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By BOB PUTNAM
Published December 21, 2007
Northeast running back Jeff Brinson said Iowa is his leading choice among colleges after his visit to the campus last week.
"The coaches said I could come in and start right away," Brinson said. "I really like the school, and they stress academics, which is important."
Brinson has a visit scheduled for Florida on Jan. 11 and plans to make a trip to Kansas as well.
Bright House Shootout
What: Boys basketball tournament
When/where: Today-Saturday, Clearwater High
Today: East Lake vs. Gaither, 3; Palm Harbor University vs. Alonso, 4:30; St. Petersburg vs. Newsome, 6; Ridgewood vs. Clearwater, 8
Saturday: St. Petersburg vs. Ridgewood, 3; PHU vs. Gaither, 4:30; East Lake vs. Newsome, 6; Clearwater vs. Alonso, 7:30
Pinellas Park Holiday Classic
What: Boys and girls basketball tournament
When/where: Today-Saturday, Pinellas Park High
Today: Girls - Northside Christian vs. Dixie Hollins, 3; Pinellas Park vs. Northeast, 4:30. Boys - Pinellas Park vs. Northeast, 6; Admiral Farragut vs. Freedom, 7:30
Saturday: Girls - consolation, 11 a.m.; final, 2. Boys - consolation, 12:30; final, 3:30
Look for the Times' all-Pinellas County football team in Sunday's sports section. Our all-Suncoast team (Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas counties) will run Christmas Day.
Check it out
Can't make it out to the Bright House Shootout tonight at Clearwater High? Catch 47 has you covered, broadcasting two games live: St. Petersburg vs. Newsome at 6 and Ridgewood vs. Clearwater at 8.
Check it out, part II
Catch 47 will broadcast the semifinals and slam dunk contest of the inaugural Tampa Hoops Classic on Dec. 28. So if you can't make it to the USF Sun Dome for the 6 and 8 p.m. starts, turn on the tube.
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