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UGA student found dead in dorm room ID'd

UGA student found dead in dorm room ID'd

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia Police said they found the body of a 21-year-old student in a locked dorm room Tuesday evening.

Wednesday morning, they identified the student as David Peacock Braun of Marietta. He was a third-year computer science major at UGA.

Police said that at 7:26 p.m. Tuesday, they received a call from university housing officials, indicating that students were concerned about a suitemate in Vandiver Hall.

Officers went to the room, and after not getting a response when knocking, used a key to gain entry. They found Braun dead inside the room.

Braun's body was taken by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death. UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the body showed no obvious signs of foul play.

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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll is ready for inspection.

A past state champion joins our list this week, but the name at the top stays the same as last week.

The Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian School stay unbeaten and on top. Allatoona is next, with Columbia and Wheeler in third and fourth. North Gwinnett is fifth headed into a region showdown with Norcross.

Tucker, Miller Grove, Norcross, Milton and Berkmar round out the top 10.

Past state champion South Atlanta joins the poll this week at number 23.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com by USA Today High School Sports

Bulldogs Fall to Florida on the Road, 72-50

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-The Georgia men's basketball team suffered its first conference loss of the season Tuesday night, losing to No. 7 Florida, 72-50. The Bulldogs fall to 8-7 on the season and 2-1 in conference play.

Georgia was paced offensively by freshman Juwan Parker who scored a career-high 13 points. Junior Marcus Thornton, who also contributed 11 points, led Georgia on the boards with seven rebounds.

"Give Florida credit, they whooped us," said head coach Mark Fox. "The game was really decided in the first half with our lack of poise offensively. We had 12 turnovers and two handfuls of bad shots at the back of the press and that lack of composure really allowed Florida to build their lead. "

Georgia kept the Gators (14-2, 3-0) within arms reach until the home team went on a 26-5 run during a ten-minute stretch in the first half to take a commanding 36-16 lead into the halftime break. The Gators scored 16 points off of 12 first-half Georgia turnovers.

Police looking for missing 15-year-old boy in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Police said Monday evening that they were looking for a missing 15-year-old boy.

Police said the missing teen's name is Marques Dunn. He's described as a black male, 5-feet-11, and about 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was reported missing from the Oak Hill Drive area of Athens.

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Investigators said he was last seen wearing a red jacket with a hood, a white shirt and jeans.

Anyone with any information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Athens-Clarke County Police or to call 911.

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Grantham Leaving Georgia For Louisville

 Georgia Head Football Coach March Richt has an important vacancy to fill on his coaching staff, as defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is leaving Athens to assume the same position at Louisville.

Fred Kalil of 11 Alive Sports has confirmed through a source within the Louisville Athletic Department that Grantham will be defensive coordinator on the staff of new Louisville Head Coach Bobby Petrino for next season.

Grantham had served on the Georgia coaching staff for the past 4 seasons. Georgia finished 11th in the SEC in scoring defense last season, surrendering close to 30 points per game .

Grantham's departure comes just days after Georgia secondary coach Scott Lakatos announced his resignation. Now Coach Richt has a pair of positions to fill on the Georgia coaching staff.

 

 

 

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

Path2College launches savings sweepstakes

(WXIA) -- Path2College, Georgia's 529 savings plan, has kicked off this year's $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes.

The promotion is designed to get parents thinking about saving for college while their children are still young.

Through the sweepstakes, one lucky child will be awarded $15,000 for his or her college education. The winner's school will receive $10,000.

"All you have to do is go online and enter for a chance to win," Path2College exeuctive director Mitch Seabaugh said. "There's nothing to lose by entering, and both a child and his or her school have a lot to gain."

To enter, visit path2college529.com. The sweepstakes is open to current Path2College 529 Plan account owners or non-account owners who live in Georgia and are at least 21 years old.

The contest closes on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Georgia coach Mark Fox on his emotions after Missouri win

COLUMBIA, MO-- In the waning moments of Georgia's overtime win at No. 21 Missouri, Mark Fox put his head in his hands and wept openly, just a handful of days after his father passed away.The image pulled at the heartstrings of many; Fox estimated he received hundreds of text messages and emails after Wednesday night's game. 

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Some were from guys who'd played for his father nearly 50 years ago, others were from friends and fans.  About 24 hours before his Bulldogs pulled off the upset, Fox had attended a memorial service in Garden City, Kan., for his late father.