A look at the top stories and features from around the Rivals.com network. This week saw a college basketball coaching legend announce the end of his tenure, while FBS prospects were able to make their first recruiting visits in almost 15 months after the NCAA lifted the recruiting dead period on June 1.
The week started with a remembrance of service members who have fallen in the line of duty. Memorial Day hits closer to home on campuses like West Point, but it is special elsewhere as well.. The late Lou Somogyi would publish a column over Memorial Day Weekend in the past, and the staff at Blue and Gold brought it back this year, just over a month after Lou’s passing.
GoBlackKnights: Memorial Day has special significance for Army Football
Blue and Gold: God, Country, Notre Dame
COACH K TO DEPART
The end of one of college basketball’s most successful coaching stories will come following the 2021-22 season, after Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski announced this upcoming season will be his last. DevilsIllustrated captured all the news and reaction to the announcement throughout the week.
Devils Illustrated: Coach K announces retirement from Duke
Devils Illustrated: Current and former players react to Coach K’s decision
Devils Illustrated: Jon Scheyer announced as Krzyzewski successor
RECRUITING VISITS RETURN
The recruiting process at the FBS level went into a dead period on March 12, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. That dead period did not end until this past Tuesday, and it seems every prospect in the country is on the road this week. Several schools held specific events to mark the occasion.
GoldandBlack: At long last, NCAA lifts recruiting dead period
GatorsTerritory: Takeaways from Florida’s summer kickoff BBQ