Florida State edges Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston watching from the sideline, No. 1 Florida State came back to beat No. 22 Clemson 23-17 in overtime on Karlos Williams' 12-yard touchdown run Saturday night.
By Kareem Copeland

Georgia rolls past Troy

ATHENS, Ga. - Sony Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns to highlight a big day for freshmen in No. 13 Georgia's 66-0 win over Troy on Saturday.
By Marc Weiszer

Michaux: 'Other' vote was big, too

After 260 years of rules explicitly barring females, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Scotland did the right thing.
By Scott Michaux

Georgia Southern rolls on the road

MOBILE, Ala. - Georgia Southern made a successful debut in the Sun Belt Conference on Saturday night during a 28-6 victory over South Alabama at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
By Donald Heath

Gamecocks surge past Commodores

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dylan Thompson threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, and he ran for another score as No. 14 South Carolina rallied from 14 points down Saturday night to beat Vanderbilt 48-34.
By Teresa M. Walker

Lions suffer close loss in SIAC opener

Behind the end zone, Paine coach Greg Ruffin sat in a chair dazed at what transpired. The Dragons scored 11 points in the final quarter to upend the Lions, 18-16, in their Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener.
By Chris Gay

Georgia Tech rallies past Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Harrison Butker kicked a 24-yard field goal with no time remaining and Georgia Tech rallied from an early deficit and remained unbeaten with a 27-24 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Ironman event has 'year-round impact'

Training for the Intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta has made the Garden City a popular spot throughout the year.
By Chris Gay

Thoroughbreds 'just kept fighting' in upset

After two fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Bowen Smith, South Aiken stopped Strom Thurmond at the 1 on the last play to stun the Rebels 16-13 on Friday night.

Hurricane Hugo is hard to forget

After 30 years as a journalist, people sometimes ask which story was the most memorable. The answer is easy: it was Hurricane Hugo. Today marks the 25th anniversary of its grim landfall on the South Carolina coast.
By Rob Pavey

Pierce closes in on US disc golf title

Two-time world champion disc golfer Paige Pierce has put herself in position to win a championship she doesn't have.
By Scott Rouch

Rice jerseys exchanged by more than 7,000 Ravens fans

BALTIMORE - More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home team officials said Saturday

Ironman of the Day: Winston Wang

Winston Wang, a 37-year-old ICU nurse at Georgia Regents University Medical Center, is the Ironman of the Day.
By Chris Gay

Harvick believes staying in mix is key to Chase success

LOUDON, N.H. — Yes, even Dick Vitale has endorsed NASCAR’s new tournament-style bracket to crown a champion. Just win and advance, baby! Time for a T.O.
By Dan Gelston

Blake Sims leds Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Neither Florida's defense nor Alabama's mistakes could contain Blake Sims and Amari Cooper.
By John Zenor

SC State knocks off nationally-ranked Furman

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Jalen Simmons' 4-yard touchdown run with 2:24 remaining ensured South Carolina State's 17-7 victory over FCS 21st-ranked Furman on Saturday night.

Fathauer leads Web.com Tour finale

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Derek Fathauer shot 3-under-par 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Zac Blair in the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship.

Mets take care of Braves

ATLANTA - The slumping Atlanta Braves were shut down by Jonathon Niese and lost 4-2 to the New York Mets on Saturday night, damaging their flickering playoff hopes.
By George Henry

Pirates light up rival Tar Heels

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Shane Carden threw for 438 yards and four touchdowns to help East Carolina beat North Carolina 70-41 on Sat­urday, turning in another dominating performance against its instate rival.


In Franklin, Tenn., the Georgia Regents women moved up three spots, into a tie for third place after the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship.

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Many black colleges struggling

Although Paine has struggled with its own failures over the past several years, HBCUs across the nation are dealing with some of the same troubles that are threatening their missions and existence.