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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 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


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On the Fringe: Five questions for upcoming golf season

The new year in golf is consumed by an old topic, this time with a twist.

January 03, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


To be blunt, the Sun Belt is so bad at scheduling

Due to an early deadline so that all Statesboro Herald employees can properly ring in the new year, this space in the sports section will ...

December 30, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


LeBron's block in The Finals is the play of 2016

They came from many sports, in many countries, with varying forms of pressure involved.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Cubs' World Series title voted top AP sports story of 2016

CHICAGO - Everything changed for the Chicago Cubs on a rainy November night. A century-plus worth of heartache washed away by a wave of pure joy.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


UConn finishes up 2016 surprisingly undefeated

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - As 2016 comes to a close, Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies finished the year unbeaten.

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Roger Federer says he hopes to play '2 to 3 more years'

PERTH, Australia (AP) - Roger Federer says he hopes to play for at least another two to three years and that his "mindset is for the ...

December 30, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Mississippi State blocks late FG to top Miami (OH)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Mississippi State's sideline erupted in celebration, relieved to escape with a victory to end a challenging season.

December 26, 2016 | By FRED GOODALL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Boston College explodes early, hangs on to beat Maryland

DETROIT - Boston College blew a fourth-quarter lead in a loss to Georgia Tech in its season opener in Ireland. In the Eagles' finale, they showed ...

December 26, 2016 | By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer | Sports


N.C. State all over Vandy in Independence Bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. - Jaylen Samuels caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Finley, Nyheim Hines returned a kickoff for a 100-yard touchdown and North Carolina State beat ...

December 24, 2016 | By DAVID BRANDT | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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