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Published: Friday, August 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 10:35 p.m.

Former Gator named men's assistant coach

  • Josh McCumber, a 1998 Florida graduate and former All-American, has been named as the men's golf assistant coach.
    "I'm really excited about having Josh on board at the University of Florida," UF men's coach Buddy Alexander said. "He was an exceptional collegiate player and has had a good deal of success as a professional. But, most importantly, he's a good person and he'll be a great asset to the team."
    McCumber was a two-time All-American for the Gators and concluded his career just outside the top 10 in career stroke average. He graduated from Florida with a degree in business management with an emphasis on landscape architecture and has spent the past five years working with McCumber Golf, while also competing on a professional level. He played on the 2002 Golden Bear Tour and the 2000 Montgomery Sports Tour and he advanced to the second stage in both the 2002 and 1999 PGA Tour qualifying schools.

    Dotson's lawyer says reporter didn't identify

  • DALLAS - The newspaper intern who got a jailhouse interview with a former Baylor basketball player accused of murder did not tell the suspect she was a journalist, the man's lawyer alleged Thursday.
    Grady Irvin, who represents Carlton Dotson, said in a written statement Shani George did not disclose her affiliation with The Dallas Morning News before meeting his client Wednesday at a Maryland detention center.
    The newspaper reported that Dotson suggested he acted in self-defense in a deadly confrontation with former teammate and roommate Patrick Dennehy.
    "It is our understanding that the intern did not provide any identifying information as being a reporter or intern," Irvin's statement said. "Instead, it is our understanding that she represented herself as a Christian who was there to let Mr. Dotson know that she was 'praying' for him."
    The Dallas Morning News defended its story, saying George was following up on several interview requests from the newspaper when she went to the jail during visiting hours and told the desk officer she hoped to interview Dotson.

    Miami recruit will go to Rutgers instead

  • CORAL GABLES - Defensive lineman Nate Robinson, one of the highest-rated recruits in the country last year, has decided not to enroll at the University of Miami and will instead play at Rutgers.
    Robinson signed with Rutgers on Wednesday, after Miami would not declare him academically eligible to play this fall. Robinson's SAT score of 800 meets the NCAA minimum for high schoolers with a 3.0 grade-point average, but is 20 points shy of Miami's institutional standard.
    "We have standards that are different from the standards that have been established by the NCAA," athletic director Paul Dee said. "The NCAA creates what is effectively a minimum standard."
    Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 305-pound tackle from Irvington, N.J., was rated as the nation's 15th-best high school recruit last year by Rivals100.com and 21st nationally by SuperPrep Magazine.

    Roddick, Agassi advance in Legg Mason Classic

  • WASHINGTON - Andy Roddick continued his recent mastery of hard-serving Greg Rusedski with a 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory in the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Thursday night.
    Top-seeded Andre Agassi had less trouble getting closer to his sixth Legg Mason title, beating Sargis Sargsian 6-3, 6-2 to join Roddick in the quarterfinals.
  • ACURA CLASSIC: In Carlsbad, Calif., Justine Henin-Hardenne, ranked No. 3 in the world, rallied from a set down to beat a fatigued Elena Dementieva in the third round of the Acura Classic.
    The third-seeded Henin-Hardenne trailed 4-2 in the second set before rallying for the 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 victory.
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