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2009-06-03 12:17:43

The University of Georgia has reported six minor violations of rules governing collegiate athletics to the NCAA this year, documents indicate. Citing information obtained from UGA under open-records laws, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that three of the six self-reported secondary violations involved the Georgia Bulldogs football program. The violations have since been resolved with the NCAA and Southeastern Conference. Eric Baumgartner, UGA's assistant athletics director...

2009-06-02 23:24:11

The Washington Huskies won their first NCAA women's softball title Tuesday by beating Florida 3-2 in Oklahoma City. Danielle Lawrie tied a Pac 10 record with her 42nd victory by limiting the top-ranked Gators (63-5) to two runs -- one earned -- on six hits with eight strikeouts. Washington (51-12) scored the winning run in the third inning when Morgan Stuart rapped a slow roller to the mound with the bases loaded. Florida pitcher Stacy Nelson charged the dribbler but bobbled the ball as Kimi...

2009-06-01 23:28:46

Danielle Lawrie pitched a two-hit shutout and Ashley Charters and Jenn Salling both had two RBI and two runs scored Monday in Washington's 8-0 win over Florida. The Huskies broke the game open with a four-run fourth inning and went on to take a 1-0 lead in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. The third-seeded Huskies (50-12) can win the title with a victory in Game 2 Tuesday against the top-seeded Gators (63-4). Lawrie struck out 12 and walked three and Morgan Stuart drove in...

2009-05-12 14:15:00

HOUSTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Paul Bear Bryant Awards committee of the American Heart Association has announced that former University of Georgia Head Coach and Athletic Director, Vince Dooley has been named the 2010 recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. Dooley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Paul Bear Bryant College Football Coaching Awards Dinner Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at the Omni Houston Hotel. The award recognizes excellence in coaching on and...

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2009-04-03 11:49:01

University of Tennessee men's basketball Coach Bruce Pearl received a renegotiated six-year contract Friday after reports said Memphis might want to hire him. Interim President Jan Simek and Athletic Director Mike Hamilton made the announcement, saying details will be released later. I truly love my job and I want it to be clear that I'm not interested in any other job, Pearl said on Tennessee's Web site. I'm 100 percent committed to this school, this program and our student-athletes....

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...

2009-03-20 21:34:28

Rasheem Barrett scored 17 points Friday and Auburn used a first-half run to overwhelm Tulsa in the second round of the NIT 74-55. The Tigers shot only 41 percent from the floor, but scored 23 points off turnovers and set up a quarterfinal meeting with the winner of Saturday's game between Baylor and Virginia Tech. DeWayne Reed added 12 points, but made just 4-of-11 from the field. Auburn, seeded No. 1 in its quarter of the bracket, reached the second round with a victory over...

2009-03-20 20:18:13

Nick Calathes scored 21 points Friday and led Florida into the quarterfinals of the NIT with a 74-60 decision over Miami. Florida will take on Penn State next week with the winner of that one advancing to the semifinals in New York. The Gators scored the game's first 12 points and raced to a 20-4 advantage. The closest Miami could come after that was 11 points with 9 minutes to play in the game. Alex Tyus added 13 for the Gators (24-10) and Dan Werner had 12. Florida shot 52 percent from the...

2009-03-12 23:30:24

A 25-point effort from Alonzo Gee Thursday led Alabama into the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament with an 82-75 win over Vanderbilt. On a day of few dramatics, Alabama's win was the closest call of the SEC's opening round. Even so, the Crimson Tide owned a 16-point lead in the second half and was in no danger of letting the contest slip away. Alabama set up a quarterfinal meeting with Tennessee, which finished first in the SEC East Division. Kentucky began the first...

2009-02-25 12:15:24

An ex-girlfriend of Florida Gators offensive lineman Carl Johnson, who is in police custody, alleges the football player date-raped her three times. The unidentified woman alleges that between September and November last year, Johnson date-raped her as they maintained a relationship that involved routine physical and emotional abuse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Tuesday. Johnson was expected to start at tackle this year for Florida. The 6-foot-7-inch, 350-pound lineman was arrested...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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