Thursday, September 16, 2010

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: South Carolina-Auburn, A.J. Green, Alabama and more

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  
Chickens and Plainsmen in 3-D. ESPN3D will feature the South Carolina-Auburn game on September 25. This weekend's Clemson-Auburn will also be shown in ESPN3D. (Friends of the Program, ESPN Media Zone)

Orange heart gold pants? Auburn may or may not be be wearing blue pants and/or blue helmets against South Carolina on Saturday. Mark Richt wishes the Tigers good luck on that. (Track 'Em Tigers)

From the "There's a possibility but no chance" dept. The NCAA will hear Georgia's appeal over A.J. Green's suspension on Friday. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution

But wait, the A.J. Green story gets worse. Chris Hawkins, the former UNC player whom Green sold his jersey to also faces charges from a 2009 drug arrest in Georgia. (ESPN, Team Speed Kills)

Arkansas' Achilles' heel? The Razorbacks have been plagued with turnovers in the first two games of the season. Georgia's ability to score on turnovers may be the Dawgs only chance against the Hogs. (

ABC punks Alabama. If you are an Alabama fan and like outside the Southeast you're getting punked by ABC. The Alabama-Duke game will only be broadcast in the Southeast region. 'Bama fans in the rest of the country will have to check the came out on ESPN3. (Roll 'Bama Roll)

How many arrests are too many arrests? The Orlando Sentinel counts 30 Florida Gators who have been arrested for "misdemeanor and felony charges," not counting minor traffic incidents. Only six players were arrested for impersonating a Georgia Bulldog  alcohol or  DUI/traffic related incidents. (Orlando Sentinel)

Factoid of the day. Joker Phillips is 2-0 in his first two games as Kentucky head coach. The last Wildcat head coach to pull that off? Bear Bryant. (Leather Helmet Blog)

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