30 Aug '12, 9pm

Our @GolfweekSMartin says that @AugustaState supporters are up in arms over name change to school:

Our @GolfweekSMartin says that @AugustaState supporters are up in arms over name change to school:

Carter Newman was the local boy among the tight-knit contingent that won back-to-back NCAA golf championships for Augusta State. Bringing those titles to his hometown school was a source of great pride, he said. He may shudder the next time he looks in the record books, though. The titles can’t be taken away, but history may soon show a new name for the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I golf champions. Augusta State is in the midst of a controversial name change. Newman, like many in this east Georgia city synonymous with golf, stands firmly on one side of the debate. “I grew up in Augusta, and I had great pride playing for Augusta State,” said Newman, of nearby Evans, Ga. “I can tell you right now, I wouldn’t have stepped foot on campus if it was named Georgia Regents University.” Georgia Regents will be the new name of the institution borne from a merger of Augusta Sta...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2012/aug/30/augusta-state-rip-na...

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