Tonight’s the night of college football’s National Championship Game. This is the first year for the title game to be played under a playoff format. Second-seeded Oregon will take on fourth-seeded Ohio State at 8:30 pm at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be televised on ESPN.
The Berry College women’s basketball team beat No. 21 Rhodes College 85-67 in a Southern Athletic Association showdown yesterday at Berry’s Cage Center. With the win, the Vikings improved to 11-3 overall, 3-0 in conference play and in a tie for first place in the SAA standings with Millsaps. Senior Chanlir Segarra led the team with 26 points, 12 rebounds and five assists.
Due to high water levels throughout the week that have left boat ramps extremely muddy and icy, the CRBI has been asked by the city to postpone the Polar Bear Paddle and Plunge until next Saturday, Jan. 17.
If organizers of this year’s Polar Bear Paddle and Plunge were hoping for chilly conditions for their event, it looks like they’re going to get it. Sunny skies and a high temperature of 40 are predicted for Saturday, which is when the six mile paddle down the Etowah River will be held. It will depart from the Dixon Landing at Grizzard Park at 10 am and end at Heritage Park in downtown Rome about 1 pm, according Joe Cook, Advocacy and Communications Director for the Coosa River Basin Initiative. The CRBI is hosting the event, along with Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful.
The Atlanta Hawks crushed the Washington Wizards 120-89 in NBA action last night at the Philips Arena. Kyle Korver led Atlanta in scoring with 19 points. The Hawks have won their last eight straight games and maintain their lead of the NBA’s Eastern Conference with a 29-8 overall record. They’ll return to action on Tuesday night in Philadelphia against the 76ers. Tip off is set for 7 pm.
The NFL’s postseason continues. Here’s a recap of scores from the divisional playoffs over the weekend –
The Three Rivers Invitational Bull Riding event will take place tonight and Saturday night at The Forum in downtown Rome. Doors will open at 6 pm both nights with activities to begin at 8 pm.
The deep freeze that has been experienced in Northwest Georgia (and all over the country) this week brings attention to the need to be prepared for winter weather. Floyd County Emergency Management Agency Director Tim Herrington indicates that a rough winter could be ahead of us. He urges local residents to be particularly protective of outdoor pets and tender vegetation.