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Falcon offense takes flight

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith says Sunday's runaway win at San Francisco was the Falcons' most complete offensive game in his two seasons in Atlanta."I know statistically it most definitely was in terms of yards," he said.But he says the offense can be better than it showed in the 45-10 rout of the 49ers."I think we left some plays out there," Smith said Monday. "I think the offensive guys will tell you that."Quarterback Matt Ryan, who completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-high 329 yards, called the game "just a pretty good performance" for ...

October 12, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Vols roll, pick up big win over Bulldogs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin didn't defeat Florida as promised. He did deliver on another guarantee with a 45-19 win over the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday."(Kiffin) basically made a promise to us that we wouldn't lose to them anymore, forever or until he leaves," Volunteers safety Eric Berry said. "He's not going to let Georgia beat us."The first-year coach got some help from Jonathan Crompton, who passed for a career-high 310 yards and threw for four touchdowns.Kiffin had emphasized the Georgia game to his players due to its importance in recruiting. Because the ...

October 10, 2009 | By BETH RUCKER AP Writer | Sports


UGA searching for the next big back

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is one of those schools that likes to think of itself as Running Back U.

October 08, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU takes shot at program's biggest win ever

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October 08, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Johnson feels FSU is ready to rally for struggling Bowden

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson says the hubbub over Bobby Bowden's future at Florida State will have the Seminoles fired up for Saturday night's game against his Georgia Tech team.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Hawks' Joe Johnson headed for free agency

ATLANTA - There's a new reason for the Atlanta Hawks to enter the 2009-10 season with a renewed sense of urgency.

October 07, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: Portal hosts Claxton; SHS, BA Friday Night Previews

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October 07, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


SEC admits mistake in penalty call against UGA

ATLANTA - No foul.The Southeastern Conference said Monday that Georgia receiver A.J. Green should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after his late touchdown against No. 4 LSU, a flag that cost the Bulldogs crucial yards on the ensuing kickoff.Georgia had to kick off from its own 15, and Trindon Holliday returned it 40 yards into Bulldogs territory. Two plays later, Charles Scott broke off a 33-yard run that gave the Tigers a 20-13 victory.Rogers Redding, the SEC's coordinator of officials, said a video review of the play from a different angle than the official ...

October 06, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Versatile Nesbitt becoming a bigger threat to defenses

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Josh Nesbitt is making it tough on defensive coordinators.The Georgia Tech quarterback did a little bit of everything the last two weeks, baffling defenses in wins over Mississippi State and North Carolina.Against the Tar Heels last week he rushed 32 times and scored two touchdowns. Against the Bulldogs on Saturday he passed for a career-high 266 yards and a score in a 42-31 win."Without a doubt, yes," Nesbitt said when asked if the game was the best passing performance of his career. "I think I took care of the ball very well, placed it where ...

October 06, 2009 | By Chris Talbott AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/6

I'm not a big "moral victory" kind of guy.

October 05, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Falcons' Norwood says concussions 'a serious deal'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - Jerious Norwood is running out of locker space.

October 05, 2009 | By CHARLES OGUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Awful finish, high hopes for next Braves season

ATLANTA - The Braves packed up their lockers, exchanged phone numbers and started looking ahead to next season with a lot more hope than they had a year ago.

October 05, 2009 | By PAUL NEWBERRY AP Sports Writer | Sports


Braves stumbling to the finish

October 03, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons take a look at running game during bye week

ATLANTA - Ovie Mughelli delivered a cut block, just as he's supposed to do. Michael Turner spotted the opening and headed toward the end zone.

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


Peterson still a factor now that he's in Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Not long after they first met, Mike Peterson pulled Jonathan Babineaux aside.

October 01, 2009 | By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press 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

By MIKE ANTHONY

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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