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SEC pledges cash to help storm victims

Updated: May 8, 2011, 8:06 PM ET
By Edward Aschoff | ESPN.com

The Southeastern Conference will donate $500,000 to the University of Alabama to support its efforts in assisting students, faculty and staff who were affected by the tornadoes of April 27.

"Our hearts go out to all the victims of these recent tornadoes but especially to our academic colleagues and their students," Dr. Bernie Machen, president of the University of Florida, said in a statement. "While we compete fiercely in athletics we also support each other fiercely in times ...

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