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Bo Ryan's departure will mean the end of an old-school era — Wisconsin announced Monday that Bo Ryan will retire in 2016, and that will pretty much mark the end of an era in college basketball. Ryan may well be the last guy to win big - really big - by building teams like it's still the 1970s.

John Calipari accomplishes his prized goal: watching Kentucky players get drafted — The Kentucky basketball postseason media guide cover last March featured the following motto: "All for one goal." What the media guide didn't tell us was that the goal wasn't some silly national title. It wasn't a 40-0 season and a spot in college basketball history.

Roy Williams not sweating academic fraud allegations at UNC — CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams said Wednesday that he's unconcerned about the ongoing NCAA investigation of the school complicating a promising season for the Tar Heels. "No, because it's been so bad already," Williams said in an interview with Yahoo Sports and ESPN.

Q&A with Coach K: What Duke's title team did right and how he'd change the game — DURHAM, N.C. - Mike Krzyzewski strode into a conference room at the Duke basketball offices Tuesday afternoon exuding energy. At age 68 and coming off his fifth national championship, the winningest coach in college basketball history seems as enthused as ever - about his program, his most recent title team, his players who will be drafted Thursday night and the general state of the game.

U.S. Open slips away painfully from Dustin Johnson — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Walking away from the three-putt that may spawn a thousand nightmares, Dustin Johnson took solace in an appropriate place on Father's Day. He cradled Tatum Gretzky Johnson, the golfer's five-month-old son, in his arms. His fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, walked alongside, patting Dustin gently on the back.

True grit: Vertigo-stricken Jason Day guts out the round of his life — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - As Jason Day walked unsteadily uphill from the 18th green, away from the greatest and grittiest golf round of his life, he stopped to shake one hand. D.J. Gregory was there waiting for him. As usual. Gregory is a close friend from Savannah, Ga., who hasn't missed a PGA Tour event in eight years.

Chambers Bay a drag for the $110-paying fan — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - At mid-afternoon Friday, Bob Meiering was sitting at a picnic table in the Spectator Square at Chambers Bay watching the U.S. Open on TV. Meiering, a club pro and lifetime member of the PGA from Durango, Colo., and a buddy had given up for the day on viewing golf in person.

Time for Tiger Woods to throw in the towel? — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - After covering American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph, it was time to consider where that event ranked among the best things I've covered in 28 years as a sportswriter. It belonged on a short list that includes the 2013 Iron Bowl, the 1992 Duke-Kentucky game, Michael Phelps' eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics - and three golf tournaments won by Tiger Woods.

Tiger Woods hits rock bottom at U.S. Open — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Tiger Woods literally was pitiful Thursday at Chambers Bay. A golfer who once evoked awe and adulation from the galleries instead evoked pity while shooting an inept, inglorious 80 in the first round of the U.S. Open. It was surreal. The fans actually felt sorry for the former lord of golf.

U.S. Open hears the train a comin' … 45 times a day — UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Lee Janzen was lucky. He avoided the noise. Just a couple minutes after the two-time U.S. Open champion teed off on No. 18 in his Wednesday afternoon practice round at Chambers Bay, a freight train roared by just a few yards behind the tee box.
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Jul 03, 2015

RT @Riley_Blevins: BREAKING: NCAA officials in town today to question Laremy Tunsil's stepfather as part of an Ole Miss investigation…

Jul 02, 2015

@BruceFeldmanCFB: 79-yr-old Larry Zimmer, the voice of #Colorado football, will return for his 42nd and final season on KOA-Radio.” Awesome

Jul 01, 2015

RT @NYTScience: On this day in 1908, a hydrogen-bomb-level explosion occurred in Siberia, demolishing tens of millions of trees.

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