The Southeastern Conference will hold its annual spring meetings this week in Miramar Beach, Fla., at the Sandestin Beach Hilton. The meetings bring together all 14 of the league’s presidents, athletics directors, football coaches and men’s and women’s basketball coaches for four days of discussions that can lead to changes in the league’s rulebook and structure.
USC president Harris Pastides will finish his term as the board chairman of the NCAA in August. He sat down with The State to discuss topics ranging from his new head football coach Will Muschamp to the litigation facing the NCAA.
Alshon Jeffery made the transition from starring for South Carolina’s football team to starring for the Chicago Bears. Saturday he indulged in some Windy City tradition, throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field and then leading the Cubs crowd during the seventh-inning stretch.
Former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone was released from the hospital over the weekend, nearly a week after the ex-Weddington High standout was seriously injured during a head-on collision with Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson.
Over the first 4 1/2 innings at Angel Stadium, Jhoulys Chacin and Justin Verlander retired all 27 batters they faced. They kept trading zeros deep into the eighth inning of a scintillating pitchers' duel.