It appears Atlanta officials are one step closer to an agreement with a historic downtown church for land to build a new Falcons stadium.
A city spokeswoman on Thursday confirmed a tentative deal had been reached for the church to receive about $14.5 million.
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."
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.
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.
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.