By: Scott Michaux on November 9, 2011 - 5:35pm - Add new comment

It sure seems official. The BCS fix may be in and Boise State seems to be out.
Judging from the fact that one-loss Alabama only dropped to third in the BCS standings and undefeateds Stanford and Boise State stayed behind them, it sure seems like the subjective voters want to see a rematch of the SEC behemoths in a national title game.
(Why anyone would want to see a rematch of two teams that failed to score a touchdown in 65 minutes is another puzzling question.)

By: Scott Michaux on November 9, 2011 - 10:53am - Add new comment

Cot Campbell announces his own "semi-retirement" from creating more partnerships at his Dogwood Stable in Aiken.

Here's is the full text of the release he issued on Wednesday morning:

            W. Cothran (Cot) Campbell, president of Dogwood Stable and originator of the partnership concept in Thoroughbred racing, will no longer form racing partnerships after January 1, but will continue to manage those in existence, the stable has announced.

By: Scott Michaux on November 4, 2011 - 12:20pm - Add new comment

In case you hadn't heard over the hyperventilating coming out of Alabama that has sucked all of the life out of this weekend's college football coverage, but a fairly big Southeastern Conference deal is taking place over in Fayetteville, Ark. as well on Saturday night.

About one hour before BCS-mageddon kicks off between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama that will decide the fate of the known collegiate universe, two other top-10 SEC teams are meeting on the field with championship implications.

By: Scott Michaux on October 27, 2011 - 1:28pm - Add new comment

These conference realignment winds are getting tougher and tougher to keep up with.
Missouri is reportedly a lock to join the SEC, but nothing official has happened yet.
West Virginia is poised to take the Tigers’ place in the Big 12, but then that gets put on hold as Louisville starts a lobbying campaign of its own.
Then there’s the crumbling Big East considering a mega-union with the already united Mountain West and Conference USA only to cancel a meeting at the last minute because it has no idea what chess pieces it’s playing with.

By: Scott Michaux on October 21, 2011 - 7:25pm - Add new comment

Last weekend turned into an episode of Survivor for our Big Four teams, and only Georgia Tech got voted off the island.
The Yellow Jackets met a typically unforced demise in Virginia, getting run over by a Cavalier team that had lost to Southern Miss and needed a two-point conversion stop to beat Idaho in overtime.
It wasn’t even close. Virginia outgained the vaunted triple option offense of Georgia Tech on the ground, which was a shock. What was worse, however, was Al Groh taking his defense back to Charlottesville and laying a total egg.

By: Scott Michaux on October 19, 2011 - 2:52pm - Add new comment

It's becoming a familiar fall plot for Vaughn Taylor, and the Evans resident has one last shot to pull off another comeback to keep his card retention streak alive.

Only the top 125 players on the end-of-season money list get to keep full status on the PGA Tour for the next season, and Taylor currently ranks 146th heading into this week's season finale at Disney in Orlando.

By: Scott Michaux on October 19, 2011 - 12:27pm - Add new comment

After ensuring its future with title sponsor RBC, the popular Heritage golf tournament at Harbour Town returns to its rightful place on the schedule in the cool-down spot right after the Masters Tournament.

 

By: Scott Michaux on October 13, 2011 - 2:32pm - Add new comment

If I ever decide to commit a major crime, please send the NCAA team that diligently probed Auburn to investigate me.
After 13 months, the NCAA could find no credible evidence that Auburn did anything untoward in its recruitment of Cam Newton or four other players who claimed they received improper payments to play football for the Tigers.
That's quite a crackerjack enforcement program they've got going. They can't even dig up dirt when players ADMIT they got paid.

By: Scott Michaux on October 11, 2011 - 7:09am - Add new comment

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Former South African pro golfer Dale Hayes asked, “What’s the difference between a traffic stop in South Africa and Australia? In Australia you can't buy anything.”
Street vendors – and by street I mean actually in the middle of the street – are ubiquitous around South Africa. Pull up to almost any interchange with a red light or a stop sign and you will be approached by a half dozen men hawking various goods.

By: Scott Michaux on October 10, 2011 - 7:26am - Add new comment

SUN CITY, South Africa – Remember “Ain’t Gonna Play Sun City?” Well, everybody plays there now.
The resort destination, about two hours north of Johannesburg on the edge of the Pilanesburg National Reserve, became a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement in 1985 when Steven Van Sandt of the E Street Band recorded the protest song “Sun City” for Artists United Against Apartheid. While the song reached the Billboard charts around the world (except in South Africa, where it was banned), it sparked a lot of popular attention to the cause for dismantling the racially segregated government.


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