New wave of Australian punters arrives in the U.S.

...I think it's only a matter of time before almost every school will have an Australian guy punting," Chapman told USA Today last year. "In another five or 10 years there might be hundreds over here." AUSTRALIANS IN COLLEGE football is not...

Deflating football has worked for fans, too

Either I will find a way or I will make one.? Philip Sidney It must be news if USA Today has six stories about it.I'm talking, of course, about reports that the New England Patriots assured their march to the...

UGA's mark Richt receives contract extension, raise

...million) will be paid more than Richt in the SEC. Eleven coaches nationally last year earned $4 million, according to USA Today.Details of Richt's buyout were not available Wednesday."I appreciate the confidence that Greg McGarity has in the...

Braves trade Gattis to Houston, AJC reports

...the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.It wasn't immediately known which prospects the Braves would get in exchange for Gattis, who was in Houston for a physical examination on Wednesday, as first reported by USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

Column: Georgia needs to pay Mike Bobo what he's worth

...this season ? the most of all the teams in the mighty (lucrative) Southeastern Conference.And yet, according to USA Today's database, he's the 40th highest paid assistant in the country, receiving $578,700 annually.By comparison...

Georgia working on contract extension for Richt

...a year added to it to run through 2017.He already was the 13th highest-paid assistant in the nation, according to USA Today's salary survey."Our defense has performed overall at a very high level this season and much of it is due to Jeremy's...

Former Braves pitcher Kris Medlen signs two-year deal with Royals

...to San Diego has been agreed upon.The deal was in jeopardy after Kemp's physical revealed arthritis in both hips, USA Today had reported.The Dodgers were upset that Kemp's medical information leaked publicly, sources told ESPN.The teams...

Book gives glimpse of area's yesteryear

...appropriate. SPEAKING OF NEWS: When the end of the world arrives how will we in the news media report it?Some suggestions.USA Today: "WE'RE DEAD"Time: "St. Peter, Man of the Year"Wall Street Journal: "Dow plummets"National Enquirer...

Notable Deaths of 2014

...writer-in-residence, was perhaps best known for her 1983 novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, which won acclaim by USA Today as the Best First Novel of the Year. It later was turned into the film Summer Heat, which premiered in 1987 at the Imperial...

Reports: UGA's Bobo will take Colorado State job

...left after three seasons to become head coach at Florida. McElwain was making $1.5 million per year, according to USA Today.Like Bobo, McElwain was an SEC offensive coordinator at Alabama before going to Fort Collins."This is a dream job...