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2009-02-10 15:53:11

University of Tennessee football coach Lane Kiffin has been admonished by the university for two minor recruiting violations, officials say. UT's athletics department told the NCAA the violations occurred when recruits were on campus for official visits last month, university spokeswoman Tiffany Carpenter told The (Nashville) Tennessean. She said the first incident occurred when a fog machine was used as a recruit entered Neyland Stadium during a visit, and the second happened when nine...

2009-01-29 12:42:08

Beleaguered Georgia basketball coach Dennis Felton was fired Thursday at the Southeast Conference school by athletic director Damon Evans. Felton saved his job last season after the Bulldogs earned an NCAA Tournament berth with a SEC Tournament championship. They had finished 13-16 overall during the regular season and were sixth in the SEC West with a 4-12 record. Felton's firing comes as the Bulldogs (9-11, 0-5) are mired in a seven-game losing streak. I'm disappointed that things have not...

2009-01-21 14:04:24

Alabama senior guard Ronald Steele decided Wednesday that he will not try to return from a foot injury, ending his college basketball career. The oft-injured 6-foot-1 native of Birmingham had not played since the Jan. 11 game against LSU, when he left the contest because of plantar fasciitis. Steele missed the 2007-08 season after undergoing surgeries on both knees. He ends his career as one of two players in school history to have at least 1,000 points and 400 assists. This is a very...

2009-01-07 20:14:48

The Oklahoma Sooners and Florida Gators, both quarterbacked by a Heisman Trophy winner, will determine the championship of major college football Thursday. Both teams will bring a 12-1 record into the 11th BCS title contest and both will be trying for their second national crown since the NCAA embarked on its attempt to identify an undisputed champion. Oklahoma will be led by Sam Bradford, who during the regular season threw for 48 touchdowns and was intercepted only six times. His averaged...

2008-12-22 05:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Spiderhost announces a renewal of its ISP contract with the University of Florida's GatorZone.com, the official website of the Florida Gators and the university's athletic association website. Through this agreement Spiderhost is the official Internet Service Provider for the Gator Network and GatorZone.com, which covers all areas of UF athletics, including the upcoming college football FedEx BCS National Championship. During the January 8, 2009...

2008-12-11 10:36:00

For the first time, CBSSports.com will stream regular season College Basketball games throughout the 2008-09 season FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CBS Sports will stream select games from its 2008-09 SEC College Basketball schedule live on CBSSports.com. The SEC College Basketball season on CBSSports.com kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 13 (4:00-7:00 PM, ET) with Indiana at Kentucky. A total of 12 College Basketball games will be streamed live and free of charge on...

2008-12-07 21:06:25

Ryan Reid scored 13 points and Jordan DeMercy had 12 Sunday when No. 21 Florida State pulled out a 57-55 victor over in-state rival Florida in a wild finish. Dan Werner had a chance to win it for the Gators after DeMercy missed the second of two free throws with 5 seconds to play, but Werner's jumper fell short as time expired. Reid sank a pair of free throws and hit a clutch jumper down the stretch for the Seminoles (8-1). Nick Calathes scored 16 to lead the Gators (6-2) who saw their...

2008-12-05 20:55:53

Officials at the University of Mississippi announced Friday Coach Houston Nutt has agreed to a contract extension through the 2012 season. Terms were not released. I'm very excited about the terms we discussed, Nutt said. This helps our recruiting and shows the direction our program is headed. We are very excited about going to our bowl game. Nutt resigned as coach at Arkansas after the 2007 season, having put together a 75-48 record in 10 years. He then quickly turned around a Mississippi...

2008-11-30 22:10:26

Lane Kiffin, who was fired by the Oakland Raiders, will be introduced Monday as the new football coach at the University of Tennessee, the school announced. Kiffin will succeed Phillip Fulmer, who has coached the Vols for 17 years. Fulmer announced this month he would not be back next season. The 33-year-old Kiffin was let go by the Raiders Oct. 1. He had a record of 5-15 with the NFL team. Tennessee Athletics Director Mike Hamilton said university officials had been meeting with prospective...

2008-11-29 20:34:09

Mississippi State football Coach Sylvester Croom resigned Saturday, one day after the Bulldogs ended their season with a 45-0 loss to Ole Miss. Croom directed the Bulldogs to a 21-38 record, including 4-8 this season, in his five years at the helm. Five years ago, Mississippi State gave me the unprecedented opportunity to be a head football coach in the Southeastern Conference and to build a program based upon a strong foundation, Croom said. I believe the foundation has been set for those...