Stories by Charles Odum

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

Hawks come up short in OT against Magic

ATLANTA - Nikola Vucevic scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime, and Orlando rallied from 20 points down to beat Atlanta 117-110 in overtime on Monday night, helping the Magic beat the Hawks ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Low ranking doesn't bother Jackets caoch

ATLANTA - This time it was a little more difficult for Paul Johnson to reference his record as evidence the recruiting experts were wrong about his Georgia Tech signing class.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Bulldogs take down Gamecocks

ATHENS, Ga. - Yante Maten scored 18 points, Kenny Gaines had 17, and Georgia beat No. 25 South Carolina 69-56 on Tuesday night, giving the Gamecocks their third loss.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Braves' Foltynewicz continues recovery from blood clots

ATLANTA - Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz said he hopes to be cleared this week to throw off a mound as he continues his recovery from life-threatening blood clots in his right shoulder.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Hawks hold inaugural diversity symposium

ATLANTA - As one of the new faces in the Atlanta Hawks' ownership group, Grant Hill said Thursday he feels a mandate to "do something amazing" for the city.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

As season ends, Falcons coach feeling confident

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn was tested in his first season as Falcons coach. He says he learned he could "stay rock-solid" through the grind, with its dramatic highs and lows.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016

Ryan's late pick sets up Saints' game-winning field goal

ATLANTA - Jamarca Sanford's interception at the Atlanta 25 with less than two minutes remaining set up Kai Forbath's 30-yard field goal as time expired, giving the New Orleans Saints a 20-17 win ...
By Charles Odum

Season finale still meaningful to Saints, Falcons

ATLANTA - There are some obvious reasons why today's game between New Orleans and Atlanta teams eliminated from playoff contention still has meaning.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Ward leads Houston over Florida State

Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, leading Houston past turnover-plagued Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl on Thursday.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015

Falcons upset Panthers in stunner

ATLANTA - Carolina's bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones' dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

Frazier helps Dogs end drought in rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. - J.J. Frazier scored a season-high 35 points while sinking six 3-pointers, and Georgia beat Georgia Tech 75-61 on Saturday to end a streak of four straight losses in the state rivalry.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Shanahan takes heat amid Falcons' offensive rut

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Falcons’ first shutout loss in 11 years was only the latest example of a stunning offensive decline that has accompanied a six-game losing streak.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Dogs' McClendon looking to bridge gap

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's first practice without Mark Richt in 15 years Wednesday launched an awkward transition period between coaches.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Dec. 14, 2015

Falcons' first-year coach searching for answers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn isn't buying into the popular belief that close losses hurt more than runaway defeats. Not after Sunday's 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
By Charles Odum

Dogs' Kirby Smart happy after his first week on the job

For one week, Kirby Smart could devote his full attention to his new job as Georgia's coach - complete with recruiting. Now it’s time for Smart to complete his duties as Alabama’s defensive ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Alabama's Henry takes home top honors

ATLANTA - Alabama running back Derrick Henry was the biggest star of college football's awards night, as he won the Maxwell Award, given to the college player of the year, and the Doak Walker ...
By Charles Odum

Clemson coach says Tigers belong

ATLANTA - Each of the four College Football Playoff coaches was asked to talk about his team's ability to recover from a loss. Only three had an answer.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015

Kirby Smart vows to add depth, skill players

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Georgia needs new talent and depth at every position.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Smart must still wear two hats

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart wore a Georgia red tie for his introductory news conference as the Bulldogs' coach. He'll have to keep his Alabama apparel for at least a few weeks, however.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Bulldogs looking to pay back Jackets for last year's stunner

ATLANTA - Georgia players will enter today's visit to Georgia Tech with a new appreciation of the state rivalry.
By Charles Odum
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