Dalton State Hosts Life University On Thursday

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - by Bob Beavers
The Dalton State Roadrunners Men's Basketball team will now entertain Life University on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

The game was moved back a day due to the weather.  Wednesday temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing. The road up to the Trade Center is closed and considered impassable.

Dalton State (21-2) is hosting Life University from Marietta Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but the date was moved due to the inclement weather.

They will then host Allen University fom Columbia, SC for homecoming Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The final home game is also the last game of the regular season on February 25.  It will be senior night, honoring Ricky Sears, Demetrice Jacobs, and Desmond Phillips.

Thursday night's game against Life University will also include our dodgeball championship at the half. Hamilton Medical Center will battle Dalton Parks and Recreation Department for the coveted, or not so much, trophy.

Thursday night is also Chic-Fil-A Night at the Trade Center. The first 300 fans through the door will receive a free Roadrunner Rally Towell and a chance to shoot from half-court for a chance to win one year of free Chic-Fil-A from the West Walnut Avenue location.

In addition, your ticket to the game will be good for a free original Chic-Fil-A sandwich at the West Walnut Avenue location. No subtitutions and the free sandwiches will be available on Thursday only. Just tell them you have a ticket when ordering and present it when you get your food.

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to pick-up your free tickets, one each, with your Roadrunner Card in the Pope Student Center from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., or at the Trade Center closer to game time.

The four remaining road games are February 13 at Faulkner University in Mobile, Al., February 15 at Southern Polytechnic University in Marietta, February 20 at Auburn Montgomery, and February 22 at College of Coastal Georgia.

Life University is the second highest scoring team in NAIA Division I. The Running Eagles are averaging 97.24 points per game. They are just behind Our Lady Of The Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, averaging 98.18 points per game. 

Life tuned up for Dalton State with a convincing Saturday night, 118-93, wiin over Morris College in Sumter, SC.

The Running Eagles lead D-1 in steals, averaging 13.048 per game.. They are #2 in the division in turnover margin (8.095).

Roadrunner fans will also have a chance to see Latraius Mosley. He will be all over the court. Mosley leads D-1 in total scoring at 472 points (22.476 points per game average), is #4 in total steals at 54, and #6 in total rebounds at 191 (9.095 per contest).

Covenant Women Fall In Overtime To Birmingham Southern

The Covenant women's basketball team rallied from a fourth quarter deficit to force overtime, but visiting Birmingham Southern took over in the extra period for a 70-60 victory over the Scots on Saturday evening inside Barnes PE Center. Emma Grimes led three Covenant (4-2) players in double figure scoring with 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Aleigha Williams added 15 ... (click for more)

John Shearer: Watching Some UNC Tar Heel Basketball – Again

Several days ago, I headed over to Chapel Hill, N.C., to watch the University of North Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams play for the second December in a row.   While I generally pull for the Tar Heel men’s team, they are only about my third or fourth favorite college basketball team. In fact, I actually pulled hard for Indiana, my favorite team along with my ... (click for more)

Tennessee Members Of Congress Urge President To Approve Federal Disaster Assistance For Tennessee Counties

Members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation on Saturday urged President Obama to quickly approve Governor Haslam’s request for a major disaster declaration for the State of Tennessee to help five Tennessee counties impacted by wildfires and severe weather in November rebuild and recover. “Governor Bill Haslam has submitted a request for Public Assistance and Individual ... (click for more)

Grohn Says Integrity And Ethics Lacking In Berke Administration

Mayoral candidate Larry Grohn criticized controversies and instability coming from the mayor’s administration as a sign of unethical leadership and a lack of integrity. He said, "These scandals lay out the simple fact that it is time for new leadership which is accountable to the people." Councilman Grohn’s criticism comes after the independent auditor’s release of a memorandum ... (click for more)

New School Funding Ideas

After reading the article “County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding,” I could not help but think about how helpful it would be to have the millions of taxpayer dollars given the owners of Walnut Common apartments to build some new schools.   In case you did not know, since 2008 our elected officials have given away millions in taxpayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: John Glenn’s ‘Hero’

When John Glenn became the first man to orbit earth, the timing was perfect. I was 13 years old at the time, in need of a hero, and I latched on to the astronaut tighter than a tick. All of us boys knew he’d flown 150 missions in fighters in World War II and Korea and, believe me, he was “The Right Stuff” long before the great movie about the Mercy 7 daredevils came out about 30 ... (click for more)