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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTA — Long known for its power offense, Alabama opened things up this season.
GRAPEVINE, Texas — Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.
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.
Activity shows positive direction for Braves
BOONE — Perhaps it was inevitable that freshman Taylor Lamb would be Appalachian State’s quarterback.
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.
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.
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.
TCU moved up to No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — At the halfway point, Missouri's season was on the verge of ruin.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — UAB is shutting down the football program after one of the Blazers' stronger seasons.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year for the third time.