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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen's personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program. Mullen expressed disappointment in having two players and a staff member accused of violence toward women in the past month. But he also acknowledged that he'd "be hypocritical if you look at my history to say to that is a 100% deal."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — New Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats' contract includes hefty buyouts if he leaves for another job or is fired. University of Alabama trustees formally approved Oats' 5-year deal worth $2.45 million annually, though the university had earlier released some of the details. Alabama would owe him nearly $9.2 million if the school fires Oats within the first year.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The renaming of the field at Georgia's Sanford Stadium in honor of former longtime coach Vince Dooley has cleared its final hurdle. The Georgia Board of Regents has approved the proposal for Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium. The new name will be dedicated at the Bulldogs' home opener against Murray State on Sept. 7.
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