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White’s hustle putting him in right spot
Pitt’s James Conner fumbles the ball before he crosses the end zone as he’s defended by Georgia Tech’s D.J. White in the first quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Saturday. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/MCT)

7:42 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Upon further review, D.J. White conceded it was a pretty remarkable play. Immediately after Georgia Tech’s 56-28 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets cornerback said he thought he could run down Panthers running back James Conner as he broke away for an apparent 75-yard touchdown run in the ...
Williams, North Carolina face fallout from scandal

6:52 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Just a week removed from the revelation of academic misconduct at North Carolina, coach Roy Williams had little choice than to spend his Wednesday at ACC Operation Basketball talking very little about basketball. He answered questions about what he knew and when, and the integrity of the school where he ...
Falcons don’t make the grade at mid-season mark
101214 ATLANTA: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan sits on the bench in the final minutes of a 27-13 loss to the Bears in their football game on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Atlanta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Updated: 6:39 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

It’s been like Groundhog Day for the Falcons. Despite a host of coaching, scouting and personnel changes and the emphasis on playing a tougher and more rugged brand of football, the team finds itself in the exact same spot as last season. The Falcons, who return to practice Monday from ...
Dumb rules are no excuse for Todd Gurley
Georgia tailback Todd Gurley breaks away from Florida defensive back Cody Riggs who can't hold on to his jersey for a 70-yard plus touchdown run and a 14-0 lead during the first quarter on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Jacksonville.

4:29 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

I understand this is going to be a difficult question for those who bleed red-and-black. But seriously: Did you really believe that Todd Gurley did this only once? Did you really think that one day he acted impulsively, took $400 from some memorabilia cretin named Bryan Allen to sign 80 ...
Muschamp: Gators disappointed to not play against Gurley
Florida coach Will Muschamp says of not facing Todd Gurley, "As a competitor you want to play against guys like him.”

2:52 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

At his weekly news conference earlier this week, Florida coach Will Muschamp insisted the Gators hoped Todd Gurley would be playing for Georgia on Saturday because they “want to play a team at its best.” After learning Wednesday that Gurley’s suspension will extended two more weeks, he said is team ...
AROUND THE ACC

2:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Boston College (5-3, 2-2 ACC)Next game: at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. SaturdayHuddle up: Three kickers have each missed at least one PAT attempt, and the team has missed five this season. They’ve converted 81.5 percent, worst in the FBS. … Boston College has had a freshman run for at least ...
UPDATED: Suspension of UGA’s Todd Gurley extended 2 more games by NCAA
Georgia running back Todd Gurley will not play against Florida and is not eligible to return to play until Nov. 15.

Updated: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley must sit out two more games as punishment for accepting money from memorabilia dealers, the NCAA has ruled. UGA plans to appeal the decision, which came from the NCAA’s reinstatement committee late Tuesday afternoon. UGA and NCAA officials have declined comment. Coach Mark Richt addressed ...
Georgia adds Samford to 2017 football schedule
Georgia has added the Southern Conference's Samford Bulldogs to the 2017 home schedule.

11:24 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia has added Samford University to its 2017 football schedule. The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team from Birmingham, Ala., will come to Sanford Stadium on a date yet to be determined. The UGA Athletic Association will pay its Southern Conference opponent $500,000 to participate in the game, according to the ...
Washington back, Ware on way for Georgia State

11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Curtis Washington has returned to practice with Georgia State’s men’s basketball team and Kevin Ware could return Thursday, coach Ron Hunter said on Wednesday. Washington, a 6-foot-10 center/forward, hadn’t practiced with the team since suffering an injury during the summer. He averaged 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last ...
Gurley, UGA players regularly warned about improper benefits
Georgia running back Todd Gurley committed committed the infractions “over multiple years with multiple individuals” despite having received from UGA “extensive rules education."

11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Todd Gurley just wouldn’t listen. Georgia’s star tailback, out of action since Oct. 9, had two more games added to what had been a two-game suspension for accepting what the NCAA claims to have been more than $3,000 from memorabilia dealers for autographing merchandise over the past two years. In ...
Breezy weather in forecast for Georgia-Florida game
Even Georgia's majorettes may have to bundle up for the annual macthup against Florida in Jacksonville.

10:27 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

If you’re heading south for Saturday’s Georgia-Florida showdown, you may want to pack your favorite Bulldog fleece or sweatshirt. Wednesday’s forecast for Jacksonville includes high temperatures in the middle 80s, according to the National Weather Service. But by Saturday, highs will be around 20 degrees cooler. By the 3:30 p.m. ...
NCAA suspends Todd Gurley four games
Georgia running back Todd Gurley will not play against Florida and is not eligible to return to play until Nov. 15.

Updated: 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley must sit out two more games as punishment for breaking NCAA rules. UGA plans to appeal the decision of the NCAA’s resinstatement committee, which delivered the news to the Bulldogs late Tuesday afternoon. Gurley must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of ...
Atlanta sports TV listings

Updated: 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

TV WEDNESDAY Baseball    8 p.m.    Fox            World Series: Giants at Royals Basketball 7:30 p.m.    SPSO Hawks at Raptors 8 p.m. ESPN    Bulls at Knicks 10:30 p.m.  ESPN Thunder at Trail Blazers Golf   11 p.m.         Golf    PGA: CIMB Classic 3 a.m. Golf LPGA: Taiwan Championship (T) Hockey    7:30 p.m.    NBC SN         ...
Three SEC West teams in top four, UGA No. 11 in playoff rankings
Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

8:56 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Like the traditional polls, the new College Football Playoff selection committee thinks quite highly of the SEC West. The committee unveiled its initial Top 25 rankings Tuesday night, installing three SEC West teams in the top four spots: Mississippi State at No. 1, Auburn at No. 3 and Ole Miss ...
Johnson calls for tighter pass defense

8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

At his Tuesday news conference, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson offered his confidence in defensive coordinator Ted Roof as his unit grinds through a season that finds itself ranked 122nd out of 128 FBS teams in yards per play (6.57). “You’ve got to hire people and give them some leeway ...
Tech’s Green holding ground at nose tackle
Wofford Terriers fullback Jonny Martin (center) is stopped by Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive lineman Shawn Green (left) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets defensive end Tyler Stargel (99) in the first half of the Georgia Tech season opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, August 30, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

8:26 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

With two more solo tackles, Georgia Tech nose tackle Shawn Green will match the number of solo stops he had in his first three seasons. Green, who had fought injuries his first three years, is loving being healthy, starting and playing a high volume of snaps. Green has 14 solo ...
Playoff rankings: Three SEC West teams in top four, UGA No. 11
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott runs for a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

8:04 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Like the traditional polls, the new College Football Playoff selection committee thinks quite highly of the SEC West.The committee unveiled its initial Top 25 rankings Tuesday night, installing three SEC West teams in the top four spots: Mississippi State at No. 1, Auburn at No. 3 and Ole Miss at ...
College buddies Sewak, Tenuta square off

7:57 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Long before they were ACC adversaries, Georgia Tech offensive line coach Mike Sewak and Virginia defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta practically were sworn golf partners. “We used to play together, and we were always partners,” Sewak said. “I would never take anybody but him.” Sewak and Tenuta, whose units will engage ...
Gurley needed against Gators’ stout defense
Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) celebrates his 5 yard touchdown run with teammates in 2013.

7:35 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

As Georgia prepared for its previous two games, Mark Richt knew for certain that Todd Gurley was not going to play. But as the Bulldogs prepare to face SEC-rival Florida in Jacksonville on Saturday, the head coach admits he has no idea whether Gurley will be cleared to play. That’s ...
Tech’s low GSR scores expected to rise

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Georgia Tech’s football and men’s basketball teams finished below national averages in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate report released Tuesday. However, both teams’ scores, which tracked graduation rates for schoarship athletes entering Tech between 2004 and 2007, reflected improvement in graduation rate. Further, particularly since the hire of coaches Paul ...
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