January 2, 2016 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The sidelines and the seats in the Georgia coaches' booth will look significantly different Saturday when the Bulldogs take on Penn State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. A multitude of coaching changes began the day after Georgia's 13-7 victory over Georgia Tech in its final game of the regular season. Mark Richt, the Bulldogs' head coach for 15 seasons, was fired with the intention that he would coach in the bowl game, but he changed his mind after being introduced Dec. 4 as the new head coach at Miami.
November 29, 2015 |
NEW YORK - If you've been paying attention, then you know more than a few ranked teams have gotten knocked off by the Monmouths and Northern Iowas of the food chain in the early going. Ask Notre Dame, or even North Carolina. Then there's No. 8 Villanova, which hasn't lost a game in November since 2012 and now can't lose one until next year. Of course, the Wildcats have seldom lost in any month before March the last two seasons. Anyway, on Black Friday at the Barclays Center - which will be the site of opening-weekend NCAA Tournament games - the Wildcats improved to 6-0 with a 69-52 win over Georgia Tech (4-2)
August 28, 2015 |
The last time Andrew Gardner traveled to his home state of Georgia for an NFL game was in his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins. It was opening day, and Gardner, a sixth-round pick out of Georgia Tech, told all his family and friends to be at the Georgia Dome because he was going to be dressed and ready for his debut. Something changed, however, between the time Gardner told his family and friends to be there and the time the Dolphins finalized their active roster for the game. The 6-foot-6 left tackle did not dress.
August 8, 2015
Villanova will face defending NIT champion Stanford in the semifinals of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The game will be played at 4:30 p.m., after Arkansas and Georgia Tech meet in the other semifinal. Even though Villanova is guaranteed a slot in the semifinals, the Wildcats will host two tournament games before traveling to Brooklyn. 'Nova will host East Tennessee State on Nov. 20 and Akron on Nov. 22, both at the Pavilion.
June 15, 2015 |
A late March baseball game at Griffin High School, about 40 miles south of Atlanta, attracted a gaggle of scouts. Pike County's Tristin English, a righthanded pitcher bound for Georgia Tech in the fall, was on the mound against Griffin's star, the smooth-swinging Cornelius Randolph. Griffin coach Alex Wyche batted Randolph leadoff, so English, whose fastball reaches the mid-90s, couldn't pitch around him. In each of his first two at-bats, the lefthanded-hitting Randolph scorched heaters to left-center field, the second resulting in a double that plated a run with two outs.
March 24, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - This wasn't the way it was supposed to end. Not again. And there isn't any good way to explain it. Villanova already had set a program record by winning 33 games. Including its last 16, another program best. But the top-seeded Wildcats were beaten Saturday night at the Consol Energy Center by a North Carolina State team that had lost 13 times, 71-68, in the round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament's East Regional. A Wolfpack team that had won at Louisville and North Carolina and beaten Duke at home.
February 23, 2015 |
Quinn Cook matched a career high with 27 points for No. 4 Duke, and the Blue Devils playing without star Jahlil Okafor, routed Clemson, 78-56, on Saturday in Durham, N.C. Three freshmen - Justise Winslow (20 points), Tyus Jones (11) and Grayson Allen (10) - also reached double figures to help Duke (24-3, 11-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) win its seventh straight. Jaron Blossomgame had 10 points to lead Clemson (15-12, 7-8), which lost for the fourth time in five games and was denied its first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 20 years.
December 9, 2014 |
THERE REALLY wasn't any wrong answer to the question of who should be the fourth and final team in the first FBS playoff. You could have made a case for Ohio State, Baylor or TCU. The Selection Committee, not shockingly, went with Ohio State, which was fifth in last week's College Football Playoff poll. That was before the Buckeyes and their new quarterback - the second Urban Meyer has had to go with since Braxton Miller went down in August - gutted Wisconsin (10-3) in Saturday's Big Ten title game, 59-0.
December 5, 2014 |
IT'S CHAMPIONSHIP weekend, finally. The closing photo op for any team that's still in contention for one of the four spots in the first FBS playoff, where the most pertinent quandary seems to be whether there's any scenario in which the selection committee would actually find a way to leave out defending national champion Florida State - the lone unbeaten and winner of 28 straight - even if it wins yet one more of those too-close games against four-point...
December 2, 2014 |
Players of the Weekend National - Harrison Butler's career-long 53-yard field goal at the buzzer sent Georgia Tech into overtime at Georgia, where the Yellow Jackets won by six. Local - Seth Klein (21-for-29 268 yards) passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and Anthony Davis had 13 receptions as Widener remained unbeaten with a 37-27 home win over visiting Christopher Newport (8-4) in the second round of the Division III playoffs. Around Town Cincinnati 14, Temple 6 In their last home game, the Owls (5-6, 3-4 AAC)