Sports Round-Up

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Clemson, USC and UGA  players got a shot in the UFL
Six former University of Georgia athletes showed off their skills this season as employees of the United Football League, the Anderson Independent Mail reports.

On-field success props up recruiting, reads an ESPN.com headline. UGA is making its way into the BCS standings for the first time since 2008. Are the elite prospects gravitating toward the Bulldogs?

Ranking the Five All-Time Greatest Traditions in Georgia Bulldogs Football History
A Bleacher Report columnist reminisces on his favorite experiences between the hedges, including the pre-game Dawg Walk and Calling the Dawgs during every kickoff.

Georgia falls to Alabama in Tuscaloosa
The UGA volleyball team lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide Friday, bringing its record to 9-14 overall and 5-8 in the Southeastern Conference, The Red and Black reports.

Ugly game, beautiful result for Georgia
Anderson Independent Mail reports the University of Georgia’s 24-20 football victory over the Florida Gators Saturday. The Bulldogs’ record is now 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the SEC.

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October 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Top UGA Receiver won’t play against Vandy, reads a headline on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website. Malcolm Mitchell will be sidelined because of a pulled hamstring this week. The freshman leads the Bulldogs with 25 catches for 438 yards.

UGA’s Gilliard, Walsh receive player-of-week honors from SEC
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that inside linebacker Mike Gilliard was named Defensive Player of the Week while placekicker Blair Walsh was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Both players received awards for their performance during last week’s victory against Tennessee.

UGA notes: Ogletree set to return at linebacker
Starting inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is back on the field after being out since the first quarter of the season, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dawgs inspire 2014 RB commit
ESPN reports that 2014 Bulldog commitment Stanley Williams used the team’s rough start this season as an example to encourage his own high school team not to give up and to keep fighting.

O-line recruit Greg Pyke ready to experience ‘big college campus life’
Pyke, a 6-foot-6 315-pound commit from Baltimore, Md., said one of  the main reasons he committed to UGA is because of the size of the school. The offensive lineman comes from an all-boy private school with less than 300 students, The Red & Black reports.

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October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Dawgs have major opportunity, reads a Fox Sports South headline. The team will try to extend its winning streak to four games Saturday against Tennessee.

Bulldogs excited about first-place tie in SEC East
Georgia, South Carolina and Florida have 2-1 league records, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Georgia Notebook: Crowell named Freshman of the Week
UGA running back Isaiah Crowell has been named SEC Freshman of the Week. Through five games, Crowell is averaging 103 yards per game, topping all freshmen in the SEC, the Gainesville Times reports.

UGA Athletic Association names director for compliance
The Red & Black reports Jim Booz, former Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at the University of Virginia, has been named the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at UGA.

UGA linebacker suspended after DUI arrest
Outside linebacker Cornelius Washington has been suspended for the next two games after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Arts & Leisure Roundup

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Pole dancers turn out to fight breast cancer

The Athens Vertical Pole Dance Academy is teaming up with the first annual Women Who OWN IT  to raise money for BreastFest Athens. According to the Red and Black, the night will include various performances and demonstrations against breast cancer.

Office of Global Programs in Sustainability encourages students to go on ‘storytelling’ study abroads

The Red and Black reports that the Office of Global Programs in Sustainability encourages its students to study abroad in places that have stories to tell.  Students are more successful when they can hear the story firsthand, as opposed to hearing or seeing it in the classroom setting.

Georgia Bikes Hosting 2nd Annual Georgia Bike Summit in Athens October 7-9th

Athens, recently named a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” will host the 2nd annual Georgia Bike Summit. According to the Weekly, the conference will address how Georgia can create a safer and more accessible space for cyclists.

UGA Women’s Studies Hosts WAGG Conference

The University of Georgia’s Institute for Women’s Studies will host its 4th annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8. According to the Flagpole, this year’s theme is women and the economic crisis and topics will range from worker justice to childcare.

Three minute interview: A. E. Stallings, Genius Poet

According to the Red and Black, 1990 University graduate and poet A.E. Stallings has received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation award. The fellowship gives recipients $500,000 and the chance to spend the money on furthering their creative careers.

 

 


 

Sports Round-Up

September 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA’s Crowell earns SEC weekly honors
University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has been awarded the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week for the second time this season, reports The Gainesville Times.

Todd Grantham has put the Bite Back in the Bulldog Defense, reads a Bleacher Report headline. Grantham’s work with the team has resulted in a “moderate growth” in defensive performance.

Richt educates UGA fans on how to disrupt MSU’s offense
We don’t want them to communicate well.  We want them to have trouble hearing each other and we want offensive lineman to jump offsides,” said Mark Richt when addressing the fans on MrSEC.com.

MSU wants to find balance in ground game
In response to Mark Richt’s request for fans to make more noise and prevent Mississippi State University’s coaching staff from communicating effectively, Coach Dan Mullen said his coaching staff will use more hand signals and big play boards, reports The Commercial Dispatch.

UGA’s Rambo plays through loss of unborn son
Braylin A. Rambo died last Thursday of late-pregnancy complications, and Bacarri played his heart out against Ole Miss last Saturday collecting two interceptions, four tackles and one pass breakup for the Bulldogs. His son was laid to rest Monday with Bacarri in attendance, reports CBSSports.com.

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September 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia Football: Will an Aaron Murray Breakout Season Save Mark Richt’s Job?

The Bulldogs will take on Boise State this Saturday in the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff. According to Bleacher Report,  Coach Mark Richt’s future is in the hands of quarterback Aaron Murray.

Equestrian Gears Up for 2011 Season

According to georgiadogs.com, the Georgia equestrian team is gearing up for this season through challenging puzzles, relay races, and adapted version of Simon Says. All of these activities were part of the team’s annual Team Bonding Day, aimed at encouraging newcomers and veterans alike to get to know one another.

‘Time management’ the toughest part for Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell

According to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, when Isaiah Crowell blew off a team of reporters because he forgot to show up for a scheduled press conference, the mistake did not please his coaches. Since arriving on UGA’s campus, Crowell has struggled with managing all of the responsibilities that come with football and school.

Diaz, son fall into court routine

UGA tennis player Eric Diaz and his father, head coach Manual Diaz, have maintained a distinct difference in their relationship on and off the court. The Red and Black reports that Diaz stressed the fact that on the court, his son is just “another guy and he gets treated no differently from anyone else.”

Preparation Winding Down for 2011 Season Opener

Georgiadogs.com reports that this Saturday’s Chik-Fil-A Kickoff against Boise State will be the Bulldogs first time opening against a top-five team since 1965. For Coach Mark Richt, this season’s opener has “a little more juice added to it.”