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denny chimesFoul play for Logan Young?: Tide superfan and convicted racketeer Logan Young was found dead today in his Memphis home. Police suspect foul play. Young was convicted in June of racketeering and bribery, and his appeal was pending. His testimony helped bring NCAA sanctions against the University of Alabama.
• Logan Young found dead, apparently attacked [Tuscaloosa News]

Half-billion boost: In time for Wednesday’s 175th anniversary celebration, the University of Alabama has kicked off a $500 million endowment campaign. The money will go to scholarships, faculty salaries, libraries and construction, including expanding Bryany-Denny Stadium and renovating Coleman Coliseum. The university has already raised $299 million. OK, but where’s our free tote bag and football phone?

• UA announces $500 million endowment drive [Tuscaloosa News]

Million-dollar baby: We’re happy for Fayette native Mike Davis, really. The new UAB men’s basketball coach (formerly head coach at Indiana) will pull down $5 million for five years. Wow. Hope they won’t have to raise tuition or cut corners on campus construction.

• Incentive-laden deal could push $1 million [Birmingham News]


  • School changes motto to “Chug! Chug! Chug!”
  • Pledges conduct virtual panty raid on Facebook.com, MySpace
  • Lacrosse team loses heartbreaking season ender in court, 12-0

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