Tim Tucker

Tim Tucker covers stories at the intersection of sports and business as well as assisting in coverage of University of Georgia and SEC sports and major Atlanta sporting events. He has been on the AJC staff for more than three decades and has covered a wide range of sports beats, including the Braves and UGA.

Latest from Tim Tucker

Road to Atlanta: How Tech-Georgia, Bama-Auburn games impact playoff race
 On a recent visit to Atlanta, the man who runs the College Football Playoff resisted indulging in hypotheticals, leaving that fun to the rest of us. “I think it’s funny that after about Week 6 of the season, people begin to do what-ifs and begin to predict chaos,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said. “I always...

Posted: a day ago

On a recent visit to Atlanta, the man who runs the College Football Playoff resisted indulging in hypotheticals, leaving that fun to the rest of us. “I think it’s funny that after about Week 6 of the season, people begin to do what-ifs and begin to predict chaos,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said. “I always...
Richt’s Miami climbs to No. 2 in playoff rankings; UGA stays No. 7
 Coach Mark Richt’s undefeated Miami Hurricanes moved up  to No. 2 in the latest rankings by the College Football Playoff selection committee. In the only  change near the top of this week’s rankings, released Tuesday night, the committee flip-flopped Miami and Clemson. Miami, ranked No. 3 last week, advanced one spot after a 44-28...

Posted: a day ago

Coach Mark Richt’s undefeated Miami Hurricanes moved up to No. 2 in the latest rankings by the College Football Playoff selection committee. In the only change near the top of this week’s rankings, released Tuesday night, the committee flip-flopped Miami and Clemson. Miami, ranked No. 3 last week, advanced one spot after a 44-28...
Georgia Dome crumbles -- well, most of it
 The Georgia Dome didn’t go down without a fight.  When the dust and smoke cleared from Monday morning’s implosion, two sections of the 25-year-old building were still standing, defying the dynamite.  “I think she might have been a little sturdier than what they gave her credit for,” said Carl Adkins, the...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Georgia Dome didn’t go down without a fight.  When the dust and smoke cleared from Monday morning’s implosion, two sections of the 25-year-old building were still standing, defying the dynamite.  “I think she might have been a little sturdier than what they gave her credit for,” said Carl Adkins, the...
Georgia Dome comes crumbling down with a small glitch
 The Georgia Dome came down in a ball of dust Monday morning -- but not all of it fell. More than 300 pounds of explosives collapsed the steel in the upper ring and about  4,500 pounds of dynamite intended to crumble the concrete columns of the Atlanta institution of the last 25 years. When the dust cleared, two sections of the Georgia...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Georgia Dome came down in a ball of dust Monday morning -- but not all of it fell. More than 300 pounds of explosives collapsed the steel in the upper ring and about 4,500 pounds of dynamite intended to crumble the concrete columns of the Atlanta institution of the last 25 years. When the dust cleared, two sections of the Georgia...
4,800 pounds of explosives slated to bring down Dome at 7:30 a.m.
 Some 4,800 pounds of explosives have been placed in the Georgia Dome to bring down the building Monday morning.  The Dome – the home of the Falcons and many other sports events over the past 25 years – is scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m.  “There will be a 12-second period in which all the explosives will go...

Posted: 3 days ago

Some 4,800 pounds of explosives have been placed in the Georgia Dome to bring down the building Monday morning.  The Dome – the home of the Falcons and many other sports events over the past 25 years – is scheduled for implosion at 7:30 a.m.  “There will be a 12-second period in which all the explosives will go...
Countdown to implosion: Georgia Dome made a mark in many sports
 With the Georgia Dome set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. Monday, let’s take a last look back at the 25-year-old building’s considerable and wide-ranging place in Atlanta sports history.  Falcons: The Georgia Dome’s primary tenant from  1992 through last season,  the Falcons played 256 games there – 199 in the...

Posted: 4 days ago

With the Georgia Dome set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. Monday, let’s take a last look back at the 25-year-old building’s considerable and wide-ranging place in Atlanta sports history.  Falcons: The Georgia Dome’s primary tenant from 1992 through last season, the Falcons played 256 games there – 199 in the...
Falcons, Atlanta United name Zulawski chief revenue officer
 Tim Zulawski will assume new responsibilities and a new title -- chief revenue officer -- with AMB Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Falcons and Atlanta United.  He will be responsible for all revenue departments, including the sales and service functions, AMBSE said Friday.  Zulawski has led sponsorship sales for...

Posted: 6 days ago

Tim Zulawski will assume new responsibilities and a new title -- chief revenue officer -- with AMB Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Falcons and Atlanta United.  He will be responsible for all revenue departments, including the sales and service functions, AMBSE said Friday.  Zulawski has led sponsorship sales for...
Braves break down sources of large revenue increase
 The Braves provided investors more information Thursday about their 2017 financial performance.  One week after owner Liberty Media disclosed the Braves’ revenue was up 50 percent through the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period last year, the team offered new details on some of the sources of the additional...

Posted: 6 days ago

The Braves provided investors more information Thursday about their 2017 financial performance.  One week after owner Liberty Media disclosed the Braves’ revenue was up 50 percent through the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period last year, the team offered new details on some of the sources of the additional...
Road to Atlanta: Georgia’s drop reflects ‘ups and downs’ of playoff race
 The College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings are very much a work in progress, as reflected by the committee’s reassessment of Georgia.  For two weeks, it deemed the Bulldogs the No. 1 team in the country, largely on the basis of their undefeated record and road win over Notre Dame. This week, the committee...

Posted: 6 days ago

The College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings are very much a work in progress, as reflected by the committee’s reassessment of Georgia.  For two weeks, it deemed the Bulldogs the No. 1 team in the country, largely on the basis of their undefeated record and road win over Notre Dame. This week, the committee...
How the Georgia Dome will be imploded -- and remembered
 In just 12 seconds Monday morning, the Georgia Dome will be reduced to rubble, leaving behind 25 years of memories and a legacy of helping make Atlanta a renowned host of major sports events.  Super Bowls and Final Fours were played there.  Olympic gold medals were decided there in three sports. And there were 256 Falcons games, 23 SEC...

Posted: 7 days ago

In just 12 seconds Monday morning, the Georgia Dome will be reduced to rubble, leaving behind 25 years of memories and a legacy of helping make Atlanta a renowned host of major sports events.  Super Bowls and Final Fours were played there. Olympic gold medals were decided there in three sports. And there were 256 Falcons games, 23 SEC...
Georgia drops to No. 7 in new playoff rankings
 Georgia, ranked No. 1 by the College Football Playoff selection committee the past two weeks, fell to No. 7 in the latest rankings released Tuesday night.  The drop reflected the Bulldogs’ 40-17 defeat at Auburn, their first loss of the season. Undefeated Alabama, previously second in the CFP rankings, replaced Georgia at No. 1...

Posted: 8 days ago

Georgia, ranked No. 1 by the College Football Playoff selection committee the past two weeks, fell to No. 7 in the latest rankings released Tuesday night.  The drop reflected the Bulldogs’ 40-17 defeat at Auburn, their first loss of the season. Undefeated Alabama, previously second in the CFP rankings, replaced Georgia at No. 1...