPN Chicago

espn.go.com — Commentary After their offensive drought in Game 2, it's clear what the Bulls need By Michael Wilbon | ESPNChicago.com It's the 12 minutes that ought to drive Bulls management to extreme action in an offseason coming sooner than any of them expected. Twelve minutes, four baskets.

Indianapolis Colts

espn.go.com — INDIANAPOLIS - You would think the release of the NFL schedule is a national holiday, where everything is shut down with so much excitement surrounding it. The Indianapolis Colts have the easiest schedule based off the 110-146 combined record of their opponents last season. That's on paper.

Countdown to the Draft: 15 days

espn.go.com — There must be some less painful way to atone for whatever we all did to deserve these extra weeks of draft lead-up time. Instead of today being the eve of the draft, we are still 15 days away.
Countdown to the Draft: 15 days: There must be some less painful way to atone for whatever we all did ... es.pn/1jP5equ #Texans

2014 NFL draft -- Johnny Manziel on Tampa Bay Buccaneers' short list of candidates for 1st-round pick

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Johnny Manziel is on the short list of players the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are considering with their first-round pick in next month's NFL draft, a league source told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. [+] Enlarge Manziel is one of at least four quarterbacks the Bucs have hosted for pre-draft visits.
Source: Manziel on Bucs' short list at No. 7 espn.go.com/nfl/draft2014/… via @espnnfl

Dabo Swinney, Clemson Tigers chasing Steve Spurrier and bigger goals

espn.go.com — CLEMSON, S.C. -- By just about any standard, it has been a defining run for Dabo Swinney and Clemson. The Tigers have won 32 games over the last three seasons, winning an ACC championship and a BCS bowl game and recording a pair of top-10 finishes in the polls along the way.

Mel Kiper Jr. on CB Darqueze Dennard: 'He's a Steeler'

espn.go.com — PITTSBURGH -- Mel Kiper Jr. has the Steelers taking LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with their first pick in his latest mock draft. But a different player stands out to the ESPN analyst as the best fit for the Steelers at No. 15 overall.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. couldn't say enough about Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard: espn.go.com/blog/pittsburg…
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