Blog Topic: Sports

  • In the Loop: UGA Student Accused of Using Racial Slur at Football Game

    A white University of Georgia student is under investigation after being accused of shouting a racial slur at Saturday's Georgia–Tennessee game.

    Student Klarissa Gulebian posted in the "Overheard at UGA" Facebook forum that someone yelled "put that [n-word] in the game," apparently referring to quarterback Justin Fields, a highly rated freshman who is black and whom some fans prefer over starter Jake Fromm.

    The person was later identified as baseball player Adam Sasser. He is under investigation by the UGA Equal Opportunity Office for violating the university's non-discrimination and non-harassment policy, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


  • Homedrone: Five Georgia Football Novelty Songs to Know


    Matt Rogers

    One benefit of the early-’80s glut of private-press 45s is the abundance of sports-themed novelty records. Game-day souvenirs hiding in a record bin near you include Roger Hallmark’s “The Bear of Alabama” and Elliott, Walter and Bennett’s Atlanta Falcons-themed take on “The 12 Days of Christmas.”


  • In the Loop: Dems Troll Brian Kemp With Pro-Vols Banner

    Is Brian Kemp really a Tennessee fan? Well, the Brian Kemp isn't, but a Brian Kemp is.

    As Kemp and other Republican candidates were wrapping up a tailgate at Herty Field—where, we presume, everyone wore red—Georgia Democrats hired a plane to buzz Sanford Stadium with a banner reading "BRIANKEMP SAYS... GO VOLS."

    Brian Kemp is running for governor. BrianKemp is a parody Twitter account filled with negative news stories about Kemp and Photoshopped images of the candidate wearing orange. (The actual Kemp's actual Twitter handle is @BrianKempGA.)


  • Culture Briefs: Saturday's UGA Football Game Moved to Noon

    Saturday's UGA football game against Middle Tennessee State, which was originally slated for a 7:15 p.m. kickoff at Sanford Stadium, has been moved to noon, according to an announcement from the UGA Athletic Association. The game will be televised on ESPNews and the ESPN app.


  • Culture Briefs: Arena Football Team Will Move to Athens Next Year


    If you're the type of person who suffers pigskin withdrawal after the Super Bowl, a cure is coming: The Peach State Cats, an arena football team, will play their home games in Athens next spring.

    The Cats' home base will be Akins Ford Arena, aka the Classic Center's grand hall, which when equipped with temporary bleachers can seat 2,000 people. The arena also hosts the University of Georgia Ice Dawgs club hockey team and, until recently, the Classic City Rollergirls, who now play at Athens Arena on Atlanta Highway.

    “We are looking forward to calling the Classic Center our home,” Cats owner Tim Freeman said in a news release. “Athens has had a rich football history with the success of the University of Georgia, Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central programs over the years. We are looking forward to serving the community.” 


  • Culture Briefs: Classic City Rollergirls Cap Off Stellar Season With Big Win Against Gold Coast


    Photo Credit: Matt Hardy

    The Gold Coast Derby Grrls traveled nearly 700 miles from sunny South Florida for the opportunity to lace skates and do battle with our hometown Classic City Rollergirls in the hostile confines of Athens Arena, in Bogart. It was only the second-longest road trip of the season for the team from Fort Lauderdale, which made an even more epic trek to Milwaukee in June.


  • Culture Briefs: Photo Gallery: 2018 Classic City Crush

    The Classic City Rollergirls returned to the Classic Center last weekend to host this year's Classic City Crush. Check out a photo gallery from the rough-and-tumble roller-derby invitational below:



  • Culture Briefs: Recap: Classic City Rollergirls Battle Atlanta, Host Classic City Crush This Weekend


    For years, they were referred to as sister leagues, and traditionally, the Classic City Rollergirls would lose their most talented skaters to seemingly greener pastures down 316. Atlanta has a roller derby team perennially ranked in the Top 20 and great facilities, plus a bevy of talent. Until recently, it was tough for the smaller-market squad to compete. It’s 2018, and derby, like everything else, is fluid.


  • Culture Briefs: Classic City Rollergirls' Run of Success Continues With Win Over Cape Fear


    Photo Credit: John Blood

    Your hometown women's flat track roller derby team, experiencing an unprecedented run of success—magnified by an early May road trip to Baton Rouge, LA for a pair of unexpected victories against favored foes—resumed the 2018 season last Saturday in Wilmington, NC, squaring off against the Cape Fear Roller Girls. 


  • Culture Briefs: Photo Gallery: Athens Twilight 2018

    Thousands flocked downtown last weekend for Athens Twilight festivities, including the men's and women's pro cycling criteriums. Check out a photo gallery below courtesy of Flagpolecontributor Savannah Cole:



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