As a freshman redshirting in 2006, Georgia defensive end Demarcus Dobbs had ample time to soak up the terminology used in a 4-3 scheme.

While teammates at Ole Miss University, Connor Vogel and Robbye Poole took time to hit together during practices.

DALLAS — The great Texas A&M conference debate has ignited the Aggies' fan base, spilled over into cyberspace and even has school legends debating the right path.

In all their years of playing junior tennis, Catherine Newman of Greensboro, N.C., and Claire Bartlett of Chattanooga crossed paths only once.

Claire Bartlett admitted she was "dead tired" after all of her matches at the Tennessee Valley Open Championships tennis tournament Friday, but it was a great feeling.

KNOXVILLE — Wednesday was a back-patting day around both University of Tennessee athletic departments, as every NCAA-sanctioned program on campus received satisfactory Academic Progress Report scores.

The University of Georgia had three sports that topped the Southeastern Conference in the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released Wednesday, and all 20 sports fielded by the school were well above the 925 cutoff point.

Despite featuring three Southeastern Conference schools and the exciting offense of the underdog Hawaii softball team, the story of the first three days of the Women's College World Series this year has focused on the umpires.

Bolstered by new television contracts with CBS and ESPN, the Southeastern Conference announced Friday that it will distribute a record $209 million to its 12 member institutions for the 2009-10 fiscal year, which ends Aug. 31.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Erinn Webb hit her second career grand slam and the Tennessee softball held off a late rally to beat SEC rival Georgia 7-5 on Friday night at the Women's College World Series.

Noon duo for Georgia

SEC reports some kickoff times

The Southeastern Conference on Thursday released starting times of some early-season football games selected for television, including two rise-and-shine contests for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Georgia football coach Mark Richt expects 17 of the 19 Bulldogs signees to meet NCAA eligibility requirements, with Dalton High School defensive end Jalen Fields one of the casualties.

First a member of Bear Bryant's "Junction Boys," then a national championship coach, Gene Stallings added another entry to his legacy Thursday afternoon.

Chattanooga's Brooke Pancake became a big part of Alabama women's golf history when she helped the Crimson Tide finish third at the NCAA championships last week.

FLINT, Mich. — Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram's name now is a part of Atwood Stadium in his Michigan hometown.

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