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2 p.m. Saturday: Network announcer suspended after solicitation of prostitute; Big recruiting weekend on tap for UM; Dolphins address UM stadium situation

Quick 2 p.m. broadcast note: CBS and Turner suspended basketball analyst Greg Anthony indefinitely today, a day after he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Washington D.C.

But there was one difference in how the networks handled the matter. CBS announced that Anthony, the network's lead college basketball analyst, will not work again for them this season.

But Turner declined to say whether Anthony would return to the network's NBA coverage this season.

"Greg Anthony has been suspended indefinitely and we will have no further comment at this time," Turner said in a statement.

Anthony, the former NBA point guard, was arrested at 5:46 p.m. Friday in a prostitution sting. He was scheduled to work today's Michigan State-at-Maryland game with Ian Eagle, but CBS yanked him from that assignment.

His arrest leaves CBS in a difficult spot, because the network already had lost its co-lead NCAA analyst, Steve Kerr, during the offseason. Kerr, as most of you know, left to coach the Golden State Warriors.

So who will CBS pair with Jim Nantz on the FInal Four? 

The most logical options include Clark Kellogg (who replaced Billy Packer as CBS' lead analyst in the winter of 2008 before being shifted back to the studio last year), Bill Raftery (who works primarily for Fox but has had permission to work the NCAA Tournament for CBS), Reggie Miller, Len Elmore, and Doug Gottlieb, or some combination of two of those five. 

Mike Gminski and Jim Spanarkel also worked the tournament for CBS last year. 

CBS also could try to seek permission from ESPN to use Jay Bilas (who previously worked NCAA Tournament games for CBS) or even Dick Vitale, but I'm not sure what ESPN's incentive would be to do that. Both have exclusive contracts with ESPN.

On Turner, Anthony had been alternating with Grant Hill and Chris Webber as the analyst on games not worked by TNT lead analyst Reggie Miller. Anthony's suspension likely will result in more assignments for Webber and Hill.

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With National Signing Day approaching on Feb. 4, it’s a big weekend of recruiting visits for UM, which has a legitimate chance to snag as many as six uncommitted players who are expected on campus.

The six to keep an eye on:

### Jacksonville-based four-star defensive tackle Kendrick Norton. This is a position of need for the Hurricanes; UM’s only oral commitment at DT is three-star Bradenton-based Ryan Fines, who projects as a backup, according to recruiting analyst Charles Fishbein.

Norton recently named a top five of Miami, UCLA, Michigan, North Carolina and Mississippi. Regarding Miami, he told Wolverines.com: "I have a good relationship with the coaches. My mom loved the coaches. It's beautiful down there, and I can stay  relatively close to home."

Rivals.com rates him the 15th best defensive tackle in this class and the 198th best prospect overall.

### Washington D.C.-based four-star defensive back Marcus Lewis. Rated by rivals.com as the No. 6 safety and 93rd-best player overall in this class, Lewis already has de-committed from two schools: Virginia Tech and Florida.

Besides UM, he’s also visiting Kentucky and Washington State. Rivals.com tabs Kentucky as the favorite but UM as a dark horse.

He would be a key addition, because UM has lost out on a few defensive back targets, including Westminster Christian’s Tim Irvin. UM already has one high-end safety commit in Killian’s Jaquan Johnson.

### New Jersey-based three-star linebacker Saleem Brightwell. Miami and Pittsburgh appear to the strongest contenders for Brightwell, who’s rated the nation’s 49th-best outside linebacker by Rivals.com. Michigan State is also in his top three, but he hasn’t committed to visiting there.

UM has two linebacker commitments (West Palm Beach’s Charles Perry and New Jersey’s Jamie Gordinier) and would like to add one or two more.

### Booker T. Washington four-star receiver Antonio Callaway. Callaway, whose season was cut short by a torn meniscus, hasn’t said how he’s leaning. He will visit Florida next weekend and Alabama the weekend after. And Callaway reportedly grew up with thoughts of playing at Florida.

UM already has three oral commitments at receiver, including four-star Maryland-based prospect Lawrence Cager, whose comments this week haven’t been entirely consistent. One day this week, he spoke of possibly flipping to Alabama if the Crimson Tide can fit him into this class. But the next day, he reaffirmed a strong commitment to UM. We’ll see.

### New York-based three-star defensive end Austrian Robinson. Robinson has named Maryland as he leader, and he’s also planning to visit Mississippi and Ohio State the next two weekends, after his UM visit this weekend. He told rivals.com that Maryland is the favorite simply because it’s the only one of the four that he’s visited.

But a strong visit this weekend would boost the Hurricanes’ chances. UM has two defensive ends committed: four-star Scott Patchan (already on campus) and Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons prospect Richard McIntosh Jr.

### Royal Palm Beach three-star offensive tackle Fred Johnson. He already has named UM as his clear front-runner. If he commits, he would be the seventh offensive lineman in this class. He has spoken of also possibly visiting UF, LSU, Tennessee and/or Virginia Tech.

Several UM oral commitments also are visiting --- Fines, Gordinier, defensive back Robert Knowles, offensive linemen Tyler Gauthier, Hayden Mahoney and Tyree St. Louis and four-star running backs Mark Walton and Jordan Scarlett.

The one that particularly bears monitoring is Scarlett.

Scarlett told our Manny Navarro this week that he’s only 85 percent committed to UM because of “how their season went. It wasn't the best season out of all my options of the schools. And I just feel like I don't want to miss on an opportunity of taking visits and seeing what's out there."

He will visit UF and FSU the next two weeks to determine if he believes either is a better fit than UM.

Incidentally, Orlando based four-star running back Dexter Williams, who de-committed from UM a few weeks ago, told The Orlando Sentinel that Miami remains in the mix and he also plans to visit Notre Dame and Texas A&M.

Williams said he decommitted from Miami because “I was kind of worried about the coach’s job” but added “I still have a lot of interest in Miami” and that Hurricanes coaches have been recruiting him “harder and harder” recently.

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Adam Beasley will cover the Dolphins' angle of the Sun Life Stadium modernization in a story to be posted shortly.

A couple of UM items from today's Dolphins press conference:

### As we reported previously, the Dolphins said today that UM's capacity at the stadium will be 55,000 and that capacity will be achieved by placing very large vertical banners in the upper end zones. Those banners, as displayed in the Dolphins' news conference today, will have a large "U" on them.

Athletic director Blake James told us those upper end zones seats might be opened for select games when demand warrants.

Capacity for Dolphins games will be 65,326.

### Ross said the Dolphins didn't ask UM for any input on the renovations. "We're spending all the money and they're benefiting," Ross said, before adding that the Hurricanes are a good tenant.

### Once the canopy is in place for the 2016 season, 92 percent of the seats will be in the shade for Dolphins games, compared with 17 percent now.  

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