The 2013 Russell Athletic/NAIA Football National Championship is slated for this Saturday, December 21st at Barron Stadium in downtown Rome. The University of the Cumberlands from Kentucky and Grand View University from Iowa will compete in the title game, for which tip off is set for 4:30 pm.
Rome’s Charlie Culberson will discuss what it takes to become a Major League Baseball player as the guest speaker for the Shorter University baseball team’s sixth annual “Meet The Team” Dinner. The event is set for Saturday, January 11th at Shorter’s Winthrop King Centre.
The Atlanta Hawks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 last night at the Philips Arena. Al Horford led the Hawks in scoring with 19 points. Jeff Teague contributed 17 points, and Mike Scott added 14 points off the bench. The Hawks will welcome another California team to Atlanta tomorrow night as they host the Sacramento Kings. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:30 pm and will be televised on Sport South.
Members of First Presbyterian Church of Rome distributed food boxes to the hungry yesterday. Volunteers worked through the weekend to fill the boxes.
The 2013 Rome News-Tribune Seven Hills Rotary Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is officially underway! The 60th edition of the tourney opened yesterday and continues all week long. Games are being played at Berry College and Georgia Highlands College.
Shorter University beat Clark Atlanta 55-52 in non-conference women’s basketball match last night in Atlanta. Clark Atlanta tied the game three times, but it was Shorter who hung on to take the final victory. With the win, the Lady Hawks improved to 3-4 on the 2013-2014 season. They’ll return to action tomorrow night as host to Gulf South Conference rival Union University. Tip off is set for 6 pm. That will be followed by a men’s game at 8 pm. Both will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Detroit Lions 18-16 in Monday Night Football last night in Detroit. Justin Tucker kicked a 61-yard field goal with 38 seconds remaining in the game to lift the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens to victory. The Ravens improved to 8-6 on the season, while the Lions fell to 7-7.