Monday, March 14, 2011

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: NCAA Tournament talk, Mark Richt, and more

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC  news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)  


Five against 63. The SEC sends five representatives to the NCAA Tournament. (Team Speed Kills)

Alabama named a #1 seed in the NIT Tournament. Meaning the Tide gets a chance to be the 69th best team in the college basketball world. (Roll 'Bama Roll)

The best of all possible worlds? Tennessee's first second round match-up against Michigan is described as "The Best Possible Draw for Tennessee." (Rocky Top Talk)

No interest. LSU head men's basketball coach Trent Johnson says he is not interested in currently vacant job at Utah. (LSUSports.net)

Nothing Else Matters. Georgia making the NCAA Tournament matters. It really, really matters. (Dawg Sports)

Least shocking reaction of the day. Former Arkansas men's basketball coach John Pelphrey says he disagreed with his firing. (Arkansas Sports 360)

FOOTBALL

Mark Richt's punishment for Isaiah Crowell recruiting violation? The Gerogia head football coach won't be allowed to call recruits and/or their parents in on the phone in April. (Athens Banner-Herald)

Altered Images. Kevin Scarbinsky says that Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik has to "rebuild Auburn's image" following the arrest of four (now dismissed) players on charges of armed robbery. Like Auburn has an image of being a pillar of piety in the SEC in the first place. (al.com)


Tower of Strength. New Tennessee strength and conditioning coach Ron McKeefery says he is already seeing improvements with in the team's bench press and squats. (ChuckOliver.net)


On to the next one. Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson wants to pick up where Ryan Mallett left off. The fathers of Fayetteville's  daughters are probably real happy to hear that.   (Rivals.com)

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