Thursday, February 14, 2013
"We're here to stay, we're here to play," Owls athletic director Vaughn Williams said at Thursday's official festivities.
After offering the obligatory "Are you ready for some football?" exhortation, Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp posed another question during a celebratory Thursday afternoon, and he had no intention of making it a rhetorical one. "Why are we adding football?" he asked during the official launch of the school's varsity football program. "We are a major university in the South." "And we are on the way to becoming a major national university as well." With that, one of many choruses of cheers rang out from several hundred revelers at the KSU Convocation Center. Not only is Kennesaw State getting a football program, but it wants to use that high-profile sport to expose the school's academic and extracurricular offerings far …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The Bulldogs are hoping for a strong performance, and some help from Florida, to get back into the SEC East title hunt.
We knew Bulldogs fans would be rooting for Florida this week, so the Gators can beat South Carolina and restore Georgia's opportunity to win the SEC East division. Aaron Murray's even telling people to. Murray told the AP that Georgia faithful have "a free pass" to be one-time Florida fans and added, "I definitely am." UGA head coach Mark Richt also got into the act, telling the press: "I'm definitely a Gator fan this week." Of course, what Richt, Murray and Bulldogs fans really need to concentrate on is getting the job done at Kentucky on Saturday. David Ching of ESPN's DawgNation blog notes that the Wildcats have played Georgia closer than their record might indicate, including a 19-10 game in 2011 in which the Bulldogs had to come from …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Lassiter quarterback has now decided on a scholarship offer to play in the SEC.
Monday, October 15, 2012
After first pledging his commitment to play at SMU, and then to UCLA, Lassiter High School quarterback Eddie Printz has found a third option in his quest for a college football scholarship. While the Trojans enjoyed an off-week on Friday, Printz made the trek to Columbia, Mo., where he watched Missouri, in its first year in the SEC, lose to No. 1 Alabama. During his visit, he announced he would accept a scholarship offer from the University of Missouri and sign in February. Printz, who has led No. 2-ranked Lassiter with nearly 1,500 yards passing and 13 touchdowns as a senior, was forced to renew his recruiting process when UCLA, coached by former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora, withdrew a previous scholarship offer. “When his recruitment …
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Is the season over after the South Carolina loss? Or will a little adversity push them to great heights?
The Georgia Bulldogs have an open week to lick their wounds following last Saturday's loss to South Carolina, a game that was billed as a barn burner and turned out to be a tar-and-feathering. The Dawgs have a bye week this Saturday to reflect on what could have been and look ahead to visiting a hapless Kentucky on Oct. 20. The now No. 14 Bulldogs seem to be taking their humiliation in stride. "We've still got life. It's a long season. We've got more games to play," Malcolm Mitchell, a sophomore receiver, is quoted saying by the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson. "If we dwell on this game, we'll lose the next one, then lose the next one. We've gotta stay focused and keep pushing." Emerson reports that head coach Mark Richt is holding steady …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Now that the computerized Bowl Championship Series is a lame duck, it's time to look forward to the college football playoff system.
A landmark decision regarding the controversial Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and a potential playoff system for Division I college football was made by a group of college chancellors, conference presidents, university presidents and an oversight committee on Tuesday. As of 2014, the BCS will cease to exist. In its place will be a four-team bowl game playoff system. The winners of the semifinal games will go to the non-bowl National Championship. The semifinal games will be rotated between six bowls. The four playoff teams will be selected by committee, much like the NCAA Basketball Tournament. This will herald the end of the much-maligned computer calculations that determined rankings in the BCS. The new criteria will be win-loss record…