A judge Friday ordered a former Northern Colorado backup punter accused of stabbing the starter in his kicking leg to stand trial on an attempted first-degree murder charge after details of the attack emerged during a hearing. [AP, 20JAN07]

Danny Hall will speak at the North Metro Georgia Tech Club's weekly Lunch Bunch meeting on Jan. 29 at 12 noon.

Ronald Steele’s buzzer-beating off-balance jump shot lifted Alabama to a 78-76 win at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama fell behind 18-2 in the game’s first four minutes, trailed by as many as 19 at one point in the first half and was still down by 11 points with 4:05 remaining in the game. [CH, T News, 20JAN07]

In an ESPN editorial, Bill Curry proposes an early signing period for football in July, to eliminate a lot of "the craziness."

The Ga Sports Blog appreciates Nix's recruiting abilities but questions why UM would be interested in his offensive playcalling, given things like the infamous 3rd down spike play vs. UGhA (illustrated).