The Atlanta Falcons start their regular season Sunday with Super Bowl-sized expectations. The team faces some hurdles to making the NFL’s championship game in February, including a very young offensive line. But they have a number of key players returning from a team last year that just missed the big game.
Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.
The College Football Hall of Fame will celebrate its new class of honorees Wednesday night in Atlanta, the hall’s new hometown. Officials said the hall remains on track to open a year from now, just ahead of the 2014 football season. The hall has been in the works for four years, since Atlanta lured it from South Bend, Ind.
State authorities in Georgia say they're investigating the death of a high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game near Atlanta. Medical Examiner's officials said 16-year-old De'Antre Turman fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night about 15 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage Friday night.
Kennesaw State University officials say they've reached a milestone for football ticket sales since the school announced it was launching an NCAA Division I program earlier this year. Spokesman Al Barba says Kennesaw State University has sold more than 1,000 season ticket deposits for the school's inaugural 2015 season.
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.