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Fans flock to Tampa for National Championship

After a weekend of bitterly cold and even some snow across portions of Northern Alabama, fans came to Tampa, Florida expecting white sandy beaches and even that nice gulf breeze. Here’s what they got. “Ahhh, very cold. Very cold! Cold. It’s cold!” From Tuscaloosa to Clemson, Birmingham to Columbia, Mobile to Charleston. Fans traveled to Tampa expecting two things… a…

Greg Brown named secondary coach at Auburn

Auburn, Ala.—Greg Brown, who has coached three players that have won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back, has been named Auburn’s secondary coach announced Gus Malzahn Saturday. A 36-year coaching veteran, Brown comes to Auburn from Missouri where he spent the last year coaching cornerbacks, where the Tigers tied for the SEC lead in interceptions in…

Bobby Howard elected to NHSBCA Hall of Fame

Longtime area baseball coach Bobby Howard is once again receiving national honors. According to the National High School Baseball Coaches Association website, Howard has been selected as one of two 2017 inductees to their Hall of Fame. Howard began coaching at Columbus High School back in 1984 where he stayed in that role for more than thirty years, winning 12…

Ticket prices for Alabama-Clemson championship game hit a record

(CNN) – College football fans face record ticket prices ahead of Monday’s National Championship game. The average resale price of a ticket to the Alabama-Clemson game is close to $3,000. That’s a record for the college title game according to TicketIq, which tracks sales. Only about 3,000 resale tickets were available Wednesday afternoon. The cheapest costing a little over $1,000….

Columbus Lions re-sign veteran DB

COLUMBUS, GA, January 4, 2017 — Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Jason Gibson today announced that veteran defensive back Chris Smith has signed a 2017 contract to return to the Columbus Lions, now members of the National Arena League (NAL). Smith, 29, is a four-year professional veteran with 29 games played with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay of the…

UGA fans travel to Memphis for Liberty Bowl

Seas of red and black could be seen in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday morning as UGA fans cheered on their favorite team in today’s Liberty Bowl against TCU. “What’s that coming down the track, a big machine in red and black. Ain’t nothing finer in the land, than a drunk obnoxious Georgia fan. Go Dawgs, Go Dawgs, gooooo Dawgs, sic’em!!!”…