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Midshipmen romp past Eagles

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 7:19pm

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Georgia Southern’s smooth sailing in the Football Bowl Subdivision met rough waters Saturday.

The Eagles had no answers for Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds while suffering their worst loss of the season, 52-19, to the Midshipmen at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Georgia Southern (8-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped. The Eagles lost all three of their FBS nonconference games this season.

“We didn’t execute and they did,” Georgia Southern coach Willie Fritz said, summoning up the painful day for the Eagles.

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Jackets dominate Tigers; Clemson loses QB to injury

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:23pm

 

ATLANTA — On a day with more than one significant injury in the cold air at Bobby Dodd Stadium, the biggest came early and hit the hardest.

As Deshaun Watson limped off the field with less than 4 minutes remaining in the first quarter, Clemson’s momentum left with the gifted true freshman quarterback.

Georgia Tech’s defense feasted on the Watson-less Tigers as the Yellow Jackets won 28-6 on Saturday.

“I was so proud of our guys, especially defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said. “We haven’t had a game like that on defense in a while.”

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Gamecocks pull off comeback, top Gators in OT

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:21pm

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This might have been the final game in the Swamp for South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Florida’s Will Muschamp.

After Muschamp went conservative again and settled for a field goal to start overtime, Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper to give the Gamecocks a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday.

South Carolina (5-5, 3-5 SEC) ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked Florida (5-4, 4-4) out of contention in the league’s muddled Eastern Division.

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Expect better enrollment second time under Affordable Care Act

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:28pm

As he was at the opening minutes of the first open enrollment period, Russell Head will be at his computer today just minutes after midnight as the second open enrollment period begins in the health insurance marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.

He is hoping for a “much better” result from logging onto healthcare.gov, instead of hours staring at an error message and continually refreshing the screen.

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Academy of Richmond County students embrace technical skills, career-based classes

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:42pm

 

Technical education helped Academy of Richmond County student Hope Campbell make the jump from home schooling to public school.

Campbell, 16, transferred to Richmond Academy three years ago and felt lost when deciding which classes to take. After talking to her counselor, she decided to enter the school’s cosmetology “career technical pathway” to learn how to create hairstyles and maintain professionalism with potential clients. She’s earning credits toward college and preparing to enter the workforce after graduation.

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