"I am deeply committed to continuing the strong tradition of academic and athletic excellence at our world-class institution," King said in a statement. "My priority will be to ensure that the experience is truly elite for our student-athletes, coaches, staff and the entire Duke family. This is a tremendous honor, and I look forward to ushering Duke Athletics into the next chapter."

This upcoming offseason is a vital period of time for the rebuild of this franchise. This team obviously needs an overhaul in the frontcourt, but also needs to answer which parts are worth building around LaMelo Ball and which are expendable. General Manager Mitch Kupchak said repeatedly this season that they felt they were ahead of schedule, but this fanbase won't accept another season of stagnation. 

This will be the third meeting on the books between both schools over the next eight years. They are slated to play in the Duke’s Mayo Kickoff Classic in 2023 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., which was the last venue to host their previous meeting two years ago.

Charlotte ends the regular season dropping five straight games, including three to games that could've moved them up to hosting Boston in the initial playoff round. They took an eleven point lead into the fourth quarter, but were outscored by Washington in nearly a two-to-one margin throughout the final 12 minutes.

Denny Hamlin unveiled the Air Jordan Racer 1, his own racing shoe designed with Nike. NASCAR's three-time Daytona 500 winner took his spin off a fan favorite, the Jordan 1, and is now the first athlete outside a traditional sport to have a custom sneaker.   

It only took 8 years, but Chris Webber is finally going to the basketball Hall of Fame.

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Saturday, May 15 was bittersweet for NBA fans as the legendary Kobe Bryant was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame. The late basketball icon's wife, Vanessa Bryant, presented a stirring speech to honor her husband's enshrinement among NBA legends.

The news comes two weeks before one of NASCAR's premium events-- the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 30. The event will be the first race without restrictions on fan attendance, distancing or masking since the start of the pandemic last March.

The news comes two weeks before one of NASCAR's premium events-- the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 30. The event will be the first race without restrictions on fan attendance, distancing or masking since the start of the pandemic last March.

“I am thrilled to be the Pac-12 Commissioner. This is a challenging time for intercollegiate athletics, but I believe these challenges also create significant opportunities,” Kliavkoff said. “My job at the Pac-12 will be to help manage the balance between continued academic excellence, student-athlete well-being and an even higher level of athletic achievement.”