News & Notes: Memorial Day Weekend edition

I’m either really ready for football season to start, or the Benadryl is really kicking in because I almost titled this post News & Notes: Labor Day Weekend Edition. On to the news and notes for this morning (I’ll likely add a few posts throughout the weekend if anything important breaks.)

First game on ABC
Chris Low of ESPN reports that the Alabama Crimson Tide-Virginia Tech game will be broadcast on ABC. Low provided this quote about the SEC’s opening weekend: “The SEC is well-represented that first weekend. South Carolina vs. North Carolina State will kick things off Thursday night on ESPN. Alabama and Virginia Tech will square off Saturday night on ABC. LSU and Washington will play later that night on the West Coast on ESPN, and Ole Miss will play at Memphis on Sunday afternoon on ESPN.”

When the Alabama-Virginia Tech game was announced, we asked readers which network they preferred to carry the game. Here is the survey:
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Poor Lane Kiffin
College Football Talk: Another day, another controversy involving the words “Lane” and “Kiffin”.

According to CFT, citing a Knoxville News-Sentinel report, it looks like Tennessee’s strength and conditioning coach could be looking for other employment. Third Saturday in Blogtober floats a replacement candidate.

It never is dull around Kiffin’s Tennessee program. If you need details on all the other entertaining things going on with Lane Kiffin, the Senator has a nice summary.

Tide baseball out of SEC tournament
If you want the details on the Alabama baseball team in the SEC tournament, then read the Tuscaloosa News story. The short version is: Alabama went 0-2 in the tournament.

If you need more bad news from the diamond, the Rap Sheet reports that Alabama third baseman Jake Smith is out for the remainder of the season.