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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.

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.