College football is nearly royalty in the south and once late March rolls around, everyone is excited for spring practice. Spring games at Georgia, Alabama and Auburn will likely bring in over 250,000 spectators.
Columbus sports columnist Guerry Clegg thinks college athletes should be able to make money off of their own talent, likeness and memorabilia. Clegg cites UGA’s Todd Gurley as an example, who received a suspension.
Bryce Harper’s affinity for hitting home runs -- especially against the Braves -- doesn’t mean the Phillies are headed straight for the NL East title. Here’s what sports columnist Guerry Clegg has to say about it.
Sports columnist Guerry Clegg shares his view on the new spring football league, Alliance of American Football. So far feedback and ratings have been just okay, but will it be enough to keep the league going?
Columnist Guerry Clegg explains that most sports reporters are advised to show no favoritism for teams while doing their jobs. But he’s ignoring that this week and cheering proudly for the New England Patriots.
Georgia are consistently recruiting on Alabama’s level, it’s significant. It does not mean that Georgia is destined to win a national championship. But it does suggest the SEC and national championships for the next few years will have to go through Alabama and Georgia.
Gus Malzahn remains Auburn’s head football coach and already is gearing toward the 2019 season. Malzahn’s first press conference to address preparation for the Music City Bowl had little to do with previewing Purdue.
Georgia Tech introduced Geoff Collins as its new head football coach. Collins made it clear that the days of conceding all of the top recruits within a two-hour radius of downtown Atlanta — excuse me, Midtown — are over. And what fertile recruiting ground it is.
Auburn was able to hang close to Alabama for the first half of Saturday’s Iron Bowl, but the second half proved that the Eagles, and maybe no one, can stay close to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the Crimson Tide for long.
If you add four teams to the College Football Playoffs format, you’d get more fans excited, but the way it breaks down this season, you’d still end up with a somewhat predictable SEC matchup of Alabama vs. Georgia.
Given the scarcity of moments worth relishing this season, perhaps it was fitting that Auburn fans and players had two opportunities to celebrate Saturday’s improbable – no, stunning – 28-24 victory over Texas A&M.
A jury found defendant Eddie Clayton not guilty Wednesday afternoon of all charges he faced in relation to the 2017 shooting death of Robert Lockhart . Clayton's attorneys argued successfully it was a case of self defense.