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For N.F.L. Draft, Carson Wentz Has Everything but Pedigree

For N.F.L. Draft, Carson Wentz Has Everything but Pedigree
nytimes.com — Some of the best programs, whose goal is only secondarily to develop N.F.L. prospects, follow the lead of the top, albeit unseasoned, athletes they recruit and craft offenses that do not resemble the way professional teams play. A result, in many cases, has been quarterbacks who dominate at the top college level only to find their skills ill-suited to the N.F.L.

In 11 Missing Words, Some See Shift in N.C.A.A. Case Against U.N.C.

In 11 Missing Words, Some See Shift in N.C.A.A. Case Against U.N.C.
nytimes.com — The removal of 11 words in an amended N.C.A.A. complaint against the University of North Carolina released on Monday afternoon has hinted that the men's basketball team, fresh off its run to the national title game, could receive comparatively lenient sentencing for its part in a nearly two-decade scandal in which thousands of students who were disproportionately major-sport athletes took fraudulent "paper classes."

Keeping the Thunder on Their Game

Keeping the Thunder on Their Game
nytimes.com — Green had long aspired to work in sports. For four years in college, she was a rare female manager for Duke's men's basketball team. But years ago, an acquaintance of Green's mother, who is a Wall Street executive, told Green that she would never make it in the front office of a professional team because the N.B.A., he said, was "an old-boys' club."

Thunder Roar Back from Previous Loss and Rout Mavericks

Thunder Roar Back from Previous Loss and Rout Mavericks
nytimes.com — DALLAS - Although a 2-1 deficit in a best-of-seven series is far from insurmountable, the Oklahoma City Thunder entered Thursday night's game knowing that their huge advantage over their first-round opponent - they won 13 more games in the regular season than the Dallas Mavericks and were 4-0 against them - would mean nothing if it was not converted to wins.

69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson

69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson
chicagocrusader.com — By Marc Tracy, nytimes.com Last summer, the Anderson Monarchs, a Philadelphia baseball team that featured the Little League World Series star Mo'ne Davis, barnstormed through the South.

University Scrutinizing Sheryl Swoopes’s Coaching

University Scrutinizing Sheryl Swoopes’s Coaching
nytimes.com — Sheryl Swoopes, one of the most accomplished athletes in women's basketball history, will be investigated over accusations that she mistreated players at Loyola University Chicago, where she recently completed her third season as the women's basketball coach.

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated

Matthew Weiner Is Overrated
newrepublic.com — "Mad Men"'s pretensions are all Weiner's doing. We know this not only because the media never writes about the show without citing his control-freakishness, and so therefore we know he deserves the lion's share of credit and blame.

69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson

69 Years Later, Philadelphia Apologizes to Jackie Robinson
nytimes.com — Last summer, the Anderson Monarchs, the Philadelphia baseball team that became famous a year earlier when it made the Little League World Series behind pitcher Mo'ne Davis's firepower, barnstormed through the South.

U.S.C. Hires Lynn Swann as Athletic Director

U.S.C. Hires Lynn Swann as Athletic Director
nytimes.com — Southern California, the college football powerhouse, on Wednesday named the Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver and U.S.C. alumnus Lynn Swann as its next athletic director. He will replace Pat Haden, who announced in February that he would step down at the end of June.

N.C.A.A. Extends Basketball Deal With CBS Sports and Turner Through 2032

N.C.A.A. Extends Basketball Deal With CBS Sports and Turner Through 2032
nytimes.com — The N.C.A.A. announced a new agreement on Tuesday with CBS Sports and Turner that extended the broadcast rights deal for the Division I men's basketball tournament another eight years, through 2032, at a rate that will eventually increase to more than $1 billion per year.
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May 04, 2016

@Travis_Waldron is Kentucky the quirkiest state? I think it might be. I don't mean "quirky" in a colloquial negative sense.

May 04, 2016

so what are we calling the festival? Oldchella? The Retirees' Ball? cc @joecoscarelli

May 03, 2016

Papelbon just blew save. Why did something else happen tonight?


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