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Alabama DL Taylor charged with domestic violence a 2nd time (Yahoo Sports)
Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, signed about six months after Georgia dismissed him following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault, faces a new domestic violence charge, police said. The 21-year-old Taylor was arrested Saturday evening after a woman reported her boyfriend assaulted her, a Tuscaloosa police news release said. Taylor has been charged with domestic violence third-degree assault and domestic violence third-degree criminal mischief, police said. Taylor was being held early Sunday at the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $1,000 bond.
Alabama DB Geno Smith arrested on DUI charge (Yahoo Sports)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence for the second time in his career with the Crimson Tide.
Rosier's spring football season at Miami has 'hypnotic' end (Yahoo Sports)
Malik Rosier is on the football and baseball teams at Miami, which means he has needed help to juggle a demanding spring schedule. One day after being hypnotized - a former Miami player named Lenny Moore, who was part of the 1983 national championship team and now is a hypnotherapist displayed his talents for current and former players in a show this weekend - Rosier threw the first touchdown pass of Miami's spring game Saturday. Both Rosier and starting quarterback Brad Kaaya took part in the hypnosis show, designed in part for some to deal with confidence issues or phobias. In the case of Miami's quarterbacks, they just did it for fun.
Vandy QB Robinette gives up football to focus on med school (Yahoo Sports)
Vanderbilt quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to end his football career early to concentrate on medical school. Robinette plans to enter the Vanderbilt School of Medicine this summer to study orthopedics. He said Friday it would have been too difficult to balance his time playing quarterback for a Southeastern Conference program while also attending medical school. ''I don't know if that would even be possible, especially here at Vanderbilt,'' Robinette said at a news conference.
Ex-Vandy coach to replace Manning on playoff committee (Yahoo Sports)
Archie Manning is leaving the College Football Playoff selection committee and will be replaced by former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson. ''I was honored when I was chosen to be on the College Football Playoff Selection Committee,'' Manning said in a statement from the College Football Playoff.
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Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (Yahoo Sports)
With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame and kept their unblemished season intact. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the unbeaten Wildcats made their last nine shots to survive their toughest test to date, coming back after trailing for much of the second half to defeat the Fighting Irish 68-66 on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional final. ''We know our will to win,'' said Aaron Harrison, who hit a crucial 3-pointer.
Wisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona (Yahoo Sports)
Sam Dekker hit 5 of Wisconsin's 10 3-pointers in the second half on his way to a second straight career high of 27 points, Frank Kaminsky added 29 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history. ''Sam Dekker pretty much just crushed our dreams with that shot,'' Arizona guard T.J. McConnell said. Dekker confirmed the Badgers are more than just ''Frank the Tank.'' The junior followed up his career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds in a semifinal win over North Carolina with timely shooting that bailed out the Badgers. ''Incredible game,'' tweeted Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers from his seat behind the Badgers' bench, calling Dekker ''cold blooded.'' Wisconsin (35-3) denied the Wildcats (34-4) a Final Four berth for the second straight year, having beaten them by one point in overtime in Anaheim a year ago when their seeds were reversed.
AP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years (Yahoo Sports)
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes will be released after yet another quick exit from the postseason, people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday. The decision came after Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and Barnes met Saturday, according to the people who requested anonymity because the school wasn't expected to make a formal announcement before Sunday. The 60-year-old Barnes shaped Texas into a national basketball power with three Big 12 championships and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 17 years. Barnes also led Texas within one game of the Final Four in 2005 and 2008.
Gonzaga-Duke Preview (Yahoo Sports)
Gonzaga and coach Mark Few have been a constant presence in the NCAA Tournament, even if the loveable Zags rarely get this deep into March Madness. The Bulldogs were a No. 1 seed only two years ago when they got upset in the second round, and who can forget floppy-haired big-scoring Adam Morrison nearly a decade ago - yep, back in 2006, when the trendy pick blew an early 17-point lead in a Sweet 16 loss to UCLA. Now they are a win away from their first Final Four, with omnipresent Duke and Coach K's top-seeded Blue Devils (32-4) up next Sunday in the South Regional final. ''Probably the highest compliment I could pay him is literally everything we've tried to do at Gonzaga, we always ask, 'What did Duke do here?''' Few said.