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Grizzlies, Wildcats square off for title

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Villanova coach Andy Talley sometimes wears his national championship ring while on recruiting trips - his basketball national championship ring, that is.

December 17, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Christmas gifts for CY, Monken; Lady Eagles scorching

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December 17, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


UGA to play bowl game shorthanded

ATHENS, Ga. - Offensive-minded Mark Richt has had to spend more time than usual on Georgia's defense.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons on brink of elimination as they travel to New York

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Tony Gonzalez is facing another losing season with a smile.

December 16, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: SHS swarms SEB; Who's the best in Region 3-A?

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December 16, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Georgia Tech juniors mulling NFL draft options

ATLANTA - At least four juniors who played lead roles in Georgia Tech's ACC championship could enter the NFL draft after the Yellow Jackets' Orange Bowl game against Iowa.

December 15, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports




Weekly Whatup, 12/15

Santa Claus is coming to town very shortly, and I've never been patient enough to wait until Christmas to find out what will be under the tree.

December 14, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Ga. Tech looking to end 4-year bowl losing streak

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has a tradition of being in BCS bowls. Though their recent destinations make that fact seem like ancient history.

December 14, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Ingram takes Heisman in closest race ever

NEW YORK - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football.The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. Next, he'll try to lead the most storied program in the South to a national championship.Ingram finished 28 points ahead of Stanford running back Toby Gerhart.Ingram wiped away tears and took a moment to steady himself before starting his speech. His voice wavered throughout."I'm ...

December 13, 2009 | By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Sports


Montana rallies to put away App. St.

MISSOULA, Mont. - Jabin Sambrano caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Selle with 1:31 left, and Montana survived a last-second rally to beat Appalachian State 24-17 on Saturday and reach the Football Championship Subdivision title game.Montana (14-0) dealt with frigid temperatures and slippery conditions on a snow-covered field to make the championship game for the second straight year. The Grizzlies will play Villanova on Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn.The Mountaineers (11-3), making their fifth straight semifinal appearance, had a chance to tie the game after marching downfield in the final minute.Armanti Edwards hit Brian Quick to ...

December 13, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons trying to stay in playoff hunt

ATLANTA - The New Orleans Saints are chasing perfection.The Atlanta Falcons are just trying to survive.While the Saints (12-0) have already clinched the NFC South title and merely need a win or tie Sunday at the Georgia Dome to ensure they'll have a first-round bye and at least one playoff game in the Big Easy, the Falcons' hopes of making it back to the playoffs are looking bleaker by the week.Atlanta (6-6) has lost five of its last seven and shows no signs of pulling out of the tailspin, not with a rash of injuries that have ...

December 13, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: 'Monken Mania' hits the Boro

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December 11, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Hawks rout Bulls 118-83

ATLANTA - Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 29 points and the Atlanta Hawks opened the second half with a 20-4 run and beat the Chicago Bulls 118-83 on Wednesday night.The Bulls, who have lost five straight and nine of 10, remained close only in the first period. Atlanta pushed its lead to double digits for good on a jam by Josh Smith with 5:17 remaining in the first half.Smith had 18 points, including an alley-oop jam to cap the decisive 20-4 run and push the lead to 30 points at 76-46 with 3:35 remaining in the third ...

December 09, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon defense faces toughest test yet in Brees, Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Cornerback Brent Grimes knows the Atlanta defense must play a nearly perfect game to have a chance against New Orleans' explosive offense."The odds are against us, obviously," Grimes said Wednesday. "They're the No. 1 offense, but we've got a chance to make a statement."Unfortunately for Grimes and his teammates, the Falcons (6-6) lead the NFL with 49 plays allowed of at least 20 yards. Opponents are converting 46 percent of third downs, second-most in the league.Facing quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints (12-0) on Sunday seems to offer a worst-case scenario for ...

December 09, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY AP Writer | Sports


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Bye week brings no speculation, only gloom

In most seasons, a bye week for Georgia Southern is filled with talk of upcoming conference showdowns and postseason possibilities.

November 21, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Smart's first season at Georgia hardly a rousing success

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart's first year as Georgia's coach has hardly been a rousing success.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fraternizing with the enemy? Some NBA coaches even set it up

NEW YORK (AP) - Kristaps Porzingis came to the NBA from Europe as a 7-footer with 3-point range, so the comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki were inevitable.

November 21, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


State > Southern

ATLANTA - Georgia Southern entered Saturday needing a win at Georgia State to keep its bowl hopes alive.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


2006 has a bad name, but 2016 seems all to similar

For most Georgia Southern fans, 2006 sticks out as a sore thumb. The 3-8 season - still the lowest win total of any modern day Eagle ...

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


I'm not about firing first year coaches, however...

Failure can be a difficult thing to process, especially when you come from a place of success.

November 19, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 1 pick Goff makes Rams debut against hot Dolphins team

Welcome to an NFL huddle, Mr. Goff .

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson, Logano, Edwards, Busch aim for NASCAR championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson attempts a drive into NASCAR history.

November 19, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes up by 2 shots at Sea Island

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. - Five tournaments into his rookie season on the PGA Tour, Mackenzie Hughes has the 36-hole lead at Sea Island and expects ...

November 19, 2016 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel to merge

BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports rivals DraftKings and FanDuel have agreed to merge after months of speculation and increasing regulatory scrutiny.

November 19, 2016 | By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press | Sports


Smoke, Out: 3-time champ Stewart ready for final NASCAR race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - His race team built him a car fitting for the baddest man on wheels. Tony Stewart will take his final NASCAR ride in ...

November 19, 2016 | By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer | Sports


Georgia Tech not content with merely being bowl eligible

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech has already locked up its spot in a bowl game.

November 19, 2016 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Georgia looking to remain focused against Ragin' Cajuns

ATHENS, Ga. - There has been a lot of talk about an early season scare from Nicholls as Georgia has prepared for this week's visit ...

November 19, 2016 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Eagles secondary look to shut down Panther passing game

Georgia Southern, unlike any season in recent memory, has struggled to run the football in the second half of the season.

November 19, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


Eagles look to take revenge in Atlanta

There are a lot of factors that go into making a rivalry. There's the passion of the fans, the proximity of the teams to ...

November 18, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports


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