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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has released the names of 12 boosters that the NCAA claims provided impermissible benefits and recruiting inducements to football players. The names of the boosters had previously been redacted from the NCAA's notices of allegations and the university's responses. The release was in response to a previous ruling by the Mississippi Ethic Commission.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Butch Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers are looking North of the border to help them prepare for the upcoming season featuring a rough stretch of three games in 13 days. Tennessee starts practice Saturday, and Jones has tried to research the Canadian Football League for tips on handling the first three games. The Vols open Sept. 4 against Georgia Tech at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta before hosting Indiana State on Sept. 9 followed by a visit to rival Florida on Sept. 16.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kory Holden believes the South Carolina men's basketball team can continue its success after its first Final Four last April. Holden said the Gamecocks returning have worked hard to make sure they don't squander the good feelings that came from its NCAA Tournament run. South Carolina lost three fifths of its starting lineup from that group, including leading scorer and the Southeastern Conference coaches' pick for league player of the year in Sindarius Thornwell.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Randy Shannon got a $400,000 raise to go along with his promotion to defensive coordinator. Shannon was promoted to defensive coordinator in early January, four days after the Gators beat Iowa 30-3 in the Outback Bowl. Shannon's contract has been released along with those of new assistants Ja'Juan Seider, Corey Bell and Brad Davis. Shannon signed a three-year deal worth $890,000 annually.
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