Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players. University President Brooks Keel said Thursday that the school was the recipient of a grant from the National Institutes of Health and is using technology called the Helmet Impact Telemetry System.
There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.
The Kennesaw State University Athletic department has launched a website to provide details on its new football program. Among other things, the site features fan gear, a recruitment page and a seating plan for Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
It’s a return trip to El Paso and the Sun Bowl for the Georgia Tech football team Monday afternoon after an uneven season. The Yellow Jackets have lost their last two games: the conference championship and the annual in-state rivalry match against Georgia. Now they turn their attention to the University of Southern California.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl is a sellout for the 16th consecutive year. The bowl said Monday it has sold all its tickets for the Dec. 31 game between No. 9 Louisiana State and No. 14 Clemson at the Georgia Dome.
Tickets to the SEC Championship football game in Atlanta next weekend continued to climb as Georgia and Alabama each demolished their archrivals. The game will be a de facto national semi-final, with the winner advancing to the BCS National Championship game in Miami.
It could be a blustery, soggy Saturday in Jacksonville for the Georgia-Florida football game. Hurricane Sandy is forecast to pass offshore, but it will bring rain and wind to a game that will decide which team represents the East division in the Southeastern Conference championship game.