North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville's Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night's game. UNC team spokesman Matt Bowers said the fan was ejected after the incident.
Over the course of about 13 months, the Mississippi football fairy tale – the one in which a perennial second-tier Southeastern Conference school quite innocently becomes a recruiting juggernaut – has been deconstructed. An NCAA enforcement Notice of Allegations was delivered in January 2016, alleging 13 rules violations by the football program. Then star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil had his social media accounts hacked on NFL draft night and the case reopened, resulting in eight more alleged violations that Ole Miss publicly acknowledged Wednesday.
With the sun still hiding below the horizon and the cold pinching at anybody who dared expose themselves to it, Ethan Happ would grab his fully-packed school bags, jump into his white Pontiac Grand Am, and begin his winter days. Before a basketball could be bounced, an engine had to be revved, an exhaust pipe had to belch, and the 17-year-old version of the Big Ten’s most intriguing player had to roll out into the early morning Midwestern darkness. A few miles away, the cell phone of Rockridge High School head basketball coach Toby Whiteman would beep.