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California Teenager Trains at McCluskey, Manning: “This feels like home.”

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer Pierce Manning is California-born and LaGrange-ready. The 14-year-old tennis player is indeed from the West Coast of the United States. Manning, one of the top upcoming high school freshmen in the country, is also starting to claim the McCluskey Tennis Center as his part-time residence. For the last five years, Manning has trained at McCluskey in ...

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Auburn is in a Quarterback Quandry, Redshirt Freshman Gatewood Likely to Start

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer The Jarrett Stidham experiment is over. Auburn’s former starting quarterback has packed his bags for the NFL and the New England Patriots after passing for 2,421 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. With Stidham’s departure, Auburn has no quarterbacks who have ever started a college game. The Tigers are in quandary. They still have talent behind ...

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McAshan Broke the Color Barrier as Tech’s First Black QB in 1970

Chris Fernsler Sports Writer More than anything else, Eddie “The Man” McAshan was a trendsetter and a program-changer. In the fall of 1970, McAshan, the son of a funeral director, became the first black quarterback in Georgia Tech football history. McAshan, a dual threat dandy, opened some doors and threw some touchdown passes. He repaid coach Bud Carson and the ...

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