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Blank Closes In On Stadium Site

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says the team expects to have a site for its new stadium in the next two weeks. Blank outlined the timeframe during a Wednesday forum that included business leaders in the community.

Ga. College Football Teams Poised For Success

Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.

Is This The Braves' Year? Maybe

It’s the end of August, and that often means one thing: the Atlanta Braves are in playoff contention. That’s the case this year. But team general manager Frank Wren told the Atlanta Press Club Wednesday, it’s not always the top team that makes it to the World Series.

Atlanta Hosts College Football's Best

The College Football Hall of Fame will celebrate its new class of honorees Wednesday night in Atlanta, the hall’s new hometown. Officials said the hall remains on track to open a year from now, just ahead of the 2014 football season. The hall has been in the works for four years, since Atlanta lured it from South Bend, Ind.

Corky Kell Launches High School Football

Georgia’s high school football season officially begins Saturday with the Corky Kell Classic – five back-to-back games at the Georgia Dome. It’s a tough time for several communities where football players have died in recent weeks. Jon Nelson from GPB Sports talks about those teams and looks at season ahead.

Funeral Set For Football Player

Funeral services have been set for a suburban Atlanta high school player who suffered a deadly spinal cord injury during a preseason football game. The junior at Creekside High School in Fairburn fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night, investigators in the Atlanta area's Fulton County Medical Examiner's officials have said.

Mercer Football Fans Demand More Tickets

To accommodate more fans at next Saturday's season opener, Mercer University athletic director Jim Cole says they're going to put 500 standing-room-only tickets on sale Thursday morning at 10:00.

Why Did Teen Football Player Die?

State authorities in Georgia say they're investigating the death of a high school player who suffered a spinal cord injury during a preseason football game near Atlanta. Medical Examiner's officials said 16-year-old De'Antre Turman fractured a vertebrae in his upper spinal cord during a scrimmage Friday night about 15 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.

Blunt Force Trauma Killed Football Player

Authorities say a high school football player who died after a scrimmage suffered blunt force head and neck trauma. An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office says 16-year-old Deantre Turman fractured a vertebra in his upper spinal cord during a preseason scrimmage Friday night.

FAMU Band Will Return To Field Sept. 1

Florida A&M University's Marching 100 will return to the field Sept. 1 in Orlando, nearly two years after it was suspended because of a hazing-related death. New band director Sylvester Young made the announcement Thursday as the band practiced.

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