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VIDEO: Atlantic Coast Conference Launches New Brand

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The Atlantic Coast Conference launched its new brand on Thursday in preparation for its 62nd year of athletic competition. The new mark reflects the ACC's future while maintaining a strong sense of the league's proud heritage and tradition.

Watch the Men's 4x200 - World Relays

Sprinting sensation Carvin Nkanata was both honored and humbled to run for his home country, Team Kenya in the IAAF World Championship held in the Bahamas this past weekend. The Panthers senior sprinter was selected to run the second leg of the men's 4x200 meter relay. Although it was a surprise to the track nation, Nkanata and his team advanced their way into the finals and then finished fifth overall with a Kenyan national record time of 1:22.35. Nkanata's dream to compete against in the best in the world and working toward his goal of the 2016 Olympics is finally starting to unfold.

"It was awesome experience to just get out there and be out on a national stage representing my country and my family, but it was also a very humbling moment for me" Nkanata said. "I met my new teammates who I will be competing with in the long run. Overall, it an amazing experience and a major accomplishment for myself."

"I was a little nervous at first, because when the gun went off I realized this was really happening for me," Carvin added. "However, I was able to do what I normally do and executed the race to the best of my ability. A lot of people did not expect us to make it back to the finals because Kenya is not known for their sprints, but when we made it back we were able to show that Kenya has potential to be a big threat in the future."

Steven Adams Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

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Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams was named to the All-Rookie Second Team for the 2013-14 season, it was announced earlier today by the NBA.

This past season, Adams appeared in 81 games (20 starts) for Oklahoma City and averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and .70 blocks in 14.8 minutes.

Adams, the first New Zealand native taken in the first round of the NBA Draft, was named to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend. On Nov. 8 at Detroit, Adams posted 17 points and 10 rebounds to become the first Thunder rookie to record a double-double since Serge Ibaka in 2010.

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#ManCrushMonday - May 19, 2014

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"Already needing any kind of spark to close the Clippers out, the Thunder now needed interior help from some unlikely places.

Nineteen minutes later, OKC had both, getting the closeout win 104-98 on Thursday night because it got the help, from both the emerging Steven Adams and the there-when-you-need-him Nick Collison.

In a breakout postseason run, Adams had his best performance. The 20-year-old rookie played a career-high 40 minutes. And in it, he had his first career playoff double-double, going for 10 important points and 11 crucial rebounds. The Thunder was 17 points better than the Clippers with him on the court. He played the final 21 minutes of the game." - Anthony Slater, News OK

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2014 NFL Draft - Recap

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2014 Pitt Football Draft Prospects
Name Team Round (Overall Selection)
Aaron Donald St. Louis Rams 1st (13)
Tom Savage Houston Texans 4th (135)
Devin Street Dallas Cowboys 5th (146)
Tyrone Ezell Houston Texans Free Agent
Matt Yoklic Atlanta Falcons Free Agent
Jason Hendricks Cleveland Browns Free Agent
K'Waun Williams Cleveland Browns Free Agent

Following his selection by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2014 NFL Draft, Jerry Jones, Coach Garrett and others called former Pitt WR Devin Street. Check out the great video from the Dallas Cowboys: Click Here

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2014 NFL Draft - First Round Coverage

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Following one of the most dominant seasons by a defensive tackle in college football history, Pitt's Aaron Donald was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams with the 13th overall pick.

Donald becomes the 25th player in Pitt history to be a first-round NFL Draft selection. He is the Panthers' highest drafted defensive lineman since Aliquippa's Sean Gilbert went third overall to the Los Angeles Rams in 1992.

"Hard work pays off and Hail to Pitt always!" said Donald.

2014 NFL Draft Coverage

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Tomorrow marks the start of the 2014 NFL Draft and will have all your coverage for the event. Visit NFL Draft Central to take a look at the Pitt prospects, draft news and much more.

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