Monday, March 19, 2012

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Jason Peacock's arrest, spring practice, Mike Slive, and more.

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

Back on the Chain Gang.
Spring practice resumes at Alabama following Spring Break. It isn't going to be easy for the returning players. (al.com)

Battle for the backup.
LSU redshirt freshman quarterbacks Stephen Rivers and Jerrard Randal are competing to become presumed Tiger starting QB Zach Mettenburger's backup. (The New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Kleptomania runs wild.
Arkansas offensive tackle Jason Peacock was arrested on charges of felony theft last Friday. He allegedly used a stolen debit card to purchase gasoline.  (Northwest Arkansas Newspspers)

What's the Story, Morning Glory? 
Mark Weiser looks at storylines going into spring practice at Georgia. (The Athens Banner-Herald)

The Commish.
SEC Comissioner Mike Slive talks about conference expansion, the chances for a playoff in the FCS, the SEC's presence in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and more. (The Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Full speed ahead.
Plans to expand Mississippi State's Davis Wade Stadium are moving forward. (The Jackson Clarion-Ledger)

Funny How Time Slips Away. 
Rising senior Florida linebacker Jon Bostic looks back at his life as a member of the Gators. (ESPN)

Furman Bisher remembered.
Furman Bisher, retired sports columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has passed away at age 93. He worked for  the newspaper for 59 years between 1950 and 2009, and was famous for his coverage of The Masters. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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