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Wondering About Georgia’s Love For Football? Take A Look At The Numbers

The sounds of football are once again filling hundreds of fields across the state. Another season of pigskin pride has begun, a winning cry from the state's first intercollegiate game played in 1892.
Tracy Hamm

Tracy Ham: The Hall Of Fame And The Future Of College Football

Georgia is now home to the national College Football Hall of Fame. It opened a week ago in downtown Atlanta. Georgia has 25 players in the national hall. They are all from University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, except for one man: Tracy Ham.

Blue Chip Quarterbacks And Neighbors

How typical is it to have two highly touted, pro-style, quarterbacks essentially next door to each other in Houston County? "I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of it," said Von Lassiter, head coach at Houston County High School in Bonaire.

In Houston County, Two Star Quarterbacks Are Only Miles Apart

How typical is it to have two highly touted, pro-style quarterbacks essentially next door to each other in Houston County? “I don’t know that I’ve ever heard of it,” said Von Lassiter, head coach for Houston County High School’s football team.

Why Are Southerners So Passionate About Football?

Why are Southerners so passionate about football? From Friday night lights to college championships to the Superbowl, people in the South love their pigskin. This week, we’re looking at why.

Revamped College Football Hall of Fame Opens In Atlanta

Atlanta is now home to one of the largest museums in the country honoring U.S. college football greats.

PGA TOUR’s Championship Heads to Atlanta

The TOUR Championship hits Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club in less than one month. Preparations for the tournament have been underway for some time and that ball will keep rolling as the event draws closer.

Braves Name New Development Team For Mixed Use Project In Cobb County

The Atlanta Braves announced the developers Wednesday for the mixed use project that will be part of their new stadium in Cobb County. Three local companies will partner with the Braves to complete the 74-acre, $400 million property.

For Many Americans, Soccer Fever Won’t End After The World Cup

Record-breaking audiences experienced this World Cup with 16 million tuning in to see the U.S.

60,000 Enjoy 'Perfect' Peachtree Road Race

"Tips for Running in the Heat" are printed on the back of every Peachtree Road Race bib, but this year, runners enjoyed mild temperatures.

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