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Macon's Mercer University stuns Duke in NCAA Tournament

Mercer, the Atlantic Sun champion out of Macon, stunned Jabari Parker and the third-seeded Duke Blue Devils in the second day of the NCAA Tournament at PNC Arena Friday by a score of 78-71.

Tech, UGA fall Tuesday in men's hoops

It was a rough Tuesday night for two local college basketball teams as both Georgia Tech and Georgia fell to conference rivals.

Tech defense big concern

Georgia Tech has become synonymous with running the football under coach Paul Johnson. Running their spread option offense, the Yellow Jackets have become one of the nation’s most productive running teams. Last year they averaged 311 yards rushing per game, fourth-best in the nation.

Bulldogs' walk-on injures ACL while serving in military

Dusan Langura, a freshman walk-on for the Georgia Bulldogs’ basketball team, is likely out for the season with a torn ACL suffered while serving his military duty in Switzerland, according to a USA Today report.

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Georgia kicker arrested for BUI

Marshall Morgan, a sophomore kicker on University of Georgia's football team, was arrested over the weekend for boating under the influence on Lake Sinclair.

Tigers draft Farmer in fifth round

Former Rockdale pitcher Buck Farmer was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fifth round of the Major League First-Year Player Draft Friday.

Piedmont's Bailey named all-region

Salem graduate Josh Bailey was named, along with teammate Jacob Brewster, an all-south region honoree by the American Baseball Coaches Association, one of 11 from the USA South Athletic Conference to be named to the team.

Farmer set for MLB draft

Buck Farmer’s life is about to change in a big way.

Farmer, Tech fall in deciding game of regional

Buck Farmer gave Georgia Tech a gutsy start on one day’s rest Monday, but the opposing pitchers were a little too much for the upset-minded Yellow Jackets.

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Neal named scholar athlete

Sheldon Neal received a huge honor recently. At the College Football Hall of Fame/National Football Foundation dinner, the former Rockdale football player was named a Northeast Georgia Scholar Athlete.. Neal was one of five athletes chosen from the area. The University of Georgia chapter honors scholar athletes, both high

Oxford's Feldman stepping away to join company

OXFORD -- After 10 years as the Oxford College head tennis coach/athletic director, Brandon Feldman is stepping away from the academic arena and joining corporate America.. But before Feldman joins Tennis Connection, a tennis facility management company, he will be the head pro at FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, Fla

Salem grad Roddenberry receives school honor

Before he becomes a college graduate later this month, Zach Roddenberry grabbed one more honor. The former Salem basketball player and senior at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) was recently the male recipient of the M.E. Berryhill Award winner.. The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives

Tech knocks off FSU in dramatic fashion

Buck Farmer pitched well Wednesday in the ACC Tournament opener at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, but heading into the top of the ninth was in line for a loss. Down to their last out, the Yellow Jackets' offense bailed out their ace pitcher.. The seventh-seeded Yellow Jackets were one

Farmer gets no-decision in Tech's walk-off win

Buck Farmer wasn’t at this best Friday against one of the nation’s top hitting teams, but he was good enough to allow his team to get a big come back victory.

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JENKINS: The AAU Effect is damaging college basketball

Next time you're watching a college basketball game, and supposedly "big-time" players are clanking the ball off the rim over and over again, remember that we mainly have the AAU culture to thank.

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