And just in case you didn’t stay up late to watch the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, Kentucky beat Kansas 67-59 in the big game last night in New Orleans, Louisiana. That marks Wildcats’ eighth national title and their first since 1998.
Braves fans, your wait for the 2012 regular season to begin is almost over! The Atlanta Braves and the Rome Braves will both open the season on the road this Thursday, April 5th. The Atlanta Braves will be in New York to take on the Mets that day, while the Rome Braves will be in Charleston, South Carolina to take on the Riverdogs. Once again this year, WLAQ AM 1410 and 95.7 FM The Ridge will serve as Northwest Georgia’s Braves connection. You can follow the Atlanta Braves once the regular season begins on WLAQ, and listen to Rome Braves baseball on 95.7 FM The Ridge.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks have a few days off after a pair of weekend games that resulted in a 100-90 win at home over the New York Knicks on Friday night and a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers 95-90 on the road on Saturday night. The Hawks will return to action on Wednesday night at the Philips Arena against the Charlotte Bobcats. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
In college softball, Shorter University’s Lady Hawks were in Columbus, Georgia to participate in a Southern States Athletic Conference Crossover event over the weekend. They beat Mobile 5-1 before having their time cut short at the event as all three of their final games were canceled, including matches Faulkner on Friday and Belhaven and Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday. The Lady Hawks will host Brewton Parker in a double header tomorrow at 5 pm at the Alto Park softball complex.
Shorter University’s baseball Hawks were in Mt. Vernon, Georgia over the weekend for a three game set with Brewton-Parker. Brewton-Parker won Friday night’s game 13-0, while Shorter swept Saturday’s double header 5-4 and 10-3. The Hawks will travel to Waleska to take on Reinhardt in a double header tomorrow at 4 pm.