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Mercer Basketball To Face Duke In The Bears' First NCAA Tournament Since 1985

The last time Mercer University basketball took any part in March Madness, REO Speedwagon’s "Can't Fight This Feeling" was on top of the charts — March, 1985 to be exact.

Study of Savannah Sand Gnats' Future Home May Move Ahead

Savannah officials are preparing to seek bids this week for a study to weigh future options for the Sand Gnats baseball stadium. The CEO of the company that owns the minor league team wants the city to build a new ballpark to replace historic Grayson Stadium.

Concussion Controversy: Return To Play May Be Just The Beginning

Starting January 1, 2014 student athletes will be better protected in gyms and on playing fields across Georgia. At least, that is the goal behind the Return to Play Act.

Atlanta Braves' Bobby Cox Heads To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday.

Can Atlanta Keep The SEC Championship Game?

Fans are pouring into Atlanta for this weekend’s Southeastern Conference Championship game between Auburn and Missouri. Traveling to the city for the title game in the Georgia Dome has been a tradition for college football fans for more than a decade.

50 Years of Dooley: Coach ‘Proud’ Of Tenure

Looking back, Vince Dooley never expected to last at the University of Georgia.

The Braves May Leave Atlanta, But Hands Off Hank Aaron’s Wall

The Cobb County Commission will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a financing package for a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves. The team says it wants move to out of the city, and if it does, it won’t be the first time the Braves abandon a stadium.

Mercer Football Has Winningest Debut Season In NCAA Division I History

Mercer University has the most successful first-year football program in NCAA Division I history. The Bears wrapped up their season Saturday with the record-setting win.

Mercer Football Could Set Record For Debut Season Wins

Mercer University’s rebooted football team didn’t win their shot at the championship title with a loss at Marist College last Saturday, but the possibility of setting a national record still exists.

Braves Move: Cobb Schedules Stadium Town Halls

People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal. Commissioners have scheduled three town hall meetings for Monday, November 25, specifically for public input on the development. The Commission is set to vote on the issue Tuesday.

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