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Kennesaw State football decision deferred

Kennesaw State’s quest for football may have to wait for at least one more month.

Kennesaw State asked the State Board of Regents at today’s meeting to approve an increase in student fees of $100 per semester to support a new football team and other Title IX efforts.

However, a Regents’ subcommittee recommended earlier today that the plan receive further study. The Regents are scheduled to meet later today and could decide to go ahead and review the plan, or follow the committee’s recommendation. Ken Bernard, who chairs the finance committee, referred questions to Regents spokesman John Millsaps. It is not uncommon for proposals to receive further scrutiny before reaching the Regents. KSU President Dan Papp said that his university will work with the Regents, but declined to answer any other questions.

Kennesaw State’s proposed increase would bring the total earmarked to athletics to $251 per semester. Multiplied by the university enrollment of more than 24,000, the …

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Atlanta kicker recalls field goal that helped Army beat Navy

Twenty years ago, Atlanta’s Patmon Malcom kicked the game-winning field goal – twice, no less – to help Army defeat Navy, 25-24, and complete a 17-point comeback.

His first attempt from 44 yards was flagged for delay of game, so he had to kick it again from 49 yards.

It was the last field goal of Malcom’s career.

He graduated and spent eight years in the Army flying Blackhawk helicopters.

He returned to Atlanta, earned an MBA from Emory and went to work for J.P. Morgan in New York doing investment banking. For the past eight years he has worked in the Atlanta firm of Earnest Partners, where he is now a partner focusing on investment management.

Malcom won’t be at Saturday’s Army-Navy game, but he will be watching it with friends and family from his home in Milton.

Q: Would it be inaccurate to think that you, a Cadet, were scared before the kick?

A: I don’t know if you would call it scared. In the moment, you don’t realize how big it is. It was my job. That’s …

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Southern tops FAMU in Atlanta Classic

This time Southern University finished off Florida A&M at the Georgia Dome.

The Jaguars avenged last season’s loss to FAMU in the Atlanta Football Classic with a 21-14 victory Saturday. Southern’s defense scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter and then preserved the victory with a stand in the final minute.

The Jaguars improved to 2-0 under interim coach Dawson Odums, who took over after Stump Mitchell was fired.

“If coach Odums is not given the job tonight then something is wrong over there in Baton Rouge,” FAMU coach Joe Taylor said. “He certainly had his team ready, and they played at a high level.”

FAMU (2-3) suffered a rare loss in the Classic, which has been played annually at the Dome since 1992. The Rattlers fell to 13-5 in the event and lost for just the second time in their past 12 Classic games.

FAMU defeated Southern 38-33 in last year’s classic and the Jaguars had led 33-17 late in the third quarter. This time neither team led by more …

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Video: Tour Championship preview

The PGA TOUR Championship begins Thursday in East Lake. Who are the favorites to win? Will a surprise player make a run at the title? CineSport’s Tara Petrolino & The AJC’s Chris Vivlamore chat.

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