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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


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


The Eagles Nest: GSU seeks revenge at Samford

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November 05, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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NFL already feeling the hurt

From the top of the NFL to the bottom of the heap, teams are already feeling the pain.

September 19, 2016 | By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer | Sports


Luck = perspiration + preparation!... I don't think so

For those of you reading who believe you can control every little thing in your life, this isn't for you.

September 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


A note of caution to the offense: stay in your lane

"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 ...

September 18, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Southern breaks attendance record

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September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Just a block away

By MIKE ANTHONY

September 18, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Dwyane Wade bikes with police to promote unity in Miami

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade still plans to do plenty of talking about the need for societal change, a quest that became even more personal for ...

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Jones wins Xfinity race; Sieg, Koch earn final Chase spots

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Erik Jones won the Truck Series title last year and is headed to Sprint Cup next year.

September 18, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


GT bracing for power runs from Vandy's Webb

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's relentless spread-option attack with its triple-option potential is known for causing sleepless nights for defensive coordinators.

September 16, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM Associated Press | Sports


Smart, Odom make their SEC coaching debuts

COLUMBIA, Mo. - No. 16 Georgia's visit to Missouri features two first-year coaches making their Southeastern Conference debuts.

September 16, 2016 | By JADE WASHBURN Associated Press | Sports


Retiring Tony Stewart in spotlight as NASCAR playoffs begin

CHICAGO - Tony Stewart's complex personality was on display at media day for NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE CRANSTON Associated Press | Sports


GATAcast - Sept. 17, 2016

September 16, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Sun Belt still easing into '16 regular season

The early weeks of the season can be a confusing time when trying to figure out the future for G5 conferences.

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over bathroom law

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina ratchets up the pressure on this college sports-crazy state to ...

September 13, 2016 | By JONATHAN DREW AP Sports Writer | Sports


Dove season opens with a thud and a bang

For the first time in forty years I missed the opening day of dove season. It was an accomplishment on par with Cal Ripken's ...

September 13, 2016 | By ALVIN RICHARDSON | Sports


Near miss for Georgia Southern women's golf

Just over a year ago, the Georgia Southern women's golf squad had never played a match. Fast-forward 12 months and the Eagles seem like ...

September 13, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


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