Tennessee has hired UCF athletic director Danny White as the Volunteers’ new athletic director just three days after the firing of football coach Jeremy Pruitt and athletic director Phillip Fulmer’s retirement.
Members of the Rome Aerials gymnastics Xcel Platinum team celebrate after a first place finish at their first meet of 2021, the Southern Charm Classic at the LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson. Taylen Tant (from left), Evie Shropshire, Molly Ledbetter, Emily Daniel, Morgan Mitchell, Macy …
ATLANTA (AP) — After a dismal start to the season, Georgia Tech turned things around and rolled into the new year with a modest winning streak.
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday named Terry Fontenot the team’s first Black general manager, and team owner Arthur Blank said it’s the kind of hire that will eventually also create more opportunities for NFL minority coaches.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tony Ingle, who failed to win a game in his tenure as BYU's interim basketball coach but went on to capture lower-division national championships at two Georgia colleges, has died at the age of 68.
The Tennessee football program is starting over yet again, this time after coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others were fired Monday for cause when an internal investigation found what the university chancellor called “serious violations of NCAA rules.”
ATLANTA — Clint Capela had 23 points and 15 rebounds, De’Andre Hunter scored 25 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-97 on Monday.
The Rome Lady Wolves have now gone more than an entire month without a loss. After the 67th Annual Christmas Tournament, the Lady Wolves rolled through the end of 2020 and entered the New Year without any blemishes.
Javin Whatley’s skills with the rock the last four seasons have kept the Rockmart Yellow Jackets offense among the most lethal in northwest Georgia.
For those familiar with Rome football, the program has defined itself by excellence, translating to consistent wins and appearances in the state playoffs.
The year 2020 was a complicated one for varsity football coaches to navigate through, filled with the challenges of practicing and competing in the day-to-day grind while also ensuring student-athletes’ health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves agreed Friday to one-year deals with left-handers Max Fried and A.J. Minter but have exchanged salary arbitration figures with right-hander Mike Soroka and shortstop Dansby Swanson.
Four stars from Alabama’s national championship team, including Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Mac Jones, are leaving early to enter the NFL draft.
ATHENS, Ga. — Auburn and Georgia finally have help from their top recruits as the teams try to escape the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings.
Contact tracing issues involving the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards forced the NBA to postpone three more games Wednesday, raising the leaguewide total from this week alone to eight.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for their head coaching job.
The second weekend of 2021 is in the books. Many varsity basketball teams returned to region action as we take a look around at the local scene.
The Southern Athletic Association has announced its current fan policy, which is slated to start as athletic competition gets underway the weekend of Jan. 15-17.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have interviewed a pair of offensive coordinators, Nathaniel Hackett of the Green Bay Packers and Joe Brady of the Carolina Panthers, for their head coaching job.
Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head coaching job.
University of Georgia president Jere Morehead said his committee’s search for new leadership in the school’s athletic department attracted “a number of prominent athletic directors very interested in the position.”
NEW YORK — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Heavy underdogs against a hockey powerhouse on home ice, Spencer Knight and his United States teammates snatched away gold for the red, white and blue.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators insist they understand it's time to stop talking about producing on the ice and just get it done.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons accelerated their search for a new coach on the first day of their offseason by interviewing Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh.
Alabama breezed through the regular season and college football's semifinals, surviving a solitary scare in the Southeastern Conference championship game to reach its expected destination.
If you have attended any basketball games at the varsity, junior varsity or middle school level this year, you may have noticed a change in the way fouls are counted toward the one-and-one application.
Two Alabama teammates, quarterback Mac Jones and wide receiver DeVonta Smith, join Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Florida quarterback Kyle Trask as the finalists for the 86th annual Heisman Trophy. The winner will be announced Tuesday. A rundown of the finalists:
ATLANTA — Jack Podlesny told Georgia coaches before Friday’s Peach Bowl that he felt confident attempting field goals from as long as 55 yards — a full 4 yards past his career best.
ATLANTA — Luke Fickell knew he might surprise some by suggesting No. 11 Georgia is the best team Cincinnati has faced in his four seasons as head coach.
While the calendar may have just turned from 2020 to 2021, we look back on the best of the area’s varsity softball as the Rome News-Tribune presents the All-Area Softball Team, and a familiar face returns for Player of the Year.