The most impressive thing about Micah Owings' young pro baseball career so far might be how resilient he's been in the face of adversity. It's a trait he didn't have to learn at a young age after starring at Gainesville High, and both Georgia Tech and Tulane University. But after his second and most recent stint in the minor leagues, Owings, a right-hander relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has found peace and comfort in ...
When Chad Cunningham received a call from his agent Jimmy Sexton on Tuesday night, it put about 4 1/2 months worth of uncertainly to rest after a long NFL lockout.
Wake Fickey has already found a sport that he'll stay involved with for many years to come. His last three years as an undergraduate at Clemson University, Fickey, a North Hall High graduate, were spent trying to spread his love for shooting sports. "Shooting is something that you can still do when you're 72," Fickey said. And from the looks of things, he's a pretty good salesman. He took the reins of the Tigers shotgun ...
Change, it seems, is in the air. At the very least, it's on the lips of the NCAA's power brokers. On Wednesday, SEC commissioner Mike Slive opened this year's SEC Media Days by outlining his proposal for sweeping reforms, echoing in spirit, a statement issued Tuesday by NCAA president Mark Emmert. "The integrity of collegiate athletics is seriously challenged today by rapidly growing pressures coming from many directions," Emmert said. "We have reached a point ...
Roster management. The phrase sounds harmless enough. But when applied to college football programs, its implications can be devastating and life-altering for a student-athlete. Football Bowl Subdivision programs are limited to 25 initial scholarships per season, and cannot not exceed a total of 85 scholarships at any given time. However, a one-sentence bylaw doesn't begin to cover all the aspects that go into the game of college football recruiting. Every year, numerous big-time programs sign ...
Tasha Humphrey has no doubts she'll be right back in the ranks of the WNBA and women's professional basketball before long, it'll just take some time given the nature of her injury last year.
It would be hard to rival the scandals that have marred college football in the last 12 months.
On Feb. 25, 1987, the NCAA issued a report that forever changed the landscape of college football. In the span of little more than six pages, it told the story of a program spun out of control, of boosters gone wild, of players being paid while coaches and administrators, at the very least, looked the other way.
The issue of paying college athletes draws a lot of passion from both sides of the debate. Even intelligent people who opine on tweaking the amateur status of college players tend to see the issue in black and white. But there is a lot of gray in the middle when hashing out the details. The best argument for paying college athletes is that it would isolate agents and boosters who want to give kids a ...
ATLANTA - Erika DeSouza tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Lindsey Harding scored 25 points and the Atlanta Dream rallied for an 87-81 victory over the New York Liberty on Thursday night.
Just two years ago, Brandon Mosley was working out in rural Kansas, preparing for his first season with the Coffeyville Community College Ravens.
Hunter Chandler, a West Hall graduate and current member of the Rhodes College baseball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Running for Clemson University, North Hall High graduate Ty McCormack won the collegiate section of the 3,000 meter steeplechase on Thursday at the 117th Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Norfolk Tides fought back from another early deficit Friday night at Harbor Park, but fell for the fourth-straight night to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves 5-3 in front of 3,067 fans.
Florida State and Ohio State are in position to play for the BCS national championship, though Auburn and Missouri are close enough behind in the BCS standings to put pressure on the Buckeyes.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Habersham Central High graduate Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, Jerick McKinnon had a huge score late and Georgia Southern stunned Florida 26-20 Saturday in what will go down as the worst loss in school history.
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