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With division won, Tech looks forward

DURHAM, N.C. - Georgia Tech's players slapped a few high-fives with the fans who stuck around an emptying stadium. In one end zone, a banner was unfurled to read: "Tampa Bound."After clinching the ACC Coastal Division, they allowed themselves to savor the moment for, well, a moment.But these No. 7 Yellow Jackets hope some bigger things await - like their first outright ACC championship since 1990."Those guys have worked really hard, and a lot of people have doubted them along the way - especially early - and they've just been resilient and they kept playing," Tech coach Paul ...

November 16, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports

Falcons and Panthers have similar issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - While some in Atlanta are concerned about Matt Ryan's recent flurry of interceptions, he's nowhere close to matching the passing woes in Carolina.Through eight games, the Panthers have one touchdown catch by a wide receiver. Yes, Steve Smith is still on the roster."I am totally shocked," fellow receiver Muhsin Muhammad said. "It's amazing. It's befuddling to me. I don't understand it."With the Falcons (5-3) and Panthers (3-5) bringing two of the league's elite running backs in Michael Turner and DeAngelo Williams into Sunday's NFC South contest, the ...

November 14, 2009 | By MIKE CRANSTON AP Sports Writer | Sports

Jackets clinch spot in ACC title game

DURHAM, N.C. - Orwin Smith bobbled the kickoff, recovered just in time to find a seam and took off toward the goal line.Just like that, No. 7 Georgia Tech was off to the races - and headed straight for the ACC title game.The Yellow Jackets clinched the Coastal Division and a spot in the league championship by routing Duke 49-10 on Saturday behind 110 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Jonathan Dwyer and another big day from Josh Nesbitt.Smith's 83-yard kickoff return sparked slow-starting Georgia Tech (10-1, 7-1). Duke's Jordon Byas tracked him down from behind ...

November 14, 2009 | By JOEDY McCREARY AP Sports Writer | Sports

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 | 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 | 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

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Yellow Jackets all over Groves

BROOKLET – After a sluggish start, the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets asserted themselves against an overmatched Groves team on their way to a 49-6 win at ...

October 21, 2016 | By LUKE MARTIN Herald Correspondent | Sports

NMSU Aggies still focused on building winning culture

Winning is hard, and having to teach players to win makes it more difficult.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Georgia Southern's Breida looking to break loose

It has been a tough year statistically for the top two running backs in the Sun Belt Conference.

October 21, 2016 | By MIKE BROWN Herald Correspondent | Sports

Eagles look to snap losing streak out West

Georgia Southern football - players and coaches alike - is now in uncharted territory.

October 20, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Statesboro seeks first win against Phoenix

Barely four days removed from being shutout by Ware County, Statesboro now faces their second region opponent in New Hampstead - who hasn't played a ...

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Statesboro to host state playoffs

For the second time in the young program's history, Statesboro High School volleyball will host a state playoff game.

October 17, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

Georgia Southern: The good and the bad t

Georgia Southern hasn't yet hit the panic button on its 2016 season, but at this point, you have to figure that everyone at least ...

October 17, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Sherman gets away with one as flags mar Sunday's football

Unlike most of last season, officials hadn't been the focal point of NFL games until Sunday. Then, Jeff Triplette's crew got in the ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Big 12 presidents decide to pass on expansion this year

GRAPEVINE, Texas - The smallest Power Five conference is not getting any larger. The Big 12 is staying at 10 schools.

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Harvick advances in Chase as others struggle at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After departing the celebration in victory lane at Kansas on Sunday, Kevin Harvick reflected on how his Stewart-Haas Racing team always seems ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Tyson Gay, thousands in vigil for sprinter's slain daughter

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Thousands of people joined Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay at a candlelight vigil Monday night on a Kentucky high school track honoring Gay's ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach 'walked away' from child abuse

BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky ...

October 17, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports

Falling short at the flats

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech needed just 11 plays to score its first three touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

Small steps, but no moral victories

ATLANTA - Two years ago, Georgia Southern rolled into Bobby Dodd Stadium, erased a huge first-half deficit and took a late lead before Georgia Tech wrestled ...

October 15, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports

The five factors box score says big plays won

Let's be honest, did anyone really think Georgia Southern was going to beat Georgia Tech?

October 15, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports

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