Daily Roundup: March 12

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Mar 12, 2019

Here’s a recap of the latest sports news:

  • Auburn went 11-20 when Bryce Brown and Horace Spencer were true freshmen four years ago. Now, the Tigers have won 20+ games in back-to-back seasons and are headed to a second straight NCAA Tournament. “The culture has changed,” writes The Montgomery Advertiser’s Josh Vitale.
  • DirecTV is the latest distributor that has decided to carry ACC Network at its Aug. 22 launch, a crucial deal for ESPN as it tries to convince the distribution community to carry the fledgling channel, the Sports Business Daily reports.
  • No NHL franchise matters more in Canada than the Maple Leafs. Now imagine the insanity if Toronto ends its 51-year Cup drought, writes Sports Illustrated’s S.L. Price.
  • The Athletic’s Dana O’Neil on what it’s like to be a great mid-major team now at the mercy of the selection committee.

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