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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.

Conyers Man Dies In Stadium Fall

Authorities identified a fan who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field as 29-year-old Ronald Homer of Conyers. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office early Tuesday released the man's identity and said an autopsy is planned for Tuesday.

First Look At New Mercer Football Team

Fans are getting their first look at Mercer University's new football team as practices begin in Macon. The NCAA Division I Bears are scheduled to play Reinhardt University at the end of the month in what will be their first game since Mercer put football on hold for World War II.

A New Voice For Georgia Tech

Brandon Gaudin has been named to replace Wes Durham as Georgia Tech's play-by-play announcer.

Atlanta Reaches Falcons Stadium Deal

Mayor Kasim Reed says Atlanta has reached a $19.5 million preliminary deal to buy the property of one of two churches needed to build a new stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. Reed said Tuesday that the deal must still be ratified by officials at Friendship Baptist Church.

Falcons Break Off Stadium Talks With Church

A state agency negotiating for land to build a new NFL stadium has broken off talks with one of two churches in its path.

Ga. Southern Studying Football Concussions

Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players.

Georgia Southern Studies Concussion Risks

Georgia Southern University officials say the school is using a $385,000 grant to study the impact of concussions on football players.

Braves Propose Maglev Train

The Atlanta Braves are studying the idea of creating a new train to take fans from downtown Atlanta to Turner Field.

Alternate Site For Falcons Stadium?

Attention is shifting to a second site for a stadium that would be the new home for the Atlanta Falcons. A deadline to buy two churches on the stadium's preferred site is just over a week away, and no deal with the congregations has been reached.

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