ESPN, at no one’s request, has issued a list of seven college football teams they say needn’t ever bother playing this season — that have absolutely no chance of winning the championship. The network thought through the list and has reasons for each one, but it’s still a silly list.
The Shorter University track team will double its exposure in the NCAA national spotlight this week as 12 Hawks and Lady Hawks will carry the school’s banner in the 2016 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Athlon is out with its annual preseason rankings in college football, and there are six SEC teams listed in the top 25. The ACC has four, and the Big Ten placed four. To no one’s surprise, Alabama was chosen to reload and sit atop the pile, followed by Florida State, Ohio State, Clemson and Michigan. Tennessee was No. 7, LSU ninth and Ole Miss 10th.
With college football more than three months away, don’t think that slows Las Vegas down one bit. Vegas issued its first official odds of the season for some of the top games of the year and what’s especially interesting are the games for the loaded first week of the college season.
The Berry College softball team scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning in game one to defeat Emory University 5-1. Berry, however, could not defeat the Lady Eagles twice, as the team fell 5-4 in eight innings in the regional final.
The top-seeded Berry College softball team moved past fourth-seeded Piedmont College 8-0 in a five-inning victory Friday afternoon as part of the Mount Berry Regional of the 2016 Division III Softball Championship.
For the third and final time, Shorter University will serve as host when the 2016 National Christian College Athletic Association National Track and Field Championships take place today and Saturday at Barron Stadium and at the Riverside Throws Center. What is yet to be determined, however, is whether the Hawks and Lady Hawks can make their last appearance in the national event a three-peat.
I saw a headline on the internet which announced “Kirby Smart is the biggest threat to knock Nick Saban and Alabama from atop the SEC.” Wow! What a prediction for a guy who’s never been the head coach in a college football game. I wonder what Nick Saban thinks about it? I wonder even more what Kirby Smart thinks about it?
Berry College shot a first round score of 301 and is tied for seventh place at the 2016 NCAA Division III Golf Championship in Rochester, New York. Tommy McCloskey carded the Vikings' low round with a 72.
When the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) announced their annual list of the All-Region honorees this week, two Hawks found their names listed among the best in the South Region. Niki Cook received a first team selection from both organizations; while Kameron Carter garnered a second team nod from the NFCA.
Every August the incoming football freshmen arrive at campuses across the country with plans to spend three years in residence and then move on to National Football League with the central objective to become enriched and live happily ever after.
In what is only a persistent rumor, golfer Tiger Woods will be returning to the PGA tour this summer. First, Tiger registered to play in the U.S. Open, which begins June 16. Then he reportedly booked lodging for The Players tourney on May 12 and the Memorial, two weeks before the Open.
The Berry College football program has announced the commitments of 23 student-athletes for the 2016 season. The Vikings and Head Coach Tony Kunczewski welcome this group in addition to the 23 newcomers previously announced.
The season continues for Shorter Softball as they earned the South Region's 7th seed for the regional tournaments this weekend. The Hawks will travel to Valdosta State May 5-7 to continue their defense of their South Region Championship from a year ago.
Longtime reader, friend and relentless fact-finder Joey Mac says this about our current (Cobb County) Braves: “After watching a few innings of the Braves game last night, when they were trounced by the Red Sox, I did a quick calculation. If they maintain their current losing percentage (81 percent) through the season, they will lose 130 games. That would have to be an unassailable record. Most frustrating, the catcher and third baseman watch a popup drop between them in foul territory along the third base line, and two pitches later, the batter having been given a reprieve, sends the ball over “The Monster” in left field. My question to you, then, should I cancel my season tickets?
I learned something this week that I either had never heard before or that I had completely forgotten. Georgia is the best college football job in the SEC and one of the best in the country. Who says? Alabama’s Nick Saban and retired South Carolina and Florida coach Steve Spurrier.
When she graduated from Gordon Lee, where she established herself as a highly recruited softball player, Kendall Johnson wasn’t planning to keep playing the game on the collegiate level, hoping instead to pursue a nursing career.
For four years, they lined up with each on the defensive side of the ball as key players for the Shorter University Hawks. They, like so many others have had, also shared the same dream of playing the game they love at the highest level that few can achieve.
Having closed out his first spring drills on a positive note, Shorter head football coach Aaron Kelton and his coaching staff continues to add to the Class of 2016 list of signees as the Hawks turn their attention to add to the team's talent and depth for the new season.
The Vikings scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth, as the Berry College softball team defeated Birmingham-Southern College 4-2 to capture their second straight Southern Athletic Association tournament championship.