UGA has set aside $32 million, partly in case college players eventually start getting paid

The University of Georgia’s athletic department has spent a good chunk of change on its football program recently, with $24 million going toward a new indoor practice facility, and the recent announcement of a $63 million renovation of Sanford Stadium. All but $10 million of that money will come from fundraising. According to SEC Country, UGA has been able to accomplish all of this without using any of its “reserve money,” that includes over $32 million which is kept to be used for “general support” of UGA athletics. Some of the reason Georgia keeps this extra $32 million and change is in case players get paid in the future. The 77-year-old Monte Kiffin spent the 2016 season as a defensive assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars under coach Gus Bradley but was not retained as part of new head coach Doug Marrone's staff. Kiffin had been assisting Bradley off and on for about eight months on an unpaid basis -- working as a...
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Mets to keep David Wright from throwing because of shoulder impingement

New York Mets third baseman David Wright was diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder and will not throw a baseball for "a couple of weeks," general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday. The team says Wright was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery after feeling discomfort. He will be re-evaluated after the two weeks, and could be a designated hitter then. "What's happening here is that the muscles around the shoulder have not re-engaged since the surgery," Alderson said. "That's taking more time than anticipated." Wright, the team's captain who is owed $67 million over the next four seasons, had surgery in June to repair a herniated disk in his neck. Hamilton, in camp on a minor league contract, faces six weeks of rehabilitation before he will be able to start running again. Hamilton was a five-time All-Star as an outfielder. He has been working out this spring at first base to put less wear and tear on the knee. He has not...
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The Cardinals use Brown initially way on the outside, then motion him in to a bunch formation before snapping the ball.

Brown was the toast of training camp and the preseason as he made spectaculars plays left and right, and the rookie out of small school Pittsburg State came up big for Arizona in their win over the Niners. The rookie reeled in four receptions for 52 yards on six targets, and his two touchdowns ended up being the difference in the game as the Cardinals mounted a second-half comeback. Brown was used in a variety of roles, but his speed was an obvious factor on his two touchdowns. Here was one, which pulled the Cardinals to within one point in the 3rd quarter: The Cardinals use Brown initially way on the outside, then motion him in to a bunch formation before snapping the ball. With Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald next to Brown, I can't say I blame the Niners' defense all too much for focusing in a little too long the Cardinals' two big downfield threats. In what looks like either...
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