Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • 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

  • Norman Arey: Union talk is serious step for college sports

    Hold on just a second if you think the rich always get richer. Earlier this week, members of Northwest-ern University’s football team submitted a form to become members of a union or to create their own union, a proposal backed by the U.S. Steelworkers of America.

    January 31, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: See you later, Punk

    Is he being a Punk or are we being Punk’d?

    January 31, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Former UGA assistant has wisdom beyond the game

    When it comes to sentiment and tradition, Jon Fabris — an Ole Miss graduate who may be the only coach to have coached in every major conference, at Notre Dame, and in the NFL — has more appreciation and feeling for the campuses where he has worked than many who are graduates of those institutions.

    January 28, 2014

  • Tom Lindley: Extra points won't be missed

    What in the name of Lou “The Toe” Groza was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell thinking when he recently raised the idea of dropping the extra point kick from the game? Doesn’t Goodell understand that it’s one of the least exciting plays in all of sports?

    January 23, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: Batista's back and ready for a 'Rumble'

    Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Why did Batista return to WWE? To capture the newly unified, undisputed WWE championship.

    January 23, 2014