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2009-04-09 13:59:01

New Alabama men's basketball Coach Anthony Grant was introduced Thursday at a packed on-campus news conference in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Grant, 42, left Virginia Commonwealth last month and succeeds Mark Gottfried, who resigned in January. He led the VCU Rams to a 24-10 record, a CAA title and a first-round defeat to UCLA at the 2009 NCAA Tournament. His overall record at VCU was 76-25, with a 45-9 conference mark. In recruiting, we have some needs that we need to meet as a team right now, Grant...

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...

2009-01-26 16:45:04

Alabama men's basketball Coach Mark Gottfried quit Monday with more than two years left on his multimillion-dollar contract. Assistant coach Phillip Pearson was named interim head coach to finish out the season and will make his debut Thursday at Arkansas. Director of Athletics Mal Moore said in a statement that he accepted the resignation. I respect Mark's decision and will begin immediately working on a permanent replacement, Moore said. I agreed with him that it is in the best interests of...

2009-01-26 16:45:04

Alabama men's basketball Coach Mark Gottfried quit Monday with more than two years left on his multimillion-dollar contract. Assistant coach Phillip Pearson was named interim head coach to finish out the season and will make his debut Thursday at Arkansas. Director of Athletics Mal Moore said in a statement that he accepted the resignation. I respect Mark's decision and will begin immediately working on a permanent replacement, Moore said. I agreed with him that it is in the best interests of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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