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Nuggets & Briefs: From his perch in the crow's nest, Al Myatt peers beyond the realm of Bonesville for items of interest to our readers. Visit the Nuggets & Briefs Archives to review Nuggets & Briefs from previous months. For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

NUGGETS & BRIEFS FOR MARCH 2015
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MOST RECENTLY UPDATED FOR THURSDAY, MAR. 26, 2015

One-and-done in doubt

How would Calipari adjust if regulations change? Read more at foxsports.com.

WVU freshman Miles expresses confidence

'Kentucky going to be 36-1.' Read more at cbssports.com.

Hornets heading to China

Preseason games set with Clippers. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Metta World Peace heading to Italy

Cantu team calls signing of former NBA star " the coup of the century." Read more at msn.com.

NFL to look at PATs in May

Several options possible. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Pats' gimmick alignment addressed

New rule forbids ineligible receiver with eligible number. Read more at espn.com.

Winston will go No. 1

That's according to indications from Bucs coach Lovie Smith. Read more at yahoo.com.

High school removes Sharper's memorabilia

Action follows guilty pleas on rape charges. Read more at usatoday.com.

Yankees tie Cowboys in franchise value

Forbes values Dodgers as 2nd most valuable MLB team. Read more at bleacherreport.com.

MLB launches gambling investigation

Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart under scrutiny. Read more at thescore.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 25, 2015

Who can beat Kentucky?

Answer may be Wildcats themselves. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Mountaineers plan to press

WVU faces unbeaten Kentucky. Read more at nytimes.com.

Sendek out at Arizona State

Sun Devils may call on Capel. Read more at cbssports.com.

Meeks may be missing against Badgers

Tar Heel big man injured in Arkansas game. Read more at yahoo.com.

Bobby Hurley being courted

Report: DePaul, St. John's may have eyes for Buffalo coach. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

NFL owners adopt rule changes

New regulations designed for safety. Read more at nbcsports.com.

RG III may get competition

Redksins consider taking QB with fifth pick. Read more at espn.com.

Jets file tampering charges against Pats

Latest twist adds tit-for-tat element to Darrelle Revis drama. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Rick Fox debuts as 'Sin City Saints' GM

NBA analyst and former player enjoying his stint on Yahoo's scripted TV show. Read more at bostonherald.com.

Bubba hits the Big Apple with 10-year-old golf champ

Masters champ teams up with Kelly Xu to promote Drive, Chip and Putt event. Read more at usatoday.com.

Boston Olympic group wants referendum

Public skepticism prompts organizers to seek statewide vote. Read more at dailyherald.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAR. 24, 2015

NFL lifts TV blackouts for 2015

Move seen as gamble. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Sharper accepts plea deal

Rape sentences to run concurrently. Read more at espn.com.

DeflateGate near the end?

Commissioner comments on deflated footballs investigation. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Demise of UAB football was planned

State rep releases telling documents. Read more at cbssports.com.

SEC adjusts Power 5 scheduling formula

Army, BYU, Notre Dame meet league's expanded criteria. Read more at fbschedules.com.

UMass gets its man

Column: Seeking AAC membership should be new AD Ryan Bamford first priority. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

Maguire gives FSU some experience at QB

Noles start spring workouts Wednesday. Read more at usatoday.com.

Jackets have voids to fill

Georgia Tech coming off solid season. Read more at yahoo.com.

Howland appears set for Mississippi State post

Former UCLA coach has Final Four experience. Read more at msn.com.

Alabama eyeing Gregg Marshall

Wichita State coach in Sweet 16. Read more at msn.com.

Louisville Slugger gets new owner

Wilson Sporting Goods buys rights to 131-year-old bat maker. Read more at foxbusiness.com.

Mayweather-Pacquiao gate soaring

Revenue stream for superfight could surpass $400 million. Read more at espn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAR. 23, 2015

Obama comments on full cost tuition

President sees unbalanced situation with revenue. Read more at yahoo.com.

Sweet 16 is set

ACC leads the way with five teams. Read more at al.com.

Shockers knock out Kansas

Wichita State claims state title. Read more at espn.com.

Sir Charles flubs halftime commentary

Barkley praises play of suspended Kansas player. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Sooners close out Dayton with defense

Offense boosts Oklahoma at outset. Read more at usatoday.com.

Trice helps beat UVa twice

Michigan State tops No. 1 seed. Read more at foxsports.com.

Crying piccolo player goes viral

Loss to N.C. State was more than Villanova band member Roxanne Chalifoux could take. Read more at msn.com.

Man hospitalized after bees attack at baseball game

Swarm descends on players and spectators at high school game. Read more at foxnews.com.

Splitter, Leonard lead Spurs

Atlanta drops third straight. Read more at nbcsports.com.

More plans for Los Angeles-area stadium

Two-team facility would be near airport. Read more at cbssports.com.

Keselowski passes on final lap

Harvick held off at Fontana. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAR. 22, 2015

Suit could change TV sports packages

Fans have to purchase more games than they can watch. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Pitino favors NBA draft access for high schoolers

Coach K says league and players union make policy. Read more at abcnews.com.

Kentucky beats Bearcats

Wildcats a record 36-0. Read more at cbssports.com.

Arizona ousts Ohio State

York bombs away against Buckeyes. Read more at foxsports.com.

Ray out at Mississippi State

Three unproductive seasons lead to dismissal. Read more at foxsports.com.

Steve Nash retires

Nerve damage in back sidelined playmaker this season. Read more at usatoday.com.

Stephon Marbury takes Beijing by storm

Former NBA bad boy ignites basketball fever in China. Read more at usatoday.com.

Stenson takes two-shot lead

McIlroy falls back in Arnold Palmer Invitational. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Texans cheerleader not afraid of Ronda Rousey

Antonieta Osuna discusses tactics she might use against female MMA star. Read more at foxsports.com.

Mexican 'lucha libre' wrestler dies from blow

Pedro Aguayo Ramirez fell unconscious after receiving a flying kick. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAR. 21, 2015

Matchup announced for MEAC, SWAC champs

Celebration Bowl set for Dec. 19 at Georgia Dome. Read more at yahoo.com.

What if college football had a 68-team playoff?

East Carolina makes this theoretical bracket. View slideshow at sportingnews.com.

Former Temple RB nabbed in human trafficking case

Matt Brown's bond set at $75K. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Sharper takes plea deal

Terms to be announced Monday. Read more at usatoday.com.

Davidson falls to Iowa

Aaron White powers Hawkeyes. Read more at si.com.

Grant Hill has new perspective

Former Blue Devil doing TV commentary. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Syracuse losing players

Report: Patterson, Johnson transferring in wake of upheaval in hoops program. Read more at foxsports.com.

Durant could be shut down for season

Injuries beset Thunder. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Kershaw stays in game after line drive off jaw

Dodgers pitcher gets up off ground, finishes five-inning stint. Read more at truebluela.com.

Kurt Busch takes pole

Driver leads qualifying in second race after suspension. Read more at espn.com.

Hoffman in front at Bay Hill

McIlroy shoots second round 66. Read more at cbssports.com.

Mayweather rejects drug test proposal

Pacquiao suggests $5 million penalty clause if either fighter fails a drug test. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAR. 20, 2015

Boeheim responds to NCAA sanctions

Syracuse coach questions findings of investigation. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Coach's son delivers bracket buster

Baylor knocked out by Georgia State. Read more at usatoday.com.

UAB delivers stunner

Cyclones fall to No. 14 seed. Read more at msn.com.

UCLA advances on questionable call

SMU yields go-ahead 3-pointer on goaltending. Read more at espn.com.

Bearcats edge Boilermakers

Cincinnati wins in OT. Read more at cbssports.com.

Troubled former UNC gridder in Chapel Hill for tests

NY Times story chronicled Hoffman's plight. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Tulsa DB victimized by NCAA rule change

Khari Harding's hardship transfer from Auburn to Tulsa backfires. Read more at thescore.com.

Spurrier faces formidable to-do list

Ol' ball coach's first priority is finding a quarterback. Read more at usatoday.com.

Carl Pelini joins brother at Youngstown State

Former Florida Atlantic coach to work with defensive line. Read more at yahoo.com.

Soccer club buried under $230 million debt

Bankrupt Parma misses payrolls and wins few matches. Read more at goal.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAR. 19, 2015

Swarbrick foresees semi-pro division in college sports

Notre Dame AD recognizes differing agendas within current NCAA. Read more at cbssports.com.

Student bloodied in UVa arrest

Governor calls for investigation of incident involving Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Read more at cavalierdaily.com.

Fallout continues at Syracuse

Boeheim to step down in three years, AD reassigned. Read more at espn.com.

Larry Brown: Kentucky would make NBA playoffs

SMU and former Knicks coach weighs in at press conference. Read more at nydailynews.com.

State's Turner faces former team

Wolfpack takes on LSU. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Robert Morris advances to meet Duke

North Florida falls in First Four matchup. Read more at foxsports.com.

Circumstantial evidence adds up in Hernandez case

Footprint among significant factors. Read more at yahoo.com.

Philip Rivers in San Diego for the long haul

Reports: Chargers' goal is to sign its star QB to a long-term extension. Read more at nfl.com.

NFL looks at rule changes

Many proposals relate to video reviews. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Steve Young worried about impact of NFL concussions

Former 49ers QB predicts number of early retirements will "creep up." Read more at sfgate.com.

Roger Clemens reaches settlement with ex-trainer

Agreement in defamation suit involves no money from former MLB pitcher. Read more at reuters.com.

Arnie emphasizes confidence and practice

Palmer talks about Tiger's situation on eve of his tournament. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 18, 2015

Borland bows out at age 24

Youthful 49er proactive regarding health. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Wide receiver transfers to Temple

Jennings seeking immediate eligibility. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Owls duo arrested, suspended

Charges stem from fracas in January. Read more at yahoo.com.

Forbes rates Louisville most valuable program

Kansas beats out Kentucky for No. 2 spot. Read more at msn.com.

Big recruiting budgets equate to postseason bids

But expenditures don't equate to advancement in the tourney. Read more at usatoday.com.

Okafor wins Tisdale award

Duke post player is top freshman. Read more at cbssports.com.

Booker's shooting could be factor for top seed

Kentucky reserve hitting 43 percent from three. Read more at si.com.

UNC settles with whistleblower

Willingham to receiver $335,000. Read more at espn.com.

Angels' Mike Trout has big day at the plate

Former ECU recruit's 2 homers, 6 RBIs fuel rout of Rockies. Read more at abcnews.com.

Lebron chops price on Florida mansion

Walled waterfront estate reduced from $17 million to $15 million. Read more at latimes.com.

Adidas not extending NBA deal

Current agreement expires with 2016-17 season. Read more at usatoday.com.

NHL's GMs favor three-on-three overtime

Proposal will come up in competition committee's June meeting. Read more at usatoday.com.

Mayweather paying $1,000 per meal

Fighter has chef on call 24/7 ahead of Pacquiao fight. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAR. 17, 2015

Time to fill out your bracket

One theorist has a Final Four of all No 1 seeds. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Utah among sleepers

Longhorns in Cinderella role. Read more at usatoday.com.

Ashley Judd to press charges on Twitter trolls

Kentucky's famous superfan goes on offensive against harrassers. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Boston College stayed away from full cost frenzy

Eagles cast lone dissenting vote. Read more at nytimes.com.

Adidas not renewing NBA partnership

German sportswear giant's deal with league will expire in 2017. Read more at wsj.com.

Pitt Panthers get to work under new leadership

Narduzzi likes energy at outset of spring ball. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tebow works out for Eagles

Contract doesn't appear to be in works. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Wilfork joining Texans

Big defensive lineman bids Patriots adieu. Read more at espn.com.

Steve Logan prepping for 49ers scheme

Former ECU coach anticipates fast start under offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. Read more at 49ers.com.

Rose applies for reinstatement

Manfred apparently will listen. Read more at msn.com.

Mitt Romney to enter ring with Holyfield

Boxing match in Salt Lake City will benefit Charity Vision. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

Mayweather training the old fashion way

Unbeaten welterweight chopping wood to prep for Pacquiao. Read more at sportingnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAR. 16, 2015

No surprise with overall No. 1 seed

Unbeaten Kentucky begins play in Louisville. Read more at espn.com.

NIT awards consolation prizes

Temple, ODU, Richmond, Colorado State get top seeds. Read more at cbssports.com.

Celebration puts coach on crutches

Georgia State's Hunter injures Achilles. Read more at msn.com.

Roads set for Triangle ACC teams

Duke nabs a No. 1 seed, heads to Charlotte. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Badgers come back to take Big Ten title

Michigan State scoreless in OT. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Did TV ratings influence UCLA's bid?

Columnist: Bruins have no business being in the tournament. Read more at mercurynews.com.

Memphis left out in the cold

Tigers' 15-year string of NCAA, NIT appearances ends. Read more at myfoxmemphis.com.

Changing Tide

Grant out as Alabama hoops coach. Read more at cbssports.com.

Harvick wins again at Phoenix

Teammate Kurt Busch returns with fifth-place finish. Read more at usatoday.com.

Spieth takes playoff

30-foot birdie putt beats Reed, O'Hair. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAR. 15, 2015

Bubbles will solidify or burst today

NCAA field to be announced this evening. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Iowa State tops Jayhawks

Cyclones take second straight Big 12 tournament. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Harvard dancing

Crimson takes playoff over Yale. Read more at espn.com.

Villanova cruises in Big East

Wildcats dispatch Xavier. Read more at cbssports.com.

Ride 'em Cowboys

Wyoming punches NCAA ticket with stunner. Read more at usatoday.com.

Late three lifts Albany

Aussie honors late mother. Read more at foxsports.com.

Hampton strings wins at right time

Pirates claim MEAC title. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tech band taunts UAB with 'we have football' chant

But Blazers get last laugh and Big Dance bid with OT win. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Tiger still preparing for Masters

Announcement comes after bowing out of Bay Hill next week. Read more at mirror.co.uk.

Mike Tyson picks Pacquiao

Ex-fighter takes to YouTube to explain his prediction. Read more at nextimpulsesports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAR. 14, 2015

'March Madness' started in Illinois

Phrase was used for state's high school tournament. Read more at msn.com.

Kentucky moves to 32-0

Gators fall, 64-49. Read more at yahoo.com.

Pitino's frustration shows

Student reporter gets terse response after loss. Read more at msn.com.

Davidson avoids stunner in A-10

Kalinoski delivers game winner. Read more at msn.com.

Delaware State upsets NCCU

Top seeds had 35-game MEAC winning streak. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

A Larry Bird story you've never heard

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle recounts NBA legend's final winning shot. Read more at boston.com.

Pink eye nixes high fives

Clubhouse outbreak forces Brewers to find new way to celebrate. Read more at foxnews.com.

Tiger calls Arnie, bows out of Bay Hill

Woods working on game, hopes to play Masters. Read more at golfchannel.com.

Adam Scott misses Valspar cut

PGA streak ends at 45. Read more at usatoday.com.

Harvick takes Phoenix pole

Defending NASCAR champ sets out to win again at Phoenix International Raceway. Read more at columbiatribune.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAR. 13, 2015

Judge strikes some gun testimony

Hernandez defense attorneys grill witness from Glock. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Murray stays in division

Running back moving from Cowboys to Eagles. Read more at espn.com.

Greg Sankey will lead SEC

Slive's successor promoted from league's No. 2 position. Read more at usatoday.com.

Big 12 discusses co-champions remedy

League ADs favor tiebreaker system. Read more at foxsports.com.

Clemson looking for QB depth

Several possibilities for back-up to Watson. Read more at yahoo.com.

Cavs' Kyrie Irving scores 57 in OT win over Spurs

Point guard made 9 points in final minute of regulation to force overtime. Read more at latimes.com.

Virginia knocks out Noles

Anderson returns for defending ACC champions. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Villanova brings A game

Wildcats roll past Marquette. Read more at cbssports.com.

Players leave court, confront bully

Middle school hoopsters come to the defense of cheerleader with Down syndrome. Read more at foxsports.com.

'Five tool' Will Ferrell barnstorms in Arizona

Actor bats, fields, coaches in five spring training games to raise funds for cancer charity. Read more at msn.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAR. 12, 2015

Expert says Hernandez holding gun

Video analysis purports image of murder weapon. Read more at yahoo.com.

Jets retrieve Revis

Contract for DB calls for $39 million guaranteed. Read more at nbcsports.com.

NCAA releases financial info

Revenue in 2014 approached $1 billion. Read more at usatoday.com.

Amendments proposed for one and done hoops system

Players would get feedback for educated decision on draft. Read more at espn.com.

Bad education a common feature of college hoops

Columnist cites North Carolina and Syracuse as examples of disregard for academics. Read more at irishtimes.com.

Maddon has work to do with Cubs

Manager stressing fundamentals during 0-6-1 spring start. Read more at cbssports.com.

NASCAR reinstates Kurt Busch

Driver eligible for chase. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

John Daly takes aim on PGA

Radio show comments get quick response from tour. Read more at foxsports.com.

Countdown to superfight begins

Mayweather-Pacquiao press conference cranks up hype for May 2 bout. Read more at sportingnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 11, 2015

Rams, Eagles swapping QBs

Bradford, Foles reportedly involved in trade. Read more at espn.com.

Saints sending TE Graham to Seattle

New Orleans to get center Unger. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Big trades deflect spotlight from free agents

Swaps overshadowed bidding for players until Jets landed Darrelle Revis. Read more at msn.com.

Adrian Peterson huddles with Vikings

Former NFL MVP meets with team big wigs in New York. Read more at usatoday.com.

Willis cites health at retirement

49ers standout LB limited by pain. Read more at cbssports.com.

Buckeyes must sort through QB depth

Three starters return as national champs start spring. Read more at yahoo.com.

Hanlan lifts Boston College

Eagles edge George Tech to open ACC Tournament. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Oneida YMCA linked to Orange's misdeeds

Cash and benefits apparently distributed from off campus location. Read more at nytimes.com.

Sir Charles: Paying college athletes is 'ridiculous'

Barkley sounds off at CBS Sports/Turner Sports media day. Read more at nj.com.

Dustin Johnson made it look easy

Doral win indicates he's back. Read more at golf.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAR. 10, 2015

Warrant issued in race car theft

Person of interest gets lawyer. Read more at foxsports.com.

Boeheim: 'Not going anywhere'

Embattled coach addresses Orange boosters. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

The Citadel passing on Chuck Driesell

Record of 42-113 prompts dismissal of Lefty's son. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Chris Johnson out of hospital

Running back little help to authorities. Read more at espn.com.

Tebow still has it

Announcer could return to NFL. Read more at cbssports.com.

Los Angeles stadium plan scrapped

Competition from other cities derails developer's project. Read more at foxnews.com.

Mississippi State QB hurt in fight

Report: Dak Prescott and two teammates recovering from injuries incurred in unprovoked attack. Read more at clarionledger.com.

New No. 1 in football recruiting ratings

DL Rashon Gary sought by Tide, Michigan. Read more at maxpreps.com.

Cliff Lee realistic

Elbow problem could mean end of career. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAR. 9, 2015

Chris Johnson shot

Former ECU back among victims in drive by. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Dolphins open check book for Suh

Six-year deal worth $114 million. Read more at yahoo.com.

Tebow eyeing return to NFL?

Report: Former Heisman winner may attend NFL Veteran Combine. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Women's game ends with brawl

Charge escalates into game-ending scrap. Read more at ap.org.

Coastal Carolina claims spot on dance floor

Ellis guides hosts to Big South crown. Read more at cbssports.com.

Calipari says draft will define success

Wildcats coach chides media. Read more at usatoday.com.

ACC bracket set

Louisville win drops UNC to No. 5. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Bees delay Angels-Royals game

Swarm puts temporary halt to action. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Trump returns Rory's 3-iron

Mogul has diver retrieve tossed club. Read more at espn.com.

PGA tees up new marketing strategy

Tour targeting Millennials with 'More Than Golf' campaign. Read more at foxbusiness.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAR. 8, 2015

Sailor Spooner gets favorable ruling

America's Cup vessel ordered seized. Read more at ap.org.

Cubs to cover cost of funeral for Banks

Media report prompts club to step up. Read more at yahoo.com.

Royals have plans for 6-foot-10 right-hander

Former all-star signs incentive-laden, one-year contract. Read more at kansascity.com.

Bad luck for Jeff Gordon in Vegas

Pole sitter relegated to back of pack. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Holmes takes five shot lead

Third round includes ace at No. 4. Read more at cbssports.com.

AAC tournaments likely to remain separate

Aresco wants men and women to each have their own showcase. Read more at courant.com.

Kentucky goes to 31-0

Gators fall in regular season finale. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Boeheim skips news conference

Pack fans boo Syracuse coach. Read more at espn.com.

Louisville stuns Virginia

Cards add much-needed entry to NCAA resume. Read more at usatoday.com.

Jameis Winston deletes Twitter account

Report: Former Heisman Trophy winner may be removing distractions from his life ahead of NFL draft. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Boston TV station gets Stallworth to pony up

"Solve It 7" news team goes into action to help limo service collect on bill owed by former Pats receiver. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SATURDAY, MAR. 7, 2015

Hernandez defense challenges genetic evidence

Marijuana paper found near body has Hernandez's and victim's DNA. Read more at foxsports.com.

Cheerleaders win $825K in lawsuit against Bucs

Team settles class action suit over compensation. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Hokies suspend McKenzie

Running back reportedly had relations with minors. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Cal Bears optimistic

Spring practice seen as springboard. Read more at yahoo.com.

Syracuse punished by NCAA

Orange to vacate wins, lose scholarships. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Devils, Heels clash without Vitale

Fixture at rivalry bypassed again. Read more at usatoday.com.

Long shot Longwood stays alive

Charleston Southern knocked out in Big South. Read more at cbssports.com.

Funeral home files $35K claim for Ernie Banks services

Unpaid funeral bill caught up in dispute over Mr. Cub's estate. Read more at msn.com.

Rory's 3-iron winds up in water

World No. 1 at one-under. Read more at espn.com.

Ronda Rousey squelches battle of the sexes talk

UFC women's star insists no commission would sanction a man vs. woman bout. Read more at bloodyelbow.com.

Iditarod route shifts north

Sled dog race's start moved to where there is snow and ice. Read more at foxnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

FRIDAY, MAR. 6, 2015

Baylor looking at 410-pounder at tight end

McGowan had TD in bowl game. Read more at espn.com.

Strong says he didn't kick players off team

Longhorns coach addresses circumstances of personnel losses. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pats, AAC discussing possible bowl partnership

American officials approached Kraft family about bringing a postseason college game to Gillette Stadium. Read more at ajerseyguy.com.

AAC teams gear for spring football

Addition of Navy will allow championship game in 2015. Read more at usatoday.com.

Finding QB is common spring theme

Many programs looking for offensive leader. Read more at yahoo.com.

UNC faculty leader resigns

Boxil was implicated in academic fraud scandal. Read more at wral.com.

Harvard-Yale hoops game has implications

Crimson looking to extend streak. Read more at ap.org.

Report: Swearinger accused of stealing own truck

Texans safety accused of taking truck from dealership without paying for customization work. Read more at sbnation.com.

Minimum age looms as point of contention for NBA

Players union favors lowering limit. Read more at foxsports.com.

Jimmy Butler loses $10K bet to student

Phoenix Military Academy student Jabaree White met Bulls All-Star's challenge to make a 3-point shot with one hand. Read more at sportingnews.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

THURSDAY, MAR. 5, 2015

Hernandez attorneys challenge fingerprint ID

Witness remains firm on analysis. Read more at foxsports.com.

Manning reportedly taking pay cut

Negotiations with Broncos result in $4 million reduction. Read more at usatoday.com.

Charlotte bidding for College Football Playoff

Many cities interested in hosting. Read more at espn.com.

CBS hires Neuheisel

Former coach to offer commentary. Read more at yahoo.com.

Mercer ready for 2nd season in Southern Conference

Improvement the goal as Bears look to 3rd season in program's history. Read more at foxnews.com.

A-Rod clears another hurdle

Reinstated Yankees slugger slaps a single against live pitching. Read more at foxnews.com.

Ray Allen sitting out

Record-setting 3-point shooter to consider return for next season. Read more at cbssports.com.

Pairings set for high school Eastern regionals

Schedule compacted due to winter weather. Read more at fayobserver.com.

Season of change for Adam Scott

Top 50 take on Doral today. Read more at starnewsonline.com.

50 Cent betting big on Mayweather

Rapper plans $1.6 million wager on Mayweather against Pacquiao. Read more at yardbarker.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

WEDNESDAY, MAR. 4, 2015

NCAA developing legislation on academic misconduct

Proposed regulations should be done in June. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Camels aim for Big Dance

Big South tournament starts today. Read more at fayobserver.com.

Duke AD explains procedures

Allegations regarding Sulaimon lead to questions. Read more at cbssports.com.

Kentucky escapes close call

Wildcats surge from 9-point deficit in final 9 minutes to beat Georgia. Read more at msn.com.

Michigan coach to the rescue

Jim Harbaugh and staff member render aid to crash victims on Interstate. Read more at sportingnews.com.

41 years between innings for NYU

Violets field first varsity baseball team since 1973. Read more at nytimes.com.

Schilling brings hammer down on trolls

College DJ suspended, Yankees ticket seller fired over vulgar tweets about former MLB pitcher's daughter. Read more at 11alivenews.com.

A-Rod makes amends with anti-steroid crusader

Don Hooton forgives reinstated Yankees player after apology. Read more at nydailynews.com.

Jameis Winston meeting with Tampa Bay

FSU QB could become No. 1 draft choice. Read more at nbcsports.com.

Vikings set to make pitch to Adrian Petersen

Coach Mike Zimmer, GM Rick Spielman headed to Houston for face-to-face meeting with embattled star. Read more at usatoday.com.

Nice payday for Ray Rice

Ravens running back settles for more than $1.5 million. Read more at yahoo.com.

Nuggets dismiss Brian Shaw

Assistant Hunt will serve in interim. Read more at espn.com.

Tour event shows Trump's touch

Doral going big for PGA stop. Read more at usatoday.com.

Michael Phelps could be cleared for world championships

Six-month ban from USA Swimming events to be lifted next month. Read more at usatoday.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

TUESDAY, MAR. 3, 2015

Tour denies Tiger suspended

Journeyman pro backtracks on astounding allegations. Read more at espn.com.

NFL boosts salary cap

Ceiling raised by $10 million. Read more at richmond.com.

Pats put franchise tag on kicker

Gostkowski will make approximately $4.6 million in 2015. Read more at boston.com.

Broncos put franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

Star receiver guaranteed roughly $12.8 million next season. Read more at stltoday.com.

Slive not on board with holding freshmen out

SEC states position on Big Ten discussion point. Read more at yahoo.com.

Coach K has no comment on Sulaimon report

Campus paper links former Duke player to sexual assaults. Read more at wral.com.

Texas-Baylor melee leads to seven ejections

Longhorns hang on for win after skirmish erupts in overtime. Read more at yardbarker.com.

Kentucky remains atop poll

UVa, Blue Devils 2-3. Read more at espn.com.

Harrington emerges in Honda Classic

Rookie Berger falls on second playoff hole. Read more at cbssports.com.

Kurt Busch agrees to terms for return

Driver signs off on NASCAR's road to reinstatement. Read more at nbcsports.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

MONDAY, MAR. 2, 2015

Pioneer Minoso passes away

Cuban-born outfielder was an inspiration to Latin American players. Read more at cbssports.com.

Marshawn Lynch talks in Turkey

'Was expecting the ball' on decisive play. Read more at espn.com.

T-Wolves game is on Garnett

NBA vet buys 1,000 tickets for fans. Read more at foxsports.com.

Paul, Jordan lead Clippers

Crawford's three provides lead. Read more at yahoo.com.

Duke has demanding load

Cavaliers have clinched share of ACC regular season crown. Read more at fayobserver.com.

Gonzaga's loss puts No. 1 seed up for grabs

Status quo in the West ended with BYU's upset win. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Appeal denied for brawling Indiana teams

Seasons ended for Griffith, Hammond. Read more at usatoday.com.

Poulter falls back into tie

Honda Classic final round delayed. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...

SUNDAY, MAR. 1, 2015

Kentucky (29-0) clinches SEC crown

Wildcats turn back Arkansas, 84-67. Read more at espn.com.

Kansas State records another upset

Iowa State edged. Read more at espn.com.

BYU builds its case at Gonzaga's expense

Cougars polish postseason credentials with upset win. Read more at sportingnews.com.

Former Sixth Man of Year passes away

Heart problems take Anthony Mason at 48. Read more at cbssports.com.

NCHSAA adjusts playoff schedule

Regionals moved back to Thursday. Read more at fayobserver.com.

Mississippi State extends Mullen

Bump means $4 million per year for four years. Read more at yahoo.com.

Stolen NASCAR ride located

Vehicle left beside road in Loganville. Read more at espn.com.

Atlanta has memories for Jeff Gordon

First Grand National win there in 1992. Read more at wralsportsfan.com.

Ronda Rousey wins UFC bout in seconds

Women's bantamweight champ defends title in record time. Read more at yahoo.com.

For a more extensive compilation of headlines from ECU and beyond, visit Greg Vacek's Web Headlines Roundup...


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