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February 24, 2002
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His family tells of a focused, serious boy who grew up to be Bucs coach. Story
Hubert Mizell
Coaching saga produces questions
A few questions I'd like to ask Joel, Bryan, Ed or Pa Mal Glazer, even if my chance of getting answers is slimmer than Steve Spurrier's possibility of being invited to this summer's Bobby and Ann Bowden traditional family reunion at Panama City:

Devil Rays/Spring Training
Rays' Kennedy 'on a mission'
A background of hard work fires the lefty's resolution to succeed.

McRae ready for righty-lefty games
ST. PETERSBURG -- One beauty of spring training is that you're allowed to change your mind.

Dome occupied; it's back inside
ST. PETERSBURG -- Had the Suncoast Home Show not been using Tropicana Field this weekend, the Rays might have practiced in the dome Saturday.

Alderson presses for more profit sharing among teams
On behalf of Mets fans everywhere, the doorman stopped Sandy Alderson in his midtown-Manhattan apartment building to offer an opinion.

Wells feels good on the mound
TAMPA -- Yankees pitcher David Wells had another strong bullpen session Saturday and could be ready to pitch in early spring training games.

College basketball
NCAAs keep slipping away
USF rallies but falls 83-78 to UAB in two OTs, leaving the Bulls with little shot at the NCAA Tournament.

In one second, Tide turns against Gators
'BAMA 65, UF 64: A layup at the buzzer gives Crimson Tide a share of the SEC title.

Clemson bids to climb out of basement
An 87-78 loss means FSU still runs the risk of an ACC tournament quarterfinal meeting with Duke or Maryland.

Letters
The hiring of Gruden gets mixed reviews
Finally, after all the buffoonery in looking for a new coach, the Glazers came up with the guy they really wanted. I believe that Bucs fans will be completely re-energized with his operations as opposed to (Tony) Dungy.

Lightning
Grit, goals on agenda
BRANDON -- Since John Tortorella took over as coach a little more than a year ago, the Lightning has upgraded its goaltending, solidified its defense and learned to play as a team.

4 years later, Lightning player observes from afar
Petr Svoboda, who scored the winning goal for the Czechs in 1998, sits out these Games.

Colleges
FSU trio teams up for two-hitter
TALLAHASSEE -- Matt Lynch struck out five and walked three, giving up one hit through 7 1/3 innings, as Florida State beat Jacksonville 1-0 Saturday.

Outdoors
Daily fishing report
Fishing seems to be on the same yo-yo as the weather. Warm, sunny days bring good action, and cold, windy conditions slow the bite.

Preps
CCC, PHU celebrate state titles
Two out of three wasn't bad for Pinellas County schools in Saturday's state soccer championships. Clearwater Central Catholic won the Class A boys title convincingly, 3-0 over Plantation Bishop Verot at the Ed Radice Sports Complex. Joey Ijjas scored two goals as the Marauders won their ninth championship.

Bounces go against Marauders
CCC can't dethrown Plantation American Heritage, which claims its third title in a row with a 2-1 victory.

Title for two
The Marauders claim their ninth championship with a convincing 3-0 win.

Title for two
TAMPA -- How typical of Palm Harbor University, a team without a star, that in the first 12 minutes of Saturday's game at Pepin/Rood Stadium, Mike Samson, Jens Alnervik, Brian McGarrigle, Chris Belmont and Craig Oakley missed chances to score.

Bishop Moore wins battle
The Hornets slow down Bernice Mosby in the second half and end Hernando's season.

Zephyrhills' Hand captures a title
LAKELAND -- Every other state champion had been crowned, so Shane Hand found himself the last wrestler in the Lakeland Center, fighting to avoid a pin in the first period as volunteers rolled up the mats on the circle next to him.

Brandon is on top again
Three individual champs enable Eagles to continue their reign.

Lake Gibson finally a champion
The Class 2A boys team wins another game with penalty kicks and claims the school's first state title in any sport.

Clearwater's record run moving to state
CLEARWATER -- The applause started with a minute remaining, polite at first before building to a roar.

Countryside pair get lift in finals
LAKELAND -- As the National Anthem played, Countryside's Steve Spicuzza and Matt Turtzo received a call from their idol -- Jared Frayer.

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