The Georgia GymDogs were on the beam Saturday night. But not for long. As a result, what began as a thrilling meet against No. 1-ranked Florida quickly dissolved into a numbing 197.3-196.175 loss. For you football fans, that's the rough equivalent of three touchdowns. And a field goal. The GymDogs' beam miscues turned a raucous, sold-out Stegeman Coliseum into a morgue. Much of the crowd had turned away well before the final rotation ended. Even ...
It's happened. Call it unbelievable, unfathomable, incredible, bizarre. Call it what you will, but it happened. The California Institute of Technology finally won a baseball game. What's the big deal? The win snapped a 228-game losing streak. How long does it take to lose 228 games? Try 10 years. Caltech's last win came at the expense of still-red-faced Cal State Monterey Bay, 5-4, on Feb.15, 2003. Need perspective? Some members of Caltech's team were in ...
Thank you, Joe Flacco. Your MVP performance in the Ravens' 34-31 win over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII produced an unexpected byproduct. It showed the Falcons what path they need to follow in order to win Super Bowl XLVIII. The formula's really quite simple. Some time between now and the start of the 2013 season, Matt Ryan must declare himself one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Apparently that's all it takes. One ...
Chris Ault isn't going to the Super Bowl. But his offense sure is. Ault coached his final game for Nevada on December 15. The thrilling New Mexico Bowl ended with his Wolf Pack defense allowing two touchdowns in the final 46 seconds of a 49-48 loss to Arizona. But his offense? Unstoppable. As usual. 659 yards, including 403 rushing. 39 first downs. 39 minutes of possession. And it's Ault's offense, known as the "pistol," that ...
Why weren't they paying attention? That's the Super Bowl question. Had the Falcons been paying attention, they'd be preparing to meet the Ravens in New Orleans in two weeks. Instead, they're sitting around wondering about what coulda, shoulda, been after losing, 28-24, to the 49ers in the NFC championship game. The Falcons could have taken a moment last week to look critically at their win over the Seahawks; look past the euphoric finish and the ...
It is a new year, and while most everyone else's thoughts are on the new year and the resolutions they have made, my thoughts are mostly on Daytona and the start of the race season.
Bowl season is very exciting. Host cities want excitement to lure fans in droves, teams want it to build momentum for next season, and bowl-game sponsors want it to spike sales.
You read that headline correctly. Saturday's SEC Championship Game between No. 2 Alabama (11-1, 7-1) and No. 3 Georgia (11-1, 7-1) has been dubbed a "play-in" for the right to face media darling Notre Dame in the BCS national championship.
It's Thanksgiving and time to count our many blessings, SEC Banter style. Join me as we give thanks for the traditions that make the SEC the nation's finest football conference.
Alabama's loss to "Johnny Football" and his Texas A&M Aggies leaves the SEC with no undefeated teams and, according to the national experts, the SEC's streak of consecutive national titles will end at six.
It's been a while since we toured the conference from Alabama to Vanderbilt and, with no marquee matchups teed up for Saturday, let's do just that. Here's a rundown of this week's action, SEC Banter style.
One of the most anticipated matchups of the season takes place Saturday night as No. 1 Alabama (8-0, 5-0 SEC) rolls into Baton Rouge to take on No. 5 LSU (7-1, 3-1 SEC) in Tiger Stadium. Ever since Nick Saban bolted from the bayou for the NFL, failed, then returned to the college ranks at Alabama, this annual tussle has evolved into the SEC West's most intense game and one of the country's premier rivalries.
The most meaningful rivalry in the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division is meaningful again. After years of teetering on the brink of an afterthought, the fizz in the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" is back as Georgia and Florida order up another round at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in The River City.
Nothing beats an SEC road trip. Pack your weekend duffel bag, put the team flags on the car, hop in and hit the road to your favorite college town in the Southeast. Take in the spirit, pageantry, cuisine and revelry that is SEC football.
Already halfway through the 2012 college football season, it's time to hand out mid-term grades, SEC Banter style.
An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.
Gainesville High School, like a lot of top high school teams around the country, has a very loyal alumni fan base.
Georgia and Georgia Tech treated everyone to A Tale of Four Teams Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.
For someone who's blind, Jake Olson sure has great vision.
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