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CLEVELAND -- LeBron James is jamming one of college footballs biggest games into his busy schedule. Adidas Ultra Boost Sale Mens .James and his Cleveland teammates plan to attend Saturdays Ohio State-Michigan game in Columbus before they travel to Philadelphia and play the 76ers on Sunday. A rabid Ohio State fan, James has been on the sideline at Ohio Stadium in the past, but not for a game he said is on his bucket list.This years matchup between the No. 2 Buckeyes and No. 3 Wolverines has national championship implications.The defending NBA champion Cavs hosted Dallas on Friday night before they will take in the OSU-Michigan rivalry.We have an opportunity to go down to Columbus and watch an unbelievable battle between two great colleges, James said following Fridays win.Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said the entire team will attend the game and then fly to Philadelphia. Lue met Ohio State coach Urban Meyer when the Cavaliers were in Columbus to play an exhibition game last month.James and his teammates also attended several Cleveland Indians postseason games when they reached the World Series. Saturdays showdown will be another big moment.Stuff like this doesnt always come around, the World Series in your backyard and our Buckeyes have been very successful, but you dont know how many times its going to happen James said. A two-three matchup, thats perfect timing.James doesnt plan on addressing the Buckeyes before the game.It hasnt come up, he said.James has more than a rooting interest in this years game. He has also provided Ohio States players with cleats inspired by his signature Nike sneakers to wear against Michigan. He said the idea was hatched 10 years ago, but it took time before the cleat could be developed.Its been something thats been in the works for years now, he said. We finally was able to put together a shoe and work with the Nike football lab to put a cleat on there. Its always a hard process when you turn a basketball shoe into a cleat, so we finally was able to find a shoe that fits the Nike lab football cleat.James said some of the players tested them this week at practice before deciding whether to play in them.It was just like, great timing, I guess, that it came together when they were playing Michigan in the biggest game of the season, he said.Its also perfect timing that James cleats are being unveiled when Ohio State is facing Michigan, which this season is wearing Jordan Brand, sports gear designed by Michael Jordan, whose Jump Man logo adorns their uniforms.James, though, said it was just a coincidence that the cleats came out this week.Ohio State is one of four schools whose basketball teams wear exclusively James apparel and sneakers.---This story has been corrected to show that Cavs play the Sixers on Sunday, not Saturday.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org ;Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost Womens . 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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. -- Carson-Newman Eagles coach Ken Sparks has retired, ending a 37-season career in which he won 338 games to rank fifth on the NCAAs all-time list.Its been an unbelievable journey, Sparks said Monday during a news conference at the athletic complex that has been named after him.The only coaches with more career wins are John Gagliardi (489), Joe Paterno (409), Eddie Robinson (408) and Bobby Bowden (377). Sparks went 338-99-2 and had the most wins of any active coach.Sparks, 72, had continued coaching even after announcing in 2012 that he had cancer.Every day is a celebration, Sparks said Monday. I am at peace with this decision.On Tuesday, Carson-Newman?promoted offensive coordinator Mike Turner to succeed Sparks as head coach.?Turner is a former Carson-Newman center who graduated in 1973. He had his first stint as Carson-Newmans offensive coordinator from 1987-91 before leaving to take a high school head coaching job. Turner took over as Carson-Newmans offensive coordinator again in 1995 and had been there ever since.Before Carson-Newman entered the NCAA ranks in 1993, Sparks led the Eagles to five NAIA nationall championships -- in 1983, 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1989. Adidas Ultra Boost Cheap Sale. Carson-Newman was an NAIA runner-up in 1987 and lost in the NCAA Division II championship game in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Carson-Newman reached the Division II semifinals in 2009.Sparks teams won 21 South Atlantic Conference championships and earned 25 NCAA or NAIA playoff appearances.Carson-Newman went 4-7 this year, only the second losing season in Sparks career.Sparks was inducted into the inaugural NCAA Division II Hall of Fame coaches class in 2010 along with Northwest Missouri States Mel Tjeerdsma and West Alabamas Bobby Wallace. Sparks also is in the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and the NAIA Hall of Fame.This is a day that none of us looked forward to as Carson-Newman football fans and supporters, but its a day we honor and a day we rejoice in, Carson-Newman athletic director Allen Morgan said. Its a day we honor Ken and the legacy he is leaving for how he has touched young mens lives in a way far greater than wins on a football field. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '