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2011-05-02 14:43:00

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Infiniti today presented a $100,000 check in the name of University of Florida men's basketball coach Billy Donovan's designated charity, the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation, for winning the inaugural Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. Donovan received an astonishing 51 percent of the fan-based voting over a six-week period. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110502/CL93482 ) (Logo:...

2009-04-02 14:12:25

University of Florida assistant Shaka Smart was named the men's head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth Thursday. Smart will be the 10th head coach in VCU history and succeeds Anthony Grant, who took a similar job on March 27 at the University of Alabama. Smart, a native of Madison, Wis., was the school's top pick among a pool of candidates and also held assistant coaching jobs at Clemson and Akron prior to joining Florida Coach Billy Donovan last season. I am thrilled to be a part of...

2009-03-27 20:19:54

Anthony Grant has decided to leave Virginia Commonwealth and become the basketball coach at Alabama, the Birmingham News reported Thursday. Grant led VCU to post-season appearances in each of the last two seasons. After putting together a championship season in the Colonial Athletic Association this year, his team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to UCLA last week. Mark Gottfried resigned as Alabama's coach in January. Grant, 42, served as an assistant under Billy Donovan at...

2006-04-11 20:14:40

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Slowly shaking his head and squinting his eyes, Joakim Noah painfully recalls life in Paris when his father first took him to a tennis court. While most people would be thrilled to get a private lesson from a former French Open champion, the experience was agonizing for a five-year-old. Spectators gawked at his immature strokes and the comparisons began. "When I was young, people would want to watch," Noah said. "And when you're a little...

2006-04-04 15:05:24

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - With four sophomores and a junior in the starting line-up, few people expected Florida to emerge as the national champions. But after Florida dominated UCLA 73-57 on Monday for the national crown, many people believe the Gators are the odds-on favorite for next year's title. With the lure of fame and big-money from the NBA, just how many players who will skip their remaining years of college eligibility for the pro game remains to be seen....

2006-04-02 16:28:56

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tradition-rich UCLA will attempt to win its 12th national basketball championship when it faces Florida in the NCAA title game on Monday night. UCLA put the defensive clamps on Louisiana State on Saturday night, winning 59-45, while Florida ended the miraculous tournament run of upstart George Mason with a 73-58 rout. "I know that they have great tradition, they had a lot of great players go through that program," said Florida sophomore...

2006-04-01 22:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Florida used its superior height to end upstart George Mason's remarkable NCAA Tournament run with a 73-58 victory Saturday in the national semi-finals. The Gators broke the game open with a 12-2 streak at the start of the second half, turning a five-point lead into a 43-28 cushion with 15 minutes left in the game. Junior guard Lee Humphrey had 10 points during the run, including three three-pointers, to help seal the Gators' victory....


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