The Daily Outkick: Friday, March 15, 2019

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Syracuse’s Frank Howard Denies He Tried To Trip Duke’s Zion Williamson After A Dunk (USA Today) Zion finished a perfect 13-for-13 from the floor while leading Duke to a 84-72 win.

Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Drop Out Of USC After Admissions Scandal (New York Post) They’re afraid of being bullied over the massive college admissions scam.

John McClain’s And Aaron Wilson’s 2019 NFL Mock Draft 6.0 (Texas Sports Nation) This year’s NFL draft will be April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn. Here is mock draft No. 6.

Clay Travis: Tucker Carlson

Phil Mickelson Hired Tutoring Firm In College Admissions Scandal For His Children (Yahoo! Sports) “We are shocked by these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.”

Adnan Virk Joins DAZN To Helm MLB Show “ChangeUp” After Agreeing To Not Litigate Dispute With ESPN (Awful Announcing) Beginning March 28, Virk will host DAZN’s “ChangeUp.”

Nike’s Self-lacing Shoes Stopped Lacing. Blame The Internet. (Washington Post) Nike’s most advanced kicks have been turning into bricks.

The Coaches Connected To The College Admissions Fraud Case (New York Times) Several current and former coaches, some with national titles, were named in the admissions scandal.

Facebook’s Crisis Management Algorithm Runs On Outrage (Bloomberg) If Facebook “really cares,” why is there an endless cycle of fury and apology?

What Could The Lakers Get For LeBron? Not As Much As You Think (Bleacher Report) There was a time when every team in the NBA would have done anything to acquire LeBron James. Not now.

Senate Blocks Resolution Calling For Public Release Of Robert Mueller’s Report (USA Today) When the Mueller investigation is complete, he will send a report to Attorney General William Barr.

College Basketball Coaching Changes: Washington State Fires Ernie Kent After Five Seasons (CBS Sports) Other news from Thursday: Buffalo coach Nate Oats agreed to a new five-year contract

Amazon Warehouse Conditions Drove Her To Consider Suicide, Former Employee Tells Tucker Carlson (Fox) Is Amazon pushing its employees to have mental breakdowns and consider suicide?

The Worst Pac-12 Season Ever (Wall Street Journal) Not only are conference kingpins struggling, they’re scandalized.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Explained: The Long Night (The Ringer) 6,000 to 8,000 years before the events of ‘A Game of Thrones,’ a seemingly endless winter descended on Westeros.

Nike Addresses Zion Williamson’s Shoe Malfunction (Sporting News) ‘We’re Confident This Was An Isolated Incident.’

Ratings Tank For First ‘Empire’ Since Jussie Smollett Arrest (The Wrap) Wednesday episode plummets 35 percent in key demo from last year’s midseason return.