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 FONTANA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 26: Christopher Bell, driver of the #20 Sirius XM Toyota, Ricky Stenhouse Jr, driver of the #47 Ralphs/Tree Top Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 AAA Southern California Ford, Alex Bowman, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, and Chris Buescher, driver of the #17 Pala Casino Ford, in a five-wide salute to the fans prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 26, 2023 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

The Auto Club Speedway’s Last Lap

Devin Kupka February 28, 2023

This past weekend’s NACSAR Cup Series, and Xfinity Series race will be the last time NASCAR races on the two-mile configuration of Auto Club Speedway. Announced back in 2020 the track would undergo a...

Photo by Ashlee Engel.

A Win for the University of North Georgia’s Men’s Basketball

Ashlee Engel February 24, 2023

After the 92-81 triumph at home over Columbus State, the University of North Georgia Men's Basketball team earned their 20th victory of the season. Frank Champion scored 23 points for the Nighthawks including...

Huggy Bear Goes Viral

Huggy Bear Goes Viral

Mason Pearson February 23, 2023

Chris Barnett is a rising UFC star, fighting by way of Athens, Georgia. Barnett recently burst onto the UFC fanbase’s radar with a spinning hook kick victory against Gian Villante, and a massive comeback...

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AJ Green Retires from Football

Devin Kupka February 21, 2023

Longtime NFL wide receiver, AJ Green, is set to retire this offseason. After 12 seasons, Green had a great professional career and will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2027.   “I’ve...

Reviving the Ride: Equestrian Club is Back and Better than Ever

Reviving the Ride: Equestrian Club is Back and Better than Ever

Owen Langford February 20, 2023

The University of North Georgia Equestrian club flies under the radar, but has found a lot of success during its time on campus. The club is based in Dahlonega, but is open to all five of UNG’s campuses,...

It’s Not A One Man Show This Year UNG Baseballs Road To Regionals

‘It’s Not A One Man Show This Year’ UNG Baseball’s Road To Regionals

Olivia Prevette February 16, 2023

It’s time to play ball. The University of North Georgia baseball team started its season with a 4-2 record. The Nighthawks opened the season with a series record of 3-0 against Mars Hill University and...

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NASCAR Introduces New Rules in 75th Anniversary

Devin Kupka February 14, 2023

In 2023, NASCAR will be celebrating its diamond season, the 75th anniversary. NASCAR will have several unique events throughout this season. In May, NASCAR will return to historic North Wilkesboro Speedway,...

Atlanta Skateboarders Gather to Support Comrade

Atlanta Skateboarders Gather to Support Comrade

Mason Pearson February 7, 2023

On Saturday February 4, the Atlanta skateboarding community gathered at a DIY skatepark to raise funds for a friend in difficult times. Hosted by Stratosphere skateboards, hundreds of people attended. Marlon...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 05: Aric Almirola, driver of the #10 Smithfield Ford, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

Truex Prevails in Caution Fest of Year Two of Clash at LA Coliseum

Devin Kupka February 7, 2023

NASCAR returned to the LA Coliseum for their second year in a row to kick off their season with the “reimagined” Busch Light Clash. This coming off the heels of a first successful run of the preseason...

Josef Martínez Leaving Atlanta United After Historic Run with Team

Josef Martínez Leaving Atlanta United After Historic Run with Team

Devin Kupka January 24, 2023

Josef Martínez has elected not to sign a contract with Atlanta United going into the 2023 season. Martínez, who was a part of the inaugural Atlanta United squad back in 2017, will be leaving the team....

UNG Student Balances Life and Athletic Career

UNG Student Balances Life and Athletic Career

Owen Langford January 19, 2023

Ishmael Hollis began playing basketball at six years old. At that age it is hard to envision making a career out of the game, but Hollis now 30, can safely say that he has been able to do so. Hollis played...

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