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Jackets to face Hawkeyes in Orange Bowl

MIAMI - Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz vividly remembers flipping his television one night last fall and instantly becoming mesmerized by Georgia Tech's spread option offense."I can't imagine trying to get ready for them in a normal week," Ferentz said.Luckily for Ferentz and the Hawkeyes, they'll have a month to prepare.No. 10 Iowa (10-2) will face No. 9 Georgia Tech (11-2) in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 5 in South Florida, a matchup of the Hawkeyes' 11th-ranked defense against the Yellow Jackets' 11th-ranked offense, the misdirection-laden option that blew Ferentz away when he watched the Yellow ...

December 07, 2009 | By TIM REYNOLDS AP Sports Writer | Sports


Falcons fading fast after loss to Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Mike Smith had more injured than healthy offensive starters by the end of the Atlanta Falcons' third loss in their last four games.That was only part of the somber news.The Falcons' 34-7 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday was the team's worst in Smith's two years as coach. The loss left the 6-6 Falcons on the fringe of the NFC wild-card chase.More reason for concern: Just when the Falcons can't afford another loss, the 12-0 New Orleans Saints come to Atlanta next week.Perhaps intent on countering the somber mood, Smith assumed ...

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


Weekly Whatup 12/8

Tis the season for speculation.

December 07, 2009 | By MATT YOGUS myogus@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Video - New GSU Coach Jeff Monken's Complete Press Conference

To watch Part II of the press conference, CLICK HERE

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


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


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Transfer QB Jarrett Stidham shines in Auburn spring game

AUBURN, Ala. - Telltale signs that it was a good day for Jarrett Stidham: The Auburn quarterback only had to do pushups atoning for two errant ...

April 08, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Field tightens heading into weekend

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rickie Fowler finally got to the top of the leaderboard in a major and didn't have much of a view.

April 07, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Couples amongst leaders once again

Decades often converge at Augusta National Golf Club. In many ways the week is a throwback – a world without cell phones and with a great ...

April 07, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


Hoffman takes charge

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Teeing off: With Gratitude from the Opening Round

AUGUSTA, Ga. - In the toughest opening round at the Masters in 10 years, it all felt so easy to Charley Hoffman.

April 06, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Statesboro's streak now at 12

If Thursday afternoon proved anything for Statesboro baseball, it's that 2017 simply isn't their year.

April 06, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled ...

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant cleared to resume full practice after knee injury

OAKLAND, Calif. - Months ago when the season began, the Golden State Warriors focused all their energy on incorporating Kevin Durant.

April 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Johnson injured, rain washes out Par 3

AUGUSTA, Ga. - The Masters should be the easiest to predict of golf's four major championships.

April 05, 2017 | By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Sports


Ranking and predicting the Masters

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April 05, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON Special to the Herald | Sports


5 things to know

Pimento cheese perfection. A color wheel of spring. Loads of golf fans ascending to the grab the check mark on their bucket list.

April 04, 2017 | By VINCE JOHNSON | Sports


Georgia Southern powers past Savannah State

On a perfect night for baseball, both Georgia Southern and Savannah State made sure to bring their bats to the ballpark.

April 04, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Cowboys QB Tony Romo retiring, replacing Phil Simms at CBS

DALLAS - Tony Romo couldn't bring himself to use the word "retired" and didn't have an answer for whether he would have decided to ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Westbrook ties Robertson's season triple-double record of 41

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder guard Russell Westbrook has matched Oscar Robertson's single-season record for triple-doubles, collecting his 41st during Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee ...

April 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Rahm riding high as he takes on Augusta for first time

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Rap music might be the last thing you'd associate with Augusta National. Jon Rahm is proving there's a first time for ...

April 03, 2017 | By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer | Sports


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