Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • Loran Smith: Determined Bulldog finds his place in NFL

    When Marlon Brown — the oft-injured University of Georgia wide receiver whose career in Athens was ended by anterior cruciate ligament surgery — received scant attention at the NFL combine last spring, he didn’t let it affect his attitude. When he wasn’t drafted, he did not despair.

    February 13, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: Returns and a turn

    Here are the notes and new items from the week in pro wrestling: Jeff Hardy returns to TNA at the “Lockdown” pay-per-view on March 9.

    February 13, 2014

  • Norman Arey: Will Sam’s draft stock rise or fall?

    I’ll admit to being absolutely stymied while trying to decide which startling news development in sports I should share with you on this day.

    February 12, 2014

  • Devin Golden: Hoops eyes look toward postseason, state berths

    This is the week the number of local high school basketball teams still playing drops.
    How many will make the state tournament? Three? Five? Seven?

    February 9, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Despite reports, QBs can't do it alone

    What does it take to win a Super Bowl? Here’s what former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton — who, like Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, is among the signal callers who has lost the big game more than once — had to say following Seattle’s 43-8 win over Denver last Sunday: “It takes a village, and they have to be in their prime.”

    February 8, 2014

  • Norman Arey: Just let the kids play

    I want to tell you two stories. In Mooresville, N.C., a small community not too far from Charlotte, school officials have told football coach Hal Capps to quit leading his team in pregame or postgame prayers. Separation of church and state and all. Parents had complained.

    February 8, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: Thursday night showdown coming

    Here are the notes and new items from the week in pro wrestling: C.M. Punk is vanishing from WWE. Punk, who is rumored to have left the organization, had his bio removed from WWE’s website.

    February 6, 2014

  • Norman Arey: Super Bowl goes bust

    OK, let’s get this out of the way so we can discuss more interesting topics. Yes, that was one of the worst Super Bowls in history.

    February 6, 2014

  • Devin Golden: Dalton-NW basketball game could decide sub-region's top seed

    Last week’s winter weather made this week’s already-busy six-day stretch even busier.

    February 2, 2014

  • Doug Hawley: Runners aren’t the only ones working in a race

    Volunteers are too often overlooked when it comes to road races for distance running. Without these people providing their time and effort, you would not be reading or hearing about racing winners.
    There would be no races, period!

    February 1, 2014