Bill Shanks talks with James Hagins, the head football coach of the Wilkinson County Warriors.
Mercer Director of Athletics Jim Cole announced the hiring of Kirk Kayden as the university’s next men’s golf coach on Friday morning, welcoming the former Austin Peay head man to the fold for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Mercer University men’s golf team garnered All-Academic Team honors for the second-straight year from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday, as the organization announced the 141 teams with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) above 3.0.
Little League has ruled Peachtree City ineligible to represent the state at the Southeast Regional tournament in Warner Robins. Northern LL of Columbus, which lost to Peachtree City 12-1 in the state title game, is scheduled to represent Georgia.
Mercer University’s JT Palmer was named to the 2014 College Football Performance Awards Punt Returner Watch List, becoming one of 34 return men from the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) to receive recognition.
Two former Peach County baseball players will continue their careers at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon.
Bill Shanks talks to the head football coach of Covenant Academy, Chris Oxford.
Single-game football tickets for Mercer University’s 2014 season opener against Reinhardt on August 28 will officially be on sale next week. Fans can purchase tickets online at tickets.mercer.edu or by calling the Mercer Ticket Office at (478) 301-5470 starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 4.
The Mercer University football team returned to the field this afternoon, completing its first practice of the 2014 preseason camp.
Host Bill Shanks is joined in the Coaches' Corner by head football coach of the Perry Panthers, Erik Soliday
The Mercer University Athletics Department, in conjunction with the 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia and the Motivating Youth Foundation, is proud to announce that Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Ditka will be speaking during a luncheon banquet at Mercer University on Thursday, August 28 inside the University Center.
Jimmy Hughes, head football coach of Dooly County, talks about the upcoming season.
Former Mercer outfielder Billy Burns made his major league debut with the Oakland A’s on Monday night, after being called up from the Midland RockHounds (AA) on Monday afternoon. Burns made his first appearance in a pinch-hitting role, lining out to right field in the ninth inning.
The head football coach for Stratford Academy visits Coaches' Corner and talks with host Bill Shanks.
The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Demario McMillian Friday.
The Jones County Greyhounds' new coach Justin Rogers sits down with Bill Shanks in this edition of Coaches' Corner.
The Georgia College men’s basketball program and head coach Terry Sellers announced the signing of Juwan Hubbard Thursday.
On this edition of Coaches' Corner, Bill Shanks sits down with the head coach of the Rutland Hurricanes football team, George Collins.
For the second-straight year, the Mercer men’s basketball team has garnered the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, as announced by the association on Wednesday.
In this edition of the Coaches' Corner, Bill Shanks talks with Clint Morgan, second-year head coach of the Tattnall Trojans.
Chattanooga has been selected the Southern Conference’s preseason football favorite in balloting conducted by the league’s media. The Mocs earned 29 of 30 first-place votes after sharing the SoCon crown in 2013 with a 6-2 league record.
Warner Robins American fell to Peachtree City 5-4 in Tuesday's semifinals at Flint Energies Sports Complex.
Bill Shanks catches up with Joel Ingram, head coach of the Washington County Golden Hawks, in this episode of the Coaches' Corner.
The Mercer University Athletics Department, in conjunction with the 100 Black Men of Macon-Middle Georgia and the Motivating Youth Foundation, is proud to announce that Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike Ditka will be speaking during an afternoon luncheon at Mercer University on Thursday, August 28.
Fort Valley State University senior linebacker LeRon Furr (6’3, 245) form Columbus, Ga., and defensive tackle Bernard Little (6’2, 290) from Eatonton, Ga., set the pace for the Wildcats at the 2014 SIAC Football Kickoff Luncheon in Montgomery, AL on Monday, July 21. The Wildcats placed six teammates on this year’s SIAC Preseason All-Conference Team. Furr a BSN Preseason D2 All-American was voted to the SIAC first team and Little made SIAC second team.
Warner Robins struggled in a 9-1 loss Monday. The boys finish second in Pool A with a 2-1 record and will play the winner of Pool B, Peachtree City, in Tuesday's semifinals.
Bill Shanks sits down with Zachery Harris, head football coach of the Hancock Central Bulldogs.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is moving its football championship game to Montgomery.
Warner Robins American Little League is off to a good start in the 12U baseball state tournament.
Senior linebacker LeRon Furr (6-3, 245) from Columbus, Georgia (Oklahoma State) was named to the 2014 BSN D2 All-America Football First Team as announced by Beyond Sports Network (BSN).
On this edition of Coaches' Corner, Bill Shanks sits down with Mary Persons head football coach Brian Nelson.
Bill Shanks talks with the head coach of the Peach County Trojans, Chad Campbell.
Mercer has two football games scheduled to be broadcast live as a part of the Southern Conference’s 2014 television package that was released on Thursday.
14 athletes from Intensity Athletics, an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team in Warner Robins, are going to Des Moines, Iowa later this month for the AAU Junior Olympics.
The Mercer men's basketball team added another honor to its memorable 2013-14 season, capturing the 2014 ESPY for the "Best Upset" at tonight's awards show at Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Bill Shanks interviews head football coach of John Milledge Academy, J.T. Wall, to discuss the upcoming 2014 season.
The Georgia College women’s basketball program and head coach Maurice Smith are proud to announce the addition of former player Abby Slocumb as graduate assistant coach.
Mercer is nominated for "Best Upset" in ESPN's ESPY Awards Wednesday. The Bears beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament this past season.
The Georgia College volleyball program and head coach Gretchen Krumdieck are set to host their Bobcat Volleyball High School Overnight Camp July 25-27. Coach Krumdieck, fresh off the first season in Bobcat Volleyball history, will use her experience to spread the love of the game of volleyball to local youth.
Mercer University sophomore quarterback John Russ was named a candidate for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, as the American Football Coaches Association released its record-breaking 182 nominees on Tuesday.
Bill Shanks sits down with Howard Huskies' head coach Barney Hester.
A quartet of current and former Georgia College golfers made the cut at the Georgia Amateur Championship this past weekend, including a runner-up finish.
Georgia College baseball rising senior righty Jake Anthony (Canton, Ga.) has had a great first half of his summer league season, and was chosen for the Valley Baseball League All-Star Game, representing the North squad.
Bill Shanks talks with David Bruce, head coach of the Veterans Warhawks.
The Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) is set to hold the 2014 GISA Coaches Clinic, with Georgia College assistant coaches on the schedule as guest speakers. GC Men’s Basketball assistant coach Mark Gainous and GC Women’s Basketball assistant coach Toby Wagoner will join the clinic July 16 and 17.
Robert Mize of Columbus fired a final-round 3-under-par 67 to take the lead and the victory at the Georgia Amateur Championship.
Bill Shanks sits down with Bryan Way, head football coach of the Warner Robins Demons.
Pairings for the 37th annual GCI Great Alaska Shootout were announced Thursday afternoon, with Mercer men’s basketball among the eight-team men’s field as revealed by the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The End Zone's Bill Shanks talks with Von Lassiter, the head football coach of the Houston County Bears.
The Mercer Bears are coming off a 10-2 season.
Rookie Tommy Medica had a career-high five hits, including two two-run home runs, and left-hander Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 10-1 on Friday night.
The new wide bodies on the Atlanta Falcons' defensive line are difficult to overlook.
Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason plans to remember his good friend Philip Lutzenkirchen throughout the season.
After a tumultuous offseason, Georgia coach Mark Richt has dismissed any suggestion that he needs to toughen up the way he runs his football program.
With unseasonable mild temperatures in Athens, the Georgia football team had its first preseason practice on Friday afternoon.
Georgia receiver Malcolm Mitchell has another knee injury and will miss the start of practice Friday.
Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.
Umpire Jerry Layne has removed himself from Wednesday night's Dodgers-Atlanta Braves game in the third inning because of an undisclosed reason.
Tiffany Hayes scored a career-high 27 points, Angel McCoughtry added 21 and Erika DeSouza had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Dream to a 85-75 victory over Tulsa on Thursday night.
Receiver Julio Jones says his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October, adding that he will be 100 percent when the Atlanta Falcons host New Orleans in the season opener.
The contending Atlanta Braves have acquired infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs for catching prospect Victor Caratini.
The Atlanta Falcons have announced that defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a first-round draft pick from Mississippi in 2009, has decided to retire.
Six-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson will visit Atlanta on Wed., Aug 6 and participate in a host of activities in preparation of the Atlanta 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Labor Day Weekend.
Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night for their season-best fifth straight victory.
Two minor league pitchers in the Atlanta Braves' organization have each been suspended for 72 games after positive drug tests.
In what head coach Wayne Norton describes at the “NCAA Track & Field Academic National Championship,” the Georgia men’s team has earned National Scholar Team of the Year honors for the outdoor season, according to an announcement from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
Matt Ryan is expanding his leadership role to include teaching young players and other newcomers in his seventh training camp with the Falcons.
Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 25 points Tuesday, helping the Dream snap a four-game losing streak with an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun.
The Falcons were given the unusual go-ahead to tackle to the ground on the first day of full pads in training camp, and even rookie Prince Shembo could see that players were too excited to finally be hitting.
Pioneer Little League came back from the loser's bracket to win the Southeastern Region Softball Tournament and advance to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon.
Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.
Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence has died in a car accident. He was 25.
Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday.
The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership on defense, and coach Mike Smith says second-year cornerbacks Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford fit the job description perfectly.
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas.
Ivory Latta scored 21 points and Kara Lawson added 14 as the surging Washington Mystics moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with a 77-67 win over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
Top-seeded John Isner overpowered Dudi Sela on Sunday to successful defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
Tom Glavine, that rare athlete drafted by two professional leagues in different sports, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Bobby Cox, who guided the Atlanta Braves to an unprecedented 14 straight division titles and 15 playoff appearances, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Greg Maddux, who won 355 games over a 23-year major league career, has been inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
Freddie Freeman had three hits and an RBI, Julio Teheran earned his 10th win and the Atlanta Braves took advantage of Ordisamer Despaigne's control problems to beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Saturday night.
Through the first two days of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons look just fine along the offensive line.
Georgia freshman outside linebacker Davin Bellamy has been arrested by Athens-Clarke County police on charges of driving under the influence and speeding.
The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled second baseman Phil Gosselin from Gwinnett.
A judge in Cobb County says a local authority can issue up to $397 million in bonds to finance construction of a new Braves stadium in the Atlanta suburb.
Georgia soccer incoming freshman Mariel Gutierrez has been named to the 21-player roster for the upcoming 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, it was announced this week by the Mexican Football Federation.
Rookie Jesse Hahn allowed only three hits in six innings to remain unbeaten on the road and the San Diego Padres beat Atlanta 5-2 on Friday night to continue their recent success against the Braves.
Ephiphanny Prince scored 21 points and the Chicago Sky held off the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Dream 79-75 on Friday night at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion.
The Atlanta Falcons have opened training camp with what coach Mike Smith calls "a sense of urgency."
The Atlanta Hawks have signed power forward Adreian Payne, the team's first-round pick last month.
The Atlanta Falcons have waived wide receiver Darius Johnson.
Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has had surgery for tongue cancer.
The winningest driver in Thursday Thunder history added to his impressive resume in the final race of the season as Skip Nichols of Albany drove away with the Estes Services Masters Division championship. The win helped Nichols capture his seventh career Masters Division title at Thursday Thunder in what he has said would be his last career race.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the first time in three starts and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Thursday night.
Raelee Weaver struck out 10 batters Thursday as Team Georgia cruised to an 8-0 win over Team Florida at Little League Southeast Park.
On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White.
Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer, Ervin Santana won his second straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Peachtree City beat Northern 12-1 in Wednesday's state championship game in Warner Robins.
University of Georgia redshirt sophomore defensive end Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team following his arrest on aggravated assault/family violence charges early Tuesday morning.
Quarterback battles and signal-caller questions abound in the Southeastern Conference going into preseason camps.
Auburn and Clemson have agreed to play a home-and-home series in 2016 and 2017.
Chiefs rookie Aaron Murray was tied up in meetings Monday night, at the same time millions of people were tuning into ABC to see whether his brother would be popping the question.
The Southeastern Conference has become the most popular jumping-off point for underclassmen looking for a head start on NFL careers.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation.
Sun Belt commissioner Karl Benson says the 11-team league is prepared for the anticipated rising cost of remaining part of major college football.
It's been awhile since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz.
Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia.
Police say Alabama defensive lineman Jarran Reed was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
There's plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference.
Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has been cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana in Georgia.
The new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will open on Aug. 23.
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Tim Duncan is exercising the option on his contract for 2014-15 and will return to play for the San Antonio Spurs next season.
Carl Edwards snapped Hendrick Motorsports' five-race winning streak with his first career victory on a road course.
They were less than 30 seconds away.
Standout tight end Dallas Clark retired from the NFL after 11 seasons on Wednesday.
The Miami Dolphins have received final approval on a stadium renovation plan, boosting South Florida's chances of hosting future Super Bowls.
The Browns have agreed to terms with quarterback Johnny Manziel on his rookie contract.
Clint Dempsey scored one of fastest goals in World Cup history and John Brooks scored the game winner on a header in the 86th minute of a 2-1 U.S. victory over Ghana, which had knocked the Americans out of the previous two World Cups.
The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games.
Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2.
Ray Allen is in the Miami Heat starting lineup for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, replacing the struggling Mario Chalmers.
Jimmie Johnson has finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points to lead San Antonio to a Game 3 road victory in Miami.
- An attorney for Donald Sterling says the Los Angeles Clippers owner has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
An attorney for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he has agreed to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion.
Michael Vick isn't ready to break out the cane and rocking chair just yet.
Two Oakland Raiders cheerleaders have sued the team and the NFL claiming they were subjected to poor working conditions while being paid less than minimum wage.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has capped his MVP season by being the lone unanimous choice to the All-NBA first team.
The Super Bowl will scrap the Roman numerals for a year.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received a new six-year contract extension through the 2020 season.
Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track record for wins with nine.
Ryan Hunter-Reay's Indianapolis 500 win brought him a $2.49 million payday.
Ryan Hunter-Reay has become the first American to win the Indianapolis 500 since 2006, making a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.
Connecticut basketball coach Kevin Ollie has agreed to a $15 million, five-year contract with the national champion Huskies.
Helio Castroneves is back at his favorite track chasing history yet again.
Reigning NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was honored and just a little bit anxious about voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame this week.
Every night this week has something different in store for Ed Carpenter, from sponsorship appearances to autograph sessions. It comes with sitting on the pole for the Indy 500.
Fuel company Sunoco will be the presenting sponsor of the rookie of the year award at the Indianapolis 500, its latest step in a longstanding relationship with the race.
Family members of late Sprint Cup champion Alan Kulwicki have begun a driver development program they hope to have running next season.
While awaiting medical clearance to resume driving after a concussion, James Hinchcliffe's thoughts of competing in the Indianapolis 500 went from apprehension to appreciation.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are injecting a dose of Hollywood star power to Pocono Raceway.
Kurt Busch's attempt to complete "the double" may have gotten tougher.
Sam Hornish Jr. beat Ryan Blaney off a restart with 21 laps to go and hung on to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race Sunday at Iowa Speedway.
Juan Pablo Montoya had the fastest four-lap average among drivers ineligible to win the Indianapolis 500 pole and will start 10th.
Stewart-Haas Racing named Parker Kligerman as the backup driver for Kurt Busch during the NASCAR All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600.
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant has won his first NBA MVP award.