Author: Sam Crenshaw

Gilmore is the first Georgia State linemen selected to the Outland Trophy watch list. Shamarious Gilmore, Georgia State’s top returning offensive lineman, has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2020 Outland Trophy, announced Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America. Gilmore, the Panthers’ senior left guard, is one of 85 standout interior linemen recognized on the preseason watch list, representing all 10 Division I FBS conferences and independents. Only interior linemen on offense or defense are eligible for the Outland Trophy; ends are not eligible. The Riverdale, Ga., native (Drew High School) has earned All-Sun Belt…

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The Kennesaw State baseball program announced that today’s game against Georgia, which was rescheduled to play at 4 p.m. yesterday, will be cancelled due to weather conditions and travel safety. The game will be moved to April 15 at Stillwell Stadium. First pitch will be scheduled for 5 p.m. The Owls are in the midst of its first mid-week action of 2015, and will travel to Mercer tomorrow (Feb. 17) to take on the Bears in non-conference action. The Black and Gold won two out of three games on opening weekend, out-hitting their opponents in each of the three games.…

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The first weekend of the tennis season is over! Sixteen teams, including us, qualified for National Indoors which takes place February 13-16 in Chicago. We beat Michigan State 4-1 and Utah 4-0. Our victories happened in pretty convincing fashion, but there is still a lot of interesting things to talk about that occurred this past weekend, as well as what is coming up this weekend. I’ll give my thoughts on our performance last weekend and our preparation in getting ready for USC and UCLA this weekend. We beat Michigan State and Utah pretty convincingly, but we have some areas that…

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R-E-L-A-X. Relax. This year was the first time in nine seasons where an SEC team did not represent the country’s most dominant conference in the National Championship Game, and the second year in a row where an SEC school did not win the championship altogether. Just relax, SEC fans. This year’s introduction of the College Football Playoff (which was phenomenal) had a lot of people thinking that the SEC could get two, maybe even three teams into the “Final Four.” And with the way the SEC West was playing at the beginning of the year, it certainly looked like those…

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 Players with ties to Georgia Tech and Alabama along with and American tennis prodigy will be on display on opening day of the Qualifying Tournament at the BB&T Atlanta Open. Georgia Tech’s Nathan Rakitt, an All-ACC selection ,will face fellow American Michael Shavaz . Wild Card Challenge winner Korey Lovett will meet Facundo Mena from Argentina. Lovett is an incoming freshman at Alabama, from Brevard, N.C. Alabama’s Becker O’Shaughnessey will meet Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez. O’Shaughnessey, a Macon, Ga. native, led Bama with 22 singles wins last season. Fans at Atlantic State will get a glimpse into the future of American tennis when…

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A strong field of Champions Tour professionals will be competing in the Metro Atlanta area at next week’s Greater Gwinnett Championship. 28 of the 30 top earners from the 2013 Money List have committed to play in the field of 81 golfers that features seven World Golf Hall of Fame winners including defending Champion Bernhard Langer. Players had until Friday at 5:00 p.m. to commit to participate in the event. “We are thrilled to have another strong field at year’s championship,” said Executive Director Stan Hall. “To be able to showcase professional golf to the Gwinnett and Atlanta communities, coming…

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The BB&T Atlanta Open has signed Richard Gasquet, the tournament’s first non-American Top 10 player, to play in its 2014 tournament. This will be Frenchman Gasquet’s first appearance in the BB&T Atlanta Open, which runs July 19-27. Focused on giving fans a wide range of entertainment, the tournament is presenting Yacht Rock Revue on Wednesday, July 23, following the last match. The concert is included in the regular ticket price and will take place on Stadium Court. With defending champ John Isner already signed to play, the tournament now has two players currently in the Top 10 of the Emirates…

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Brian Stewart, the first writer to join the Peach State College Sports blog staff, was selected as a recipient of the Esther Award at the University of Georgia, which is given once per year to the top two broadcast interns in the state of Georgia. The award is selected by a committee of administrators and professors based on their evaluation of students and their internships. There is no nomination or application process. Brian worked on the PSCS blog in the fall of 2013, covering UGA athletics. He created a weekly column called the “Pick Six” on top of his normal…

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The Battle Of The Borders high school football showdown will be back and bigger for 2014. This year’s event ,sponsored once again by Chick-fil-a, will feature 8 teams in 4 exciting games including 2013 National Champion Booker T. Washington High School from Miami, Florida. The battle for bragging rights will take place on Saturday September 30, at Hallford Stadium. Last year a new Metro Atlanta area high school football tradition was born when Dekalb and Florida squared off in the 2013 Battle Of The Borders high school showdown. It was the M.L. King Lions beating Blanche Ely, and the Stephenson…

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The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced a collaboration with The Coca-Cola Company on a commemorative limited-edition bottle to celebrate  the 100th anniversary of the conference. “The recognition and commemoration by the Coca-Cola Company of the SIAC Centennial Anniversary is a testament to the value Coke has attached to the decades long relationship that they have enjoyed with the SIAC, our member institutions, students, and alumni,” said SIAC Commissioner Greg Moore.  “As a result, it is critically important that we all continue to show our appreciation by supporting the Coca-Cola Company and all of their great products and community…

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