Recent Coosa High School graduate Tori Overby (seated, second from right) signs to play tennis at Shorter University during a special ceremony held Friday, July 21, 2017, at the high school. Joining her are her brother, Corbin Overby (seated, from left), her mother, Kelly Overby, her father,…
In a move capping off a string of recent head coaching hires, Shorter University announced Friday that Dawn Brown has been selected to lead the Lady Hawks’ basketball team just over a month after longtime head coach Vic Mitchell resigned.
Becoming an athletic director means learning to deal with changes. Aaron Kelton knew this when he became Shorter’s interim athletic director in January.
Another coaching vacancy at Shorter University has been filled after the school announced Wednesday that Wade Anderson will take the reins of the men’s basketball team.
After completing their college careers among the most accomplished female athletes at their respective schools, Marie Collop and Elizabeth Dowd are in line to receive one more honor.
Big things are happening in major college sports as we sweat through the sure-to-be long hot summer. One of the most stable programs in the last 18 years is suddenly turned upside down with the surprising — no, make that shocking — announcement that head football coach Bob Stoops has resigne…
Timia Reynolds is continuing her post-high school career with the Emmanuel Lady Lions after she was announced as the new women’s basketball assistant coach this week.
The latest trend in NCAA Division I football is for starting/backup quarterbacks to transfer to new schools. The list is growing as there are now seven major schools boasting new signal-callers — some five-star prospects. Of course the biggest transfer in the last few years, in my opinion, w…
How many times are you likely to read about how so-and-so coach is on the hot seat during the course of the upcoming college football season?
Vic Mitchell, who helped shape women’s athletics at Shorter University for nearly three decades, is stepping down as the head coach of the Lady Hawks’ basketball team.
LSU running back Derrius Guice got some new ink as he displayed a huge full back tattoo that reads in capital letters “SAVAGE.” Guice is, of course, the heir apparent to Leonard Fournette. ... Notre Dame transfer quarterback Malik Zaire confirms that Florida is his choice, but some red tape …
I know you’ve been waiting on this for a long time, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer. thespun.com published their list of the most hated college football teams.
After raising the bar once again last season for a program still considered relatively young, the Berry College football team is hoping its newest influx of talent will keep it on an upward curve for years to come.
I just saw the light at the end of the dark tunnel today. College football will, indeed, return and not too far into the future. I saw that Street & Smith will publish again, the sports magazine of my youth. Athlon Sports came out with their Top 25 for next fall. I wish the Athlon list w…
A year ago, as a freshman, Lester Miller represented Shorter University at the Division II Outdoor National Championships. Miller was one of three track athletes on the men’s team to make the trip.
The ACC just had its spring meetings, and there was a lot of crowing coming from the conference boasting about being the top overall college league.
I know you’ve heard this song and verse before, but I’m warning you to batten down the hatches and get ready for another rousing round of all things dealing with the “R” word — that’s realignment in college football.
The Berry College softball team worked its way back to play for a Division III regional title over the weekend but came up short.
Led by a nine run sixth inning, including a grand slam by Kylie Aiken, the Berry College softball team defeated Emory & Henry 15-3 on Saturday, advancing to the NCAA Regional Championship against Transylvania University.
Before all of you Alabama, Clemson or Ohio State folks gather and decide to ostracize me or bring out and tar and feathers, let me put forth a question that deserves some deep the serious consideration. USA Today via Bleacher Report offered a story with this headline which caught my attentio…
John Daly, my all-time favorite golfer, won his first tournament since 2004 when he took the $332,500 first-place prize on the Champions Tour which was played at The Woodlands in Texas. Daly, well known for his partying, alcohol consumption and cigarette habit, was doused with champagne by s…
Locals Autumn Nash (from left) and Jill Robinson play a match Friday, May 5, 2017, in the USTA Georgia League State Championships at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Nash and Robinson lost the No. 2 doubles match against Sue Gibson and Vanessa Morrison. (Contributed photo)
The Cleveland Browns’ 32-year-old offensive lineman, Joe Thomas, says he’s experiencing memory loss due to football. … Maybe not such a good idea. When a Red Sox fan proposed to his girlfriend during a Boston game in Fenway Park, she turned him down before a packed crowd and television audie…
The NFL — No Fun League, aka National Football League — completed its annual Joke Upon America last week when mercifully the NFL draft came to a halt after three exhausting and tedious days. After seemingly several thousand names you had never heard of were “chosen” or survived the three-day…
Luke Johnson, who was one of the standout players on Darlington’s lacrosse team before graduating last spring, is continuing to earn accolades in college.
Berry College’s Sydney Weaver has been selected as one of six individuals to compete at the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf National Championship, becoming the first female golfer in Berry history to earn a bid to the tournament.
Emotions turned from excitement to anxiety at the drop of a tennis ball Sunday at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. When the nerves had reached their climax, however, there were tales of repeating and redemption.
It’s been a season of program bests for the Berry College softball team, and the Vikings aren’t planning on stopping it any time soon.
Georgia’s men’s tennis team defeated Mississippi State in a close 4-3 battle on Sunday to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament championship in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship title matchup is set as Wake Forest and Virginia both earned wins to advance.
The third day of the ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships brought out a diverse crowd as the top-seeded teams took to the courts in the tournament quarterfinals.
The semifinal matchups for the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship are set after posted wins in Friday’s quarterfinal round at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
The rain that moved through Rome on Thursday delayed matches at the ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, but homegrown initiative made sure the event would remain on schedule.
This weekend will see a few Berry College teams in the mix for possible Southern Athletic Association titles, but two are already in their sport’s respective championship game.
The quarterfinals are set after intense second-round action at the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Championship at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College.
Update: Rain has delayed today's ACC tennis matches at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. The men, who were originally scheduled to play at 10 a.m. have been moved back to 1 p.m. The women, originally scheduled, for 1 p.m. will play at 4 p.m. That's if the rain goes away.
I had to laugh when former Alabama assistant and now head coach at Florida Atlantic Lane Kiffin said, “I’m not really big on humiliating assistant coaches in front of everybody.” Kiffin, of course, was on the receiving end of some salty Nick Saban salvos during his tenure in Tuscaloosa. … An…
Track and field athletes from across the southeast competed at the two-day Southern Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Berry College this weekend.
I’ve got a major gripe to air out today, but bear with me for a moment and allow me to try and fill you in on some background perhaps to clarify any questions.
Believe it or not, the sometimes-backwards, out-of-date NCAA has done something that I believe America will approve. It has, in essence, enabled some fans to double their pleasure.
Shorter University women’s lacrosse coach and Rome native Brittni Dulaney was named the Gulf South Conference’s Coach of the Year on Wednesday following a turnaround season for the Lady Hawks.
I guess I had something to do with North Carolina winning the NCAA basketball title this year, but the Tar Heels seem to be making news and sometimes it’s the unwelcome kind.