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Georgia kicks WR Holloman off team after assault allegation

Jun. 21, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team after university police investigated an allegation that he punched and choked his girlfriend. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of April 22, 2018, after the G-Day spring game. It was reported to...

'This isn't for everyone': A labor of love for football refs

Jun. 12, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — It has never been more difficult to be an official in college football. Those who do it face relentless, often uninformed criticism and attacks on their credibility. Complaints from fans armed with DVR, fueled by sports-talk instigators and amplified by social media, have become so...

Florida State trounces Georgia 10-1 to capture NCAA regional

Jun. 3, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Conor Grady pitched seven strong innings and Reese Albert homered as Florida State defeated Georgia 10-1 on Sunday to win an NCAA regional and put coach Mike Martin's retirement on hold for at least another week. "To say I am happy is an understatement," Martin said. Florida State...

Georgia stays alive by blanking Florida Atlantic 13-0

Jun. 2, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Aaron Schunk belted two homers - including a grand slam - and Tim Elliott threw a two-hitter as Georgia blanked Florida Atlantic 13-0 Sunday in an NCAA regional elimination game. Georgia (46-16), the top seed in this regional and No. 4 national seed, advanced to a Sunday night matchup...

Van Eyk strikes out 9, Florida State beats Georgia 12-3

Jun. 2, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — CJ Van Eyk struck out nine in eight innings, Mike Salvatore had three hits including a homer, and Florida State beat Georgia 12-3 to advance to the NCAA Tournament regional final on Saturday night. The No. 1 seed Bulldogs will face No. 2 seed Florida Atlantic in an elimination game on...

Morgensen homers twice, powers FAU past Mercer 10-6

Jun. 1, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Morgensen homered twice and drove in five runs, powering Florida Atlantic to a 10-6 win over Mercer on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament elimination game. The Owls (41-20) had two big innings and face either the Georgia-Florida State loser Sunday. They scored four runs in the fourth...

Maxwell's slam helps Georgia roll early, beat Mercer 13-3

May. 31, 2019 10:17 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tucker Maxwell doubled and hit a grand slam in Georgia's eight-run first inning and Aaron Schunk hit two homers to lead the host Bulldogs to a 13-3 win over Mercer on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Athens regional. Tony Locey (11-2) allowed only three hits with one walk and...

Seminoles hit 6 homers to beat Florida Atlantic 13-7

May. 31, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tim Becker and Drew Mendoza each hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead Florida State to a 13-7 win over Florida Atlantic in the opening game of the NCAA Athens regional on Friday. Florida State (37-21) hit six homers and had a season-high 20 hits to open coach Mike Martin's...

University of Georgia to sell beer, wine to $25K donors

May. 31, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Some University of Georgia fans will be able to buy beer during football games — but only donors who have agreed to give tens of thousands of dollars will be allowed to drink. UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday that beer and wine...

Georgia adds G Gresham, graduate transfer from Northeastern

May. 9, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has added Donnell Gresham, a graduate transfer from Northeastern, to its backcourt for next season. The 6-foot-2 guard started 33 games and averaged 9.7 points last season as Northeastern won 23 games and lost to Kansas in the NCAA Tournament. Gresham will add experience to...