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North Carolina Receives Notice of Allegations From N.C.A.A.

nytimes.com — The University of North Carolina announced Friday that it had received a "notice of allegations" from the N.C.A.A. stemming from a scandal, nearly two decades long, in which the athletic department is accused of directing top athletes to phony classes. In a statement, Carol L.

Men’s Basketball Looks to a 30-Second Shot Clock to Speed Game

nytimes.com — After another season characterized by low scoring and slow pace of play, N.C.A.A. rule makers on Friday proposed that men's basketball games switch to a 30-second shot clock from a 35-second one, have fewer timeouts and be officiated to encourage a less physical style of play.

Jameis Winston Files Counterclaims Against Accuser

nytimes.com — Jameis Winston filed counterclaims against the woman who has accused him of rape, responding to her lawsuit Friday in federal court in Orlando, Fla., by denying the accusations she lodged last month and in turn accusing the woman, Erica Kinsman, of defaming him and attempting to hinder his career.

Maryland Women, in Big Ten, Find Exposure for Their Lacrosse Dominance

nytimes.com — PISCATAWAY, N.J. - At a morning shootaround on May 1, several hours before her top-ranked team was set to play Ohio State in the semifinals of the inaugural Big Ten women's lacrosse championship, Maryland Coach Cathy Reese chatted with Kara Lentz, a Big Ten Network broadcaster.

Insurance Doesn’t Eliminate Risk for Top College Athletes Who Forgo Draft

nytimes.com — A year ago, Cedric Ogbuehi had good reason to think that he would be signing a contract in the neighborhood of $20 million - the result of being a top-five N.F.L. draft pick.

Jameis Winston Being Sued by Accuser in Alleged Rape in 2012

nytimes.com — The woman who accused the former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexually assaulting her in 2012 filed a lawsuit against Winston on Thursday, two weeks before the N.F.L. draft. In the lawsuit, which was filed in state court in Florida, the former Florida State student Erica Kinsman accused Winston of "forcible rape."

Seven Kentucky Players to Enter the N.B.A. Draft

nytimes.com — In October, the Kentucky men's basketball team held a two-hour open practice expressly designed for N.B.A. scouts who wanted to see the Wildcats' draft prospects up close. Then came a longer look, as the Wildcats went undefeated through the regular season, the Southeastern Conference tournament and their first four games in the N.C.A.A.

Tyus Jones Plotted Duke’s Title Run Long Before This Season

nytimes.com — INDIANAPOLIS - As "One Shining Moment" played Monday night, Duke 's Tyus Jones, a freshman guard, beamed as his fellow freshman teammate Jahlil Okafor extended his large left hand to grasp Jones's shoulder. The Blue Devils, who capped their season with a 68-63 victory against Wisconsin in the national championship game, exited the podium stage right and headed for the locker room.

Sports Groups Fight to Keep Their City Welcoming

nytimes.com — INDIANAPOLIS - Stand next to the obelisk in the middle of Monument Circle here, and you are within one mile of an N.F.L. stadium, an N.B.A. arena and a minor league ballpark; the American College of Sports Medicine; the offices of U.S.A. Gymnastics, U.S.A. Track & Field and U.S.A.

N.C.A.A. Basketball Championship 2015: Duke vs. Wisconsin

nytimes.com — Bo Ryan keeps an old fruit basket in his office in homage to basketball's inventor, James Naismith, who hung up peach baskets in a Y.M.C.A. in Springfield, Mass. He also tells corny jokes, including one involving the basket.
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