A look at the best stories and features from the Rivals.com network. This week, a varsity basketball coach legend announced the end of his tenure, while FBS prospects were able to make their first recruiting visits in nearly 15 months after the NCAA lifted the term. recruitment stoppage on June 1.
The week began with a remembrance of soldiers who fell in the line of duty. Memorial Day strikes closer to home on campuses like West Point, but it’s special elsewhere as well. Lou somogyi would publish a column on Memorial Day weekend in the past, and staff at Blue and Gold brought him back this year, just over a month after Lou died.
GoBlackKnights: Memorial Day has special significance for military football
Blue and Gold: God, Country, Our Lady
DEPARTURE COACH K
The end of one of college basketball’s most successful coaching stories will come after the 2021-22 season, after Duke Mike Krzyzewski announced that this coming season will be the last. DevilsIllustrated captured all the news and reaction to the announcement throughout the week.
Illustrated devils: Coach K announces his retirement from Duke
Illustrated devils: Current and former players react to Coach K’s decision
Illustrated devils: Jon Scheyer announced as Krzyzewski’s successor
RETURN FROM RECRUITMENT VISITS
The FBS-level recruitment process entered a dead period on March 12, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That dead period didn’t end until last Tuesday, and it looks like every prospect for the country is on the road this week. Several schools have organized specific events to mark the occasion.
Gold and Black: Finally, NCAA lifts recruiting deadline
War singer: A slew of blue chips arrive for Midnight Madness
CaneSport: Top rookies share thoughts on June 1 barbecue in Miami
Gators Territory: Key takeaways from the Florida summer kickoff barbecue