News for Saturday, December 31, 2011


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Sun down-er

Ahead 24-10 in the fourth quarter of the Sun Bowl against Utah, Georgia Tech's offense gets conservative, then its defense gags away that 14-point lead by giving up two fourth-down TDs as the Utes improbably prevail in overtime, 30-27, on Saturday in El Paso, Texas, sending the Yellow Jackets to their seventh straight loss in a bowl game.

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ROB JENKINS: Three uncomfortable truths about the Christmas season

To be honest, the Christmas season doesn't always live up to its hype.

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BILL O'REILLY: Good riddance, 2011

The primary reason that 2011 is not a year to remember is focused around one thing: The folks continue to get a bad deal.

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DARRELL HUCKABY: If it ends in a '2,' it's bound to be a good year

My personal history indicates 2012 will be a very, very good year.

Alabama AD Moore chasing national title No. 9

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- New coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gave Mal Moore and the rest of his first freshman class a welcome-to-Alabama moment with a bold proclamation at their initial team meeting.. "He walked in and introduced himself and said that he was there to build this program and

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Texas A&M gets 33-22 bowl win over Northwestern

HOUSTON -- After everything Texas A&M had been through in the last month, interim coach Tim DeRuyter worried how the Aggies would respond in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.. It didn't take long for DeRuyter to see that his team was going to be just fine.. Ryan Tannehill threw

Bulldogs finish third in home dual tournament

Rockdale wrestled for the first time in 12 days and went 2-2 at Friday's Rockdale Duals. The Bulldogs suffered their first dual losses of the season against North Gwinnett (39-33) and Marist (39-34), but bounced back to defeat Lakeside-DeKalb (65-13) and Southwest DeKalb (58-21) to claim the third-place

Newton basketball teams sweep tournament titles

COMMERCE -- The defense for the Newton boy's basketball team seems to get better each time the Covington school hits the floor.. The Rams held their fifth consecutive opponent to 45 points or less and Stephen Croone led the way on offense as Newton won the championship game of the

HOOPS ROUNDUP: Patriots win Walnut Grove tournament

The Heritage girl's basketball team didn't want to play the style of its opponent, North Oconee, in Friday's championship game of the Walnut Grove Christmas Classic. But everything turned out just fine for the Patriots.