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Welcome to National Teacher Day!

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “Thank You” during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11:

Thank A Teacher on Social Media

Simply make a video or take a photo of yourself thanking a teacher who has made a difference in you or your child’s life, or just thank all teachers or supporting our nation’s students each and every day. (You can download this ThankATeacher template to use in your photo.)

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Walled Lake Western's Sam Johnson headed to Boston College (detroitnews.com; Bianchi)

There were a multitude of color combinations that Walled Lake Western pro-style quarterback Sam Johnson III could have pulled out of a bin wrapped in ribbon to announce his college commitment, but the three-star recruit decided to dress himself in the ones that made him and his parents, Sam Jr. and Shwanda, feel at home: maroon and gold.

The 6-foot-4 Johnson chose Boston College over finalists Michigan, Syracuse, Iowa and Missouri, saying that when he left his visit to the east coast, he knew his search was over.

“When I went up there, it just felt like family,” Johnson said. “They treated me and my family right. When we got back, as we talked about it in the car, I was like, ‘Man, I really like B.C. This might be the place.’”

Shwanda echoed her son’s love for the school’s family-like feel, saying, “They were genuine and authentic, and it felt natural, and it felt not forced.”

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UNC football won't feel sting of early departures until later - ACCSports.com (accsports.com; Powell)

Two players who were expected to be a big part of UNC football’s future have both left the Tar Heels this spring. Defensive lineman Jordon Riley and pass catcher J.T. Cauthen have reportedly left the program.

After graduating early and enrolling at UNC in the spring of 2017, Riley appeared in five games as a true freshman, recording six tackles and a quarterback hurry. UNC is one man thinner as it prepares to lose Jeremiah Clarke and Jalen Dalton after the upcoming season.

When Riley announced via Twitter in late April, it put to bed rampant speculation as to whether the former 3-star might return in the summer. Riley was forced to sit out spring workouts as he faced academic concerns. And while the Tar Heels weren’t necessarily expecting to rely on Riley in 2018, his departure is a bigger loss for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

UNC should be fine up front defensively this coming season, so long as they can avoid the injury bug that decimated them a year ago. With Clarke and Dalton returning, along with fellow veterans Aaron Crawford and Jason Strowbridge, the Tar Heels have quality, experienced depth at defensive tackle. Riley may have been the fourth or fifth man in that rotation. But it would have been another chance for him to develop experience and leadership – an opportunity now lost.

Another delayed impact

Cauthen made his decision to leave Chapel Hill following spring workouts. After redshirting the 2017 season, Cauthen was expected to challenge for playing time in 2018 as a hybrid wide receiver/H-Back type player. Cauthen had reportedly put on 15 poundsduring his redshirt year, growing to approximately 220 pounds, as he anticipated getting snaps this coming season.
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ACC spring practice reset: Can anyone catch Clemson? (si.com; Johnson)

Spring practice is the chronological midpoint of the long college football offseason, but with signing day, the final spins of the coaching carousel and a substantial portion of the graduate transfer market in the rearview mirror, the balance of the offseason intrigue has been settled until the media day circuit begins in July. Before the on-field news slows to a trickle as schools break for summer, SI writers are examining the most notable storylines and performances from each Power 5 conference during the spring session. Up first: the ACC.

THE BIG PICTURE
There was a glaring absence at the top of the ACC standings last season. Florida State, a popular College Football Playoff pick leading up to Week 1, needed to beat a middling Sun Belt team (Louisiana Monroe) during conference championship week to preserve its nation-leading bowl eligibility streak. Less than a week later, the Seminoles had effectively hit the reset button, bringing in Oregon’s Willie Taggart as head coach after Jimbo Fisher bolted for Texas A&M.
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ACC College Football Throwback Uniforms We Want in 2018 (herosports.com; Doughty)

Throwback and alternate uniforms are more prevalent in college football than ever before, and while many attempts at creativity fail miserably, they're still a fun addition to the game.

The ACC is laced with opportunities to create throwback uniforms or bring back previously worn throwbacks. Here are some ACC throwback uniforms we want to see in 2018.

Check back for throwback uniforms we want from other conferences.

BOSTON COLLEGE
In 2015, Boston College wore throwback uniforms from the Doug Flutie era for their game vs. Notre Dame at Fenway Park. The Eagles should don the white uniforms again or bring back maroon ones.
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Oneida Lake walleye derby winner caught $1,500 fish at 4 a.m. Sunday (PS; Figura)

The winner of this weekend's annual Walleye Fishing Derby on Oneida Lake earned $1,500 for a fish he caught in the dark early Sunday morning.

Mark Sposato, 46, of Brewerton, caught his 27-inch walleye at about 4 a.m. while fishing near the south shore of the lake in a boat with his girlfriend, Sue Cooney. He caught it on a blue and silver sinking Rapala lure.
"It came in like a big fish would. Most of the time it stayed on the bottom. It took about 5 minutes to get him in and I netted him," Sposato said.

Sposato said he's been fishing Oneida Lake all of his life and this fish was his biggest walleye in the lake to date. His previous best was 25 inches.

He said he hasn't decided yet what to do with his winner's check.

This year's derby drew nearly 1,500 entrants, according to Bruce Hall, the tournament director. The event put on by the Chittenango Lions Club.
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