The Big South Conference will hold its 2013 indoor track-and-field championships at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, JDL officials announced Monday.
The meet will be Feb. 21-22, 2013, at the indoor facility that opened in January.
The Big South is the second Division I conference to select JDL for its indoor championships. Southern Conference officials signed a two-year deal in March to hold their 2013 and 2014 meets at the track.
Broncos’ Dawkins ends NFL career
Veteran safety Brian Dawkins is retiring from the NFL after 16 seasons. In a post on his Twitter account Monday, Dawkins thanked the teams he played for, his coaches and teammates and fans. he spent his first 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and his last three with the Denver Broncos but suffered a serious neck injury in December that sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Dawkins, who played safety longer than any other player in NFL history, was a six-time All-Pro and made nine Pro Bowls, including last season as an alternate.
Packers release tackle Clifton
The Green Bay Packers on Monday released veteran left tackle Chad Clifton, who anchored their pass protection for more than a decade.
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Clifton has been the Packers’ primary left tackle since 2000, starting 160 games over 12 seasons with quarterbacks Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. he started only six games last season because of hamstring and back injuries, and it isn’t clear if he will retire or try to play for another team.
Minnesota hires Teague as AD
Norwood Teague, whose moves helped turn Virginia Commonwealth into a basketball power, is the new athletics director at the University of Minnesota. he will replace Joel Maturi, who will step down July 1 and take a one-year transitional job that will include teaching, fundraising duties and advising the new AD.
Teague has been the athletics director at VCU since 2006 and spent five years before that as an associate athletics director at North Carolina.
Teague made two smart hires to help turn around the VCU basketball program. after losing Jeff Capel to Oklahoma in his first year on the job, Teague hired Anthony Grant as coach. when Grant left for Alabama, Teague plucked Shaka Smart, then 32, off Billy Donovan‘s staff at Florida.
Smith will replace Petrino at Arkansas
John L. Smith will return to Arkansas to coach football next season. School officials said that Smith has signed a 10-month contract worth $850,000 to replace Bobby Petrino.
Smith, a former assistant, left the Razorbacks after last season to become the head coach at Weber State, his alma mater. Smith will be formally introduced today.
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Petrino was fired April 10 for failing to disclose his relationship with and $20,000 in gifts to a woman he later hired as his assistant.
Saints deny ESPN eavesdropping report
The New Orleans Saints denied an anonymously sourced ESPN report on Monday reporting that general manager Mickey Loomis’ booth in the Superdome was wired so he could listen to opposing coaches’ radio communications during games.
ESPN could not determine if the system was ever used. the report on Monday’s “Outside the Lines” said Loomis would have been able to eavesdrop on opponents from 2002 to 2004. the report also said the system was disabled in 2005, when the Superdome was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel called the report “1,000-percent false.”
Two from Reynolds win N.C. tennis titles
Jack Riazzi and Oliver Otero of Reynolds High School won singles titles last weekend in the USTA N.C. Spring Tennis Championships at Hanes Park.
Riazzi defeated Daniel Belsito of Charlotte 6-4, 7-6 to win the Boys 16s, and Otero defeated Kyle Johnson of Charlotte 7-6, 6-3 to win the 18s.
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USA Track names Siegel its CEO
USA Track and Field hired former board member Max Siegel as its new CEO on Monday, ending an on-and-off, 16-month search.
USATF picked Siegel six months after he resigned from its board to become a paid consultant charged with shoring up the group’s flagging sponsorship, media and communications efforts. Siegel was on the board when it ousted former CEO Doug Logan.
Odds and ends
- Michael Shank Racing has filed an entry for Jay Howard to run the Indianapolis 500 next week, saying it has the sponsorship for the may 27 race but is still trying to put together an engine program.
- Anthony Gill, the former South Carolina forward, will transfer to Virginia, a Charlottesville newspaper reported. Gill will be ineligible next season. the 6-foot-8, 235-pounder averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 rebounds last season.
- Rick Scruggs, associate head coach at Appalachian State, was named head men’s basketball coach at Mars Hill College, school officials announced Monday. Scruggs was 198-215 in 15 years as head coach at Gardner-Webb through 2011.
- Brazil, Spain, Britain and Mexico are the seeded men’s teams for the Olympics soccer tournament and will be kept apart during today’s draw for the group stage.
- Jockey John Velazquez, Ghostzapper, trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Velazquez, with more than 4,800 wins, won last year’s Kentucky Derby aboard Animal Kingdom; Ghostzapper won nine of 11 career starts; Attfield trained three Canadian Triple Crown winners; and Wheeler won 1,336 races over nearly six decades.
From staff and wire reports