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UConn basketball visits Fenway Park, Shabazz Napier throws out first pitch

The UConn men’s basketball team visited Fenway Park Tuesday to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Red Sox faced the New York Yankees. 2014 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Shabazz Napier got the honor of taking the mound, and he was a little worried he might come up short. 30 more words

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Group plans to raise Joe Paterno statue in the middle of State College

Plans are being made for a new Joe Paterno statue in State College, Pa.

Penn State isn’t involved, neither is the Paterno family. It’s not the university rebuilding the former statue of Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium that was removed in July 2012 following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. 381 more words

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Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand continuing on quest to find cures for spinal cord injuries

Eric LeGrand has never really been one of those people to just concentrate on his school work and go home. Even if school, after he suffered a severe spinal injury on the football field in 2010, is a bit more difficult for him than others. 530 more words

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TCU WR Brandon Carter arrested for alleged marijuana possession

TCU wide receiver Brandon Carter was arrested on Tuesday for alleged possession of marijuana during a traffic stop by Fort Worth police, according to a… 178 more words

NCAAF

Georgia coach Mark Richt on his diet: 'I went from gross to kind of fat'

University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt delighted a crowd of Bulldogs supporters in Gainesville, Ga by cracking wise about his latest diet.

The line: “I’ve lost 20 pounds — I went from gross to kind of fat.” 99 more words

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Joe Paterno statue to be placed at downtown restaurant in State College

The legend of Joe Paterno will live on in State College, Pa., as a downtown restaurant will install a bronze statue of the former Nittany Lions coach outside its doors in November 2015, … 302 more words

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Baylor center Isaiah Austin declares for NBA Draft

Baylor sophomore center Isaiah Austin will forgo his final two years of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, the school announced Tuesday.

Austin, a 7-foot-1, 225-pounder, averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 2013-14, down from the 13 points and eight rebounds he put up as a freshman. 120 more words

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