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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 | 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 | 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

Jackets win again, streak now seven

ATLANTA - Josh Nesbitt had already fumbled on one fourth-down play, gotten tripped up on another. He'd also been stuffed trying to run for a first down, and had yet another all-or-nothing play ruined by a dropped pass.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons ready to get back on track

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons are eager to break free of their mostly inglorious past, show they can be a team that consistently puts up winning records and contends for the playoffs.

November 07, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

UGA makes short work out of Golden Eagles

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia made no apology for its first shutout in three years.

November 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Johnson's way is working out just fine at Tech

ATLANTA - Go ahead and tell Paul Johnson that his throwback offense can't work at a big-time university.

November 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Cox ready for another start after 'reality check'

ATHENS - Joe Cox has only four games left to help Georgia salvage its season.

November 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports

Yankees turn attention to No 28

NEW YORK - The sign men were out bright and early at the Yankees minor league complex, sticking vinyl strips with a fresh, white "27" over the "26" that had been up on the board for nine, long years to mark the team's total of World Series titles.

November 05, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports

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Statesboro seeks first win against Phoenix

Barely four days removed from being shutout by Ware County, Statesboro now faces their second region opponent in New Hampstead - who hasn't played a ...

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Falling short at the flats

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed just 11 plays to score its first three touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Small steps, but no moral victories

ATLANTA - Two years ago, Georgia Southern rolled into Bobby Dodd Stadium, erased a huge first-half deficit and took a late lead before Georgia Tech wrestled ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

The five factors box score says big plays won

Let's be honest, did anyone really think Georgia Southern was going to beat Georgia Tech?

October 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Dan Quinn returns with high-flying Falcons to face Seahawks

SEATTLE - When Dan Quinn left Seattle for his opportunity to be an NFL head coach in Atlanta, he wanted to create an identity unique to ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Stunner between the hedges: Vandy upsets Georgia 17-16

ATHENS, Ga. - Derek Mason finally picked up the sort of victory that should ease some of the heat on the Vanderbilt coach.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the Cleveland Indians edged Toronto 2-1 on ...

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Carl Edwards feels pressure for first win at home track

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Carl Edwards generally loves the two races a year at Kansas Speedway.

October 15, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

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