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Tech’s focus is on defense for 2015 season

In the seven years since Paul Johnson took over as head coach, Georgia Tech has produced at least three draft picks in four of those years, including the past two seasons.

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Florida State football star acquitted of battery, reinstated to team

A star running back for Florida State University’s football squad may return to the field on Tuesday, one day after he was acquitted of a misdemeanor battery charge that he punched a young woman in the mouth outside a bar.

Alabama, Auburn altering jersey sales stance

Fearing potential repercussions including retroactive royalties payments, many college football powerhouses are limiting the uniform numbers available in public jersey sales.

Ohio State suspends Bosa, three others, UGA in top 10, Tech 17

Ohio State All-American defensive end Joey Bosa and three other players were suspended for the 2015 opener for a violation of athletic department policy.

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UGA to introduce Uga X during upcoming football season

The University of Georgia will introduce its newest mascot, Uga X, at a yet-to-be announced date during the upcoming football season.

B.C.-Georgia tech to open ‘16 in Ireland

Boston College and Georgia Tech will open the 2016 season in Dublin, Ireland.

North Carolina receives notice of academic fraud allegations

The University of North Carolina said Friday it has received notice from the NCAA regarding allegations of academic fraud committed within the athletic department.

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Oxford College men win national tennis championship

Members of the Oxford men’s tennis team punctuated the 2014-15 academic year with an exclamation point, winning the NJCAA III men’s tennis national tournament. Oxford beat out 11 other teams from across the country in the competition, which took place May 11-14 at Collin College in Plano, Texas.

Golson chooses Florida State over others including Georgia

Florida State landed the services of a player who nearly single-handedly beat the Seminoles last year: former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson.

GPC sports ends at softball nationals in Utah

A nightmarish six-run sixth inning erased a 1-0 lead, and the Georgia Perimeter College softball team lost to Navarro College (Texas) 8-1 in an elimination game Thursday at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 tournament in St. George, Utah.

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Another Newton player heads to the NFL as Hunt sign with Giants

Akeem Hunt felt disappointment, anger and pure disbelief when the Arizona Cardinals called Louisville’s Gerald Christian’s name for the final pick of the 2105 NFL Draft.

Jaguars win GCAA championship with 18-4 victory over ABAC

Nobody expected the the Georgia Perimeter College softball team, which plays at the Newton Campus, to win the conference. After all, they finished sixth in the final regular-season standings of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Star quarterback Winston’s lawyer calls Florida rape suit a ‘stunt’

A lawyer for college football star quarterback Jameis Winston, a contender for the top pick in the upcoming National Football League draft, on Friday labeled as a “stunt” the lawsuit filed a day earlier in a Florida court by a woman who says he raped her.

Oxford College accepting registations for Fowler Memorial Tennis Classic

The Oxford College Center for Healthful Living is bringing back the Fowler Tennis Tournament in the form of the Fowler Memorial Tennis Classic.

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Indy remains magical for Duke, Coach K

Once they learned to play defense — and it took them deep into March to grasp it — the young and talented Duke Blue Devils had the magic potion they needed to give coach Mike Krzyzewski a fifth NCAA championship.

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