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 ...
ATHENS - The Deep South's oldest rivalry looks a little tarnished.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is on the verge of securing a spot in the ACC championship game in only its second season under Paul Johnson.
And then there were three.
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.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Mike Smith has a dangerous throwing arm.
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.
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.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia made no apology for its first shutout in three years.
ATLANTA - Go ahead and tell Paul Johnson that his throwback offense can't work at a big-time university.
ATHENS - Joe Cox has only four games left to help Georgia salvage its season.
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.
From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.
For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is a grossly overused cliche in today's world of sports, which is why it pains ...
By MIKE ANTHONY
By MIKE ANTHONY
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ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.
CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.
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