SEC Football Awards Announced

secfootballlogoSoutheastern Conference Championship Game participants Georgia and Auburn claimed six of the SEC’s seven individual football awards as voted on by the league’s head coaches, it was announced Wednesday.

Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year, while Georgia’s Roquan Smith was named Defensive Player of the Year. Auburn’s Daniel Carlson was voted Special Teams Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, Georgia’s Jake Fromm was voted SEC Freshman of the Year and LSU’s Danny Etling was selected as Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Auburn’s Braden Smith was named winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, while Georgia coach Kirby Smart was named SEC Coach of the Year. Continue reading “SEC Football Awards Announced”

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Big Game, The Creamery and Palo Alto

IMG_6297.jpgMy Pac 12 circle is now complete. With the addition of Stanford Stadium for the Big Game on Nov. 18, I have now seen a football game in every Pac 12 football stadium.

Stanford Stadium was 418th different ballpark, stadium and/or arena. It was my 14th different stadium in the state of California. I have seen college football games at USC, UCLA, Fresno State, Cal, Stanford and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. SD State). Continue reading “Big Game, The Creamery and Palo Alto”

Shazam! TV Icon Jim Nabors Dies

don_knotts_jim_nabors_andy_griffith_show_1964University of Alabama alum and Sylacauga native Jim Nabors passed away today. He was 87 years old. Nabors played Gomer Pyle on the ultra-popular Andy Griffith Show, and later starred in his own show, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

The Andy Griffith Show is hands down my favorite show on television. I can quote nearly every line from every episode. My favorites with Gomer are: Continue reading “Shazam! TV Icon Jim Nabors Dies”

AHSAA Announces Reclassification

ahsaa2MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control unanimously approved Thursday a seven-classification system for championship play for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years. The seven-class system, which began in 2014-15, was approved once again for all sports. For the first time, however, for classification, non-traditional students were included in the average daily membership figures reported for member public schools by the Alabama State Department Education and a competitive balance factor was approved for AHSAA member private schools based on the recommendation of the AHSAA Classification Task Force.  Continue reading “AHSAA Announces Reclassification”

SEC To Launch Exclusive Sports Channel

sec_conferenceThe Southeastern Conference (SEC) and SiriusXM announced today that they will launch SiriusXM SEC Radio, a new and exclusive 24/7 audio channel dedicated to SEC sports that will deliver fans and alumni across the country in-depth and comprehensive access to SEC-focused sports talk and news, plus an extensive schedule of SEC games. Continue reading “SEC To Launch Exclusive Sports Channel”

AHSAA Semfinal Playoff Pairings

nziiudaeSix unbeaten teams and two defending state champions advanced through the third round of 2017 Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) State Football Playoffs this weekend including defending Class 7A state champion Hoover (10-3) and McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0). Those two schools won Class 7A semifinal games at Thompson and Central-Phenix City, respectively, Friday, and will play in the Super 7 state championship game at Bryant-Denny Stadium Dec. 6. All other classes play semifinal contests Friday, Dec. 1.

A total of 12 games are slated for the semis in remaining six classes. Continue reading “AHSAA Semfinal Playoff Pairings”