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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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Tennessee seeking stability after recent coaching turnover (Yahoo Sports)
As it searches for its third coach in as many years, Tennessee must find a candidate willing to overlook the program's recent instability. Tennessee is launching another search after firing Donnie Tyndall due to the likelihood the NCAA would determine he committed major violations while coaching Southern Mississippi from 2012-14. Volunteers athletic director Dave Hart believes the position remains attractive even after all the recent turnover. ''If you look in the SEC, Kentucky is obvious with their history and tradition, but we can get in that arena with anybody.'' Tennessee has gone at least as far as the NCAA regional semifinals four of the last nine years.
Are Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium? (Yahoo Sports)
The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium. Is that the reason for such poor shooting in Houston? The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with no walls or bleachers directly behind either basket, challenges players' depth perception. ''But it's something that you got to adjust to quickly if you want to succeed in this.'' The other regionals are being played at Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cleveland Cavaliers play and the Carrier Dome, home to Syracuse University basketball and football games.
St. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin out after 5 seasons (Yahoo Sports)
St. John's split with basketball coach Steve Lavin on Friday after five seasons, announcing the decision a week following the Red Storm's loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The school said it ''mutually agreed to part ways'' with Lavin. Lavin and the Red Storm reached the NCAAs in his first and last seasons. ''Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men's basketball program and represented St. John's in a positive way,'' said athletic director Chris Monasch.
Bradley names Brian Wardle its 14th basketball head coach (Yahoo Sports)
Bradley University has hired Brian Wardle as its new basketball coach. Wardle led Wisconsin-Green Bay to the 2014 Horizon League regular-season championship and three straight postseason appearances in five years. Bradley Director of Athletics Chris Reynolds said Friday that Wardle has a track record of success and has a work ethic and personality that fit the Bradley Braves.