Rain and mild temperatures continue to cover Rome and Floyd County. The National Weather Service reported almost a half an inch of rain from yesterday thru early this morning at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport/Admiral John H. Towers Field in the Armuchee community. Rain and fairly warm temperatures remain in the forecast for the next couple of days, it will start to feel more like winter as those temps drop and the rain moves out later on this week.
In college football, we knew the winner of this year’s national title would be from the SEC. And in the end, Alabama emerged as victors in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. The Crimson Tide blanked the LSU Tigers 21-0 to win another national championship last night in New Orleans, Louisiana. Call it revenge for Alabama, whose only loss during the regular season was to LSU back in November. LSU enjoyed a 2011 season in which they were undefeated until last night.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New Jersey Nets 106-101 on the road last night. The Hawks remain on the road to take on the Indiana Pacers tomorrow night at 7 pm.
It was an exciting weekend for the NFL as the playoffs began with wild card games. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons’ playoff run and their season came to an end yesterday as they lost to the NFC East Champion New York Giants 24-2 in the wild card round of the NFC playoffs in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants will go on to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC semifinal next Sunday. The Falcons close out a 2011 season that left them with ten wins and seven losses.
The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly got underway yesterday under the Gold Dome in Atlanta. Area legislators say that they anticipate that the state’s budget and education will top their agenda in 2012.
BERRY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL TONIGHT ON WLAQ; SHORTER UNIVERSITY HAWKS GET THEIR HIGHEST RANKING EVER IN LATEST NAIA COACHES POLL
We’ll have Berry College basketball on the radio for you tonight on WLAQ AM 1410 and online at www.wlaq1410.com. We’ll travel to Montgomery, Alabama with the Berry men, who have an 8 pm (Eastern Time) match with Huntingdon College. Both Berry’s Vikings and Lady Vikings will take on Rust on the road on Saturday. Those games will also be aired on WLAQ.
There are a number of high school basketball games on tap for tonight. Here are the match ups –
It was a busy weekend for local college basketball teams –