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Report: Tennessee focused on La Tech's Michael White

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10:16 AM ET 04.20 | Tennessee's search to replace Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Martin left UT last week to coach at California. A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some "A-list" candidates but that the interest hasn't been mutual. Another source told CBSSports.com that at least one potential candidate expressed no interest mostly because Tennessee's roster is in bad shape given that the Vols are losing four of their top five players from a Sweet 16 team.

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Texas LB thinks Baylor is still 'trash'

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09:36 AM ET 04.20 | More than five months later, Texas middle linebacker Steve Edmond remains upset over a loss to Baylor that cost the Longhorns the Big 12 title last season. "We could have won the conference. Even though I didn't get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat Baylor," Edmond said after Texas' spring scrimmage. "I really don't like Baylor. I still think they're trash." Edmond was sidelined with a lacerated liver and watched the 30-10 December loss with other injured teammates in Austin. "I'm mad as I can be. I knew we were a better team than they were," Edmond said. "And then -- Baylor gets the win and acts like they had never won before. Even in high school, you know how to react when you win a game. It's not like you never won a game. I'm like, 'They won it, so what?' They still suck to me."

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Carl Pelini claims FAU AD double-crossed him

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10:23 AM ET 04.20 | Carl Pelini thinks his firing from FAU was not exclusively because of drug use allegations, but also part of an agenda for new athletic director Pat Chun. In a radio interview on KFAB, the Omaha-based station that broadcasts Nebraska football, Pelini rehashed some of the back-and-forth regarding his resignation-turned-dismissal from Nov. 2013. According to the Associated Press, Pelini believes that office politics played a role in his exit. "Ultimately, I think it boiled down to an athletic director who didn't hire me," Pelini said in the interview via the AP. "We were making improvements. He came down there from Ohio State. He was their No. 1 fundraiser and made a lot of promises about money he was going to raise and changes we were going to make facilities-wise. He was not having a lot of success and we were growing as a football program. I think he wanted to hitch his reins to a new horse and get some credit for it and wanted to make a change." Pat Chun announced on Oct. 30 that Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis had resigned after allegations surfaced regarding illegal drug use. Though a member of his FAU staff claims to have personally witnessed marijuana and cocaine use, Pelini denies using illegal drugs. The former Owls' coach told the radio station that he regrets resigning and blames Chun for being misleading during the process.

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John Calipari has 'no idea' if Harison twins will return

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10:26 AM ET 04.20 | Kentucky coach John Calipari is pleading ignorance on whether Andrew and Aaron Harrison will return for their sophomore seasons or declare for the NBA Draft. "I have no idea," Calipari said Thursday.

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Auburn spent $3.1 million on BCS title trip

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10:19 AM ET 04.20 | Auburn's trip to the BCS National Championship cost the school $3.13 million, but the school will recoup the money thanks to a hefty bowl payout. Auburn spent most of its money on transportation ($1.7 million), and meals and lodging ($1.1 million) for the team, band, cheerleaders, faculty and athletics department staff members, according to documents obtained Saturday by AL.com. Auburn will easily offset the expenses with a $1.975 million individual payout for participating in the game, which awards a total of $18 million to the participating schools' conference. Auburn will also pick up an additional share of the $52 million of bowl revenue set to be split among the 14 schools in the SEC. Auburn also absorbed 211 unsold tickets at a cost of $58,315. The Rose Bowl required Auburn to purchase 22,629 tickets, which were then sold to Auburn fans at cost ranging from $215 to $385. The tickets cost Auburn a total of $7,685,730 before selling 22,418 of the tickets to fans through the Tigers' ticket office.

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