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Now that the collegiate championship has been settled, not even LSU and Clemson coaches (and players) will get any time off.

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Sports Illustrated is going to be different under new ownership, and while I suppose that is to be expected, I am not excited about what the magazine is likely to become.

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The news that CBS will not renew its contract with the Southeastern Conference didn’t make anybody’s day in the SEC family.

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NEW YORK — The National Football Foundation had its beginnings three-quarters of a century in the past when a football coach, a sportswriter and a five-star general, founded the organization which has always put on a showcase banquet in Manhattan.

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More than likely, like the rest of the provincial world, you have not paid attention to track at the University of Georgia, where the sport’s signature highlight came and went in a flash more than three-quarters of a century ago.

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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. — Zeke Bratkowski spent more than four decades of his life on the biggest stages of the National Football League, as a player and coach, and then settled down in this laid-back, seaside community in the Florida panhandle to live out his life in gratifying serenity.

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The chances for the Atlanta Braves in game 5 of their playoff series with the St. Louis Cardinals went driving off a cliff toward rock-bottom quicker than weather in our state goes from one extreme to the next.

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Champ Bailey played 15 years in the National Football League, earning respect from all peers and seasoned observers, regarding his cornerback play which was so proficient that he was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame as soon as he was eligible. Some, who would know, say he was the best ever at…

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NEW YORK — Recently, there were heavy downpours at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows where the United States Tennis Open Championship was played, with Rafael Nadal taking first place in the men’s final.

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With another anniversary of 9/11 this week (still seems hard to believe it has been almost two decades ago now since that event), I thought back to how that tragic event trickled down to all areas of our lives even the sports world.

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A half century ago, plus a few years, Vince Dooley was 31 years old, there was not only was an absence of high expectations with his first team, there were, to be honest no expectations at all except for preachments of doom. Football at the nation’s oldest chartered state university was like…

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When in the company of retired coaches these days, you often hear them remark how much they would enjoy unretiring and landing a five-year contract with today’s exorbitant salaries.

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He sat on the back row at church, in the past, with all his children. I called him “ Possum” but his real name was Kevin Stratton. This story began one evening recently in Lula at Belton Bridge Park on the Chattahoochee River. He had his two boys Austin, 13, and Matt, 14, with him.

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It’s not easy being in charge. That goes for a job inside the sports world (such as a coach or athletic director) or someone who makes a living in the business world.

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Years ago, a promotional tagline for the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament was simply promoted as “They call it March Madness.”