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Joel James #0 of the North Carolina Tar Heels battles for a long rebound with Marshall Guilmette #41 of the East Carolina Pirates. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

East Carolina Set To Join Big East As All-Sports Member

East Carolina will join the soon-to-be-renamed Big East as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned.

03/27/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush shakes hands with referee Alberto Riveron #57. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

NFL Promotes League’s First Hispanic Referee To Senior Director Of Officiating

The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron, the league’s first Hispanic referee, to senior director of officiating.

02/19/2013

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Commissioners To Decide On New College Football Playoff Format

Conference commissioners will meet Monday, hoping to decide whether to have a six- or seven-game format for the new college football playoff.

11/11/2012

Memphis coach Josh Pastner (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Upbeat Pastner Has Memphis Positioned For Promising Present, Future

The baby-faced Memphis coach is sometimes more like the self-help section of a Barnes & Noble than he is a drill sergeant ready to wreak havoc with a whistle around his neck.

11/06/2012

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Rothstein Files: Marshall, Herrion Anxious For Another Shot

After this season, Memphis will leave the friendly confines of the conference they’ve dominated and join the Big East for the start of the 2013-14 season. Who will replace them as the team to beat in Conference-USA? It could very well be Marshall.

07/17/2012

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Long-Awaited College Football Playoff Model Set For 2014

A committee of university presidents approved a plan for a four-team playoff put forward by commissioners of the top football conferences.

06/27/2012

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College Football Finally Closes In On A Playoff

A major college football playoff, albeit a small one, is closer than ever to becoming a reality.

06/21/2012

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Rothstein Files: Back In The Gym, Larry Brown Finally Gets His Wish

Some may call it odd. Others may call it peculiar. Brown will tell you it’s just about being happy again.

04/18/2012

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Parise: Big East Makes Memphis Official

Memphis is officially joining the Big East in 2013. That’s been the obvious buzz in college athletics today. Here were some tidbits from Big East Commissioner John Marinatto’s conference call with the media….

02/08/2012