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Thursday's Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament Schedule

There will be three games at both Georgia Highlands and Berry College today, Thursday, Dec. 18 as the fourth day of the 2014 Seven Hills Rotary Rome News-Tribune Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament gets underway.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Editor's Column: What makes Calhoun football great; College Playoff
Posted: December 12, 2014

The recipe for a great high school football program

Thursday 12/11/2014
College Football: Hampden-Sydney's Nance wins Lanier Award
Posted: December 11, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Senior quarterback Nash Nance (Calhoun, GA/Tennessee) was named the winner of the Willie Lanier Award on Wednesday night, given to the top player in Division II, III and NAIA in the state by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. Nance was a finalist with Christopher Newport quarterback Marcus Morrast and Virginia State linebacker Andre Rawls.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
College Football: Lamb named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
Posted: December 10, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Headlined by Freshman of the Year quarterback Taylor Lamb and first-team all-conference offensive lineman Kendall Lamm and defensive back Doug Middleton, 11 Appalachian State University football student-athletes garnered Sun Belt Conference postseason awards, the league announced on Wednesday.

Panthers' Cam Newton discharged from hospital
Posted: December 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton says Cam Newton has been discharged from the hospital following a two-car crash that left the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback with two fractures in his lower back.

Dayton said Wednesday that Newton was thankful for the care he received and is stiff and sore, but otherwise in good spirits. Newton left the hospital with his family and will stay with them while recuperating. He will not be at the team's facility Wednesday.

It remains unclear when Newton will return to action.

The Panthers began practicing Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's divisional game against Tampa Bay.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police issued no citations for the accident. A police report said another driver pulled out into traffic and collided with Newton's truck, causing his vehicle to flip.

College Football: Freeman, West Georgia heading to NCAA D-II Quarterfinals
Posted: December 10, 2014

Former Calhoun standout and current West Georgia linebacker Gabe Freeman had one solo and one assisted tackle in the Wolves’ 31-17 win at Valdosta State on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals.

College Football: Curtis named Second-Team All-American
Posted: December 10, 2014

MACON — Mercer University freshmen Chandler Curtis added to his growing list of accolades for the 2014 season, as he was named to the College Sports Madness FCS All-America second team as a punt returner.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
NFL: Calhoun alum Durham makes Titans debut
Posted: December 09, 2014

Former Calhoun High standout Kris Durham made his debut for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday as he was activated for the first time this season and proceeded to make three catches for 30 yards in the team's 36-7 loss to the New York Giants in Nashville.

College Football: Griffith plays in Bama's SEC Title Game victory
Posted: December 09, 2014

Former Calhoun High kicker Adam Griffith was a part of Alabama's 42-13 win over Missouri on Saturday in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome.

Monday 12/08/2014
College Football: Cedartown's Nick Chubb named SEC Freshman of the Year
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 11:28 pm

ATLANTA — Long known for its power offense, Alabama opened things up this season.

Sunday 12/07/2014
College Football: Alabama, Oregon, FSU, Ohio State picked for playoff
Updated: December 07, 2014 - 1:31 pm

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.

Saturday 12/06/2014
College Football: Curtis earns All-Conference, All-Freshman honors at Mercer
Posted: December 06, 2014

Several former local football stars have moved on to the next level where they are making an impact in college football. Close to 20 former players from Calhoun, Gordon Central and Sonoraville appear on college rosters, and many of them saw action this past weekend their teams’ games.

Friday 12/05/2014
Editor's Column: Braves offseason message; Tech-UGA; College picks
Posted: December 05, 2014

Activity shows positive direction for Braves

College Football: Calhoun alum Lamb making mark at Appalachian State
Updated: December 05, 2014 - 3:06 pm

BOONE — Perhaps it was inevitable that freshman Taylor Lamb would be Appalachian State’s quarterback.

Thursday 12/04/2014
College Basketball: Zachary hits game-winner for Reinhardt
Posted: December 04, 2014

WALESKA — Sonoraville High alum Justin Zachary’s 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds left accounted for the 17th and final lead change of the night as the Reinhardt University men’s basketball team defeated Bluefield, 84-81, Monday night at the Brown Athletic Center in Appalachian Athletic Conference play.

College Football: Will Muschamp to Auburn 'getting closer,' according to report
Posted: December 04, 2014

AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn's efforts to land Will Muschamp are nearing an end. The former Florida coach is nearing a deal to lead the Tigers' defense, if the parties can clear one snag.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
College Basketball: Farrell earns honor at GNTC
Posted: December 03, 2014

ROSSVILLE — The Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III basketball coaches announced on Tuesday that Georgia Northwestern basketball players Ashley Farrell and Cameron Sherlin were named as GCAA Division III Players of the Week for Nov. 17-23, 2014.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
TCU jumps Florida St into 3rd in playoff rankings
Posted: December 02, 2014

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.

SEC Championship: Across-board contributions fuel No. 14 Missouri
Posted: December 02, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. — At the halfway point, Missouri's season was on the verge of ruin.

UAB announces its shutting down football program
Posted: December 02, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers' stronger seasons.

GT's Paul Johnson earns another ACC coach of year award
Posted: December 02, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year for the third time.