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Michigan State is set to hire Bill Beekman as athletic director, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. Beekman has been the interim head of the troubled athletic department since early February.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Ty Solomon's dreadlocks bounced off his back with every dribble. When a crossover failed to shake his defender, Solomon retreated to the top of the key and squared him up. The next move - a hard drive left - was simple but effective. Solomon's quickness got him all the way to the rim, where he easily converted a layup opportunity. "He looked like Ty," Antoine Saunders said, ...

College football starts in less than a month. Practice does, anyway. Games begin at the end of August, which will arrive sooner than any of us want. Not the games, per se. Just the end of summer. And so, rather than indulge in that bittersweet inevitability, let's indulge in some lists. Or rankings, if you prefer. Because they are out there. Flooding the Interwebs. Like the one from USA TODAY ...