Eric Ferguson Statesboro's Eric Ferguson is what coaches call a matchup problem. At 6-foot-4, he's got the height of a post player, but his jumpshot extends well beyond 3-point range. "I feel like if you're going to put a guard on him, with his height and his length, he can shoot over the guy," said Blue Devil head coach Lee Hill. "Plus, if you put a big guy on him he ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Patrick White was bruised and determined with the Gator Bowl hanging in the balance.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Not long after Atlanta owner Arthur Blank fired him as the Falcons' third-year coach, Jim Mora went to great lengths to list his accomplishments.
Joey Cheek grabbed a seat at the head table after the greatest race of his athletic career, very much aware that all those folks in front of him, with their cameras and microphones and notepads, would be hanging on his every word.
ATLANTA - Tony Taylor set up two fourth-quarter touchdowns with interceptions and Georgia rallied from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 14 Virginia Tech 31-24 on Saturday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
At the end of their 162nd game, the Atlanta Braves found themselves in an unfamiliar position.
Taylor Bennett threw a 42-yard touchdown pass on the first down of his first start for Georgia Tech. That was last season, and he has barely played since.
PHILADELPHIA - For a one-of-kind quarterback, Michael Vick sure has looked ordinary against the Philadelphia Eagles.
ATLANTA - Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer had a ready response to Friday's question: Does Chick-fil-A Bowl opponent Georgia remind you of any team?
Statesboro's John Knox was named first team, and four other players from the area received honorable mention, when selections for the Georgia Sports Writers Association all-state football teams were released Friday.
The Statesboro Blue Devils ended their showing at the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament on a positive note, routing Treutlen County 74-47 Friday night. A 25-9 second quarter proved to be the difference and the Devils' defense held the Vikings to just 30.6 percent shooting.
NEW YORK - Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants reached a preliminary agreement on the largest contract for a pitcher in baseball history, a $126 million, seven-year deal.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Calvin Johnson isn't saying much. He rarely does. But the Gator Bowl sure feels like his college farewell.
TWIN CITY - It was a tale of two halves for the Portal Panthers Thursday afternoon on Day 2 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. The Panthers (9-2) exploded for 29 third-quarter points, opening the pivotal frame on a 19-2 run to beat Treutlen County 80-64.
By CHAD BISHOP email@example.com The Portal Panthers struggled to get anything going offensively Wednesday afternoon on Day 1 of the Emanuel County Institute Christmas Tournament. With 6.9 seconds remaining in the game, that struggle came back to haunt them. Trailing 60-57 to East Laurens, Thomas Busby's inbound pass was picked off and the Panthers (8-2) never got a chance to tie the game, losing for the second time in their last three contests. ...
There was a time in the distant past when I was pretty sure that no one was tougher than me.
By next week, the people who make sure the nation has a player worthy of the Heisman trophy - and the ESPN primetime show devoted to it - will have had their say.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Of all the memories from Tiger Woods' roots in Southern California, it's easy to overlook the time he made an appearance in the Tournament of Roses parade. OK, so he wasn't the grand marshal. And he had just turned 18. Woods, coming off his first U.S. Amateur title, rode on ...
The just-ended rivalry week ranks among the best that college football has seen in forever.
NEW YORK - As the big-money free agents negotiated, dozens of players with lower profiles waited to find out whether they would be dumped on the market by their clubs Monday night.
AUBURN, Ala. - Don't call the Auburn Tigers lucky. The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday's Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri. They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though. <p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto; line-height: ...
WASHINGTON - John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and made five 3-pointers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 108-101 on Saturday night. The Wizards have won six of their last eight, and have won eight games in November for the first time since 1984. Martell Webster added 19 points for Washington and also had five 3-pointers. Nene, who ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The 110th game between Ohio State and Michigan might have been the most thrilling, a back-and-forth affair that came down to one final play. The Wolverines went for the win - and the Buckeyes stayed undefeated. Tyvis Powell intercepted Devin Gardner's 2-point conversion pass with 32 seconds left and No. 3 Ohio State held on for a 42-41 victory against Michigan on Saturday ...
SAO PAULO - Even before a crane dramatically collapsed and killed two workers at the Sao Paulo stadium, it was clear World Cup organizers would have their hands full trying to deliver all 12 venues by FIFA's end-of-December deadline. <p ...
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson this week pounced on a politely phrased suggestion that the state rivalry with Georgia has been a little lopsided in recent years.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford and Reggie Bush did their part to keep the Aaron Rodgers-less Green Bay Packers in the game.
ARLINGTON, Texas - DeMarco Murray did the finishing work for the Dallas Cowboys. Backup Lance Dunbar made his job a lot easier.
It's rivalry week for several Southeastern Conference teams and many are playing for more than just bragging rights.
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders need the same short memory during a short week, for different reasons.
Normally a grudge match for AFC North supremacy, Thanksgiving night's visit by the Steelers to Baltimore doesn't carry quite such a lofty air this year.