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Reche Caldwell faces charges

TAMPA — Former Jefferson High and University of Florida football standout Donald "Reche" Caldwell was arrested early Thursday morning in Hillsborough County on two misdemeanor charges, including marijuana possession.

Caldwell, 32, was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and driving with a canceled/suspended/revoked license. He was released about five hours later on a $750 cash bond.

A 1,000-yard receiver and second-team All-SEC pick as a Gators junior in 2001, Caldwell was drafted in the second round by the Chargers the following spring and spent parts of seven seasons in the NFL.

Florida: The Gators got a commitment from a tight end they coveted for their new pro-style offense. Colin Thompson, 6 feet 5 and 255 pounds from Warminster, Pa., Archbishop Wood, also considered Wisconsin and Boston College.

MIAMI: The Hurricanes and Boston College moved their game this season up one day to Nov. 25, their first Friday matchup since the Doug Flutie "Hail Mary" game in 1984.

SYRACUSE: Floyd Little, a three-time All-American running back at Syracuse from 1964-1966, was named special assistant to AD Daryl Gross.

Basketball

Maryland's williams retires: Terrapins coach Gary Williams said "it's the right time" to end a career in which he led his alma mater to the 2002 national championship.

Williams coached for 33 years, the last 22 at Maryland, where he was a guard from 1964-67.

His career record is 668-380, including 461-252 at Maryland.

"My entire career has been an unbelievable blessing," said Williams, 66, third in the ACC in wins behind Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski.

Williams will stay on with Maryland as assistant athletic director and special assistant.

"What he has done for Maryland and for college basketball is remarkable," Krzyzewski said.

In other news, Maryland standout center Jordan Williams formally entered the NBA draft with two years of eligibility left.

UC Davis: Former Bradley coach Jim Les will be formally introduced as coach today. His son Tyler will be a sophomore at the school this season.

connecticut: Swingman Jamal Coombs-McDaniel, recently arrested on drug charges, plans to transfer. Coach Jim Calhoun said the sophomore wants more playing time.

duke: Alex Murphy, whose brother Erik plays at Florida, signed a letter of intent to become the fifth member of the Blue Devils' incoming recruiting class. The 6-8 small forward from South Kingstown, R.I., averaged 21 points last season. He will graduate early and play this season for Duke.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

UF's bill for Will

If he survives five years as Florida's football coach, Will Muschamp will earn $13.81 million, according to the contract released Thursday by the University Athletic Association. The breakdown:

$1.7M: annually, TV/radio appearances and other public obligations.

$750,000: one-time signing bonus.

$500,000: retention bonus if he stays five years (if he leaves early, he owes the UAA $500,000).

$290,000: equipment agreement this season, $260,000 each of next four seasons.

$278,846.31: base salary this year.

$250,000: base salary each of next four seasons.

$200,000: annual Nike bonus.

$68,038: expense account this season.

$61,000: expense account each of next four seasons.

$29,400: annual pension.

Performance-based bonuses

$37,500: make SEC title game.

$75,000: win SEC title game.

$100,000: make BCS bowl.

$150,000: make BCS title game.

$250,000: win BCS title game.

Reche Caldwell faces charges 05/05/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2011 9:15pm]
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