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February 7, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SCRATCH ANOTHER theory from the Chip Kelly defensive coordinator hiring process sweepstakes. This time, it's the thought that Kelly was just waiting for national signing day to arrive, so he could announce the hiring of a college coordinator who didn't want to leave his current program in the lurch at a crucial time. (One who presumably wouldn't mind leaving signees in the lurch.) Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has been mentioned most prominently. The Eagles might end up hiring Grantham, but in speaking with reporters Wednesday in Athens, Ga., Grantham said he hasn't gotten to the point with any NFL team where "I feel like I have to contractually say something," Macon.com reported.
NEWS
January 31, 2013 | By Kate Brumback and David Goldman, Associated Press
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. - A massive storm system raked the Southeast on Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on a major Georgia interstate and demolished homes and businesses, killing at least two people. In northwest Georgia, the storm system tossed vehicles on Interstate 75 onto their roofs. The highway was closed for a time, and another main thoroughfare remained closed until crews could safely remove downed trees and power lines. WSB-TV in Atlanta aired footage showing an enormous funnel cloud bearing down on Adairsville, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta, as the storm ripped through the city's downtown area.
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January 27, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was no need for a half-court heave on Saturday. Drexel's defense made certain it wouldn't come to that again. The Dragons gave their best defensive performance of the season in a 68-57 win over Georgia State at the Daskalakis Center. Drexel's latest victory isn't likely to make any national highlight reels - as did their previous win, a 55-52 defeat of Hofstra on Frantz Massenat's 50-foot buzzer-beater. But for a team trying to overcome a poor start by grinding out conference wins, it may end up being more important because of how it was accomplished.
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January 3, 2013 | BY RAY GLIER, For the Daily News
ATLANTA - The turbulence the first 2 months of the season for Drexel was left behind in a poised and efficient 6-minute stretch to start the second half Wednesday night at Georgia State. The Dragons, who came into their first Colonial Athletic Association game of the season with a 4-8 record, played like a team not worried about straightening itself out. Drexel made six of its first eight shots after intermission, a four-point halftime lead grew to 10 points, and the Dragons rolled to a 77-60 victory.
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January 2, 2013 | Associated Press
Southern California was ranked No. 1 at the beginning of the season, and Matt Barkley was a strong contender for the Heisman Trophy. The year ended with Barkley on the sideline as the Trojans lost to Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to lead the Yellow Jackets (7-7) to a 21-7 victory on Monday in front of a crowd of 47,922 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Barkley, the first three-time captain in team history, injured his right shoulder in a loss to UCLA and was not cleared to play.
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January 2, 2013 | Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. - Aaron Murray wanted nothing more this week than to send Georgia's senior class out with a game to remember. The junior quarterback provided a record-setting performance to make it a reality. Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat No. 23 Nebraska, 45-31, in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday. Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards - also a Bulldogs bowl record - against the nation's top-ranked passing defense.
NEWS
December 30, 2012 | By Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ainsworth Mallett and his family were returning home to Georgia from a Christmas visit with his mother in Connecticut when their car was rammed from behind by a tractor-trailer Thursday morning on the New Jersey Turnpike. Mallett, 51; his wife, Jacqueline, 49; and their 12-year-old son, Drew, died in the wreckage, as did the family's dog. The couple's 18-year-old daughter, Nicole, survived with minor injuries. As the investigation into the crash in Mount Laurel continues, those who knew the family were trying to come to terms with the tragedy.
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December 2, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - Alabama is heading back to the national championship game - by a mere 5 yards. AJ McCarron threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper with 3 minutes, 15 seconds remaining, and the No. 2 Crimson Tide barely held off No. 3 Georgia, 32-28, in a Southeastern Conference title game for the ages Saturday. After an apparent game-clinching interception by Alabama was overturned on a video review, Georgia's Aaron Murray completed a 15-yard pass to Arthur Lynch, a 23-yarder to Tavarres King, and a 26-yarder to Lynch, who was hauled down at the Alabama 8 as the clock continued to run. The Bulldogs were out of timeouts.
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December 1, 2012 | Associated Press
ATLANTA - The national championship could be decided with a dream matchup between two of college football's most storied programs: Notre Dame vs. Alabama. Of course, Georgia might have something to say about that. The third-ranked Bulldogs are eager to wake up some echoes of their own. Coach Mark Richt's team will take on No. 2 Alabama in a Southeastern Conference title game that essentially serves as a national semifinal. The winner of Saturday's contest at the Georgia Dome will surely land a spot against top-ranked Notre Dame in the BCS title game at Miami on Jan. 7. While Alabama (11-1)
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