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Boise blasts BCS blunder

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State President Bob Kustra is taking another swing at the Bowl Championship Series, this time condemning the system that determines the national championship and other postseason games for being allowed to operate under a shroud of secrecy.

December 07, 2010 | By TODD DVORAK Associated Press | Sports


Four finalists left in Heisman race

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and Oregon running back LaMichael James, two of the nation's most dynamic players, will meet in the national championship game next month.

December 06, 2010 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer | Sports


Newton, Tigers run away from Carolina to win SEC

ATLANTA - Cam Newton left nothing to chance. He ran and passed the Auburn Tigers to a shot at the national championship they were denied six years ago, and he might as well start working on that Heisman pose, too.

December 04, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods extends lead at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods is starting to look like his old self at the Chevron World Challenge.

December 04, 2010 | ByDOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Friends square off with title at stake

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Auburn's Michael Dyer and South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore hoped to share Southeastern Conference success and the same backfield.

December 02, 2010 | By PETE IACCOBELLI AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA rules Auburn's Newton elibible to play

AUBURN, Ala. - Heisman Trophy favorite Cam Newton can focus on playing for the SEC championship instead of worrying about pay-for-play.

December 02, 2010 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Rules of the game getting a new look

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The Rules of Golf are under review, and Ian Poulter has a suggestion.

November 30, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Woods gets year's last chance at win

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The goal for Tiger Woods has always been to be better than he was the year before. Despite losing his marriage and every tournament he played, he still gave himself a passing grade.

November 30, 2010 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Local Roundup: Hundreds flock to Turkey Trot 5K

Two hundred and forty two runners from throughout Georgia and surrounding states participated in the Third Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run held in downtown Statesboro Nov. 20.

November 30, 2010 | Special to the Herald | Sports


US awaits 2022 World Cup with big hopes

NEW YORK - As Americans celebrated the Fourth of July in 1988, a present arrived from Zurich: The World Cup was headed to the United States for the first time.

November 30, 2010 | By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Quail season is here, but birds are in trouble

Articles and columns by Alvin Richardson about hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports will appear Wednesdays in the Statesboro Herald. Richardson has spent the past 33 years in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. He has been the head football coach and athletic director at Morgan County High school, an assistant principal at the same school. His writing career began in Madison with the Morgan County Citizen and expanded to the Athens Banner-Herald, where he presently writes the outdoor page. Richardson also writes for Georgia Outdoor magazine and is the author of "It's a Dawg's Life" which ...

November 30, 2010 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Big East gets a bit bigger, TCU joins

FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU is getting out of future debates about whether the Horned Frogs deserve to be in a BCS game. They are joining a league with automatic access.

November 29, 2010 | By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer | Sports


NCAA prohibits GSU highlights

Video highlights of the Georgia Southern-South Carolina State game were removed from statesboroherald.com Monday morning after an email from a representative with the NCAA stated press credentials for the Eagles matchup on Saturday with William & Mary could be denied if the highlights were not taken down.

November 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Sports


Statesboro at home for Class AAAA semifinals

Statesboro High's bid for a third state championship since 2001, and sixth overall, is alive and the Blue Devils will be at Womack Field Friday night looking to earn a trip to the GHSA Class AAAA finals for the first time since 2005.

November 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Sports


Newton, Auburn storm back at 'Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Cam Newton ran around Bryant-Denny Stadium with a hand over his mouth, having hushed up those who might have thought his shot at the national title was done, along with the Heisman Trophy.

November 26, 2010 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP College Football Writer | Sports


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When GS football is down, the community goes too

College football has television outnumbered, which can be annoying to us fans who have to hunt for our favorite games.

September 24, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Where has my winning culture gone?

Way back when I was playing for youth baseball, soccer and football teams, I never had much luck.

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Southern gets smothered

Given a bye week and -- after dodging Hurricane Irma - about 10 days to prepare for Indiana, the Georgia Southern Eagles fell flat, to say the ...

September 23, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Trump comments on Curry, NFL protests anger athletes

SOMERSET, N.J. - President Donald Trump denounced protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two-day ...

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

Casey closes in on an elusive victory at Tour Championship

September 23, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Can brain disease explain Aaron Hernandez's behavior?

CHICAGO - Former football star Aaron Hernandez' brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn't necessarily ...

September 22, 2017 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Sports


Struggling Eagles face Indiana

Indiana University historically has been one of the worst football programs in the Big Ten.

September 22, 2017 | by MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Thomas tied at Tour Championship

ATLANTA - With two swings, Justin Thomas showed that every shot counts in the FedEx Cup, even at the season-ending Tour Championship.

September 22, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Statement win

Following their 8-0 loss to Ware County Tuesday, Statesboro's softball team needed a bounceback win to keep their hopes of claiming the No.1 ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jake LaMotta, boxer who inspired 'Raging Bull,' dies at 95

Jake LaMotta, an iron-fisted battler who brawled his way to a middleweight title and was later memorialized by Robert De Niro in the film "Raging ...

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Road favorites all over the board in Week 3

Texans coach Bill O'Brien says "you can't hide in the NFL."

September 20, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its new star

SONOMA, Calif. - It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall Tuesday

NEW YORK - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to ...

September 18, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Deja blew

SPRINGFIELD – For the first two and a half quarters, the Statesboro Blue Devils looked as dominant as a football team could look.

September 16, 2017 | By LUKE MARTIN | Sports


SEB Diamond Day tournament sees Metter dominate

In a day normally reserved for football, softball dominated the Brooklet Recreation fields for a good cause Saturday morning.

September 16, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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