Category: Sports

College football recruits respond to Twitter controversy

The University of Georgia’s 2018 football recruitment class includes athletes like five-star quarterback Justin Fields and the nation’s number one running back Zamir White. Georgia’s 2018 football recruiting class is ranked fifth in nation according to 247-sports. However, earlier this week, UGA lost four-star defender Caleb Tannor from its 2018 class. High school athletes frequently…

New CTE findings, local mission earns grant for athletic gear

A living patient has been diagnosed with CTE brain disease. That’s the disease some professional football players have been struggling with as a result of head trauma. The Downtown Ministry Football Program in Athens is looking into this using the 100 thousand dollar grant it just received. The Downtown Ministry football program suggests programs invest…

Athens Academy football in state playoffs

ATHENS, Ga– The Athens Academy Spartans are hosting their first playoff game of the season tomorrow night after coming off of a bye last week. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 undefeated record in the Single A Private class. Athens Academy plays First Presbyterian Day tomorrow night at Slaughter Field in Athens. Kick…

UGA Men’s Tennis prescription drug scandal update

The University of Georgia men’s tennis team continues to deal with a prescription drug theft crime discovered back in May. The incident happened within the tennis program and centered around assistant coach Bo Hodge. However, Alex Diaz, a former student and member of the team faces felony charges. Diaz was red-shirted for the 2016-2017 season,…

High School Football Playoffs

High School Football regular season is over. Now it is time for the playoffs. 8 High Schools from around the Athens area will be competing in the Georgia High School playoffs this season. The playoffs start November 10. All the games will start at 7:30 PM. Here is the full list: Winder-Barrow (home) vs. Chattahoochee…

University System of Georgia Statement on KSU

The University System of Georgia (USG) is looking into how Kennesaw State University responded to university cheerleaders kneeling at a football game. The USG released this one-sentence statement Wednesday afternoon: “The University System of Georgia is conducting a special review to look into recent allegations raised about athletic processes at Kennesaw State University.”  Five African-American…

High School Football Update

Catch up with all the local high school football games that are scheduled to play out under the Friday Night Lights with sports reporter Allie Bailey. Athens Academy (6-0) vs. Providence Christian Academy (1-5) at 7:30 p.m at Providence.  Clarke Central High School (5-2) vs. Johnson High School (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. at CCHS. Oconee…