Thursday, March 26
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama at Birmingham has announced a six-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Jerod Haase. UAB President Ray Watts yesterday called Haase a "rising star" in college basketball and said the university wants him to take the program to unprecedented levels of success.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paul Millsap had 25 points and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic last night. Jeff Teague added 16 points, despite spraining his left ankle in the first quarter.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The challenge of learning new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's playbook has evened Georgia's three-man quarterback competition. Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park have been given equal chances to win the job in spring practice. The three are trading days with the starters as Schottenheimer installs his offense.
BRASELTON, Ga. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is hosting a junior event this summer in Arkansas in which boys and girls will play with each other — and against each other. The LPGA star hopes the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational will develop what she calls a "gender-blind respect" among golfers.