Tune in for Shorter University basketball tonight on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. Shorter’s 21st ranked Lady Hawks and 2nd ranked and undefeated Hawks will host Southern Wesleyan in a couple of Southern States Athletic Conference matches at the Winthrop King Centre on the Shorter University campus. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men. More Shorter University basketball is on tap for this Saturday on 95.7 FM The Ridge as the teams travel to Franklin Springs, Georgia take on Emmanuel College. The women will play at 2 pm, followed by the men at 4 pm.
In NBA news, the three-game winning streak of the Atlanta Hawks came to an end as they fell to the Indiana Pacers 96-84 on the road last night. That leaves the Hawks with seven wins and four losses so far for the 2011-2012 season, which began during the holidays. The Hawks will host the Charlotte Bobcats tonight at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
In your local college basketball update, Berry College’s men lost to Huntingdon College 75-57 in Montgomery, Alabama last night. The Vikings will be joined by the Lady Vikings for a couple of matches at Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi this Saturday. Tip off is set for 2 pm for the women and 4 pm for the men. The games will be broadcast on the WLAQ AM 1410 and online at www.wlaq1410.com.
Shorter University’s Hawks rose to the number two spot in the latest NAIA Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll, for which results were released last night. This is the highest ranking ever for the undefeated Hawks, according to a Shorter sports release. They’ll be joined by the Lady Hawks in hosting Southern Wesleyan this Thursday night. Tip off is set for 6 pm for the women and 8 pm for the men at Shorter’s Winthrop-King Centre. The games will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com. The Ridge will also have coverage on Saturday as Shorter’s men and women hit the road to take on Emmanuel.
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.