Auburn Investigating Potential Violations

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By Adam Bagni

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HEY EVERYONE WELCOME INTO YOUR SPORTS… WELL AUBURN OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE TONIGHT… IF SECONDARY RULES VIOLATIONS OCCURRED OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RECRUITS HELPED WITH THE TRADITIONAL TREE ROLLING OF TOOMER’S CORNER… VIDEO ON SEVERAL WEBSITES HAS SHOWN THE YOUNGSTERS PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT… A SECONDARY VIOLATION IS USUALLY SELF REPORTED AND LEADS TO JUST A WARNING…///

MEANWHILE… BACK ON THE FIELD… THE SEASON MAY BE OVER FOR THE ALABAMA SOFTBALL TEAM… BUT NOT THE AWARDS… SENIORS KELLEY MONTALVO… AND BRITTANY ROGERS… AS WELL AS JUNIOR CHARLOTTE MORGAN… WERE ALL NAMED BY THE MEDIA TO THE WOMEN’S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM YESTERDAY… HEAD COACH PAT MURPHY SAID THE TRIO HAD AN IMPACT FOR THE TEAM THAT WASN’T ONLY THIS PAST WEEK… BUT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SEASON… THE TEAM THAT ELIMINATED THE TIDE… FLORIDA… FELL IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES LAST NIGHT TO WASHINGTON…///

WELL YOU MAY HAVE HEARD… THERE’S BEEN A DEBATE BREWING AROUND THE CITY REGARDING JUNIOR HIGH ATHLETICS… THE MONTGOMERY CITY COUNCIL HELD A WORK SESSION YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEM… AT ISSUE IS THE TRANSFER OF THE PROGRAM FROM THE CITY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION… OFFICIALS SAY THE CHANGE MUST BE MADE… DESPITE BUDGET PROBLEMS… BECAUSE THE CURRENT FORMAT VIOLATES STATE REGULATIONS…///

AND FINALLY WE MENTIONED LAST NIGHT THAT KENT MATTHES WAS NAMED A GOLDEN SPIKES FINALIST… BUT WE DID NOT MENTION THAT CATCHER VIN DIFAZIO WAS NAMED TO THE ALL-REGIONAL TEAM AFTER THE TIDE WAS ELIMINATED UP IN CLEMSON… IT WASN’T HIS FAULT THOUGH… HE BATTED FIVE-71 IN ALABAMA’S TWO GAMES…///

AND ONE FINAL NOTE… SOUTH ALABAMA’S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR JOE GOTTFRIED HAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE IS RETIRING AFTER 25 YEARS ON THE JOB… IF THE NAME SOUNDS FAMILIAR THAT’S BECAUSE HE’S THE FATHER OF FORMER TIDE HEAD BASKETBALL COACH… MARK GOTTFRIED… AND THAT’LL DO IT… I’M ADAM BAGNI… HOPE YOU JOIN US AGAIN TOMORROW EVENING… GUYS///

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