A North Carolina man accused of scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 in a botched Stevie Wonder concert can’t get a fair trial in the Aloha State because of negative publicity over what’s been dubbed the “Wonder Blunder,” according to his motion seeking a venue change.
Week 7 in the SEC had a little bit of everything, blowouts like South Carolina’s 52-7 drubbing of Arkansas and Alabama’s 48-7 destruction of Kentucky but it also featured some close calls in Texas A&M’s 41-38 escape from Oxford and Mississippi State outlasting Bowling Green 21-20 but the biggest news Week 7 delivered was the upset Missouri captured in Athens against a hobbled Georgia team that busted the SEC East wide open.
Week 6 in the SEC wasn’t much to look forward to in terms of match-ups heading into the weekend but thanks to Butch Jones and Tennessee, the league made some headlines and gave us some fireworks.
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 17 Florida at No. 10 LSU: In an SEC season that’s been dominated by top-shelf offense, there’s still at least one team that plays defense: Florida. The Gators are giving up just 12.2 points per game, but they’ll be tested Saturday.
The Week 5 SEC schedule featured a couple match-ups of ranked teams, one of which was a match-up of two SEC juggernauts in LSU and Georgia, while the other match-ups produced some results that were closer than many expected:
A North Carolina appeals court hears arguments Wednesday on whether a for-profit company should get taxpayer money to operate a virtual charter school that offers online-only classes to public school students.
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One could argue that this has been the most unpredictable tournament in NCAA history. A fifteen seed, Florida Gulf Coast, made it to the sweet sixteen, numerous double digit seeds won in the first round, and three #1 seeds have been sent packing.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.