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Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...

Georgia US Senate race will pit Warnock against Walker

May. 24, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker wasted little time exchanging attacks Tuesday after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia. Walker,...

Man who killed Husker football player grandad dies in prison

May. 24, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man with a long history of mental illness when he killed the grandfather of two Nebraska football players more than two decades ago has died in prison. Russell Harms died in the Nebraska prison system's Reception and Treatment Center in Lincoln on Monday,...

Up, up and away: Huskers ending balloon release after 1st TD

May. 24, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's gameday tradition of fans releasing helium-filled red balloons to celebrate the Cornhuskers' first touchdown is ending. Balloons have been handed out to fans near the stadium entrance before games since the early 1960s. Athletic director Trev Alberts...

Herschel Walker's ties to veterans program face scrutiny

May. 21, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman...

Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee dies

May. 20, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Jacksonville State offensive coordinator Calvin Magee has died. He was 59. The school said the longtime college football coach died on Friday but didn't release the cause of death. New Jacksonville State coach Rich Rodriguez hired Magee in...

ACC revenue up in 2020-21 with Notre Dame in football chase

May. 20, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference reported a record total of $578.3 million in revenue for the 2020-21 fiscal year with the addition of Notre Dame as a full football member for one season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The league’s tax filing released Friday...

Mountain West to eliminate 2-division format in football

May. 20, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Mountain West Conference will eliminate its two-division format in football for the 2023 season. The conference announced Friday that the two teams with the highest winning percentage will compete in the league championship game. The decision came...

SEC spat: Fisher, Saban exchange accusations over NIL deals

May. 20, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

The Southeastern Conference spring meetings will be held in person for the first time since 2019 in a little less than two weeks. It is unlikely two of the league's superstar coaches will be chumming around Destin, Florida, together. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher...

Column: A wildly entertaining spat between 2 coaching stars

May. 20, 2022 02:28 AM EDT

Why did they wait so long to allow college athletes to make a few bucks on the side? Think of all the wildly entertaining shenanigans we've missed out on over the years. Let's play the feud! Jimbo Fisher is downright livid at former boss Nick Saban for...