May 27

NBA Finals trilogy, Marlins homestand, Canes baseball saving its streak top Hot Button Top 5

1. NBA: Finally, it's on! The inevitable Warriors-Cavs Finals begins: It's the Golden State-Cleveland trilogy, LeBron-Steph III, and the rubber-match series begins Thursday night. Now all it has to be … Click to Continue »

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May 27

NC State adds Utah transfer Devon Daniels

Devon Daniels, a freshman guard from Utah, will continue his college career at N.C. State. Daniels decided to transfer to N.C. State on Saturday in what was a productive day … Click to Continue »

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May 27

CJ Bryce, transfer from UNCW, picks NC State

C.J. Bryce will follow coach Kevin Keatts from UNC-Wilmington to N.C. State. The 6-5 sophomore guard, who led Keatts and the Seahawks to a conference title last season, has decided … Click to Continue »

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May 27

With current roster settled, NC State could get future help from CJ Bryce

After two months of exits and additions, N.C. State’s basketball roster for the upcoming season is for the most part set. New Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts could get a head … Click to Continue »

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May 27

Georgia Tech stories you may have missed this week

Georgia Tech signees Bruce Jordan-Swilling (left) and Tre Swilling. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura)

Georgia Tech stories from this past week.

1. Georgia Tech incoming freshmen Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling had one primary reason that they signed with the Yellow Jackets – defensive coordinator Ted Roof.

Roof’s method was the staple of recruiting — building a relationship. Tre said that Roof didn’t focus his efforts on social media or sending them clever graphics, which has become a bigger part of the recruiting game.

“He’s a real big-time (proponent of), call you on the phone, ‘How’s your grades? What are you doing? Don’t get caught up with those girls. You’d better make sure you’re doing your work,’” Tre said. “He’s really down to earth.”

2. A little more than six years ago, Pat and Robin Swilling knew nothing about Bruce Jordan. Now, they count him as a son who will help extend Pat Swilling’s legacy at Georgia Tech.

“He’s meant a lot,” Pat Swilling Jr., Pat’s eldest son, said of Bruce. “He’s meant everything to our family.”

3. With recruiting for the 2017 class all but complete, Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner has his attention focused on the 2018 class and beyond. Pastner explained how he hopes to bring together a class more efficiently than the 2017 class came together.

 “That’s a big class, an important class — I’ve been saying that for a long time,” Pastner told the AJC. “We’ve got to have two or three studs in that class. We’ve got to get a couple Josh Okogies in that class.”

4. Atlanta United will play its fifth home game Sunday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Players have raved about the playing field, which has been cared for by Georgia Tech head groundskeeper Chris May and his staff.

The effort has required a bit more than a weekly mow and paint job. May, a 33-year-old Lassiter High grad, has been planning the logistics of Atlanta United’s temporary residence for about a year. The implementation has required the all-in support of May’s four-person staff (not counting the two caretakers of Tech’s golf practice facility).

It has needed the skill, detail and passion of someone who said he has been on campus every day since Jan. 22, usually working 14-hour days.

“Chris May works his rear end off,” Tech baseball coach Danny Hall said. “Just the challenge of our field, football, all the stuff going on in Bobby Dodd Stadium with Atlanta United. His plate has been more than full, but he’s just a tremendous grounds guy, no question.”

5. Five Tech players were named to the Athon preseason All-ACC team. Tech plays Tennessee in the season opener in less than 100 days.

6. Mark Bradley shared his perspective on Pastner’s failed attempt to land a blue-chipper in the 2017 signing class. Mark also has a rather hopeful prediction for the Jackets’ football prospects.

7. Tech coach Danny Hall’s 24th season ended with a thud at the ACC Tournament.

8. Tech tennis player Christopher Eubanks will play for a spot in the NCAA singles semifinals at 1:30 p.m. in Athens. You can watch it streamed here.

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May 26

UM baseball advances to ACC tournament semis with win over Wake

It seems late-inning heroics have become the new norm for the Miami Hurricanes baseball team.

For the better part of the afternoon against Wake Forest on Friday, the Hurricanes looked listless and struggled at the plate while the third-seeded Demon Deacons held the lead.

Then came Edgar Michelangeli,...

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-sp-um-baseball-wake-forest-tournament-20170526-story.html

May 26

My Take on Wake: Deacons Squander Chance at ACC Title

The long wait for Wake's baseball team began at precisely 2:32 ET.

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May 26

Syracuse announces 3-game series with Liberty starting in 2019

Syracuse will play a three-game series with Liberty University starting in 2019, SU athletics announced on Friday in a press release.

“We are pleased to add Liberty as an opponent,” Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack said in the release. “This series makes sense for many reasons. It’s an opportunity to play in an area that’s important to our recruiting and it’s within driving distance of one of our largest alumni centers (Washington, D.C.).”

The series starts with SU opening its 2019 campaign on the road against the Flames in Lynchburg, Virginia on Aug. 31, 2019. It will be the two school’s first-ever matchup.

SU will host Liberty the next two seasons, 2020 and 2021. The 2021 matchup is set for Sept. 25 while no date has been set for the 2020 game.

In November, Liberty hired Ian McCaw, Baylor’s athletic director during Dino Babers’ tenure in Waco, Texas, to hold the same position for the Flames.

The 2019 Liberty game displaces Syracuse’s previously scheduled game with Holy Cross, which will be moved to a later date.

Liberty is currently in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), but will have transitioned to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) by 2019 when SU travels to Lynchburg.

Permanent link to this article: http://dailyorange.com/2017/05/syracuse-announces-3-game-series-with-liberty-starting-in-2019/

May 26

NC State’s Terry Henderson’s sixth-year waiver denied by NCAA

The NCAA has denied Terry Henderson’s sixth-year waiver, ending the N.C. State guard’s college career on Friday. Henderson, the Wolfpack’s second-leading scorer last season, had appealed to the NCAA in … Click to Continue »

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May 26

Wake Forest knocked out of ACC tournament with loss to Miami

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — After staging a late comeback Thursday afternoon, Wake Forest’s baseball team fell victim to one on Friday.

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