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Mercer Football Returns With A Win

History was made Saturday night as two Georgia universities took to the gridiron against each other with brand new football programs.

UGA Receiver Mitchell Out For Season

Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday's loss at Clemson. Coach Mark Richt said Sunday that Mitchell will have season-ending surgery "in the near future."

Mercer, Reinhardt Football To Debut

Two Georgia universities will field new football programs this Saturday against each other. With this one game, Mercer University in Macon will begin its first season in 72 years, and Reinhardt University in Waleska will play its first intercollegiate game ever.

Blank Closes In On Stadium Site

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team expects to have a site for its new stadium in the next two weeks. Blank outlined the timeframe during a Wednesday forum that included business leaders in the community.

Ga. College Football Teams Poised For Success

If you believe the media members who rank college football teams in preseason polls, two Georgia squads will be looking at conference championships come December. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback.

Is This The Braves' Year? Maybe

It’s the end of August, and that often means one thing: the Atlanta Braves are in playoff contention. That’s the case this year. But team general manager Frank Wren told the Atlanta Press Club Wednesday, it’s not always the top team that makes it to the World Series.

Atlanta Hosts College Football's Best

The College Football Hall of Fame will celebrate its new class of honorees Wednesday night in Atlanta, the hall’s new hometown. There’s no “hall” in Hall of Fame yet, though construction continues on a new building near Centennial Olympic Park.

Corky Kell Launches High School Football

Georgia’s high school football season officially begins Saturday with the Corky Kell Classic – five back-to-back games at the Georgia Dome. It’s a tough time for several communities where football players have died in recent weeks.

Funeral Set For Football Player

Funeral services have been set for a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game.

Mercer Football Fans Demand More Tickets

Interest in Mercer University's football season opener in Macon is taking administrators by surprise. Tickets for next Saturday's game in Mercer's brand new Macon stadium sold out in a matter of minutes. Many faculty and staff have expressed disappointment at not getting seats.

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