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Democrats aim for suburbs in Alabama ahead of Deep South votes

Senate election could be precursor to next year’s races in Deep South.


KSU cheerleaders resume kneeling for national anthem

KSU cheerleaders resume kneeling for national anthem

In the wake of weeks of criticism, some Kennesaw State University cheerleaders have resumed taking the knee during the national anthem. Last Saturday on Veterans Day, KSU cheerleaders did not kneel during the national anthem at the home game. However, some of them instead linked arms while they were standing on the field for the first time after being relegated to a tunnel for the national anthem...
Emory, Georgia Tech students selected as Rhodes scholars

Emory, Georgia Tech students selected as Rhodes scholars

Two students at Georgia universities have been selected for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, the Rhodes Trust announced this weekend. An Emory University student from Lithonia was selected, the university announced Saturday evening. Chelsea Jackson, a double-major in political science and African-American studies, will study at the prestigious University of Oxford in London. She is the fourth...
More job cuts coming to Atlanta as part of Coca-Cola restructuring

More job cuts coming to Atlanta as part of Coca-Cola restructuring

Atlanta-based Coca-Cola plans to cut an additional 179 jobs in its hometown as part of a broader restructuring the beverage giant announced earlier this year. In filings with the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division, Coke identified layoffs at three corporate offices in the city effective by the end of December. The layoffs are part of a plan to cut about...
Kennesaw State to host Samford in first round of FCS Playoffs

Kennesaw State to host Samford in first round of FCS Playoffs

After winning the program’s first Big South title with a 52-21 win over Monmouth, Kennesaw State will host Samford on Saturday for the Owls’ first appearance in the postseason. The first round 2017 FCS Playoff  game will kick off at 2 p.m. at Kennesaw’s Fifth Third Bank Stadium and can be viewed on ESPN3. Kennesaw State (10-1) was one of 10 conference champions to earn an automatic...
Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza makeover plan shifts into overdrive

Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza makeover plan shifts into overdrive

The reinvention of Phipps Plaza into a mixed-use entertainment and shopping complex has been in the works for more than a decade. But the announcement Tuesday of a $200 million-plus expansion, including a flagship Nobu hotel and restaurant, will take that the makeover to a new level, officials with mall owner Simon hope. In Nobu, Phipps will add a world-renowned luxury lodging and food brand...
This Life with Gracie: Druid Hills Fulbright scholar headed to Greece

This Life with Gracie: Druid Hills Fulbright scholar headed to Greece

At the end of another school day early this month, I met Vincent Gray again in the teacher’s lounge at Druid Hills High School. It was the second time in just two years. The first time, a parent had reached out to tell me what a great teacher Gray is, the kind that not only teaches students facts, but how to think critically. After just six years at Druid Hills, Gray, who earned a master&rsquo...
Lax oversight leaves patients at risk in Medicaid rides program

Lax oversight leaves patients at risk in Medicaid rides program

The van driver didn’t strap the disabled patient’s wheelchair down, then took a shortcut through a grassy lot and hit a hole, pitching the diabetic woman with an amputated leg to the floor. The passenger lost her left arm as a result of her fall. Another van driver slammed on his brakes in traffic, jettisoning a woman from her wheelchair. She hit her head and dislocated her shoulder. Other...
Ex-Atlanta fire chief claims discrimination in lawsuit

Ex-Atlanta fire chief claims discrimination in lawsuit

Fire chief Kelvin Cochran was terminated in 2015 after he wrote and distributed a book that some considered anti-gay. In response, the chief filed a civil rights suit arguing religious discrimination.
17 Atlanta school police admit test cheating, investigator finds

17 Atlanta school police admit test cheating, investigator finds

Atlanta Public Schools is dealing with another cheating investigation. A quarter of the police officers in the district’s recently sworn-in force admitted receiving answers on a state-administered test. Disciplinary proceedings are coming for at least 18 employees. One dispatcher allegedly fed answers to 17 officers while they took the open-book, 30-question, multiple-choice exam. Police Chief...
Atlanta mayoral candidates feel the heat at Spelman debate

Atlanta mayoral candidates feel the heat at Spelman debate

The AJC’s Stephen Deere keeps you updated on the latest in the Atlanta mayoral race and everything else going on at City Hall. You'll find more on myAJC.com, including these stories:  Atlanta mayoral candidates battle for city's progressive vote Atlanta mayoral runoff candidates seek support of former opponents Bottoms, Norwood in runoff to become Atlanta's next mayor
Atlanta mayor under fire amid debate over illegal immigration

Atlanta mayor under fire amid debate over illegal immigration

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is drawing fire from multiple sides in the hot-button debate over illegal immigration after recently announcing the city had joined a nationwide effort in finding legal help for immigrants facing deportation. When Reed announced the city’s new policy this month, he called Atlanta a “welcoming city that stands up for the civil and human rights of every person.&rdquo...
Police: UGA student hit 110 mph while using social media during chase

Police: UGA student hit 110 mph while using social media during chase

A University of Georgia student might have gotten away if he didn’t use his cellphone to record his speed on Snapchat while leading a police chase, Athens-Clarke County police say. Hunter Ty Wilkerson reached speeds of 110 mph during the Thursday morning chase before he ran off the road, went airborne and crashed into several parked cars, according to a police report. Police said the 19-year-old...
Falcons look back warmly on Georgia Dome before it dies

Falcons look back warmly on Georgia Dome before it dies

Matt Ryan probably will shed no tears Monday when the roof of the Georgia Dome falls and the building caves in moments later. Yet the Falcons’ quarterback will forever have a soft spot in his heart for a place that’s about to be imploded. As the Dome is leveled Monday morning, Ryan will be in Seattle before the Falcons’ night game against the Seahawks, but he’ll never forget...
Braves: Ronald Acuna continues embracing big stage

Braves: Ronald Acuna continues embracing big stage

Ronald Acuna isn’t just baseball’s best prospect. He’s a talent who’s shown he can show up when it matters most. The Braves’ 19-year-old outfielder again made his case as the game’s most promising prospect on Saturday. Acuna went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, propelling Peoria to an 8-2 win over Mesa in the Arizona Fall League championship game. Much like he did in his...
Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior with stylist

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 04: Radio & TV personality Ryan Seacrest attends 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2015 Presented by Capital One at STAPLES CENTER on December 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia) Posted Sunday, November 19, 2017 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog In an...
Woman dies after being forced to open restaurant safe, shot

Woman dies after being forced to open restaurant safe, shot

A 29-year-old woman died after being shot early Sunday morning in an Atlanta restaurant robbery, police said. The robbery happened about 1:45 a.m. at the Barcelona Wine Bar on Howell Mill Road, Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Three men rushed in as the restaurant was closing and tied up the employees with electrical tape, Bender said. Chelsea Beller...
Sunny, but breezy and cold

Sunny, but breezy and cold

Today: Some clouds this morning will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon. High 51 Tonight: Clear skies. Low 31 Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies. High 59 The cold front that blasted through the area Saturday night brings breezy and cold conditions Sunday, meteorologists say. “Wind is gusty in Atlanta,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brian Monahan said. ...
Manhunt ends with arrest of couple accused in police shooting

Manhunt ends with arrest of couple accused in police shooting

Two people wanted in connection to a police shooting were found holed up in a Gainesville home Sunday morning, police said.  Marcos Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, were arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer, Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Keving Holbrook said.  The couple allegedly opened fire on officers, who responded to a Friday 911 call concerning a domestic...
Kyle Cerge-Henderson apologizes for personal-foul penalty

Kyle Cerge-Henderson apologizes for personal-foul penalty

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson took to Twitter to apologize for a personal-foul penalty committed late in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday. “Heat of the moment,” Cerge-Henderson wrote. “I apologize to #21 that was uncalled for, selfish, and stupid. My passion for this game runs deep. Sometimes too deep.” At the end of a kickoff return...
Rushing milestone for KirVonte Benson, TaQuon Marshall

Rushing milestone for KirVonte Benson, TaQuon Marshall

It wasn’t a day to celebrate, but Georgia Tech could take small consolation in an accomplishment in quarterback TaQuon Marshall and B-back KirVonte Benson both reaching 1,000 rushing yards for the season during the 43-20 loss to Duke. They became just the second pair of Tech teammates to rush for 1,000 yards in the same season in the school’s modern era. The first were another quarterback/B-back...
What happened on Georgia Tech’s foiled fake punt

What happened on Georgia Tech’s foiled fake punt

Georgia Tech pulled the upset of Virginia Tech last Saturday with the help of a fake punt, a successful run for a first down by KeShun Freeman. The Yellow Jackets were without such favor against Duke, failing on a last-ditch fake down 16 points in the fourth quarter. With the line of scrimmage at the Tech 32-yard line, punter Pressley Harvin took the snap and lobbed a pass to wide receiver Jalen Camp...
Disastrous third quarter fells Jackets

Disastrous third quarter fells Jackets

Perhaps the worst quarter of the season put Georgia Tech in a hole that it couldn’t escape. The Yellow Jackets were outgained by Duke 198 yards to five in the third quarter and outscored 10-0, leading the way to their 43-20 loss to the Blue Devils Saturday. Duke ran 29 plays to six for Tech (two three-and-outs), wearing out the Tech defense and moving from a 20-20 halftime tie to a 30-20 lead...
What Paul Johnson had to say after the Duke game

What Paul Johnson had to say after the Duke game

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s comments after the team’s 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday in Durham, N.C. “I don’t know what to say. That was a pretty thorough butt kicking. It was embarrassing. It was like we weren’t even out there. In the second half, we didn’t do much to help ourselves offensively, either. But I think we ran six plays in the third quarter, couldn&rsquo...
Blending can help you learn what you like

Blending can help you learn what you like

Sitting in a room full of wine barrels, winemakers and sommeliers seemed like a dream come true until such terms as “sub-appellations,” “malolactic fermentation” and “diurnal fluctuation” started being bandied about with abandon. It was like I had landed on an island where the natives speak a different language, and I was just hoping to nod my head at the correct...
African spice a key ingredient in ‘Power Lunch’ salad

African spice a key ingredient in ‘Power Lunch’ salad

From the menu… The National, 232 W. Hancock Ave., Athens. 706-549-3450. thenationalrestaurant.com A friend and I made the trip from Atlanta to Athens to shop at Plantapalooza at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia and to have lunch at The National. The “Power Lunch” was delicious. Is it possible they’ll share the recipe for the sweet potato and chickpea salad included...
Use fresh ginger in shrimp sambal

Use fresh ginger in shrimp sambal

You expect ginger to be growing in tropical climates like Hawaii and Southeast Asia. And for many years, any ginger you could buy here was from those locations. But in the past dozen or so years, farmers in metro Atlanta have been growing ginger, first as an experimental crop and now, with more years of experience, as a standard part of their farm rotation. Vicky Fry of Fry Farm in the north Walton...
Mac and cheese three ways

Mac and cheese three ways

Some say Thomas Jefferson ate macaroni and cheese at Monticello after discovering it during his travels to Italy. But this was two centuries ago, when pasta and Parmigiano-Reggiano in America would have been very fancy indeed. So what about mac and cheese for the people? Clifford A. Wright, a cookbook author and Mediterranean food scholar, believes 20th-century macaroni and cheese was a product of...
Game time, TV set for Tech-Georgia game

Game time, TV set for Tech-Georgia game

Saturday’s game between Georgia Tech and Georgia at Bobby Dodd Stadium will kick off at noon. The game will be televised on Channel 2 Action News and broadcast on radio by WSB 750 AM and 95.5 FM. The Bulldogs (10-1) beat Kentucky 42-13 Saturday in Athens while the Jackets (5-5) lost at Duke 43-20. Tech needs a win over its state rival to be eligible for a bowl game. The Jackets stunned Georgia...
Ten observations from Hawks loss to Celtics

Ten observations from Hawks loss to Celtics

(AP Photo)   Ten observations from Celtics 110, Hawks 99 . . . 1. Like they did in the first meeting with the Celtics, the Hawks gave a competitive effort that wasn’t enough. The Hawks led 86-85 with 7:31 to go but the Celtics cranked up their defensive intensity and the Hawks struggled to find good shots over the next several possessions. Luke Babbitt missed two...
Watch: What was said about the Georgia-Kentucky game

Watch: What was said about the Georgia-Kentucky game

Georgia’s 42-13 win over Kentucky Saturday certainly impressed Wildcats coach Mark Stoops, who said of the Bulldogs, “They played like a No. 1 team in the country.” Georgia (10-1, 7-1 SEC) piled up 381 rushing yards a week after getting just 46 against Auburn. The game was the last at Sanford Stadium for Georgia seniors, including tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Take a...
Almost inexplicably, Duke run game plows through Georgia Tech

Almost inexplicably, Duke run game plows through Georgia Tech

To a peculiar season, add one more confounding detail. Through the penultimate game of the season, Georgia Tech has a double-overtime loss, lost three road games played in heavy rain, won every game at home in clear weather, had a game canceled due to a hurricane and now, has lost with arguably its worst run-defense performance of the past eight seasons. In the first rain-free road game of the season...
Georgia is really good again. It’s apt to stay that way

Georgia is really good again. It’s apt to stay that way

It was a day that might have found a team looking backward at a thudding loss or ahead to consecutive Saturdays in Atlanta, so credit Georgia for mostly tending business. The Bulldogs beat Kentucky 42-13, meaning they’re not apt to slip n the next College Football Playoff rankings, which are immaterial since Georgia surely will qualify for the tournament if it wins at two stadiums off North...
Nick Chubb, Sony Michel lead Bulldogs on an emotional Senior Day

Nick Chubb, Sony Michel lead Bulldogs on an emotional Senior Day

In their farewell to Sanford Stadium, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel carried the Bulldogs one more time. Chubb and Michel combined for 238 yards and five touchdowns on 27 rushes, leading Georgia to a 42-13 blowout win over Kentucky on Saturday night.  Despite the score and yards discrepancy, it was an eight-point game in the third quarter. Chubb and Michel made sure Kentucky couldn’t get any...
Watch: How teams ranked ahead of Georgia fared Saturday

Watch: How teams ranked ahead of Georgia fared Saturday

Georgia bounced  back from its first loss of the season by beating Kentucky 42-13 Saturday in Athens. The Bulldogs are seventh in the College Football Playoff rankings and seeking to move up into one of the four playoff spots. But they did not get any help Saturday when all six teams ahead of them won easily. Georgia plays Georgia Tech next Saturday in Atlanta.  Watch the video above to...
Kennesaw State grows up fast, wins Big South championship

Kennesaw State grows up fast, wins Big South championship

The Turnover Plank was practically worn to a toothpick Saturday. There have been Olympic relay batons passed between fewer hands than that poor piece of motivational lumber was during this single afternoon.      The cheerleaders spent far more energy celebrating touchdowns than making statements during the national anthem.    At a place where they underscore...
AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young mourned by Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, David Coverdale

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young mourned by Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, David Coverdale

Malcolm Young – in the background, as usual, on the video screen – performing at Philips Arena in 2008. Photo: MIKKI K. HARRIS / mkharris@ajc.com BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Malcolm Young was considered one of the most potent rhythm guitarists in rock ‘n’ roll. Though he was the co-founder of AC/DC whose riffs drove many of their most muscular tunes,...
3 things to know from Georgia vs. Kentucky

3 things to know from Georgia vs. Kentucky

After a sluggish start, Georgia’s run game took over, and the No. 7 Bulldogs defeated Kentucky 42-13 on Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens. The familiar formula of a strong run game, one that worked well in most games this season against teams not known as Auburn, carried the Dogs again. Georgia (10-1, 7-1 SEC) did seem to carry an early hangover from its first loss of the season a week ago...
Report card: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20

Report card: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20

In position to secure bowl eligibility against a Duke team that had lost six consecutive games, Georgia Tech failed in stunning fashion, losing 43-20 to the Blue Devils Saturday. Duke, which had not averaged 12.2 points and 286 yards in its losing streak, hit a season scoring high for the season against FBS competition and finished with 500 yards. Tech (5-5 overall, 4-4 ACC) will need to defeat No...
Five observations from Kennesaw State’s 52-21 win over Monmouth

Five observations from Kennesaw State’s 52-21 win over Monmouth

In Big South preseason rankings, the Kennesaw State Owls were co-favorites alongside Charleston Southern to win the conference title, and on Saturday, the Owls — in their third season — made that dream reality. No. 21 KSU played one of its more dominant games of the season, which ended in a 52-21 Kennesaw State win against No. 22 Monmouth at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Here are five things...
Another arrest made in shooting at university

Another arrest made in shooting at university

Another person has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured two people at Albany State University in southwest Georgia, university police said Saturday.  Ronderrious Huntley, 20, was charged with aggravated assault, and he’s being taken to the Dougherty County Jail, according to a news release.  University police still are seeking Daquezny Huntley for questioning in...
Devonta Freeman declared out of game against Seattle

Devonta Freeman declared out of game against Seattle

Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, who is in the NFL concussion protocol, was declared out for the Seattle game by head coach Dan Quinn on Saturday. The Falcons (5-4) face the Seahawks (6-3) at 8:30 p.m. on Monday Night Football in a big NFC game with playoff implications. The Falcons declared Freeman out, although the news was expected, it became official on the league-required injury report....
Live blog: Georgia Tech vs. Duke

Live blog: Georgia Tech vs. Duke

Hello— Hope you’ll join us for the live blog today from Durham, N.C. It’s a windy day here at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium – right to left on your television – strong enough that it could impact the kicking game. As I write, the American flag at the open end of the stadium is pretty much completely unfurled, if that’s the right word...
Game preview: Celtics at Hawks

Game preview: Celtics at Hawks

The Hawks couldn’t stop Kyrie Irving last time. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) When/where: 7:30 p.m. today, Philips Arena TV: Fox Sports Southeast Stream: Fox Sports Go Radio: 92.9 The Game Injuries: Hawks— Isaiah Taylor (eye) is out; Luke Babbitt (back) and Mike Muscala (ankle) are questionable; DeAndre’ Bembry (wrist) is probable Celtics—Gordon Hayward (ankle)...
One of the best new restaurants of 2017 is in Atlanta, according to Thrillist

One of the best new restaurants of 2017 is in Atlanta, according to Thrillist

There are several restaurants that pop up in Atlanta every year, but what's the standout one of 2017? It's Food Terminal, according to Thrillist. The publication recently released the Prime 13, its round-up of the best new eateries in America. To do so, editors ate over 100 meals across the country to narrow it down, and the ATL spot made the cut.  "Its resplendency of culinary diversity...
Rain and cooler weather on the way

Rain and cooler weather on the way

Today: Clouds in afternoon. High: 70 Tonight: Wind and rain. Low: 42 Tomorrow: Windy. High: 54 Saturday’s warmth and rain should give way to cooler temperatures Sunday and into the week. Rain should move into metro Atlanta on Saturday by 8 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. Sunday’s high is forecast at 54, far below the 70 expected Saturday. In fact, a freeze watch has been issued...
Bodies of Atlanta rapper, cousin found

Bodies of Atlanta rapper, cousin found

The bodies of an Atlanta rapper and his cousin have been found in Alabama, according to authorities. The bodies of Edward Reeves, whose stage name is Bambino Gold, and cousin Kendrick Stokes were found in Macon County, Ala., the sheriff confirmed. The bodies were found Friday night and Saturday, according to a report by WTVM, a Columbus television station. The first body was discovered...
Deputy injured in crash; driver suspected of DUI

Deputy injured in crash; driver suspected of DUI

A Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputy was injured early Saturday when a driver suspected of DUI hit the deputy’s marked cruiser on Ga. 400, the sheriff’s office said. Deputy First Class Rod Reeves was on traffic duty and parked on the shoulder of the northbound lanes near Majors Road when a 2005 Ford Explorer hit the rear of Reeves’ patrol car shortly after 1:30 a.m., according...
Manhunt on for 2 accused in shootout with police

Manhunt on for 2 accused in shootout with police

Authorities in Hall County are searching for a man and a woman accused of shooting at two Gainesville police officers, who were injured in the overnight altercation.  Police are searching for Marcos Garcia Tovar, 20, and Alondra Rodriguez, 20, according to a news release from Gainesville police. Sgt. Kevin Holbrook, spokesman for Gainesville police, said Saturday the couple opened fire on the...
1 dead in Gwinnett double shooting

1 dead in Gwinnett double shooting

Gwinnett County police are investigating a double shooting early Saturday near Norcross in which one man was found dead at an apartment complex. Officers heard three gunshots shortly after 4 a.m., then drove into the Rockbridge Court Apartments near Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Channel 2 Action News reported. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="...
How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, networks, online (11/18/17)

How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, networks, online (11/18/17)

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games today. All times are EDT.  Noon, Delaware State at Florida State, FSSO Noon, Virginia at Miami, ABC 12:20pm, The Citadel at Clemson, Raycom/ACC 12:20pm, Pitt at Virginia Tech, Raycom/ACC 3pm, Western Carolina at North Carolina, Raycom/ACC 3:30pm, Georgia Tech at Duke, FSSO 3:30pm, Syracuse at Louisville, ESPNU 7pm...
ACC bowl projections: Clemson in the College Football Playoff, Miami playing on its home turf

ACC bowl projections: Clemson in the College Football Playoff, Miami playing on its home turf

With just a week remaining in college football’s regular season, the bowl picture is starting to take shape. The ACC has eight teams that have currently secured bowl eligibility, and two more, Duke and Georgia Tech, will have a chance to pick up their sixth wins next week. CBS Sports analyst Jerry Palm predicted the matchups for the College Football Playoffs...
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at risk of facing league discipline

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at risk of facing league discipline

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been a thorn in the NFL’s side since the announcement that his star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, would be suspended six games for domestic violence. Feeling that the investigation was unfair, Jones took aim at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The expectation was that the commissioner would be extended without much pushback as the...
Alabama football earns top spot in AP Poll following win over Mercer

Alabama football earns top spot in AP Poll following win over Mercer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama football took the No. 1 spot in the latest AP Top 25 Poll following its blowout win over Mercer. Alabama football blanked Mercer, 56-0, on Saturday to earn its senior class win No. 51. This group of seniors holds a four-year record of 51-4 (.927). The 51 wins tied the school and NCAA record of 51 set by Alabama’s 2016 senior class, which...
Breaking: UCLA fires Jim Mora as head coach after 5-plus seasons

Breaking: UCLA fires Jim Mora as head coach after 5-plus seasons

UCLA has dismissed Jim Mora as its head coach after five-plus seasons with him in charge of the Bruins. The firing comes just hours after the Bruins loss to rival USC 28-23. Mora had led the Bruins to a 46-30 overall record, including 28-26 in Pac-12 play. The school announced the firing with a statement: “University of California, Los Angeles Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero announced...
BREAKING: UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora

BREAKING: UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora

With the UCLA Bruins sitting at 5-6 after last night’s loss to USC, UCLA has officially decided to part ways with head coach Jim Mora.   The post BREAKING: UCLA fires head coach Jim Mora appeared first on Diehards.
WATCH: Mississippi State commit Shawn Preston’s one-handed catch makes ESPN’s ‘You got Mossed’ segment

WATCH: Mississippi State commit Shawn Preston’s one-handed catch makes ESPN’s ‘You got Mossed’ segment

From Friday night in Louisiana to Sunday morning on ESPN. Shawn Preston, a Mississippi State defensive back commitment from St. James, La., made a spectacular one-handed coach while playing wide receiver in his high school football game on Friday night. It certainly got the attention of legendary wide receiver and current ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown analyst Randy Moss, who included ...
Florida football: Chauncey Gardner returning to ballhawking form late in season

Florida football: Chauncey Gardner returning to ballhawking form late in season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After Florida’s 36-7 win over UAB on Saturday, Chauncey Gardner was in the center of the postgame celebration. He led the team to the band, where the players lifted their helmets with pride and danced and laughed before jumping into the stands for one last hurrah with the fans who remained through the blowout. For Gardner, it was a needed reprieve. After...
Florida coaching search: SB Nation report adds another layer to Gators’ saga

Florida coaching search: SB Nation report adds another layer to Gators’ saga

Florida’s coaching search saga continues. First, the buzz focused primarily around Scott Frost, the second-year UCF coach who turned the Knights from a winless program to a 10-0 juggernaut in the American Athletic Conference sporting one of the nation’s top-5 offenses. Then the focus shifted almost exclusively to Chip Kelly, the former Oregon coach and offensive mastermind...
College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25 features 5 SEC teams after Week 12

College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25 features 5 SEC teams after Week 12

The latest AP Top 25  was released by the Associated Press on Sunday after Week 12 games. Five SEC teams were listed in the Top 25 after the 12th full weekend of the 2017 football season. Alabama remains atop the poll following a 56-0 win against Mercer. The Iron Bowl looms large for the Crimson Tide with a trip to the SEC Championship on the line. Alabama received 58...
LSU climbs in AP Top 25 after 30-10 win over Tennessee

LSU climbs in AP Top 25 after 30-10 win over Tennessee

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU keeps playing its way up the charts. The Tigers defeated Tennessee 30-10 on Saturday night in Knoxville, improving to 8-3 on the year and 5-2 in SEC play. With the win, LSU jumped to No. 19 in the AP Top 25, climbing two spots from where it ranked last week. The Tigers are one of five SEC teams ranked in the poll along with...
After big win over Kentucky, UGA stays put at No. 7 in latest AP Poll

After big win over Kentucky, UGA stays put at No. 7 in latest AP Poll

Georgia took out a week’s worth of frustration on Kentucky in Sanford Stadium on Saturday, pounding the Wildcats 42-13 behind 381 yards rushing and a solid defensive effort. For the victory, the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1 SEC) stayed at No. 7 in latest AP Poll. Jake Fromm completed 9-of-14 passes for 123 yards and touchdown with one interception while Nick Chubb was the offensive...
College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25 for Week 13

College football rankings 2017: AP Poll Top 25 for Week 13

AP Poll Top 25 college football rankings for Week 13 are out. Alabama ranks No. 1 again. The rest of the Top 5: Miami, Oklahoma, Clemson, Wisconsin. Here’s the new AP Poll Top 25 rankings: Alabama Miami (Fla.) Oklahoma Clemson Wisconin Auburn Georgia Ohio State Auburn TCU ...
College football rankings: Michigan falls out of AP Top 25 poll

College football rankings: Michigan falls out of AP Top 25 poll

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A loss to one of the top 10 programs in the nation knocked Michigan football out of the AP Top 25. Michigan’s three-game winning streak ended Saturday with a 24-10 loss at Wisconsin, which eliminated the Wolverines from contention for the Big Ten East Division title. Michigan also lost quarterback Brandon Peters to an unspecified injury, and Peters&rsquo...
Virginia Tech returns to No. 24 AP Top 25

Virginia Tech returns to No. 24 AP Top 25

It took a dramatic, goal-line stand, but Virginia Tech held on against Pittsburgh in Week 12 to snap its losing streak. The win also stopped a steady decline in the rankings for the Hokies, who fell from No. 13 to unranked in the span of two weeks. In the latest AP Top 25, which was released Sunday, Virginia Tech climbed back into the rankings, landing at No. 24. Virginia Tech seized...
AP Poll: Washington moves up again after thriller over Utah

AP Poll: Washington moves up again after thriller over Utah

In the latest  Associated Press poll released Sunday, the Washington Huskies rose one spot to No. 15 after its win over Utah. It took a comeback effort, but the Huskies upended the Utes 33-30. However, Washington was eliminated from Pac-12 title contention as Stanford locked up the North division title with its win over Cal. The Huskies are one spot below in-state...
College football rankings: Penn State rout lifts Nittany Lions to No. 12 in AP Top 25

College football rankings: Penn State rout lifts Nittany Lions to No. 12 in AP Top 25

While they aren’t going back to Indianapolis, Penn State is putting the finishing touches on its best season in the Associated Press poll in nearly a decade. The Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) moved up to No. 12 in the latest AP top 25 released Sunday afternoon after a 56-44 home win over Nebraska on Saturday night. Penn State had been ranked at No. 13 in the poll...
N.C. State falls out of AP Top 25 after loss to Wake Forest

N.C. State falls out of AP Top 25 after loss to Wake Forest

Just about a month ago, the N.C. State was a Top 15 team and a legitimate contender for an ACC championship. Boy, how a few weeks can change things. On Saturday night, N.C. State lost for the third time in four weeks, falling this time to Wake Forest on the road, 30-24. As a result, N.C. State fell out of the AP Top 25. The poll, which included just two ACC teams, was...
College football rankings: Michigan State rises in AP Top 25 after ugly win

College football rankings: Michigan State rises in AP Top 25 after ugly win

Michigan State (8-3, 6-2 Big Ten) is back on the rise, making a slight jump to No. 21 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 22 in the Amway Coaches Poll, released Sunday. The move comes after the Spartans topped Maryland, 17-7, in a snowy Saturday outing at Spartan Stadium. Coach Mark Dantonio’s team ranks 17th in the College Football Playoff rankings and may improve...
College football rankings: Ohio State holds stready in AP Top 25

College football rankings: Ohio State holds stready in AP Top 25

COLUMBUS, Ohio — After a 52-14 blowout of lowly Illinois, Ohio State stayed at No. 8 in the AP Top 25 after an embarrassing loss to Iowa a week ago Saturday. The Buckeyes also stayed at No. 8 in the Amway Coaches Poll released earlier Sunday. The win was the second large margin of victory in a row for the Buckeyes. One week before beating Illinois, the Buckeyes...
AP Poll: USC moves up again after rivalry win over UCLA

AP Poll: USC moves up again after rivalry win over UCLA

In the latest  Associated Press poll released Sunday, the USC Trojans rise one spot to No. 11 after defeating UCLA 28-23 in their regular season finale on Saturday night. The Trojans (10-2) received 891 votes. TCU ranks just above the Trojans, while USC is one spot ahead of its Rose Bowl opponent from last year, Penn State. . The Trojans are the lowest...
Notre Dame comes in at No. 9 in AP Top 25

Notre Dame comes in at No. 9 in AP Top 25

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish bounced back to defeat the Navy Midshipmen, 24-17, on Saturday. As a result, the Irish moved to No. 9 in the AP Top 25. Even with the game in South Bend, Ind., Navy was certainly a good test for the Fighting Irish, as they held Heisman Trophy candidate Josh Adams to 106 rushing yards on 18 carries. But it was Irish junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush...
Miami stays No. 2 in AP Top 25

Miami stays No. 2 in AP Top 25

Virginia gave Miami a scare in Week 12, but the Hurricanes continued to demonstrate the poise that has characterized this team all year. Miami fought back from a 14-point second half deficit to secure a 44-28 win and keep its undefeated record intact. Following the win, Miami kept its No. 2 ranking in the AP Top 25. Outside of Miami, Saturday was a fairly uneventful day for...
Clemson Tigers stay at No. 4 in newest AP Top 25

Clemson Tigers stay at No. 4 in newest AP Top 25

The Clemson Tigers continued to roll Saturday, routing The Citadel, 61-3, but they stayed at No. 4 in the AP Top 25 after Week 12. The poll, which included two ACC teams, was released Sunday. Clemson also came in at No. 3 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The Tigers had everything to lose and really nothing to gain going up against The Citadel, but Clemson took care of business ...
Oklahoma State falls to No. 18 in latest AP poll after loss to Kansas State

Oklahoma State falls to No. 18 in latest AP poll after loss to Kansas State

Oklahoma State’s Big 12 title hopes were dashed this weekend with their loss to Kansas State, causing them to dip from No. 10 to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25. The Cowboys (8-3, 5-3 in Big 12 play) also  dropped from 13th to 21st in this week’s Amway Coaches Poll. It was the largest drop in that poll of any team. The loss to Kansas State was a crusher...
TCU moves up to No. 10 in AP Top 25 after win at Texas Tech

TCU moves up to No. 10 in AP Top 25 after win at Texas Tech

  TCU moved up in the latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 after a 27-3 win at Texas Tech on Saturday. The Horned Frogs jumped up one spot to No. 10 after being ranked No. 11 last week. A loss by former No. 10 Oklahoma State gave the Frogs the chance to move up. TCU also moved up one spot to No. 13 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The College Football Playoff committee...
Oklahoma ranked No. 3 in AP poll after blowing out Kansas

Oklahoma ranked No. 3 in AP poll after blowing out Kansas

Oklahoma came in at No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 after demolishing Kansas 41-3 on Saturday. The Sooners (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) didn’t move up in the AP poll because No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Miami both won to hold onto their spots. Oklahoma stayed steady at No. 5 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The College Football Playoff selection committee will release its updated...
Alabama takes advantage of overmatched FCS opponent, coasts at No. 1 in poll

Alabama takes advantage of overmatched FCS opponent, coasts at No. 1 in poll

Alabama didn’t need to play a marquee opponent to hold the No. 1 spot in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 poll, rolling FCS-level Mercer 56-0 on Saturday. Miami had a battle on its hands to stay No. 2, coming from behind to beat Virginia 44-28, while Clemson also cashed in on an overmatched opponent, beating FCS Citadel 61-3 to stay No. 3. The Crimson Tide was one of four SEC teams...
Bowl projections: CBS has Wisconsin in College Football Playoff

Bowl projections: CBS has Wisconsin in College Football Playoff

CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm released his latest bowl projections on Sunday, and things are still looking good for the Wisconsin Badgers. Palm placed Wisconsin in the College Football Playoff as the No. 4 seed, and he has the team facing No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Palm also projects Ohio State and Penn State to get picked for New Year’s 6 bowl games. In the projections...
CBS Sports projects Notre Dame to face Penn State in Cotton Bowl

CBS Sports projects Notre Dame to face Penn State in Cotton Bowl

Complete utter chaos would have to ensure for the Fighting Irish to get back into series playoff contention. But as long as Notre Dame beat Stanford next week, the Irish are likely headed to a New Year’s Six Bowl. On Sunday, CBS Sports predicted in its most recent bowl projections that Notre Dame will face Penn State in the Cotton Bowl. This year, the Cotton Bowl will...
Gus Malzahn reportedly interested in Arkansas, helping to choose new athletic director

Gus Malzahn reportedly interested in Arkansas, helping to choose new athletic director

With news that Bret Bielema will be gone as the head coach of Arkansas once this season is complete, expect the rumors of Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn heading back to Fayetteville to ramp up. Per a SBNation.com report, the Razorbacks landing Malzahn might not be that far off. The move would make some sense considering Malzahn has roots in the state of Arkansas, deep high...
Only Alabama beats TCU’s defense in shutting down opponents

Only Alabama beats TCU’s defense in shutting down opponents

The TCU defense got back to its dominant ways this week against Texas Tech, moving into territory only shared by Alabama. With a 27-3 win against the Red Raiders, TCU has held its opponents to 10 points or fewer six times this season. According to ESPN Stats & Info, only the Horned Frogs and the Crimson Tide have accomplished that feat. Alabama has done it eight times...
Former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin calls out offensive linemen

Former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin calls out offensive linemen

Michael Irvin is one of the best wide receivers of all time. The former Dallas Cowboys wideout has a bust in Canton to prove it. His ability to coach offensive linemen, though, is questionable at best. Irvin doesn’t have a ton of respect for the job responsibilities for an offensive linemen. On Sunday’s edition of NFL GameDay, Irvin minimized the difficulty of being...
Gus Malzahn reportedly interested in Arkansas job, helping to choose new AD

Gus Malzahn reportedly interested in Arkansas job, helping to choose new AD

With news that Bret Bielema will be gone as the head coach of Arkansas once this season is complete, expect the rumors of Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn heading back to Fayetteville to ramp up. Per a SBNation.com report, the Razorbacks landing Malzahn might not be that far off. The move would make some sense considering Malzahn has roots in the state of Arkansas, deep high...
Coaching rumors: USF would have interest in Tennessee OC Larry Scott if Charlie Strong leaves

Coaching rumors: USF would have interest in Tennessee OC Larry Scott if Charlie Strong leaves

Tennessee offensive coordinator Larry Scott reportedly could be a consideration for a head-coaching job in Florida, if it becomes open. On Sunday, SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey, Bud Elliott, Richard Johnson, Jason Kirk and Alex Kirshner dropped a lengthy report that included many coaching details . Within it, they reported that USF would have...
Auburn football opens Iron Bowl week as slight underdog to Alabama

Auburn football opens Iron Bowl week as slight underdog to Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. — As expected, Auburn football will start Iron Bowl week as a home underdog against No. 1 Alabama. According to Vegas Insider, Auburn opened as a 3.5-point underdog to Alabama at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas on Sunday. That line is already at 4 points. Diehards’ own Christopher Smith tweeted Sunday that Auburn was a 3.5- or 4-point underdog...
Iron Bowl odds: Alabama opens as 4-point favorite over Auburn

Iron Bowl odds: Alabama opens as 4-point favorite over Auburn

Alabama and Auburn will battle in one of the biggest Iron Bowls in history on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium, and as of right now, Vegas is favoring the Crimson Tide to return to Tuscaloosa. BetOnline.ag has Nick Saban’s team as 4-point favorites over the host Tigers, while SportsBetting.ag agreed. Pinnacle Sports has the Tide a half-point lower, favored by 3.5 points...
Coaching rumors: Memphis coach Mike Norvell ‘will be candidate’ for Arkansas job

Coaching rumors: Memphis coach Mike Norvell ‘will be candidate’ for Arkansas job

Things may be moving quickly in Fayetteville. SBNation’s Steven Godfrey and Jason Kirk reported on Sunday morning that Arkansas will move on from Bret Bielema at the end of the regular season. Tucked inside that report was information on Auburn coach Gus Malzahn seemingly being the top choice for the Razorbacks, which are without a permanent athletic director after...
Nebraska ‘likely’ to fire Mike Riley ‘soon,’ per report

Nebraska ‘likely’ to fire Mike Riley ‘soon,’ per report

Multiple reports have now linked Nebraska to UCF coach Scott Frost, but the Huskers would first have to remove current head coach Mike Riley. SB Nation reports Sunday that such a move is “likely to happen soon.” The latest report from SB Nation, which lists bylines for Steven Godfrey, Richard Johnson, Alex Kirshner, Bud Elliott and Jason Kirk, lays...
Ohio State: After unforgettable senior sendoff, Buckeyes look to make more memories

Ohio State: After unforgettable senior sendoff, Buckeyes look to make more memories

COLUMBUS, Ohio — There’s no way that was what the Ohio State seniors dreamed of for the final afternoon in the Horseshoe. That’s what made it perfect. It was absolutely unforgettable. Maybe the opponent didn’t truly give them a test for the skills the Buckeyes learned and developed over five years. That’s fine. There was still a rivalry trophy on the line...
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