Get ready to talk to your radio again! A Rome radio tradition is being revived and this time, the torch (or microphone, if you will) is being passed to a new generation. Matt Davis will be joined by Scott Wheeler in a revival of “Rome’s truly illegitimate sports show”, Sports Talk Saturday, a program made popular by ‘Matt D’s dad, Randy, and Wheeler in the 90s. Sports Talk Saturday will once again hit airwaves of Talk Radio WLAQ AM 1410 tomorrow, Saturday, March 3rd.
In local college basketball news, both of Shorter University’s teams nabbed opening round wins in the Southern States Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships yesterday.
The Atlanta Braves will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow! The Braves will take on the Detroit Tigers in their first Spring Training game for 2012 tomorrow at 1:05 pm at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Minor is expected to be the starting pitcher.
College baseball is on tap for local teams this weekend. Berry College’s Vikings will host Denison in a three game series tonight and tomorrow at Berry’s William R. Bowdoin Field. Tonight’s game will get underway at 7 pm, and tomorrow’s double header is set to begin at noon. Shorter University’s Hawks will host Emmanuel at the Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex over the weekend. The teams will play a solo game today at noon and a double header tomorrow at noon.
Three area girls high school basketball teams continue their quest for a state title.
Speaking of Braves baseball, the Rome Braves have announced their promotional calendar for 2012. According to a Rome Braves press release, the local team’s 10th season will feature four fireworks nights, gym bag giveaway, and special appearances by popular characters from Yo Gabba Gabba, Iron Man and Dora the Explorer. BirdZerk, Zooperstars, Reggy the Purple Party Dude and Myron Noodleman will also be returning this year.
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Milwaukee Bucks in NBA action tonight at 7:30 pm at the Philips Arena.
Berry College’s Lady Vikings softball team will get back into action over the weekend. They’ll participate in the NTC Classic in Clermont, Florida tomorrow through Wednesday.