Georgia football coach Mark Richt has received a two-year contract extension that ties him to the Bulldogs through 2019 and increases his salary to $4 million a year.
Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn's second interview with the Falcons appears to have strengthened his chances of becoming Atlanta's next coach.
A high school coach in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach's face.
Braves pitcher John Smoltz has earned an induction on the first try.
The NCAA has sanctioned Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle for rules violations involving a star athlete, but he will be returning to the program he led to national prominence.
All across Georgia, students, teachers and community volunteers are doing their part to help improve Georgia's high school graduation rate. In 2013, only 71.5 percent of high school students graduated with their classmates.
Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin released a statement Friday afternoon, detailing Ferry’s departure. While Koonin says the Hawks’ recent issues relating to race are deeply troubling, at the heart of the dispute is a disagreement amongst owners.
The Atlanta Hawks CEO says general manager Danny Ferry will be punished for making racially charged comments about a free agent. Ferry is the second Hawks official who facing backlash for racially–charged comments in recent days. Team co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday he will sell his share in the team after an email came to light in which he claims black fans are keeping white fans from attending home basketball games. A group of civil rights leaders will meet with the CEO of the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday to discuss racially Ferry and Levenson’s comments. One of those leaders will be the Reverend Markel Hutchins, who says there aren't enough African American owners of NBA teams. He sat down with GPB “All Things Considered” host Rickey Bevington to talk about his hopes for the meeting, the Atlanta Hawks, and his opinion about the remarks.
There are professional women's football teams across the country, including teams in Savannah and in Atlanta. They use a smaller ball than what men use on the field, but the rules mirror those followed by NCAA football. GPB "All Things Considered" host Rickey Bevington sat down with April Christler, who founded the Atlanta Phoenix, to talk about her players' passion for the pigskin.
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. One hundred twenty-two years on, schools are still adding football programs by the handful. Jacquez Parks will hit the field as the Kennesaw State University's first quarterback in 2015. “It’s a great feeling being a part of the first team and the first practice at Kennesaw State,” said Parks.