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Tennessee gets what doesn't want, but deserves

espn.go.com — In the most deliciously ironic coaching carousel ride in some time, the University of Tennessee, both fan base and athletic department, somehow managed to get what they no longer wanted and exactly what they deserved. Cuonzo Martin, the man they treated like a bad case of the flu for three years, essentially put his thumb to his nose, wiggled his fingers and said, 'Stuff it.'
For someone with an inexcusable Snoopy avatar, @ESPNDanaOneil relished typing this with admirable glee: espn.go.com/blog/collegeba…
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NCAA legislative council approves expanded meal allowance

espn.go.com — Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA's legislative council has approved a proposal to expand the meal allowance for athletes. If approved by the board of directors April 24, Division I schools could provide unlimited meals and snacks to everyone who plays a college sport, including walk-ons.
@JC1053: Shabazz Napier dominated the NCAA. Maybe he should suggest they pay guys next. espn.go.com/college-sports…” can't let a champ starve
The resourceful athlete will start hoarding snacks and selling to underclassmen. #smart espn.go.com/college-sports…
RT @ItsFischy: Meanwhile, the NCAA now has a proposal to allow schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to athletes. http://t.co/TngAm…

Cuonzo Martin accepts Cal job

espn.go.com — By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery, sources told ESPN. Martin has spent the last three seasons in Knoxville and led the Vols to the NCAA tournament this past season. He was previously the head coach at Missouri State. Montgomery retired last month.
Former #Purdue player and assistant coach Cuonzo Martin leaving Tennessee for California. Well earned. espn.go.com/mens-college-b… via @espncbb
Sources: Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee for Cal hoops job espn.go.com/mens-college-b… via @espncbb
RT @GoodmanESPN: Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin is heading to Cal to replace Mike Montgomery, sources told ESPN. Story: http://t.co/6RMVq3F…
RT @GoodmanESPN: Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin is heading to Cal to replace Mike Montgomery, sources told ESPN. Story: http://t.co/6RMVq3F…
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RTC: Blake Bortles is excited about his visit

espn.go.com — Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles arrived in Houston last night and James Palmer of CSN Houston caught up with him. If you, like me, don't get that channel, you can watch Palmer walk and talk with Bortles through Hobby Airport and read Bortles' quotes here.
RTC: Blake Bortles is excited about his visit: Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Former U... es.pn/1l7cGxW #Texans

Wrappin With The Red Mamba

espn.go.com — ESPN Video: Spurs Matt Bonner searches for the best wraps with rappers. In this episode, the Red Mamba meets up with Bushwick Bill.
RT @ddale8: "Matt Bonner searches for the best wraps with rappers. In this episode, the Red Mamba meets up with Bushwick Bill." http://t.co…
"Matt Bonner searches for the best wraps with rappers. In this episode, the Red Mamba meets up with Bushwick Bill." espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…
LOL at Bonner: "Growing up, like, what was your experience with sandwiches?" espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…
This is so strong. RT @treykerby Matt Bonner's new web series, where he asks rappers about their favorite wraps. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…
Matt Bonner and Bushwick Bill, talking rap and eating wraps? I'm in. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…
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Collins: Manny Pacquiao, the most interesting man in the world

espn.go.com — "The things I used to do; some I won't do no more." -- Guitar Slim When ESPN's Bernardo Osuna asked Manny Pacquiao about the right-hand rocket from Timothy Bradley Jr. that staggered him in the fourth round, Pacquiao grinned mischievously and rubbed his jaw. "I saw stars," he said without a hint of compunction.
Manny Pacquiao's Challenge: transform from a KO artist to a nuts & bolts boxer: es.pn/1ip15Ls

Impact of Doc Rivers felt in many ways

espn.go.com — LOS ANGELES -- On paper, the Los Angeles Clippers will end this season with nothing more than a one- or two-game improvement over last season's win total. Tuesday's 117-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets gave the Clippers a franchise-best 57 wins, one more win than last season's 56-win record with one game left to play.
Impact of Doc Rivers felt in many ways on the Clippers this season. espn.go.com/blog/los-angel…

Erik Swoope to enter NFL draft

espn.go.com — ESPN.com news services Erik Swoope, who just completed his senior season as a forward with the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, is ready to jump into the NFL draft, he declared Tuesday. I'm excited to enter my name in the NFL Draft and pursue a professional football career.

ESPN/ABC selects games for Big Ten prime-time football schedule

espn.go.com — The most exciting day of the Big Ten offseason is here. OK, not really, but it's definitely in the top five. The first portion of the Big Ten's prime-time schedule is out as ABC/ESPN made its six selections for games to be played under the lights.

AAC, Sun Belt to play in new Orlando bowl game beginning in 2015

espn.go.com — The American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt will participate in a new bowl game in Orlando, Fla., in 2015, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The addition of that game will increase the number of bowls in 2015 to a record 40, although that includes the College Football Playoff title game, so only 78 bowl teams will be needed.
RT @TheFWAA: AAC, Sun Belt to play in new Orlando bowl game beginning in 2015 - ESPN es.pn/RmLjYb
"Only 78 bowl teams will be needed." Tough luck, 79th-best team in college football. espn.go.com/college-footba…
There will be 40 college football bowl games in 2015, including three in Orlando.. espn.go.com/college-footba…
So about that "playoff will choke off bowls" theory MT @McMurphyESPN Bowls galore: 35 in 2013, 39 in 2014, 40 in 2015 espn.go.com/college-footba…

2014 Stanley Cup playoffs -- MacGregor: Why the first round is better than the Stanley Cup finals

espn.go.com — By Roy MacGregor | Special to ESPN.com Christian Petersen/Getty Images The Stanley Cup isn't the only thing that's amazing about the playoffs. And then there was the day we found the Stanley Cup ...
RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: The great @RoyMacG with a piece for us at ESPN.com on why the first round is the best round, http://t.co…
RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: The great @RoyMacG with a piece for us at ESPN.com on why the first round is the best round, http://t.co…
RT @Real_ESPNLeBrun: The great @RoyMacG with a piece for us at ESPN.com on why the first round is the best round, http://t.co…

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers

scores.espn.go.com — LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise-record 57th victory of the season. Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and J.J.

Mike Napoli of Boston Red Sox leaves game with finger injury

espn.go.com — Associated Press CHICAGO -- Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli left Tuesday night's game against the White Sox after injuring his left ring finger sliding into second base in the ninth inning. With the game tied 1-1 and two outs, Napoli advanced to second on Donnie Veal's wild pitch.

Blake Griffin's 16th technical for Los Angeles Clippers triggers 1-game ban

espn.go.com — Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin has picked up his 16th technical foul of the season, triggering a league-mandated one-game suspension. Griffin was assessed the tech with 3:23 left in the second quarter on Tuesday night against the Denver Nuggets.
Blake Griffin, J.J. Redick won't travel for Clippers' finale. espn.go.com/los-angeles/nb…

U.S. hopes to land 2019 worlds

espn.go.com — Associated Press LONDON -- Eugene, Ore., is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time. The International Association of Athletics Federations says the home to the University of Oregon is one of three candidates in contention for the 2019 championships, along with Doha, Qatar, and Barcelona, Spain.
RT @DavidWoods007: Eugene, Ore., bidding for 2019 world track championships. Only worlds ever in USA were indoors at Indy in '87. http://t.…
RT @DavidWoods007: Eugene, Ore., bidding for 2019 world track championships. Only worlds ever in USA were indoors at Indy in '87. http://t.…
Eugene, Ore., bidding for 2019 world track championships. Only worlds ever in USA were indoors at Indy in '87. m.espn.go.com/general/story?…
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