There were some new faces at Tuesday's Pigskin Preview at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon. The annual gathering of head college football coaches from across Georgia has grown with the addition of three new programs in recent years.
Mercer University is leaving the Atlantic Sun Conference. The school's athletic teams will compete in the Southern Conference starting in the fall of 2014.
The Thursday afternoon announcement means Mercer will begin offering athletic scholarships for football.
NFL owners have approved a $200 million loan for construction of a new stadium in Atlanta.
The Falcons received the money Tuesday at the NFL's spring meetings. The multipurpose stadium could cost as much as $1 billion.
Training for the fall football season begins today for the Valdosta High School Wildcats.
The historically dominant team has fallen on hard times in the last decade.
It's not living up to its former glories and a book published last year provides some insight.
The annual Twilight Criterium race will take place Saturday in Athens, rain or shine.
“It may dampen spirits slightly, but everything will go on,” said Bill Overend, chair of the Athens Twilight Foundation.
Two players from the state of Georgia made it into the national spotlight Thursday night as they were chosen in the NFL Draft.
University of Georgia standout Jarvis Jones was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fellow linebacker Alec Ogletree was drafted by the St. Louis Rams.