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David Brandt

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'Other' Nkemdiche leads improved Ole Miss D

OXFORD, Miss. -- Denzel Nkemdiche is the perfect poster child for Mississippi's resurgent football team.. He's way too small to play linebacker in the Southeastern Conference and makes his share of mistakes. But he's also passionate and aggressive, intelligent and eager to learn, under-recruited and an overachiever.. The 5

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Recent trends may threaten coaching diversity in college basketball

College basketball has long been dominated by blacks on the court. The same can't be said for the sidelines.. And the numbers of minority coaches aren't getting much better -- they're stagnant or even declining at the Division I level.. George Mason coach Paul Hewitt -- who also coached at

SEC programs, law enforcement have long history

The Bobby Petrino saga has drawn attention to an often overlooked aspect of big-time college football: The relationship between coaches and the police who handle security for them.. Around the Southeastern Conference, providing sideline security for SEC programs is considered coveted duty. Some officers travel to away games, a

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Top-ranked Kentucky team to beat at SEC tournament

NEW ORLEANS -- Three years into coach John Calipari's tenure at Kentucky, the Wildcats are once again the unquestioned kings of the Southeastern Conference.. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats open this week's SEC tournament in New Orleans with a swagger reminiscent of the 1990s, when they won seven of eight

Florida, South Carolina among SEC baseball favorites

Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan couldn't believe he was saying the words. Just two years ago it would have been college baseball blasphemy: Pitchers are dominant in the Southeastern Conference.

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Caldwell-Pope, Georgia stun No. 20 Miss. St.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope hadn't done this a million times. It just looked that way.. The 6-foot-5 freshman guard juked to his left, stepped back and coolly knocked down Georgia's biggest shot of the season, a 3-pointer in overtime that lifted the Bulldogs to a

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Murray leads Georgia past Rebels

Bulldogs also stout on defense in road victory over Rebels, who are held to 183 yards

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Georgia's Richt, Mississippi's Nutt both need win

OXFORD, Miss. -- Georgia's Mark Richt doesn't have the best job security these days. Mississippi's Houston Nutt knows exactly how he feels.

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Georgia's Richt, Mississippi's Nutt both need win

OXFORD, Miss. -- Georgia's Mark Richt doesn't have the best job security these days. Mississippi's Houston Nutt knows exactly how he feels.. Ole Miss (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Georgia (1-2, 0-1) today at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in a game that both teams desperately need to win in order to

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Mixed results for SEC's inexperienced quarterbacks

Uncertainty prevailed in the Southeastern Conference whenever the conversation turned to quarterbacks during the offseason.. Gone were stars like Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, Alabama's Greg McElroy and Auburn's Heisman winner Cameron Newton. All around the SEC, there were relative unknown signal-callers being thrown into the fray.. Most SEC schools can

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Mixed Results For Sec's Inexperienced Quarterbacks

Uncertainty prevailed in the Southeastern Conference whenever the conversation turned to quarterbacks during the offseason.

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Richt strives to return UGA to upper echelon

All things considered, Mark Richt has overseen an extremely successful decade at Georgia. But big-time college football has a short memory.

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Dooley continues rebuilding Vols

When Tauren Poole arrived at Tennessee in 2008, it seemed like a pretty stable place. Coach Phil Fulmer had been with the Volunteers more than 15 years, the program was usually at or near the top of the Southeastern Conference and a national title was always the ultimate goal.

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UGA's woes continue

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Chris Relf rushed for 97 yards and threw for 135 yards and a touchdown as Mississippi State beat Georgia 24-12 on Saturday night, breaking a nine-game losing streak in the series dating back to 1974.