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Weekly Whatup 11-16-09

What a long, winding road it has been for the area football teams this season.

November 16, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


With division won, Tech looks forward

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech's players slapped a few high-fives with the fans who stuck around an emptying stadium. In one end zone, a banner was unfurled to read: "Tampa Bound."After clinching the ACC Coastal Division, they allowed themselves to savor the moment for, well, a moment.But these No. 7 Yellow Jackets hope some bigger things await - like their first outright ACC championship since 1990."Those guys have worked really hard, and a lot of people have doubted them along the way - especially early - and they've just been resilient and they kept playing," Tech coach Paul ...

November 16, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports






Falcons and Panthers have similar issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While some in Atlanta are concerned about Matt Ryan's recent flurry of interceptions, he's nowhere close to matching the passing woes in Carolina.Through eight games, the Panthers have one touchdown catch by a wide receiver. Yes, Steve Smith is still on the roster."I am totally shocked," fellow receiver Muhsin Muhammad said. "It's amazing. It's befuddling to me. I don't understand it."With the Falcons (5-3) and Panthers (3-5) bringing two of the league's elite running backs in Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams into Sunday's NFC South contest, the ...

November 14, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Jackets clinch spot in ACC title game

DURHAM, N.C. - Orwin Smith bobbled the kickoff, recovered just in time to find a seam and took off toward the goal line.Just like that, No. 7 Georgia Tech was off to the races - and headed straight for the ACC title game.The Yellow Jackets clinched the Coastal Division and a spot in the league championship by routing Duke 49-10 on Saturday behind 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Jonathan Dwyer and another big day from Josh Nesbitt.Smith's 83-yard kickoff return sparked slow-starting Georgia Tech (10-1, 7-1). Duke's Jordon Byas tracked him down from behind ...

November 14, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Officiating woes have SEC drawing more scrutiny

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference is the Rolls-Royce of college football leagues, with the last three national champions, two teams in the running for this season's title and huge TV contracts.Boom times for sure. But troubled ones, too.The league has been dealing with seemingly endless questions stemming from a string of controversial officiating calls in close games involving highly ranked teams. That followed a preseason run-in with national media outlets over a new SEC policy.The in-season issues forced commissioner Mike Slive to make the unusual moves of publicly announcing the suspension of an officiating crew, increasing ...

November 11, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS, BA, ECI Playoff Previews; BA's Burke signs with GSU

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November 11, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Deep South's oldest rivalry has lost some luster

ATHENS - The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.

November 10, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Johnson hopes Tech saved best game for Duke

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is on the verge of securing a spot in the ACC championship game in only its second season under Paul Johnson.

November 10, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 11/10

And then there were three.

November 09, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Busch and Tryson continue to race hard

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Busch and Pat Tryson had every reason to coast through the season's final 10 races in a long farewell before the crew chief bolts to a new team next year.

November 09, 2009 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Falcons say they feed off Smith's enthusiasm

FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith has a dangerous throwing arm.

November 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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The fun's at the top: what to expect in 2016

At the annual Sun Belt Conference football media day in New Orleans earlier in the week, new

July 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Streb shoots 63 to tie with Jimmy Walker for PGA Championship lead

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Robert Streb became the latest player to shoot 63 in a major, and hardly anyone noticed in a PGA Championship with endless ...

July 29, 2016 | | Sports


Falcons' Coleman to get bigger workload

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dan Quinn wanted to take an up-close look at Devonta Freeman as a receiver, so the Falcons coach tried to cover the running ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Lawler, Woodley fight for welterweight title at UFC 201

The UFC can hang an "under new management" sign on the octagon.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Wade excited to join hometown Bulls

CHICAGO - When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took ...

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Refugees run long, inspiring road to Rio's world stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - They were used to running barefoot on baking ground. They were raw, untrained. All eager.

July 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed ...

July 28, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Tormenta's Ericson named to All-Eastern Conference team

Members of the inaugural South Georgia Tormenta FC squad have made their way back to their respective collegiate and club teams, but Thursday brought one ...

July 28, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Garcia reminded that time still on his side to win a major

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Henrik Stenson took his silver claret jug and headed straight for Switzerland to play in a charity event organized by Sergio Garcia ...

July 27, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Clemson o-line coming on strong with four returnees

CLEMSON, S.C. - It's a problem Robbie Caldwell hasn't dealt with much during his five years at Clemson - people expecting big things from ...

July 26, 2016 | | Sports


Bolt says 'sport needs me to win'

LONDON - Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Last chance for 2016 major for McIlroy, Spieth

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. He believes ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) - If you thought two weeks was enough time for PhilMickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Federer to miss rest of season, including Olympics, US Open

Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired ...

July 26, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State of the Sun Belt

NEW ORLEANS – In previous Sun Belt Conference media day events, conference commissioner Karl Benson – as well as many Sun Belt programs – always seemed to have ...

July 25, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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