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My Take 11/24 - The BCS is still a big ol' mess

The Bowl Championship Series initiated its national championship game in the 1998-99 season. The concept was hailed as a great step forward from the seemingly archaic bowl system and promised a combination of rankings and evaluations that would produce the two best teams in a national championship game each January.

November 23, 2011 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


4-game win streak for Cowboys-Dolphins winner

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Cowboys and Dolphins playing on Thanksgiving will forever conjure memories of the 1993 game. Dallas defensive lineman Leon Lett adding to his blunderful reputation by sliding across ice and snow to bring alive a dead ball, setting up Miami for the winning kick as time ran out.

November 23, 2011 | By JAIME ARON AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: Just plain old thankful as holiday approaches

(Author's note: One of my heroes is the great Furman Bisher. Today, in honor of this legendary sports writer, and in his grand tradition, I offer up the following attributes of sporting life and life in general for which I am eternally grateful).

November 22, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Okla. St. women's coaches die in Ark. plane crash

STILLWATER, Okla. - Kurt Budke turned Oklahoma State's women's basketball team into a winner and hoped he'd found the place where he'd coach until he retired. Miranda Serna had passed up opportunities to leave his side, staying loyal to the man whom she had helped to win a junior college national championship and then rebuild a big-time college program.

November 18, 2011 | By JEFF LATZKE Associated Press | Sports


Small game and waterfowl seasons upcoming

It's a good time of year if you enjoy hunting in the woods and swamps of Georgia because there are so many options. Deer season is in full swing and several other seasons for small game and waterfowl have just opened or are opening soon. With all these activities going on we will take a minute to go over them and give you some resources for information. Additionally we will take a peek at how whitetail deer season is progressing.

November 15, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON dar8589@bellsouth.net. | Sports


Duke's Krzyzewski breaks wins record

NEW YORK - Mike Krzyzewski passed Bob Knight, then spent some special time with his former coach.

November 15, 2011 | By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Antitrust lawsuits filed

NEW YORK - Locked-out NBA players including Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant filed class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league on Tuesday in at least two states, saying David Stern's ultimatums left them no other choice.

November 15, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Players will disband union

NEW YORK - NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and began disbanding the union, likely jeopardizing the season.

November 14, 2011 | By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Eagles fall to Valparaiso

The Georgia Southern men's basketball team's 90-81 season-opening loss to Valparaiso on Friday night at Hanner Fieldhouse was the Eagles' first home-opening defeat since Nov. 29, 1980 - when GSU head coach Charlton Young was 9 years old.

November 11, 2011 | By NOELL BARNIDGE nbarnidge@statesboroherald.com | Sports


GSU looking for out-right SoCon title

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - As rivalries go the one between Georgia Southern and Wofford is relatively new.

November 11, 2011 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Tiger Woods in the lead at Australian Open

SYDNEY - The latest comparison between Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus was not about winning majors.

November 11, 2011 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


AP news alert: Penn State trustees fire football coach Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State trustees oust football coach Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier.

November 09, 2011 | The Associated Press | Sports


Paterno to retire at end of season

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno, the Penn State football coach who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesday he will retire at the end of this season.

November 09, 2011 | By GENARO C. ARMAS The Associated Press | Sports


Outdoor Life: A tale of briar patches and quail hunting

(Author's note: In my youth November always meant quail season was close at hand. This is a story about some of those memories.)

November 08, 2011 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Bad news in Happy Valley

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Football coach Joe Paterno and other Penn State officials didn't do enough to try to stop suspected sexual abuse of children at the hands of a former assistant football coach, the state police commissioner said Monday.

November 07, 2011 | By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press | Sports


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Foles outduels Brady, Patriots to win Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS - Nick Foles did his best Tom Brady impersonation, leading a late-game comeback to cap a season that began as a backup and ended as ...

February 05, 2018 | By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


BUBBLE WATCH: Big wins put NC State within reach of NCAA bid

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State wasn't supposed to even be in this position, entering February with several marquee wins and in the discussion ...

February 02, 2018 | By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer | Sports


Rozier powers Celtics past Hawks, 119-110

BOSTON - Terry Rozier's second act as an NBA starter was just as impressive as his first.

February 02, 2018 | By GETHIN COOLBAUGH Associated Press | Sports


Foles sees religious life after football

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Nick Foles has a calling far greater than throwing touchdown passes.

February 02, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Fowler, DeChambeau share Phoenix Open lead

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead into the weekend in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He knows from experience the party ...

February 02, 2018 | By JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer | Sports


Sepp Blatter wants FIFA case re-opened

GENEVA - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.

February 02, 2018 | By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Can Eagles pull off upset?

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - America loves comeback stories, the last-to-first variety that features new stars, big plays and a monumental triumph at the end.

February 02, 2018 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Liukin latest to step down amidst USA Gymnastics scandal

The coordinator of the women's national team for USA Gymnastics has stepped down, the latest departure to rock the embattled organization in the wake ...

February 02, 2018 | By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer | Sports


MLB players upet as top free agents remain unsigned

NEW YORK - A prominent baseball agent said players are angered over the slow free-agent market and suggested they consider boycotting spring training.

February 02, 2018 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


North Korean athletes cross border for Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea - Ten North Korean skaters and skiers arrived in rival South Korea on Thursday to participate in this month's Winter Olympics, which ...

February 01, 2018 | By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press | Sports


GS ladies stuck between Little Rock and a hard place

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - First-place Little Rock women's basketball remained unbeaten in the league with a 92-52 Sun Belt Conference win over visiting Georgia Southern ...

February 01, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Wentz serving as Philadelphia's biggest cheerleader

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Carson Wentz made the rounds along Radio Row at last year's Super Bowl and promised himself he'd be back for this ...

January 30, 2018 | By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer | Sports


Outdoor Life: A real duck dynasty

With apologies to Phil Robertson and his funky band of bearded miscreants, there has arisen a mighty band of ducks on the Richardson farm down ...

January 29, 2018 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Eagles maul Mavericks

Georgia Southern overcame a big deficit early on Thursday, only to lose its grip on a win late in the game. The Eagles faced a ...

January 27, 2018 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Southern ladies finally snap losing streak

The Georgia Southern women's basketball squad shot a season-best 51.9 percent from the floor in picking up its first Sun Belt Conference win ...

January 27, 2018 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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