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    • UCLA's Bryce Alford On Lonzo Ball's Strengths, LaVar Ball
      Lakers Nation

      UCLA's Bryce Alford On Lonzo Ball's Strengths, LaVar Ball

      UCLA guard Bryce Alford came prepared for all the questions he’d inevitably get asked about his former teammate, Lonzo Ball, after his Memorial Day draft workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. Alford spent his senior year at UCLA alongside Ball, where they finished their season 31-5, and made a push all the way to the Sweet 16, before being ousted by Kentucky. “He can play anywhere,” Alford said when asked about how Ball might fit with the Lakers young core. “Obviously, I think this (the Lakers) would be a good fit for him, but that dude can fit in with just about anybody. He makes everybody around him better, whether it be a guard or a big or anybody. That dude is a special kid.” “Their (the Lakers)

    • New Alabama AD Byrne talks Saban, coach firing, new rules
      The Associated Press

      New Alabama AD Byrne talks Saban, coach firing, new rules

      Greg Byrne has had an eventful first three months as Alabama's athletic director. Byrne made a seemingly tough decision in firing a baseball coach after one season and a no-brainer, too: striking a new deal with football coach Nick Saban. Byrne is preparing for his first Southeastern Conference spring meetings since taking over at Alabama on March 1.

    • Why I’m a Kansas Jayhawks Fan: F.O.E.
      Rock Chalk Talk

      Why I’m a Kansas Jayhawks Fan: F.O.E.

      Welcome to the refreshed Rock Chalk Talk! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports community, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts to write your own post. Each FanPost will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Fanatics gift card. We’re collecting all of the stories here. and featuring the best ones across our network as well. Come Fan With Us! Rules for the Fanpost contest: 1. Readers (aka people who are not on the masthead) should go to the FanPosts section and write a post with the headline 'Why I'm a fan of the Kansas Jayhawks'. 2. The post should be under 800 words. 3. SB Nation will