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A Big Day For College Football Teams And Prospective Players

The first Wednesday in February is a big day for college football programs. National Signing Day is when high school seniors sign letters of intent to play for a college team.

Atlanta To Host 2018 NCAA Football Championship

Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz stadium–the future home of the Falcons—is set to host the 2018 NCAA College Football Playoff.

St. Simons Prepares To Crack Down On 'Frat Beach'

Every year before the football game between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida, students and alumni from both schools flock to St.
Eutis Morris and his ceremonial brick at SunTrust Park, the future home of the Atlanta Braves.

An Old Hand Starts A New Stadium

Eutis Morris lay the first ceremonial brick at the new Braves stadium with an experienced, wrinkled hand.

Mercedes Field? Falcons Award Naming Rights To German Automaker

Published reports say the Atlanta Falcons have awarded Mercedes-Benz the naming rights to their new stadium.

Ga. Supreme Court: Braves Stadium Bonds Are Valid

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the authorization of up to $397 million in bonds to build a new baseball stadium for the Braves in Cobb County.

Atlanta Hawks GM Steps Down

The Atlanta Hawks have announced that Danny Ferry has stepped down as general manager of the team, ending an indefinite leave of absence that began in August following racially derogatory comments he made about free agent Luol Deng.

Falcons Drop Shembo After Animal Cruelty Charge

The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty. Police in Gwinnett County say Shembo was charged Friday after his ex-girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma. A short time later, the Falcons cut ties with the player.

Dikembe Mutombo: Hawks Legend, NBA Ambassador

Dikembe Mutombo is one of the most memorable players in Hawks history. The seven-foot -two center would block shots with a finger wag and a catchphrase, “Not in my house.” He spent five seasons in Atlanta -- and was a defensive powerhouse in the NBA for 18 seasons.

Braves Development Will Include 260 Room Hotel

Atlanta Braves fans will have a place to stay, next to the team’s new stadium in Cobb County. On Tuesday, the Braves announced that a 16-story, 260 room Omni Hotel will be part of the development around SunTrust Park.