Stories by Charles Odum

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Freshmen QBs enjoying success in SEC

ATHENS, Ga. - Three precocious passers are trying to prove it's now possible for true freshmen quarterbacks to win big in the Southeastern Conference. 
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Georgia Tech tunes up for Clemson with impressive win over Vanderbilt

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech used its lopsided win over Vanderbilt to show future opponents - including No. 5 Clemson - it can do more than just run out of its option attack.
By Charles Odum

Georgia Tech smothers Vandy

ATLANTA - Justin Thomas threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Marshall on the first play of the game, Georgia Tech held Vanderbilt scoreless in the final three quarters and the Yellow Jackets ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Jackets to focus on Commodores' Webb

ATLANTA - This week, Georgia Tech also has to worry about stopping the run when Southeastern Conference rushing leader Ralph Webb leads Vanderbilt against the Yellow Jackets today at Boddy Dodd ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Falcons' Jones expects to play despite ankle injury

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons star receiver Julio Jones said Thursday he is "good to go" for Sunday's game at Oakland as he tries to move past a nagging ankle injury.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

Tempers flare during Braves' loss to Marlins

ATLANTA - Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 7-5 in a testy game Wednesday night.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Jackets will learn a lot over next few weeks

ATLANTA - Paul Johnson hears criticism of his Georgia Tech team's mixed performance in its 2-0 start, and he is reminded that it can be dangerous to reach conclusions after only two games. Last ...
By Charles Odum

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

No. 9 Georgia turns to freshman QB Eason

ATHENS, Ga. - The home debut of Kirby Smart as No. 9 Georgia's coach gained new significance when freshman Jacob Eason was announced as the starting quarterback in Saturday's game against Nicholls.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Georgia's Chubb might soon have more help at tailback

Nick Chubb the workhorse looked as strong and durable as ever. The next question for No. 18 Georgia's running game: What happens when the Bulldogs' star tailback has more help? Sony Michel and ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016

Wisler shines as Braves rout Padres

ATLANTA - Matt Wisler set a career high with 10 strikeouts in six innings, Gordon Beckham drove in two runs with a pinch-hit bases-loaded double in the sixth and the Atlanta Braves beat the San ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

Falcons to hold out Ishmael in final preseason game

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons still expect Kemal Ishmael will open the season as the fill-in starter at strong safety even though he'll miss his third consecutive preseason game this week.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 27, 2016

Expectations sky high for Dogs' Smart

ATHENS, Ga. - The championship mandate for new Georgia coach Kirby Smart could not be clearer.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Falcons rookie strong safety to miss start of season

ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons rookie strong safety Keanu Neal, the team's first-round pick and a projected starter, will miss the beginning of the season with a knee injury.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Graham is back kicking for the Falcons for now

Shayne Graham joined the Falcons on Saturday and will kick for the team in Thursday night's preseason game against Miami in Orlando.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Nationals get boost from Zimmerman's return

ATLANTA - Ryan Zimmerman homered among his three hits in his return from the disabled list, and the Washington Nationals used an eight-run fourth inning to take control before holding on for an ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

New Falcon pair to make debuts

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Veteran Dwight Freeney and rookie Keanu Neal, newcomers who carry big expectations on Atlanta's defense, are expected to make their preseason debuts against Cleveland on ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Wide receiver unit becoming 'deep group' for Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A big preseason debut with the Falcons allowed Aldrick Robinson to stand out in a deep competition at wide receiver, if only for the day.Then it was back to the training camp ...
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016

Schaub shines in return to Atlanta

ATLANTA - Making a successful return to his first NFL home, Matt Schaub passed for 179 yards, leading three scoring drives, and the Atlanta Falcons beat the Washington Redskins 23-17 on Thursday ...
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Position battles could heat up in Falcons' preseason opener

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - All four of Atlanta's quarterbacks are expected to play in tonight's preseason opener against Washington, setting a pattern of frequent substitutions that should follow at ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, Aug 8, 2016

Falcons' Schaub has 'coolness about him'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Matt Schaub's cool presence in the huddle has the Falcons believing the offense can keep moving should starting quarterback Matt Ryan's long string of consecutive starts end ...
By Charles Odum
 
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