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Happy Kevin Hayes Day, NHL

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Hayes, in fact, should have been a Hobey finalist along with his linemate, because his 65 points were second only to Gaudreau's in the whole country, but for the Western contingent of college hockey voters having a hard-on for now-Kings prospect Nic Dowd, who had 25 fewer points than Hayes.

Happy Kevin Hayes Day, NHL (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Unreal

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Facebook told TIME a whopping 1.2 million unique videos related to the Ice Bucket Challenge have been posted on the social media site.

This Is How Many Ice Bucket Challenge Videos People Have Posted on Facebook (TIME)

Kevin Hayes Officially A FA; Chicago VP/GM Salty

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"We offered Kevin what we believed was a generous and fair contract. Unfortunately, he felt it was in his best interests to become a free agent. We are looking forward to the compensatory draft pick we are receiving and are focused on the excitement surrounding the start of training camp next month."

VP/GM Stan Bowman's statement on 2010 first-round draft pick Kevin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks)

Notre Dame Football Being Investigated For Academic Fraud

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"Yahoo Sports sources: investigation into academic fraud underway at Notre Dame, football players (as well as regular students) part of probe"

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/8/15/6006561/notre-dame-football-academics-investigation-players

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Coaches from across college basketball have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge this week to help raise money and awareness for research for ALS, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gherig's disease. Here's a look at six of the most fun, creative videos:

Six fun college hoops-themed Ice Bucket Challenge videos (The Dagger)

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"It's been overwhelming in such a positive way," said Nancy Frates, Pete's mother. "Pete set this as his mission the day he was diagnosed. He said, 'I'm going to change the face of this disease.' My son has been taken from just a little bit every day for the past two and a half years. But to see his mission almost be complete -- now it's the research, treatment and cure. The awareness is raising the funding. The funding will now raise research, and hopefully a treatment and cure."

Frates takes ice bucket challenge at Fenway (redsox.com)

The secondary has the most to prove in 2014 ...

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14. Boston College Eagles: All of last season's starters return, but that's not always for the best. Boston College finished last in the conference in pass defense in 2013, which might make this yet another long season in the secondary. On the other hand, this is the most experienced position group on the Eagles by a mile (only nine returning starters team-wide, but four are safeties/corners). It's unlikely they'll perform as poorly this year as last, but with the conference talent level rising at DB, that may not be apparent by looking at stat lines alone.

ACC Football 2014 Position Rankings: Defensive Backs (Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician)

UMass Nearing Decision On Starting QB For Opener

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Whipple projects to have a starting quarterback named by the end of the weekend, with the frontrunners being Blake Frohnapfel, a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from Marshall, and junior A.J. Doyle of Lakeville and Catholic Memorial. "Both those players can run, both those guys can make a play when the protection breaks down or something happens that way," Whipple said. "They throw the ball well on the run. So, game plan-wise, that’s a little easier. Obviously, ‘Fro’ is a little taller. Both have experience at the 1-A level (FBS). They played in big games. So those things, it’s a plus. I know A.J. a little bit better from the spring. I’ve been with him for 15 practices. We had ‘Fro’ in meetings and those things, so I’ve got to get to know him a little bit better. Both are playing really good, right now." . . .

Umass Notebook: Better all around (Boston Herald)

Seth Greenberg calls Olivier Hanlan one of nation's best

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Although Boston College has struggled the past two seasons, there’s no doubt Hanlan has emerged as one of the best guards in the ACC. He closed out his freshman season by dropping 41 points in a win against Georgia Tech in the opening round of the ACC tournament and built on that performance his sophomore season. Hanlan shot 34.7 percent from deep and got to the line seven times a game.

Hanlan, Chambers, Saunders trumpeted - Boston Colleges Blog - ESPN Boston

Sup, Al

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Miller also mentioned four other candidates for the position. Among them are Wofford head coach Mike Young, Clemson assistant Earl Grant, Tulane assistant Shammond Williams and former Boston College head coach and current Bryant associate head coach Al Skinner.

Anthony Johnson considered the favorite for College of Charleston job (College Basketball Talk)
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