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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


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


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Oregon hires Willie Taggart as new head football coach

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rivera disciplined Newton to avoid 'chaos' setting in

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he benched reigning league MVP Cam Newton on Sunday night because he didn't want "chaos" setting ...

December 07, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


One win doesn't define your season, even an upset

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 04, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Winning is the only way up, no matter the method

No matter the level, Georgia Southern football doesn't seem to be interested in doing things the traditional way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles take down Troy

In a season where just about everything went wrong, Georgia Southern ended the right way.

December 04, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS - As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn ...

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Watson, Clemson claim ACC title and await playoff berth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Deshaun Watson's mission is not over.

December 04, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Southern sweeps Savannah

Georgia Southern weathered an early storm of red-hot Savannah State shooting and finished the night by showcasing its own offensive firepower.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hurts brings more big plays than freshman mistakes to Bama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Jim McElwain never had a quarterback at Alabama quite like Jalen Hurts.

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Dodgers, Latin American players losers in MLB labor deal

NEW YORK - The Los Angeles Dodgers, Latin American teenagers and Cubans approaching their mid-20s were losers in baseball's new labor contract, which includes stiffer ...

December 01, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Tormenta FC partners with European clubs

As if an inaugural season filled with success and popularity wasn't enough, South Georgia Tormenta FC is now making itself an international sensation.

December 01, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Bears sink teeth in Eagles

The Mercer Bears piled up a 23-6 lead after just one quarter of action and never looked back, defeating the Georgia Southern women's basketball ...

November 29, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Arena: US 'fighting for our lives' in World Cup qualifying

NEW YORK - Bruce Arena opened a binder to a page with 48 names, his depth chart for the U.S. soccer team.

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


No. 1 Kentucky enters December still awaiting a close game

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Kentucky spent November romping its way to lopsided wins and leaving little doubt who should be the No. 1-ranked team in the ...

November 29, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Eagles back to .500 with late shot to down Radford

SAVANNAH - Since arriving at Georgia Southern, head coach Mark Byington has preached the importance of relentless and aggressive defense.

November 26, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


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