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Tech set for title game

ATLANTA - Derrick Morgan can't remember the last time Georgia Tech won an Atlantic Coast Conference championship.Not that he should.He was a 1-year-old when the Yellow Jackets captured their lone ACC title in 1990, on the way to an unbeaten season and a share of the national championship."That's a long time ago," Morgan said, shaking his head.Ditto for Clemson, a one-time ACC powerhouse that hasn't finished on top of the league since 1991. The No. 25 Tigers are just as eager to break their long drought when they face the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets in ...

December 03, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Gators must stop Jones, 'Bama passing attack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - When Joe Haden arrived at Florida, he wanted to play quarterback. Then he realized Tim Tebow had that job secured.He considered moving to receiver, then discovered Percy Harvin was the main man there.Haden just wanted to get on the field, so he asked about playing cornerback. Coach Urban Meyer obliged, and Haden started learning the position. Three years later, he's got it down pat.Meyer said this week that no one on his team is playing as well as Haden.That didn't stop defensive coordinator Charlie Strong from telling Haden that Alabama receiver Julio ...

December 03, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcon friend offers warm reception for Vick's return to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Roddy White looks forward to seeing Michael Vick. Just don't expect the Falcons receiver to don another T-shirt showing his support for No. 7."I've got to be locked in," White said Wednesday, breaking into a hearty laugh. "This is a big game for us."No one is quite sure what kind of reception Michael Vick will get when he returns to the Georgia Dome for the first time since serving 18 months in federal prison for dogfighting. After being out of the league for two seasons, the former Falcons quarterback is now a little-used backup for ...

December 03, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tiger apologizes for "personal failures"

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.Woods withdrew Monday from his own golf tournament, citing injuries from a car crash near his Florida home. His decision comes as questions continue to mount regarding what exactly happened in the wee hours of the morning last Friday - questions that most certainly would have been asked of him had he played.The world's No. 1 golfer posted a statement on his Web site saying that unspecified injuries prevented him from playing in the Chevron World Challenge. He had been scheduled to hold a ...

December 03, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Jeff Monken Interview; Basketball starts SoCon play

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December 03, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Braves ink Wagner to one-year contract

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves took another major step toward solidifying their pitching staff for next season, agreeing Wednesday to a $7 million, one-year contract with closer Billy Wagner.Next up: the offense."The bullpen is one of the areas we needed to upgrade to get where we want to go," Braves general manager Frank Wren said during a news conference at Turner Field. "Billy was at the top of our list. The first day of free agency, we gave him a call."The six-time All-Star gets $6.75 million in 2010, and his deal includes a $6.5 million club ...

December 02, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports




Weekly Whatup, 12/1

Thanks to the modern marvel that is the Internet, you all have probably heard the news by now – Georgia Southern just took the world's biggest mulligan.

November 30, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Woods withdraws from tourney

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Tiger Woods still isn't talking. Now he's not playing, either.

November 30, 2009 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Patrick signs Indy extension, NASCAR future uncertain

Danica Patrick unveiled her splashy new car in New York's Times Square, its bright green, black and orange color scheme right at home with the flashy billboards and lights above.

November 30, 2009 | By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tech looks for two in a row over UGA

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says it's no bigger than any other game, certainly not as important as the one next week.Try telling that to his players.State pride is a pretty powerful motivator.No. 7 Georgia Tech (10-1) will be going for its second straight victory over Georgia when the teams meet Saturday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and anyone who thinks this is merely a warmup for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship doesn't understand how deep the feelings run in this rivalry."This is a big game in the state of Georgia," Tech receiver Demaryius Thomas said ...

November 27, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tide survives scare, takes Iron Bowl in closing minutes

AUBURN, Ala. - No. 2 Alabama found its championship form in the nick of time.Outplayed most of the game, the Crimson Tide stayed unbeaten with a 26-21 victory Friday over Auburn, taking the lead with a nearly perfect drive that was capped by Greg McElroy's 4-yard touchdown pass to Roy Upchurch with 1:24 left.Alabama (12-0, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) completed a second straight perfect regular season in the Iron Bowl, but did it the hard way against its bitter rival. The Tide fell behind in the opening minutes, but came out ahead to do its part to set ...

November 27, 2009 | By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer | Sports


Woods hopitalized after auto accident

ORLANDO - Tiger Woods was injured in a car accident early Friday outside his Florida mansion, and a local police chief said his wife used a golf club to smash out the back window and help get the world's No. 1 golfer out of the SUV.Woods was treated and released from a hospital in good condition, his spokesman said. The Florida Highway Patrol said Woods' vehicle hit a fire hydrant and a tree in his neighbor's yard as he pulled out of his driveway at 2:25 a.m.Windermere police chief Daniel Saylor told The Associated Press ...

November 27, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


The Eagles Nest: Coaching search continues; GSU fans' Thanksgivings

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November 27, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


It's dog days in Athens for Georgia, Richt

ATHENS - Mark Richt's worst season as Georgia's coach may not have hit bottom.

November 25, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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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


Roethlisberger throws for 3 TDs as Steelers beat Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. - Ben Roethlisberger recovered his own fumble at a pivotal moment and didn't look back, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Pittsburgh ...

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Yeah, it's not sexy, but it's working well

Through two games, the Georgia Southern football squad is right where any team would want to be. The Eagles sit at 2-0 overall and 1-0 ...

September 12, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


We don't look at field position enough, so let's

They say football is a game of inches, and for the sake of this week's five factors lesson that cliche will ring somewhat true.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Gators close out Jags

Janna Beth Marsh pitched a full seven innings to outduel Thomas Jefferson's staff in a 3-2 win for Bulloch Academy.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Bulloch County teams looking for answers

High School football in Bulloch County has been a lot like Tropical Storm Hermine this season: quick, idiosyncratic and a little disappointing.

September 12, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


No. 16 Georgia readies for another week of QB musical chairs

ATHENS, Ga. - Get ready for another week of quarterback musical chairs at Georgia.

September 12, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bend but don't break

MOBILE, Ala. - Nothing much came easy for Georgia Southern when they took on South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday night.

September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Defense was good, penalties were bad

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September 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Two games tells us nothing about Georgia Southern, but...

I'm a guy for statistics and data, which means sample size is everything and conversely means two weeks is nothing.

September 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


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