Joined The Augusta Chronicle in 1996 after spending nine years at The Aiken Standard. Served as copy editor, South Carolina bureau chief and Metro Editor before being named Sports Editor in April 2000.
Posted May 27, 2011 12:05 pm

Will UGA fans pay the price?

Here's a question for all of the UGA fans out there:

Is the Georgia-Florida game worth an extra 20 bucks?

The news broke yesterday that beginning in 2012, fans will pay $60 for regular tickets and $100 for club seating for the game formerly known as the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. That's up from the current prices of $40 and $70.

I started to ask if fans will pay it, but I already know the answer. Of course they will.

A few comments I saw on Facebook seemed to indicate that some UGA fans would rather save their money and avoid what has become an almost annual heartache. Georgia has won the rivalry game only three times in the last two decades.

So, Bulldog fans, will you pay the price? Let me know your thoughts.

College Baseball

Congrats to Georgia Tech for holding on to beat N.C. State in 15 innings Thursday night. It set a record as the longest game in ACC Tournament history.

But I don't understand why the ACC uses a round-robin format. Why not use the tried and true double-elimination format?

No. 1 South Carolina, meanwhile, fell to Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament. The Commodores have superior pitching and seem to be better at getting timely hits.

That puts the Gamecocks in the loser's bracket, but they've been there before. They came out of the loser's bracket in Omaha last year to win the NCAA title.

NBA Finals

How many folks will be rooting against LeBron James and Co. in the NBA Finals?

I don't pull for Miami or Dallas, but you have to admit both teams have been impressive this year. What James and the Heat did last night to erase Chicago's big lead was stunning.

As one Chicago columnist put it, it sent Chicago fans right into baseball season. Too bad the Cubs and White Sox are both playing under .500 ball.