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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.

Why Did Teen Football Player Die?

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.

Blunt Force Trauma Killed Football Player

Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma.

FAMU Band Will Return To Field Sept. 1

Florida A&M University's Marching 100 will return to the field Sept. 1 in Orlando, nearly two years after it was suspended because of a hazing-related death. New band director Sylvester Young made the announcement Thursday as the band practiced.

Kennesaw Football Seats Sell Early

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.