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What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta

18 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta 2019

Dragon Con, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Black Gay Pride Weekend—there are so many events in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend 2019.

Fighting to kneel: A Kennesaw State University cheerleader sues for the right to protest on the playing field

Similar to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, five cheerleaders for Kennesaw State University decided to kneel during the national anthem at a football game to protest unjustified killings by police officers. When the school decided to move them off the field if they were going to kneel, Tommia Dean, one of the cheerleaders, filed a lawsuit against the school's higher ups for restricting her freedom of speech.
UMass vs University of Georgia football

Commentary: The joy of self-destruction as a UMass fan at Sanford Stadium

"There’s something deranged about watching the University of Georgia playing the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in football." An Atlantan UMass alum heads to Athens to watch the Minutemen get completely destroyed by the Bulldogs.
Dragon Con

18 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Dragon Con, Cirque du Solei, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Black Gay Pride Weekend—there are too many events in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend 2018. Pick your favorites, because from August 29 to September 3, Atlanta won't stop partying.
University of Georgia National Championship

Atlanta: Here’s how to celebrate UGA in the College Football Championship if you can’t go to the game

Thousands for tickets? Yeah, let's not. Cheer for your Georgia Bulldogs and still get the full Atlanta experience at local bars, tailgates, watch parties, and official events as the Dawgs take a shot at the national title for the first time in 38 years against Alabama Crimson Tide.
Kendrick Lamar College Football Playoff Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park

Damn. Kendrick Lamar is playing a free show in Atlanta for the College Football Playoff

ESPN announced this morning that rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose Damn. album is likely on every single "best of 2017" list you will read this year, will be the halftime performer during the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8.
Grant Field

UGA-Tech’s “clean, old-fashioned hate” at Grant Field, 1941

Every Thanksgiving weekend Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia clash on the gridiron to resolve yet another battle in the 124-year-old rivalry described by author Bill Cromartie as “clean, old-fashioned hate.”
UGA game

Attend a revival between the hedges at Sanford Stadium

If college football is a religion, then stadiums are its shrines, and one can argue that no spot deserves reverence more than UGA’s Sanford Stadium.
Devon Gales

What it’s like to take a paralyzing hit on the football field

During a kickoff in the third quarter, I was in to block. I picked out my guy, the kicker, lowered my head, and hit his shoulder. Then everything froze. I was on the ground.
Morris Robinson

Basso Profundo: How a college football standout became an international opera star

Morris Robinson is trying to lay low, something that’s never been easy for him. If anyone failed to see the 6-foot-3, 300-plus-pound vocalist lumbering through the lobby of the Woodruff Arts Center an hour ago in black ostrich-skin boots, tuxedo pants, and untucked maroon T-shirt, they certainly heard his voice.

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