Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Uga, Kathy Ireland Now Share Company

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Uga, Kathy Ireland Now Share Company

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Running off at the typewriter . . .

Uga, the Georgia Bulldogs mascot, is on the cover of Sports

Illustrated this week and is rated by the magazine as the

nation's No. 1 college mascot. When told he was an SI coverboy,

Uga drooled, scratched and said in a deep, raspy voice: "So when

do I meet Kathy Ireland?" . . . Since making the now-infamous

comments about Tiger Woods, Fuzzy Zoeller has been nationally

castigated, lost his sponsor and tearfully withdrawn from a PGA

Tour event. It could be worse. He could be O.J. . . . And amid

this Fuzzy fallout, it should be noted that Zoeller's reference

to Woods as a "little boy" isn't the first time he has used the

term. When John Daly was going through his alcohol-induced

problems at The Players Championship last month, Zoeller called

him a "a sick little boy." . . .

Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin said when he was in college, a

typical prank might have been filling up a trash can with water

and positioning it in front of the dorm adviser's. door. When

comparing that to fifth-round pick Damon Jones setting off a

Molotov cocktail in a dorm room at Michigan, Coughlin

deadpanned: "I guess they've advanced since I was in school." .

. . USA Today ran a front-page story recently predicting bass

fishing would be the next great spectator sport. Which means

it's only a matter of time before we see the Nike swoosh on hip

waders. . . .

A former NCAA enforcement staff person I know says it would be

more than just a ticky-tack violation of rules if indeed

potential basketball recruits were being evaluated by JU's

coaching staff while playing pickup games on campus. . . .

Speaking of JU, I commended the Dolphins last week for applying

for admission to the Trans America Athletic Conference and this

week they go and make another solid move by hiring Barry

Milligan to be an assistant athletic director. What's going on

over in Arlington? JU hasn't had this many good moves since Dee

Brown left. …

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