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Jackets looking to run wild on Vandy

ATLANTA - Bobby Johnson may know more about Paul Johnson's spread option offense than any other head coach in the nation.That could be bad news for Paul Johnson and No. 11 Georgia Tech - but only if Bobby Johnson has enough time to pass his knowledge to his Vanderbilt players.The former Southern Conference coaching rivals will meet for the ninth time when Georgia Tech plays at Vanderbilt on Saturday night. Georgia Tech (7-1) brings a five-game winning streak into Nashville, while Vanderbilt (2-6) has lost four straight.An equalizer could be Bobby Johnson's familiarity with the Georgia Tech ...

October 29, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Tebow poised to break Walker's SEC TD record against Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Georgia Hall of Famer Herschel Walker and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow first met at the 2007 Heisman Trophy presentation.

October 28, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Smith considering changes as Falcons chase Saints

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Atlanta Falcons are facing their biggest test of the season as they hope to get back in the NFC South race.

October 28, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


'I hate tennis': Agassi's book adds to his tale

So much of Andre Agassi's life has been spent in the public eye - the various highs and lows, on and off the court, during his transformation from tennis brat to elder statesman - that it was possible to wonder how much more there was to be said about it all.

October 28, 2009 | By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer | Sports


Prep Sports Blitz: BA takes aim at region title Friday

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October 28, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Jackets using big drives to beat opponents

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is making a run at the ACC championship by holding the ball longer than any team in the nation.Coach Paul Johnson's spread option attack has quick-strike potential with five scoring plays longer than 50 yards this season. But lately the No. 11 Yellow Jackets have been wearing down defenses with long, clock-draining possessions.Georgia Tech's knockout punch in its 34-9 win at Virginia last week was its 18-play, 82-yard TD drive in the third quarter. The drive lasted almost 11 minutes.Tech held the ball more than 42 minutes against both Virginia and North ...

October 27, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


No love lost between Bulldogs and Gators

ATHENS, Ga. - The picture hangs all over Georgia's training facility. The Bulldogs get to see it when they're changing into their uniforms, when they're lifting weights, when they're heading off to meetings.Urban Meyer, his hands raised in a T.Timeout, Florida."It definitely motivates you," said Georgia quarterback Joe Cox, looking ahead to Saturday's game against the top-ranked Gators. "No one likes to be embarrassed like that."The Bulldogs are still a bit miffed at the Florida coach for calling two timeouts in the final minute of last year's 49-10 blowout, a ploy ...

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


A state stuck in the middle

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. - When the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees meet in the World Series on Wednesday, New Jersey will be a state of divided loyalties.Somewhere around Exit 7A of the New Jersey Turnpike, the concrete ribbon connecting the New York suburbs of north Jersey to the outskirts of Philadelphia in south Jersey, is the line of demarcation separating Phillies and Yankees fans.At the turnpike's Richard Stockton rest area, about halfway between New York and Philadelphia, fans are bleeding Phillies Red or Yankees blue in a baseball version of the Crips and Bloods, as ...

October 27, 2009 | By WAYNE PARRY AP Writer | Sports


Weekly Whatup, 10/27

Fearless.

October 26, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Is Tebow cracking under pressure?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tim Tebow's pursuit of perfection might be causing him to play a little tight.

October 26, 2009 | By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer | Sports


Heavy hitters set to face off in World Series

NEW YORK - They boast All-Stars all over the diamond, high-priced players decorated with coveted awards. They come loaded with October experience and shiny rings, expecting to win another World Series.

October 26, 2009 | By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer | Sports


Jackets end UVA woes, get big road win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It was a drive that took forever, or at least it felt like it. Eighteen plays. Eighty-two yards. A game-sapping 10:47 off the clock, the longest in the 21 years that Georgia Tech has been regularly keeping such a stat.

October 24, 2009 | By JOSEPH WHITE AP SPORTS WRITER | Sports


The Eagles Nest: GSU plans to crack 'The Rock' one more time

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October 22, 2009 | VINCE JOHNSON vjohnson@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Smiley bringing belts back to the 'Boro

Nick Smiley is all set to defend his ISKA Southeastern U.S. kickboxing title this Friday. At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds of muscle, it's not entirely clear why anyone would want to take his belt away in the first place.

October 22, 2009 | By MIKE ANTHONY manthony@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Tech's Dwyer is OK with different role in option

ATLANTA - Jonathan Dwyer says he is content with a less prominent role in Georgia Tech's more balanced spread option offense this season.

October 22, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


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Cajuns rage in Paulson

Decimated by injuries and playing their seventh game in less than seven weeks, the Georgia Southern Eagles took another big hit Thursday night.

November 11, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Welcome to Rock Bottom, enjoy your stay this year

Greetings Eagle fans!

November 11, 2016 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


The pressure turns up a notch

The fat lady isn't yet singing on the Eagles' 2016 football season, but she's definitely in her makeup and costume already.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Eagles have renewed confidence for new season

For a third consecutive season, the Georgia Southern men's basketball enters play with expectations that differ drastically from the previous season.

November 10, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


RA Dickey agrees to $8M deal with Braves

ATLANTA - R.A. Dickey was won over by an Atlanta Braves sales team that included two Hall of Famers, including a fellow knuckleballer.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Atlanta Hawks planning new D-League franchise

ATLANTA - With two stadiums already under construction and plans for a major arena renovation, the Atlanta metro area is getting yet another new sports facility.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Falcons go young with 4 rookie starters on defense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons have made a commitment to rookie starters on defense that is especially rare for a first-place team.

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Major Baylor donor McLane wants Briles' 'honor restored'

WACO, Texas - Billionaire businessman Drayton McLane, who name adorns the Baylor University football stadium, said Thursday he wants to see fired football coach Art Briles ...

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


NFL HALFWAY: Rule change boosts strategy on kickoffs returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Each time Marc Mariani heads out to catch a kickoff, he huddles first with the Tennessee special teams coach for a quick strategy ...

November 10, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


What is up with the schedule?

As the beat writer for Georgia Southern, I have a fairly large amount of access to the Eagles.

November 08, 2016 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Athletes rock the vote

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey grew up in Kentucky in the 1960s, a child during the civil rights movement who witnessed the efforts of those ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


AP Heisman watch: Jackson leads; race for 2nd is crowded

Even if Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman Trophy in a landslide vote, there may still be a slew of finalists at the award ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Washington takes over playoff position, A&M, LSU fall big

Washington moved into fourth in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the four remaining unbeaten teams from the Power Five conferences at the top of ...

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Monahan brings a personal touch as PGA Tour commissioner

Not everyone in the golf world knew much about Jay Monahan except that he was anointed, and then appointed, the next PGA Tour commissioner.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson still believes in Tech's defensive coaches

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson still has confidence in his defensive coaches following one of the worst showings ever by the unit.

November 08, 2016 | The Associated Press | Sports


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