ATLANTA — Loyola-Chicago coach Porter Moser never doubted Marques Townes.
FLORENCE — North Alabama’s year of transition in the softball program from four-year circle ace Hillary Carpenter to mix-and-match rotation has gone just fine, if you ask coach Ashley Cozart.
AUBURN — Auburn went into last spring having to replace a top pass rusher in Carl Lawson, and it found Jeff Holland, who went on to total 10 sacks from the buck defensive end position.
FLORENCE — Zach Lisko feels back at home this spring as he enters his third season as an assistant coach for the North Alabama football team.
AUBURN — The two players who manned the center position for Auburn last season were an incumbent starter in Austin Golson and a two-time FCS All-American in Casey Dunn — two seniors not short on experience.
TUSCALOOSA — Two months removed from its fifth national title in the last decade, Alabama will take the field today for the start of spring practice.
SAN DIEGO — Bruce Pearl made it clear Sunday night that he wants to remain at Auburn next season. He went as far as to say that “my anticipation is that I’ll be Auburn’s basketball coach.”
SAN DIEGO — Gabe DeVoe scored 22 points and Elijah Thomas had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Clemson, which closed the first half with a 25-4 run that helped it beat cold-shooting Auburn 84-53 on Sunday and advance to the Midwest Region semifinal.
MONTEVALLO — North Alabama erupted for 14 runs to avoid being swept at Montevallo, pounding the Falcons 14-1 in Gulf South Conference baseball Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — T.J. Starks scored 21 points and Texas A&M overpowered North Carolina inside, upsetting the reigning national champions 86-65 Sunday in the NCAA Tournament to mark the second straight year a title holder missed the Sweet 16.
SAN DIEGO — Auburn’s exit from the NCAA Tournament did not come swiftly. The final minutes weren’t rife with tension. There wasn’t a game-winning shot worthy of One Shining Moment.