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AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B (Yahoo Sports)
Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's ''bathroom bill'' isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North Carolina has suffered financial hits ranging from scuttled plans for a PayPal facility that would have added an estimated $2.66 billion to the state's economy to a canceled Ringo Starr concert that deprived a town's amphitheater of about $33,000 in revenue. North Carolina could lose hundreds of millions more because the NCAA is avoiding the state, usually a favored host.
Arkansas hoping new-look defense brings improvement (Yahoo Sports)
Bret Bielema grew up playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive alignment before eventually moving to the defensive line and enjoying success there as a player at Iowa. Now entering his fifth season as the Arkansas coach, Bielema is about to pass those 3-4 lessons forward as the Razorbacks begin spring practice on Tuesday while looking for a quick fix to what was nothing short of an abysmal defensive performance last season. Arkansas finished 7-6 last year, doing so despite a defense that ranked 123rd out of 128 Football Bowl Subdivision schools in allowing an average of 6.75 yards per play.
Georgia Tech opens spring practice looking to find a new QB (Yahoo Sports)
Georgia Tech ended last season with quite a flourish. For the Yellow Jackets to build on that momentum, they'll need to find another quarterback. Justin Thomas wrapped up his marvelous career after three years as the starter, leaving a huge hole in coach Paul Johnson's triple-option offense.
Juror: Penn State ex-president's email was key evidence (Yahoo Sports)
A juror who voted to convict Penn State's former president of child endangerment said that the defendant's own words in a 2001 email amounted to some of the strongest evidence against him. Victoria Navazio said Monday that an email from Graham Spanier to former co-defendants Gary Schultz and Tim Curley showed that he knew children were at risk. Spanier approved a plan on how to deal with a report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy in a team facility.
Washington opens spring ball after semifinal appearance (Yahoo Sports)
A little over a week after his sophomore season ended, Trey Adams sat down and watched Alabama and Clemson play in a memorable national championship game. Coming off a Pac-12 Conference title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff, where they lost to Alabama, the Huskies opened spring practice Monday. ''This is back to square one and our record has no relevance to what we did last year,'' Petersen said.
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South Carolina Final Four outlook (Yahoo Sports)
Yahoo Sports' Brad Evans looks at the strength and weaknesses of the Gamecocks ahead of the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
North Carolina Final Four outlook (Yahoo Sports)
Yahoo Sports' Brad Evans looks at the strength and weaknesses of the Tar Heels ahead of the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
Gonzaga Final Four outlook (Yahoo Sports)
Yahoo Sports' Brad Evans looks at the strength and weaknesses of the Bulldogs ahead of the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
How Frank Martin and his sideline fury turned South Carolina into a winner (Yahoo Sports)
Frank Martin is one of the most intense coaches in college basketball. Michael Carrera still laughs when he watches the video. With the shot clock turned off and Milwaukee and South Carolina tied at 66 on the opening day of the 2012/13 season, Carrera, a Gamecocks freshman, forgot a play coming out of a late timeout.