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Jay Bilas exposes NCAA website

Tags: ACC Now | Duke Now

Jay Bilas is one of the NCAA's most vocal critics on Twitter, frequently pointing out the hypocrisy of the organization's amateur sports stance--the only people under the NCAA umbrella that aren't making windfalls of money are the players themselves. Tuesday, Bilas started a Twitter campaign demonstrating how the organization is profiting off the identities of individual athletes. And the NCAA took notice.

Bilas's Twitter campaign is particularly timely, as reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is at the center of a potential investigation into whether he accepted money in exchange for autographed memorabilia -- a clear violation of NCAA Bylaw 12.5.2.1, which could cost him his eligibility. He can't earn any money selling his jersey or signature, but the NCAA has made plenty of money selling Johnny Football-related memorabilia.

Here are a few examples of tweets Bilas sent out in a one-hour period. Remember, the NCAA says that it doesn't sell specific player jerseys, just generic ones with numbers.

Healthy Crisp plus for Pack

Rob Crisp broke his tailbone in N.C. State's first game of the 2012 season.

That wasn't even the most painful part of the left tackle's junior season. He missed five games after the initial injury and then labored through the final seven games despite the pain.

"I never got back to 100 percent the rest of the season," said Crisp, the Wolfpack's top offensive lineman.

Library argument led to N.C. State running back's arrest

The legal trouble for N.C. State running back Shadrach Thornton occurred at the campus library, according to court documents obtained Monday.

Thornton, the Wolfpack's leading rusher a year ago, was charged with misdemeanor assault on a female on June 6 after he got into an argument with his then girlfriend at D.H. Hill Library the previous day.

Wolfpack running back faces legal trouble in Wake County

Sophomore running back Shadrach Thornton has a Wake County court date on Aug. 22 for a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female.

Thornton, the team's leading rusher a year ago, has participated in N.C. State's first two practices and was at the team's "Meet the Pack" Day on Sunday. Thornton, 20, was originally charged in Wake County on June 6.

N.C. State coach Dave Doeren issued a statement on Sunday and said Thornton had been suspended after the arrest but has worked his way back onto the team.

Pack QB competition begins for Thomas, Mitchell

Brandon Mitchell will wear Mike Glennon's old number (No. 8) as he tries to win Glennon's old job as N.C. State's quarterback.

The Arkansas graduate is competing against junior Pete Thomas, who worked with the first-team offense in practice on Friday in the drills open to the media. Mitchell worked with the second-team offense.

Home-heavy schedule O'Brien's parting gift to Pack

Nothing says more about how a coach feels about his team than the schedule.

N.C. State's four-game nonconference schedule against a Conference USA team, a MAC team, a Division I-AA team and East Carolina screams "let's just get to a bowl."

That's how Tom O'Brien set it up for 2013, with eight home games — including all four outside of the ACC — when he knew he would have to replace quarterback Mike Glennon. The schedule stands as O'Brien's biggest parting gift to State fans and new coach Dave Doeren.

Whittenburg to return to N.C. State

Dereck Whittenburg is coming back to N.C. State.

The leading scorer from the Wolfpack's 1983 national title team has been hired by coach Mark Gottfried to be the program's director of player development.

Whittenburg has 26 years experience as a college assistant and head coach before working most recently as an analyst for ESPN. He was also the creative force, and executive producer of "Survive and Advance" the 30-for-30 film detailing the extraordinary postseason of the '83 title team.

UNC suspends Hairston after latest legal incident

Another round of legal trouble for North Carolina basketball star P.J. Hairston has led to an indefinite suspension.

Hairston was charged with speeding and reckless driving in Rowan County on Sunday afternoon, according to 1st Sgt. Jeff Gordon of the State Highway Patrol.

UNC announced on Sunday night that coach Roy Williams has suspended the junior guard indefinitely. Hairston, 20, has had two other legal charges since May. USA Today first reported Hairston's traffic citation on Sunday.

Tar Heels well represented on preseason All-ACC team

Four North Carolina players and two each from Duke and Wake Forest were voted to the preseason All-ACC football team.

Florida State led all teams with six selections while preseason favorite Clemson had three.

Pair of transfers could be key for Wolfpack

Dave Doeren is counting on a pair of transfers from major conferences to help N.C. State's football team this season.

Quarterback Brandon Mitchell, who graduated from Arkansas, and receiver Travares Copeland, a sophomore receiver from West Virginia, will both be eligible for the 2013 season.

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