The Gator men’s basketball team gets its third verbal commitment for the class of 2012 as it highlights our Wednesday Sports News And Notes…
- Florida picks up its third verbal commitment in the 2012 class in men’s basketball when Orlando First Academy shooting guard Dillon Graham said yes to a Florida offer. Some have compared Graham’s style of play to former Gator Matt Walsh in that he is a very good shooter and an excellent driver. He is also considered to be a willing defender as well. Graham and his coach, Bill Bufton, will be on Sportscene Wednesday morning.
- NFL rosters had to be cut to 80 and one of the casualties is former Gator and NFL veteran Alex Brown who was cut by New Orleans.
- Former Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl is out of the coaching business at least for now; he has accepted a position as a vice president of marketing with a wholesale grocery company in Knoxville.
**Eight University of Miami football players must sit out games in the wake of the NCAA investigation into allegations made by a former booster that he supplied money, parties and other items to former and current Canes players. Originally 12 players had been targeted as those who took extra benefits but only eight of them will have to miss any game time. Quarterback Jacory Harris will miss the opener on Monday and safety Ray Ray Armstrong will miss four games.