Deacons' Tabb released

Ex-Enloe star gone for season

From Wake Forest news releaseFebruary 9, 2011 

Former Enloe High standout Melvin Tabb, a freshman forward at Wake Forest, has been released from the Demon Deacons' basketball program, Wake coach Jeff Bzdelik announced on Tuesday.

"Melvin Tabb has been released from this basketball team for the remainder of the season for conduct detrimental to the team," Bzdelik said in a school release.

There was no further explanation.

Tabb played in 14 games this season, averaging 1.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game.

Tabb missed a portion of the season after being temporarily released from basketball activities on Nov. 22 in order to focus on his academic work. He sat out four games before returning to the team on Dec. 10, following fall semester exams.

Tabb played in 11 games after his reinstatement but has not seen action since Jan. 22 against Duke.

Tabb also missed portions of preseason practice because of a case of mononucleosis. He sat out the season-opener against Stetson because of the illness.

More basketball

Jackets' Oliver sidelined: Georgia Tech forward Brian Oliver, the team's third-leading scorer, will have surgery for a broken left thumb and is expected to miss three weeks.

Oliver, a sophomore, suffered a small fracture at the base of the thumb in Saturday's loss to Clemson.

Oliver is averaging 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while starting in 12 of 22 games.


Three Cavaliers suspended: Virginia football coach Mike London has suspended three players indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.

The suspensions announced Tuesday are junior linebacker Ausar Walcott, who started in all but one of Virginia's 12 games in 2010; junior cornerback Devin Wallace, who started seven games; and junior center Mike Price, who appeared in two games.

Virginia did not specify the reasons for the suspensions. London said they will not participate in any team activities during their suspensions.

Associated Press

Swimming and diving

UNC trio on U.S. team: North Carolina's Stephanie Peacock and Tyler Harris have been included in a field of 47 swimmers that will represent Team USA at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzhen, China.

UNC coach Rich DeSelm has been chosen to be the coach of the U.S. men's team.

The swimming competition is scheduled for Aug. 14-19.

Tuesday's results


Louisburg 4, College of Albemarle 3: Zack Houchins homered for host Louisburg (2-1).

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