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Nov. 16, 2012

The news is out. - Full Story

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Nov. 13, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — - Full Story

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Nov. 6, 2012

Saturday in Sanford Stadium, there was a poignant scene both pre-game and afterwards that served as a reminder that football coaches have those moments when they appreciate the good things in life. - Full Story

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Nov. 2, 2012

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Paul Brown Stadium, the home of the Cincinnati Bengals, sits stately by the Ohio River, where six former Georgia football players are making a contribution to the central objective of a team that last sniffed a championship in 1988. - Full Story

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Oct. 30, 2012

JACKSONVILLE — Outlined against a backdrop of gray skies and turbulent winds off the St. John’s River Saturday, the one horseman rode again. - Full Story

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Oct. 19, 2012

Verne Lundquist, the popular CBS play-by-play announcer, who will call next week’s Georgia-Florida game, has been around. - Full Story

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Verne Lundquist, the popular CBS play-by-play announcer, who will call next week’s Georgia-Florida game, has been around. - Full Story

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Oct. 9, 2012

The no-crying-over-spilled-milk attitude is now something the Georgia football team must adopt. Nothing can be done about what has taken place, but the future can be rewarding if the Bulldogs spit in the eye of adversity. - Full Story

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Oct. 5, 2012

COLUMBIA, S. C. – When Steve Spurrier walked into his office here recently—in his trademark visor—he wore a ring which reflected the Gamecocks eleven victories in 2011, a first time achievement for South Carolina. - Full Story

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Oct. 3, 2012

Threading through traffic on my way home after the Tennessee game, taking back streets and working against the traffic, I thought of several positives in Georgia’s pulsating 51-44 victory. - Full Story

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Sep. 26, 2012

Donnie McMickens, long a trivia question in Georgia football, has resigned himself to his status with an appreciation for its historical value and identity and a resignation that he turned a negative into a resounding positive. - Full Story

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Sep. 21, 2012

Michael Bennett, Georgia’s passion-imbued split end, has the California look — a golden boy, with sure hands and a peaceful demeanor, but an accelerated ambition to excel. He has the ingredients to become one of the Bulldogs’ finest possession receivers in years, a self-described “slow white boy” who has the moxie for making big plays. - Full Story

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Sep. 11, 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. — - Full Story

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Aug. 7, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — - Full Story

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Jul. 4, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — - Full Story

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Jun. 7, 2012

There were times last fall when Georgia’s inside linebacker coach Kirk Olivadotti had the chance to bond with his 4-year-old daughter, Kasyn — usually at midnight or later. - Full Story

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May. 7, 2012

It had been an innerving week for golf when former Georgia golfer Hudson Swafford, now an aspiring touring pro, reached for the winner’s trophy late Sunday at the UGA Golf Course. - Full Story

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Apr. 25, 2012

Charley Trippi is a Georgia treasure. Though not a native — like another remarkable transplant to achieve super stardom in these parts, Hank Aaron — Trippi was of the ilk of Georgians Bobby Jones and Ty Cobb. - Full Story

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Mar. 31, 2012

JUPITER, Fla. — - Full Story

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Mar. 26, 2012

Two weeks ago, I called Furman Bisher from Ft. Myers, Fla., to tell him about the showcase Boston Red Sox training facilities, which were officially christened in February. He was an eager listener. - Full Story

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Mar. 13, 2012

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — When he was pitching for the Dodgers, Don Sutton was imbued with the notion that when you started a job, it should be your mission to finish it. - Full Story

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Mar. 9, 2012

AUBURN, Ala. — - Full Story

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Feb. 28, 2012

Defining moments in sports are never forecast. You identify them by looking back, but there was something special about the last two minutes of Georgia’s basketball game with Florida this past weekend, which should bode well for the future. - Full Story

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Feb. 27, 2012

Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis, owing to their Eastern status at Army in the ’40s, got more recognition, but anybody who saw Georgia’s Frank Sinkwich and Charley Trippi in the same backfield in 1942 would never be convinced that any team ever had two better players in the lineup at the same time. The Eastern […] - Full Story

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Feb. 17, 2012

CORNELIA — - Full Story

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