Wakeup Call: Terry inks a new deal

Wakeup Call: Terry inks a new deal
September 18, 2013, 9:15 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Wednesday, September 18:

BASEBALL

BOXING

  • The judge at the center of a firestorm following Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight will step down indefinitely. (nbcsports.com)

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

  • Just six months after fracturing his right leg in gruesome fashion during Louisville's ride to the national championship, Kevin Ware is back on the court . . . and dunking. (NBC's College Basketball Talk)

  • Arizona, Duke, Alabama and Rutgers are the top four seeds for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off, which begins Nov. 18. (AP)

  • Geno Auriemma says women's basketball "[lost] a good official . . . [and] an even better person" with the death of Bonita Spence at age 51. (AP)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

  • Johnny Football's got the early lead in the HeismanPundit Heisman Straw Poll. (NBC's College Football Talk)

  • So far Bo Pelini hasn't faced any disciplinary action for the profanity-filled rant against Nebraska fans from two years ago that someone leaked to Deadspin, though that doesn't mean it won't happen. For now, he says "I'm head football coach until someone says different." (AP)

  • Jerry Kill's back on the job, but he's not talking about the epileptic seizure that forced him to miss the second half of Minnesota's win over Western Illinois last Saturday. (AP)

  • Jadeveon Clowney has bone spurs in his right foot, but he's not expected to miss any action. It helps that South Carolina's off this week. (AP)

  • Vanderbilt dismisses wide receiver Chris Boyd after his conditional guilty plea for his role in attempting to cover up the rape of an unconscious student. (AP)

GOLF

HOCKEY

PRO BASKETBALL

PRO FOOTBALL