Red, white, and gold -- they were the original colors of the Atlanta Falcons, and now they will represent Atlanta's new Major League Soccer team. After weeks of speculation, Falcons owner Arthur Blank confirmed Wednesday evening he is founding an MLS team. MLS Commissioner Don Garber says this is part of the league's broader expansion into the Southeast. "Atlanta's one of the largest markets in North America, it happens to be the largest market without an MLS team. It's very diverse, very rich in sports tradition.”
 
The NCAA is considering serious sanctions against the University of Georgia swim team, but the trouble could trickle down to the rest of the athletic program. According to allegations by the NCAA, UGA’s head swimming coach Jack Bauerle made...
A Major League Soccer franchise would do well in Atlanta, according to soccer commentator Ives Galarcep of the widely-read website SoccerByIves.net. "I have known Atlanta for some time to be a pretty good soccer city, a bit of an underrated...
The crack of a baseball bat is a familiar and exciting sound on spring nights in Savannah, home of the Sand Gnats. This year, that sound may be bittersweet as the Sand Gnats begin what’s most likely their last year at Grayson Stadium- the nation...
Mercer University basketball fans are back down to earth after the Bears lost to the University Tennessee by 20 points Sunday night. Just 48 hours earlier Mercer was the talk of the sports world after upsetting Duke University in the NCAA...
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.
On paper, it didn't look likely at all. Mercer is a mid-sized private school Macon that hasn't taken part in March Madness since 1985, while Duke is one of the most storied college teams in basketball history.
The city council has agreed to solicit bids for an independent study to look at options for a possible new ballpark.
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. The new state law requires schools give student athletes and their parents...
Retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Monday. In 1995, Cox led the Atlanta Braves to the team’s first World Series championship, and has won more than 2,000 games with the Braves. Cox will be...
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...