Originally created 03/14/03

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College

Georgia radio host gets punishment

University of Georgia sports radio broadcaster Jeff Dantzler has been relieved of some duties after asking female students what color underwear they were wearing during an interview.

Dantzler will no longer host a weekday show on WRFC-AM in Athens, or the 5th Quarter post-game call-in show after football games, said Traci Long, general manager of Southern Broadcasting Companies Inc.

Dantzler was relieved of those duties March 5.

He will still broadcast baseball and men's and women's basketball games on the station because he is an employee of the university, which selects the announcers.

Dantzler made the remarks during his afternoon show before a Georgia baseball game Feb. 14. He was speaking with three "Diamond Darlings," female students who serve as ushers and work at souvenir stands.

During the interview, one student told Dantzler she was wearing only red and black - the school's colors. He then asked her what color underwear she and the other two were wearing.

Football

Panthers sign Davis to five-year deal

Former Washington running back Stephen Davis has agreed to a five-year deal with Carolina, giving the Panthers the heavy-duty running back they have lacked..

Davis, released for salary cap reasons last month, was the Redskins' No. 3 career rusher with 5,790 yards, and the only player in franchise history to run for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. But his straight-ahead running style wasn't a good fit in coach Steve Spurrier's wide-open offense.

  • Emmitt Smith ended his two-day meeting with with the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday.
  • "It's been a wonderful visit," Smith said. "It feels like I'm being recruited all over again."

    Smith met with owner Bill Bidwill and his son Michael, who has had an increasingly larger role in the football operations in recent months.

    He said he had other visits planned but declined to identify the teams.

  • Punter Alan Griffin of Harlem has signed to play with Division II power Carson-Newman.
  • The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Griffin, a first-team All-Area selection for The Augusta Chronicle in 2002, averaged 40 yards per kick last season

    Auto racing

    Rain washes out qualifying runs

    Rain washed out qualifying for the Busch and the Craftsman Truck series Thursday in another wet day at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.

    Stanton Barrett, who won the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway two weeks ago, will start up front for the Busch DarlingtonRaceway.com 200 on Saturday as the series set its lineup on owner's points.

    The Craftsman 200, the series' second race of the season to be run Friday, was also set by owners' points, with Travis Kvapil getting the pole. Kvapil finished sixth and seventh in the past two truck races held at Darlington and was hopeful of some extra track time.

    Hockey

    Source: Billionaire will get Sabres

    Billionaire B. Thomas Golisano has signed an asset purchase agreement to buy the bankrupt NHL Buffalo Sabres, all but securing the team's future in Buffalo after eight months of uncertainty, a league source said Thursday.

    Golisano now must seek final approval of the purchase from U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Buffalo. Golisano's offer is scheduled to be presented to Judge Michael Kaplan at 10 a.m. today.

    Details of the purchase offer were not immediately available, but it is expected to be worth more than $50 million, taking into account the team's projected $23 million in losses this season and a $22.9 million loan taken out on the construction of its arena.