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Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

By JENNA FRYER CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races finally ended with his first Cup victory of the season. Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday…More

Georgia’s Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

Georgia’s Smart: Players will be safer working out on campus

By PAUL NEWBERRY ATLANTA (AP) — As he prepares to welcome his players back to campus, Georgia coach Kirby Smart insisted Thursday that they’ll be safer working out under the school’s supervision than on their own. Smart also called on fans to comply with guidelines for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, warning that a spike…More

BULLDOGS QB COMPETITION HEATS UP

BULLDOGS QB COMPETITION HEATS UP

BUCK BELUE 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – A couple of weeks ago, I was forecasting where USC transfer quarterback JT Daniels could end up in the Deep South. Georgia was not on my list, but it was for JT! Wow! What a surprise. Suddenly, Coach Kirby Smart has a talented, deep and very crowded QB…More

UGA Gets QB Help: USC transfer JT Daniels Athens bound

UGA Gets QB Help: USC transfer JT Daniels Athens bound

DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN – Kirby Smart’s Thursday got a lot better, when he received news that USC transfer JT Daniels would be heading to his program. Check out the Twitter Announcement from JT Daniels here: https://twitter.com/jtdaniels06/status/1266098115578220544?s=20 Daniels comes to Athens, after starting all 11 games of his freshman season in 2018. He threw for…More

HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

HBCUs work to return to sports amid new coronavirus

By KRISTIE RIEKEN In the 100 years since the Southwestern Athletic Conference was formed, the conference home for some of the nation’s most storied historically black colleges and universities has always found a way to do more with less. So far, schools in the SWAC have avoided the salary cuts, furloughs and elimination of sports…More

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

No fans, no problem: Some Coca-Cola 600 fans turn out anyway

By STEVE REED CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chris “Pops” Bowyer sat in a lawn chair wearing a plain white T-shirt and drinking a beer alongside wife Jana and their friends outside of their motorhome a few hundred yards from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Bowyer knew he wasn’t getting into the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday to see…More

Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson’s losing streak

Keselowski wins 600 to extend Johnson’s losing streak

By JENNA FRYER CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski, in a contract year and trying to up his value in free agency, gave Roger Penske a victory on what should have been the most celebrated day in motorsports but was instead just a 6-plus hour NASCAR show. Keselowski extended Jimmie Johnson’s losing streak to 102…More

SEC! SEC! SEC! It’s Back!

SEC! SEC! SEC! It’s Back!

DAN MATHEWS, ATLANTA, GA – The SEC announced the resumption of voluntary workouts, beginning June 8th. These workouts can start and be held under ‘strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines’ of each school. The plans for allowing athletes to work out in a safe environment will be determined by each member institution…More

SEC TO PERMIT VOLUNTARY IN-PERSON ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES BEGINNING ON JUNE 8

SEC TO PERMIT VOLUNTARY IN-PERSON ATHLETICS ACTIVITIES BEGINNING ON JUNE 8

Student-Athletes Given Opportunity to Engage in Strength & Conditioning Activities That Can Be Effectively Monitored and Performed While Social Distancing BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 22, 2020) – Voluntary in-person athletics activities may resume on Southeastern Conference campuses, at the discretion of each university, beginning June 8 under strict supervision of designated university personnel and safety guidelines…More

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