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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


UGA makes short work out of Golden Eagles

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia made no apology for its first shutout in three years.

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


Johnson's way is working out just fine at Tech

ATLANTA - Go ahead and tell Paul Johnson that his throwback offense can't work at a big-time university.

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


Cox ready for another start after 'reality check'

ATHENS - Joe Cox has only four games left to help Georgia salvage its season.

November 05, 2009 | By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer | Sports


Yankees turn attention to No 28

NEW YORK - The sign men were out bright and early at the Yankees minor league complex, sticking vinyl strips with a fresh, white "27" over the "26" that had been up on the board for nine, long years to mark the team's total of World Series titles.

November 05, 2009 | By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer | Sports


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Georgia Southern ties series with UL-Lafayette in 6-5 win

A night after being shut out, Ryan Cleveland smashed his 12th home run of the season, the Eagles built two different three-run leads, and five ...

May 06, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Tebow huge draw in the minors, fans packing small stadiums

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tim Tebow is a big-league hit in the minor leagues.

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

SALT LAKE CITY - Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 on Saturday night to ...

May 06, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Late innings haunt Yellow Jackets

BROOKLET - Late innings have been the undoing of Southeast Bulloch in close games, and there were plenty of close contests for the Yellow Jackets this ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Eagles stymied in series opener at UL-Lafayette

In last season's Sun Belt tournament championship game, UL Lafayette's Wyatt Marks pitched seven shutout innings in getting the Ragin' Cajuns past Georgia ...

May 05, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Hawks' Wilcox out as GM, Budenholzer no longer president

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks' next general manager will have total authority of personnel decisions following moves on Friday which dismantled the two-tier management team of ...

May 05, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Bulloch Academy boys soccer bounced in first round of GISA state playoffs

The Bulloch Academy boys soccer team went into the GISA state soccer playoffs as No. 3 seed, but Holy Spirit Prep wiped them out by ...

May 05, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Family delivers message on behalf of Andretti's cancer fight

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Political climate adds intensity to Mexican boxing showdown

LAS VEGAS - There's little subtlety in the TV commercial promoting Saturday night's fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

May 04, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Smith, Blixt win damp Zurich in 4-hole playoff

AVONDALE, La. - Cameron Smith stood on the edge of the 18th green, wiping away tears at a ceremony complete with alligator skin championship belts and ...

May 01, 2017 | By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer | Sports


Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

Bob Baffert is sitting out the Kentucky Derby, and not by choice.

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Hawks focus on re-signing Millsap following first-round exit

ATLANTA - Paul Millsap confirmed on Saturday he "probably will opt out" of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent, leaving the Atlanta Hawks to ...

April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press | Sports


Challenger back in form

For the last two seasons, Evan Challenger has been the rock of Georgia Southern's weekend rotation.

April 29, 2017 | By MIKE ANTHONY | Sports


Brant, Ellis repeat as GISA state champions for BA

To say Saturday was a big day for high school track in field in Georgia would be a understatement.

April 29, 2017 | By CHRIS STANLEY | Sports


Photo Gallery: 2015 Georgia Southern Football

December 19, 2015 | Scott Bryant | Sports


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