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Auburn Kicker Daniel Carlson, 2-Time Lou Groza Award Finalist

CARLSON LOOKING TO BREAK RECORDS WITH HIS BROTHER AT HIS SIDE

Holding the record at Auburn for career field goals made, longest consecutive extra points made, and on top of that improving in field goal percentage by at least 2 percent every year, you wonder how Daniel Carlson can remain consistent and if he still has room to improve. “It’s a really technical sport, really skilled sport, so there are always things…

Four Make Barbasol Championship Field in Open Qualifier

FIRST ROUND BEGINS ON THURSDAY, JULY 20TH

Four have qualified for the annual Barbasol Championship after Monday’s open qualifier. Making the field were: Mookie DeMoss of Athens, Georgia; Grant Leaver of Centerville, Tennessee; Chip Deason of Evans, Georgia; and Brad Sill of Spartanburg, South Carolina. DeMoss, Leaver and Deason all shot a -5 while Sill finished a stroke behind at -4. The four will compete alongside the…

Birdies for the Brave Tee it Up at the Barbasol Championships

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE GIVE CUSTOM MADE GOLF CLUBS TO WOUNDED WARRIORS

The Barbasol Championship is hitting close to home this week, hosting Birdies for the Brave, with one of our own from Fort Benning. Birdies for the Brave was founded by professional golfer Phil Mickelson and is all about honoring our United States Armed Forces and their families. “We have different activations like the one you see here today is the Callaway golf…

Auburn Football Sets Fan Day for August 19th

FREE TO THE PUBLIC FROM 3:30-5:30PM CT

The annual Auburn Fan Day will take place Saturday, August 19th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. CT behind the Auburn Athletics Complex in the Indoor Practice Facility and Watson Field House. The annual preseason event gives Tiger fans a unique opportunity to interact with their favorite players and coaches. Coach Gus Malzahn will be located on the bottom floor of the Auburn…

Five Area Little League Teams Advance to Major Tournaments After Winning State

NORTHERN AND PIONEER TO SEND TEAMS TO TOURNAMENT OF STATE CHAMPIONS AND SOUTHEAST REGION TOURNAMENTS

Three Northern little league teams are headed to the Tournament of State Champions after winning their respective state tournaments over the weekend. One Northern team and one Pioneer team are also headed to the Southeast Region Tournament in their respective age groups. The 8-10 year-old Northern baseball team will be headed to Greenville, North Carolina for their tournament that starts…

PGA TOUR Major Champion Jim Furyk Joins Barbasol

BARBASOL TO TAKE PLACE AT GRAND NATIONAL IN OPELIKA, AL

The Barbasol Championship has added another elite golfer to the field in Jim Furyk. Furyk played at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, where he was an All-American twice. He also led the Wildcats to their first NCAA title in 1992. That same year, Furyk turned professional and the rest, as they say, is history. He joined the PGA TOUR in…

UGA Fan Day Highlighted by Open Practice

COURTESY: UGA

The University of Georgia Football Fan Day will be held Saturday, August 5th, at Sanford Stadium. For the second year in a row, the Bulldog football team will hold an open practice at the stadium from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Fans may enter the stadium through Gates 2, 4, 6 and 9 beginning at 2:30 p.m. and can sit…

Media Predicts Alabama to Win 2017 SEC Championship

ALL-SEC PRESEASON TEAMS ALSO ANNOUNCED

SEC Football Media Days wrapped up on Thursday with media in attendance predicting Alabama to win the 2017 SEC Championship. Georgia was selected to win the SEC Eastern Division with 1,572 points while Alabama was picked to win the SEC Western Division with 1,683 total points. Media in attendance have correctly predicted the eventual champion two of the last three…

Georgia’s Nick Chubb Named Collegiate Athlete of the Year at Atlanta Sports Awards

CHUBB IS ONE OF FIVE FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO EARN AWARD

Georgia junior Nick Chubb has been named the Collegiate Athlete of the Year at the Atlanta Sports Awards. This marks the second year in a row that a University of Georgia student-athlete has won the Collegiate Athlete of the Year honor. Five of those have been football players. Chubb finished his third season as Georgia’s No. 2 all-time leading rusher…

Georgia Tech Football Sets Fan Day

ANNUAL EVENT SET FOR AUGUST 12TH

Georgia Tech football’s annual Fan Day is set for Saturday, August 12 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Admission is free. Coming off a 9-4 campaign and riding a four-game winning streak that includes victories over archrival Georgia in the 2016 regular-season finale and Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson and the 2017 Yellow Jackets will be on…