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Titans draft Appalachian State RB Evans, LSU CB Fulton

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_11471The Tennessee Titans have drafted Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans in the third round as a back for the NFL's rushing leader Derrick Henry.

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NCHSAA, NCISAA cancel sports for remainder of the school year after governor closes schools

Fri, April 24, 2020

Rose baseball stillNorth Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that public schools in the state would be closed for the remainder of the academic year.

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ACC commissioner John Swofford on start of college football, Name Image and Likeness and more

Fri, April 24, 2020

Virus_Outbreak_Sports_Photo_Gallery_70177ACC commissioner John Swofford joined The Adam Gold Show to discuss the reaction to the cancellation to the ACC Tournament, fans at football games in the fall, timeframe for a decision on football in the fall, name/image/likeness progress and what he's been doing to pass the time.

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Steve Dalkowski, inspiration for 'Bull Durham,' dies at 80

Fri, April 24, 2020

Obit_Dalkowski_97180Steve Dalkowski, a hard-throwing, wild left-hander whose minor league career inspired the creation of Nuke LaLoosh in the movie “Bull Durham," has died. He was 80.

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NCAA denies request to drop Division I sport minimum

Fri, April 24, 2020

Athlete_Compensation_61930The NCAA Division I Council denied a request to temporarily waive the minimum number of sports required to be a Division I member and delayed a decision on allowing all college athletes to be immediately eligible one time after transferring.

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Brownlow: NFL Draft virtual broadcast was weird, until it wasn't

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_05979The NFL's first (and hopefully only) virtual Draft didn't start out as escapism, but it ended up that way as the ESPN broadcast went on with very few hiccups and made it feel almost ... normal?

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Giglio: Take a bow, NFL

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_40689The NFL was able to pull of its second-biggest event without much of a glitch in spite of the complications from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First night of NFL draft draws record 15.6 million viewers

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Draft_Football_40689The first night of the NFL draft averaged a record 15.6 million viewers on television, easily shattering the record set six years ago.

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Pick-Six: Intriguing players available on Day 2 of NFL draft

Fri, April 24, 2020

NFL_Combine_Football_30935Six wide receivers were taken in the first round of the NFL draft and another half dozen could go on Day 2, when rounds two and three are completed.

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