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March Madness ‘gambling holiday’ risky for compulsive gamblers

It’s an office tradition that can create camaraderie, boost morale and provide escape from daily routine. March Madness pools are estimated to attract more than 50 million workers to bet on brackets as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins this month. But for the approximately five million people with a gambling addiction, the next few weeks can present temptation, or torture.

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Kansas State apologizes for fans storming court

A day after Kansas State fans stormed the Court at Bramlage Coliseum in the aftermath of the Wildcats’ 70-63 upset win over eighth-ranked Kansas, the university issued an apology to its fierce rival.

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Duke rallies past North Carolina in OT thriller

The first taste of college basketball’s biggest rivalry left quite an impression on Duke guard Tyus Jones. The freshman put an imprint on Wednesday night’s game as well.

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Ellwanger boys excel at SAA Championship

Former Eastside and current Berry sophomore swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger made the All-Conference Swim Team at the 2015 SAA Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.

Former Eastside swimmers Robbie and Joey Ellwanger help give Berry College in runner-up finish at the Viking Classic

Berry College men’s swim team finished second out of seven teams at the Viking classic in a recent meet.

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Coach K at 1K: ‘A heckuva thing’

So much is being made about the pending win No. 1,000 for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Georgia’s Richt gets extension through 2019

Georgia gave head coach Mark Richt a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the Bulldogs through the 2019 season.

Paterno becomes winningest coach again

Penn State is getting back 112 wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the late Joe Paterno again becomes the winningest coach in major college football history in a settlement reached with the NCAA.

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Playoff football, Buckeyes built to last

The first year of the four-team college football playoff enhanced the regular season, retained all off the outrage for talk radio, provided record-setting cable viewership for the elimination games and delivered a champion that everyone (well, almost everyone) could finally, correctly, describe as “undisputed.”

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Alabama’s Cooper, Yeldon, Collins to enter draft

Alabama junior receiver Amari Cooper, junior running back T.J. Yeldon and junior safety Landon Collins are among the latest players to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to reports Thursday.

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Former UGA star, current Chicago Bears player Tim Jennings charged with DUI in Gwinnett

Jennings, 31, was arrested at about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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Georgia turns to NFL ranks for new offensive coordinator Schottenheimer

Veteran NFL coach Brian Schottenheimer will be the Georgia Bulldogs football team's new offensive coordinator

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FSU’s Jameis Winston to announce plans after title game

A decision on whether or not Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston opts for the NFL Draft will be made sometime after the College Football Playoff championship game on Monday, his father said.

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In final, ‘O’ is for Oregon, Ohio St. — and offense

As his team celebrated earning a berth in the College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he hadn’t heard the score of Thursday’s other semifinal.

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Mason becomes Georgia’s most accurate passer despite ankle injury

Hutson Mason needed only one half of the Belk Bowl to set a Georgia record, but he was disappointed that he wasn’t around to finish the job.

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