Monday, April 8, 2013
The title will be decided Monday night in the Georgia Dome. Here are some online news stories -- even a mint julep recipe. Share your prediction.
March Madness peaks Monday night in Atlanta, when Louisville and Michigan meet in the Georgia Dome for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament title. (Game time: 9:23 p.m., CBS) It's a game between basketball programs with strong traditions, but programs that have not won the Big Dance in several years. Michigan last was in the finals in 1993, Louisville in 1986. The New York Times has a look at Michigan sparkplug Mitch McGary. The Louisville Courier-Journal takes a look at Louisville star Russ Smith, who may leave for the NBA after this season. USA TODAY says Monday's game will be a story of Louisville's defense vs. Michigan's offense. And if you want to get into some local flavor, here's a recipe for mint juleps, a Kentucky tradition. -- …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament comes to an end in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Here are some things you need to know.
Here's what you need to know to get you prepared for the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta, whether you'll be watching the games on TV, seeing the action in person, or just wanting to know all you can on college basketball's biggest show. Related content on Patch: > Who's playing? The Louisville Cardinals, Syracuse Orange, Michigan Wolverines and Wichita State Shockers are the last teams standing. Check out this Final Four scouting report from the Huffington Post that looks at each team's strengths. Also see CBS Sports' comprehensive Final Four breakdown. Louisville, the only No. 1 seed in the Final Four, is still the favorite to win it all. Wichita State, which beat No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 2 seed Ohio State, has two Georgia natives on its …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The NCAA and local alumni clubs are hosting events in and around Atlanta.
Tickets to the NCAA men’s basketball semi-final and championship games Saturday and Monday at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome are hard to come by and can cost as much as $4,500 for prime seats according to StubHub.com. The next best thing may be to watch the games with fellow fans from Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse or Wichita State. The NCAA is hosting game watching events for the Final Four teams throughout Atlanta. Here is their list of bars and restaurants hosting official NCAA parties: The Bucket Shop 3475 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30326
404-261-9244 Meehan’s Public House 200 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
404-214-9821 Buffalo Wild Wings 3535 Peachtree Road NE
404-856-5543 Gibney’s Pub 231 Peachtree Center …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Members of the Shiloh High School Marching Brigade welcomed the Syracuse Orange to Atlanta ahead of their 2013 NCAA Final Four games.
The Syracuse University basketball team received a rousing welcome to Atlanta thanks to a Gwinnett high school band. The Shiloh High School Marching Brigade from Snellville lined the stairs and played music to welcome the Orange to the Peach State for the NCAA tournament. Syracuse is one of the Final Four teams to play at the Georgia Dome Saturday. They face off against the Michigan Wolverines Saturday at 8:49pm, immediately following the game between Wichita State and Louisville. The championship game will be played Monday evening.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Who do you think will win it all? Syracuse, Michigan, Wichita State or Louisville?
The Final Four of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has been set. Atlanta basketball fans are in for a treat. We get a clear-cut favorite (Louisville), an underdog on a hot streak (Wichita State) and two other programs with March Madness experience (Syracuse and Michigan). See also: If you're not sure who to root for, here are some suggestions: Despite located 1,000 miles away from Atlanta, Wichita State has a strong tie to the Peach State. Carl Hall of Cochran, Ga., and Tekele Cotton of Marietta are significant contributors for the Shockers. Hall, a 6-foot-8 senior, is a starter who averages 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds. He's averaged 14 points in four tournament games. Cotton, a 6-2 sophomore who played at Whitefield Academy as a…
Monday, March 18, 2013
Do you think one of the four top-seeded teams will win the championship in Atlanta on April 8?
March Madness is upon us as the annual NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament gets under way Tuesday, March 19, and it wouldn't be March Madness without the bracket. (You'll find a handy, printable bracket in the PDF to the right of this text.) Is yours filled out? It's single elimination games as 68 teams complete for the national championship title, and Lawrenceville Patch wants to know which teams you predict will make it to the final four and which team you anticipate will be the 2013 NCAA Division I champion. For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time and The Huffington Post shares 10 things you should know for the tournament. While workers across …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Greater Atlanta Christian Schools' Brianna Cummings reached the legendary mark last weekend against the Lovett School.
A Lawrenceville student on the Greater Atlanta Christian School girls basketball team made her 1,000th career point last weekend. Brianna Cummings, a junior guard, reached the legendary mark in GAC's game against the Lovett School on Friday. Before the game, the 5'11" Cummings was only 8 points away from the big number, but she ended up scoring 17 points, according to Greater Atlanta Christian. The Norcross-area school defeated Lovett 62-32 in the Region 6AA game. According to Max Preps, Cummings ranks No. 17 in the state. Despite the team's win against Lovett, GAC fell in the following three games, where they played against Southwest DeKalb on Saturday, Carver on Monday and Southwest Atlanta Christian on Tuesday.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Here are several ways you can make sure your sports teams are highlighted on Patch.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Fall sports will soon be kicking into high gear and Lawrenceville Patch wants to help you share every exciting moment with the community. We are looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are ready, willing and able to share their team spirit on Patch. News about any team -- high school, middle school, rec teams, ALTA, etc. -- is welcome! Here's how you can share news about your sports team: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Is your favorite team a college or pro team? That's okay too! Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in the community. 2. Upload pictures and video of your team to our gallery: Snap an …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Even students at rival Archer remembered the Black Knight.
The gym at Central Gwinnett High School was packed Tuesday night. Not just because the Black Knights were playing cross-town rival Archer Tigers, but to remember Jerry Coleman. Just one year ago, Coleman was on that same basketball court dunking over opponents. Now the Central Gwinnett community honored him before the start of the boys basketball game. Coleman passed away in December at age 19. The Kennesaw State student had undergone surgery to remove his wisdom teeth just days before he died. Central Gwinnett boys basketball coach David Allen told the crowd about what a wonderful player Coleman was. Principal Nancy Martin remarked how he was a remarkable student. Band Director Chad Deal shared Coleman's passion for drumming and the drum…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The boys basketball team remembered their former teammate in their own way.
Jerry Coleman's former teammates honored him before Tuesday night's basketball game against Archer. Members of the team broke through an airbrushed banner bearing Coleman's likeness and the words "Influence, Confidence, Guidance." All the members of the team were wearing airbrushed shirts with Coleman's name. Coleman passed in December at the age of 19 just days after having surgery to remove his wisdom teeth. We'll have more on the retiring of Coleman's jersey tomorrow morning on Lawrenceville Patch.