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'Death' from above: The year a football program was banished

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.

July 09, 2011 | Brent Holloway | Staff sports picks


Murphy: No clear answers in question of pay for play

The issue of paying college athletes draws a lot of passion from both sides of the debate.

July 09, 2011 | Bill Murphy | Staff sports picks


DeSouza leads Dream to win

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.

June 30, 2011 | Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mosley enjoying time in the spotlight with Auburn

Just two years ago, Brandon Mosley was working out in rural Kansas, preparing for his first season with the Coffeyville Community College Ravens.

June 29, 2011 | By Matt Mauney For The Times | Staff sports picks


Earnhardt runs out of gas, Harvick wins

May 30, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Former Spartan nets academic award

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.

May 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Former Trojan wins at Penn Relays

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.

May 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


G-Braves take down the Tide

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.

April 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Staff sports picks


Young Elliott inks deal with Hendrick Motorsports

April 20, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


Golf headlines busy week in northeast Georgia sports

The United Way of White County kicks off a week filled with golf tournaments with its ninth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Innsbruck Golf Course in Helen.

April 18, 2011 | Jonathan Zopf | Staff sports picks


Schwartzel wins the Masters after a wild day

AUGUSTA - Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

April 10, 2011 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press | Staff sports picks


McIlroy leads Masters, saying cool on hot day

April 09, 2011 | | Staff sports picks


McIlroy, Quiros off to roarin' start at Masters

April 07, 2011 | By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


This Masters has endless possibilities

AUGUSTA - On the far end of the course Wednesday, near the only palm tree at Augusta National, Lee Westwood rolled long putts across the fourth green as he practiced alone on a quiet afternoon before the Masters.

April 06, 2011 | By Doug Ferguson Associated Press | Staff sports picks


Mickelson a clear favorite at Masters

AUGUSTA - He is the talk of the Masters, and for good reason. No other player can top his record at Augusta National over the last decade, with three green jackets, eight finishes in the top five and a signature moment just about every year.

April 05, 2011 | Doug Ferguson The Associated Press | Staff sports picks


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Leonard: Horschel's fearless aggression pays off vs. McIlroy

Billy Horschel stared down the world's best golfer on Sunday and came out victorious.

September 15, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


Keselowski takes opening round in Chase for Sprint Cup championship

JOLIET, Ill. - With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship.

September 14, 2014 | Jenna Fryer Associated Press | Staff sports picks


5 things to know about NASCAR's Chase

NASCAR's version of the playoffs, the Chase, begins today at Chicagoland Speedway.

September 14, 2014 | Clark Leonard | Staff sports picks


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