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USC Aiken women top Georgia College to open conference play

...think part of that is we improved on our help defense," Pacers coach Mike Brandt said. "We try to explain you can't stop somebody one-on-one. We have to make sure you have some help on defense, which I thought we did a nice job, especially on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/usca/2014-12-17/usc-aiken-women-top-
Michaux: Clemson's Rod Hall wants to go out with NCAA appearance

...at getting everybody going," Hall said of Grant. "It was real tough knowing that he was not going to be there anymore, somebody that you talked to about anything other than sports. So it was a big loss for us."Hall won't, however, blame Clemson's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/clemson/2014-12-18/michaux-clemsons-rod-hall
Rants & Raves

...cameras while the media were in a feeding frenzy. The media remind me of the tornado chasers. As long as the thrill is in somebody else's backyard, they are good to go. WHY ON EARTH WOULD President Obama agree (without congressional approval) to drastically...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-16/rants-raves
South Carolina women routs Savannah State

...message to pound the ball inside to her team's five regularly playing 6-footers is getting through."If we can take it to somebody and get the win without relying on the 3, that's impressive," Staley said. "But when it is time to knock those shots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-14/south-carolina-women-rout
Will Muschamp doesn't take long to find work at Auburn

...State."He's got a proven track record," Malzahn said. "I love his energy. I'm an energy guy, too. I really wanted somebody who had great energy and intensity, to have that defense really take on his personality. He's one of the best in the business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-13/will-muschamp-doesnt-take
Brown's Manziel humbled in debut

...small a sample size," Pettine said. "When you look at how we played around him, I think it's very unfair to judge what somebody's career is going to be like off of their first start."Pettine reiterated the Browns (7-7) will stick with Manziel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-15/browns-manziel-humbled-debut
City Ink: Politicians stuffed with favors at potluck

...but they fell off the truck, so he brought collards.Commissioner Bill Fennoy almost didn't come to the potluck because somebody asked him to bring fruitcake, and he thought they'd called him a fruitcake.Commissioner Bill Lockett wanted to bring chitlins...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-12-13/city-ink-politi
Rants & Raves

...the buses to run around on Veteran's Day and perhaps activate a limited number of buses at least during the daytime hours? SOMEBODY PLEASE get new Christmas bows for the wreaths downtown, and while you're putting them on, give the garlands and wreaths...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-15/rants-raves
Jimmie Lewis steps down as Harlem football coach

...stepped down as the Bulldogs head football coach on Wednesday."I felt like I've been there long enough and it's time for somebody a little younger, a little newer to take over and try their luck at trying to restore the football program. I've tried...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-12-11/jimmie-lewis-steps-do
Kirby: Forget cops, put body cameras on the crooks

...insights could also be an enlightening civics lesson to parts of the nation that seem to think if you break the law it's somebody else's fault. FUTURE HEADLINES OF 2040: These were shared by Everett Fernandez."Baby conceived naturally... Scientists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-08/kirby-forget-cops-put-body-ca