Scoma, Campbell lead Augusta rout
In Hickory, N.C., Ryan Scoma homered and drove in four runs to lead the Augusta GreenJackets to a 10-1 victory over the Hickory Crawdads on Thursday night.
Raynor Campbell also homered and had three RBI for Augusta. Carlos Willoughby chipped in with three hits.
GreenJackets starter Austin Fleet (2-2) allowed one run on four hits in six innings. He had four strikeouts and three walks.
- In Albany, Ga., Stillman College routed Paine College 18-4 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
Darin Malden drove in two runs and Michael Thames homered for the Lions (18-25).
Paine will play Tuskegee today at 10 a.m. in the double-elimination event.
Quinnipiac transfer to join Lady Pacers
USC Aiken women's coach Mike Brandt announced the addition of Brittany Hill to the 2011-12 team on Thursday.
Hill transfers to the school after spending one season at Quinnipiac. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.
The 5-foot-8 point guard made four starts for the Bobcats, averaged 2.2 points in just under 15 minutes per game.
Hall of Fame Classic to start on Saturday
The Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic will be held Saturday and Sunday at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, Ga.
More than 100 professional and amateur players will compete for an estimated $15,000 purse.
Georgia coach Fox receives extension
Georgia coach Mark Fox received a $400,000 raise and a one-year extension after taking the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament this season.
Georgia's athletic board announced on Thursday that Fox will receive a raise from $1.3 million to $1.7 million and his contract has been extended through the 2016 season.
Georgia finished 21-12 this season and received its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2002.
Feds say Buckeyes swapped 36 items
A newspaper reports that Ohio State football players are alleged to have improperly traded dozens of items to the owner of a tattoo parlor, receiving tattoos, $14,000, and in one case a sport-utility vehicle.
The report by The Columbus Dispatch says it obtained a letter Thursday that was sent from the U.S. Department of Justice to Ohio State officials in December. The document lists 36 items that players are said to have sold to Eddie Rife or traded for tattoos since 2008.
- Auburn's football team isn't heading to the White House this week after all.
The national champions were scheduled to fly to Washington Thursday evening and then meet President Obama, who is now set to travel to Alabama today in the aftermath of deadly storms that hit the state. The meeting has yet to be rescheduled.
- The NCAA has created a new task force to look at the criteria for licensing Division I bowls and will place a three-year moratorium on new bowls.
It will look at governance and oversight by bowl sponsoring agencies, conflict-of-interest rules and policies, advertising and title-sponsorship standards, along with oversight and reporting of financial management of bowl games.
Insect bite lands Bayne in hospital
Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne was hospitalized for symptoms that could be related to an insect bite this month.
Roush Fenway Racing officials say Bayne will not race this weekend at Richmond, Va.
Bayne was hospitalized briefly for an apparent reaction to an insect bite on his left elbow.