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Cohen spent his first season with Harvard’s Tommy Amaker as their operations coach. He graduated from Arizona in 2006.
Cohen is 27 years old, did not play college basketball and has no experience coaching in the SEC.
Stallings also added David Jones, who for the past four seasons was at Louisiana Tech. The two previous years, Jones was at New Orleans. Jones is a Samford University grad, where he played his last two seasons under Coach Jimmy Tillette, one of the top coaches at the mid-major level.
Jones began his career at Mississippi State where he played two years before transferring to Samford.
He played high school ball at Catholic High in Baton Rouge.
On paper, the hires provide no cause for a parade. But they don’t play games on paper.
The Wildcats equipment staff had to order size 20 shoes for Towns. It’s the largest size they have ever ordered. For reference, Shaquille O’Neal put his puppies in a size 23 while in the NBA.
The average payout was just over $20.9 million.
To compare how athletics programs have prospered in the SEC, the amount doled out in 2009 was a mere $165.9 million.
While the SEC was meeting at the Sandestin Hilton Resort, Penn State and former Vanderbilt football coach James Franklin and family were relaxing nearby at Seaside.
Pairings will be released Tuesday. This is not Burgin’s first time to play in the tournament. He has come close to making the cut in the past, but is still looking to play all four rounds.
2B or not 2B?
That opens the way for Shelly Sterling, Donald’s estranged wife, to sell the franchise to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. You can bet the NBA will dig into Ballmer’s background before any sale is approved.
She has helped straighten me out through the years and gets me out of bad habits I pick up on my own.
Quarcelino gives individual and group lessons and has a strong junior program. Her school is located at King’s Creek GC in Spring Hill.
But in selected games there will be an eighth official on the field, designated a center judge by a large “C’’ on his back. He will be lined up in the offensive backfield opposite the referee. It’s an experimental deal the league is continuing to explore.
Matt Loeff will serve as referee for the 8-man crew.
When a team is running no huddle, the center judge’s first job is to spot the ball. They are not adding another official to speed up the game. The goal is to produce an even game tempo and have the extra set of eyes that will also manage the substitution process.
I was horrible in math, but that means 11 players on the field, eight officials. That’s a pretty good teacher to pupil ratio if you ask me.
In the AFC South, the wise guys have the Colts’ over-under on regular season wins at 9½. They see the Texans jumping up to over-under of 7½ games.
They forecast Ken Whisenhunt’s maiden season with the Titans will have an over-under of 7 games. Now there’s some bulletin board material for the new-look Titans.
Of course, Jacksonville is bringing up the rear with a projected 4½ over-under line of wins.
Others of note are Denver with 11½ over-under odds, the highest in the league. Denver is followed by defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks, with 11. Bovada sees the Packers, Patriots and 49ers all at 10½ games.
We’ll see if Denver QB Peyton Manning can get his second Super Bowl ring.
Favored Florida State and Alabama went down in their first game and bounced in the losers bracket.
Georgia Southern blanked the Seminoles, 7-0, while Kennesaw toppled Alabama, 1-0.
There are several possibilities. A road track is rumored to be in the plans, as several of the company’s investors are based in Germany where road racing is huge.
They would be wise to build a drag strip and promote weekly drag racing. That is how Bristol started.
I don’t see NASCAR give the new ownership a date for the Sprint Cup series. The truck series and Nationwide series are possibilities, but attendance waned for those races when the track was running full speed.
ClubCrown has dozens of designs it can apply to your driver. It certainly is eye-catching and elicits conversation. Hall first saw them at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and after training he became an ambassador for the brand and is now a qualified installer.
He was spotted Saturday at the Tommy Bateman golf tournament at Ted Rhodes GC, applying ClubCrown designs to golfer’s drivers. The cost is $40 per driver. It is not a decal, but a 3-M graphic material that makes the design appear to have been painted on the club head. You can find out locations and installation times at www.teetimespaper.com.
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