Doug Roberson

Doug Roberson covers college sports and the Atlanta United, as well as the annual events in Atlanta, including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the BB&T Atlanta Open, the Tour Championship, etc. Doug thinks he has one of the coolest jobs at the paper.

Latest from Doug Roberson

Manning leading Georgia State to what could be historic season
 Conner Manning’s throw to Penny Hart was perfect: a 9-yard fade into the corner with the ball placed where only Hart could reach it. The touchdown lifted Georgia State to its third consecutive victory over rival Georgia Southern. As good as the throw was, Hart knew that Manning was going to lead the Panthers to the winning score long...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Conner Manning’s throw to Penny Hart was perfect: a 9-yard fade into the corner with the ball placed where only Hart could reach it. The touchdown lifted Georgia State to its third consecutive victory over rival Georgia Southern. As good as the throw was, Hart knew that Manning was going to lead the Panthers to the winning score long...
Few more details about Atlanta United’s USL team
 Atlanta United answered a few more questions Thursday about its USL affiliate that will play at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville in 2018. Really, it seems like there are many details still being worked out. Q. How will the field be configured?  A. See attached diagram. As you’ll see, the fans will be right on top of the pitch. Grass...

Posted: a day ago

Atlanta United answered a few more questions Thursday about its USL affiliate that will play at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville in 2018. Really, it seems like there are many details still being worked out. Q. How will the field be configured?  A. See attached diagram. As you’ll see, the fans will be right on top of the pitch. Grass...
Georgia State’s Sullivan makes history with invite
 Chandon Sullivan became the first player in Georgia State’s short football history to receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Coach Shawn Elliott gave Sullivan the invitation to the game, which will be played Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday. Sullivan is a four-year starter in the Panthers’ secondary.  The Winder native...

Posted: a day ago

Chandon Sullivan became the first player in Georgia State’s short football history to receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Coach Shawn Elliott gave Sullivan the invitation to the game, which will be played Jan. 27 in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday. Sullivan is a four-year starter in the Panthers’ secondary.  The Winder native...
Kennesaw State’s Turnover Plank: A board that’s not boring
 It’s quickly becoming the most famous piece of wood in college football since the founding of the Jeweled Shillelagh. Its history is a mystery and its purpose ever-changing. Kennesaw State’s Turnover Plank – a 3-foot-long piece of wood with drawn eyes and a smile given to a player that recovers a fumble or makes an interception...

Posted: a day ago

It’s quickly becoming the most famous piece of wood in college football since the founding of the Jeweled Shillelagh. Its history is a mystery and its purpose ever-changing. Kennesaw State’s Turnover Plank – a 3-foot-long piece of wood with drawn eyes and a smile given to a player that recovers a fumble or makes an interception...
Kennesaw State’s Bohannon brushes aside Georgia Southern questions
 Days from hosting Monmouth in a game that will decide the Big South Conference title, Kennesaw State football coach Brian Bohannon brushed aside any questions Wednesday about the coaching vacancy at Georgia Southern. “Right now, my complete focus is on this game, these kids and everything going on here,” he said. “That&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Days from hosting Monmouth in a game that will decide the Big South Conference title, Kennesaw State football coach Brian Bohannon brushed aside any questions Wednesday about the coaching vacancy at Georgia Southern. “Right now, my complete focus is on this game, these kids and everything going on here,” he said. “That&rsquo...
Key dates in MLS offseason
 MLS released key dates on Tuesday  for the pending offseason: Nov. 27: Clubs no longer competing in the playoffs must let the league know which players whose contract options are being exercised and/or players who are receiving offers. Dec. 1: Clubs that weren’t in the playoffs must let the league know which players whose...

Posted: 3 days ago

MLS released key dates on Tuesday  for the pending offseason: Nov. 27: Clubs no longer competing in the playoffs must let the league know which players whose contract options are being exercised and/or players who are receiving offers. Dec. 1: Clubs that weren’t in the playoffs must let the league know which players whose...
Atlanta United will launch USL team in Gwinnett
 Atlanta United will launch a United Soccer League team that will play at Coolray Field in Gwinnett in 2018. This ends Atlanta United’s two-year partnership with the Charleston Battery. The affiliate team’s name, crest and jerseys will be unveiled at a later date. A manager hasn’t been named. The USL team will give some of...

Posted: 3 days ago

Atlanta United will launch a United Soccer League team that will play at Coolray Field in Gwinnett in 2018. This ends Atlanta United’s two-year partnership with the Charleston Battery. The affiliate team’s name, crest and jerseys will be unveiled at a later date. A manager hasn’t been named. The USL team will give some of...
Georgia State vs. Appalachian State a 2 p.m. kickoff
 Georgia State’s game against Appalachian State on Nov. 25 will kick off at 2 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium. The Panthers (6-3, 5-1)  are off this week after having won six of their past seven games to move into a first-place tie atop the Sun Belt with the Mountaineers (6-4, 5-1). Appalachian State is also off this week after defeating...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia State’s game against Appalachian State on Nov. 25 will kick off at 2 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium. The Panthers (6-3, 5-1)  are off this week after having won six of their past seven games to move into a first-place tie atop the Sun Belt with the Mountaineers (6-4, 5-1). Appalachian State is also off this week after defeating...
Atlanta United’s Almiron tops list of MLS jerseys sold
 Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron had the best-selling jersey in MLS this season, according to information released by the league Friday. The Five Stripes placed five players on the Top 25 list of most jerseys sold from Jan. 1 through the regular season. Seattle topped the list with six players. The totals include home and away jerseys...

Posted: 7 days ago

Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron had the best-selling jersey in MLS this season, according to information released by the league Friday. The Five Stripes placed five players on the Top 25 list of most jerseys sold from Jan. 1 through the regular season. Seattle topped the list with six players. The totals include home and away jerseys...
Georgia Tech faces tough test in Virginia Tech
 Just like last season, Georgia Tech will face Virginia Tech on Saturday coming off a bad performance and needing a win. Despite missing key starters at many positions, the Yellow Jackets stunned the then-No. 18 Hokies 30-20 last season in Blacksburg, erasing the memories of a humiliating 48-20 loss at North Carolina the previous week. The...

Posted: 7 days ago

Just like last season, Georgia Tech will face Virginia Tech on Saturday coming off a bad performance and needing a win. Despite missing key starters at many positions, the Yellow Jackets stunned the then-No. 18 Hokies 30-20 last season in Blacksburg, erasing the memories of a humiliating 48-20 loss at North Carolina the previous week. The...
Georgia Tech injury report for Virginia Tech
 Georgia Tech (4-4, 3-3 ACC) may have at least one key player back from injury for Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech (7-2, 3-2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Safety A.J. Gray is listed as probable in the team’s injury report released on Thursday, and linebacker Brant Mitchell is listed as questionable. Both missed last week&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Georgia Tech (4-4, 3-3 ACC) may have at least one key player back from injury for Saturday’s game against Virginia Tech (7-2, 3-2) at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Safety A.J. Gray is listed as probable in the team’s injury report released on Thursday, and linebacker Brant Mitchell is listed as questionable. Both missed last week&rsquo...