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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.

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.

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.

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 Feb.

2009-02-23 07:45:00

MCCALLA, Ala., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- There comes a single moment in many people's lives that defines who they have been and who they are destined to become. For some people it comes at the most unexpected of times. For Jerry Glover it came at a moment that was one of the lowest in his life.

2009-02-10 15:10:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville-based Cumberland Emerging Technologies, Inc.

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.


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