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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.”

 

 

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The University Releases its First Monthly Magazine – Ampersand

The Red & Black reports that it has undergone many changes this school year with one being their transition to include a monthly magazine titled Ampersand. Each month, the publication will revolve around a particular theme and include long-form stories that are not as frequent on their new and revamped website.

Graffiti Found on Side of Journalism Building

One man’s graffiti is another man’s art but the latest depiction of Pinky and the Brain on the side of the Grady Journalism Building isn’t exactly a drawing that will be displayed in the Georgia Museum of Art anytime soon – however, it does spark some talk about the allocation of student fees, reports The Red & Black.

UGA Library Relocating to Hull Street

The UGA Main Library is packing up many of the valued historic items and relocating to the new special collections library on Hull Street. Although the move is only a few hundred yards away, it is scheduled to take months reports The Athens – Banner Herald.

Hundreds of Students Unite for Dawg Day of Service

Over 430 students united to volunteer at 10 different locations through Volunteer UGA. Volunteers dedicated time and help at a range of places including the Boys and Girls Club at Garnett Ridge, The Center of Blind and Dyslexic and Brooklyn Cemetery reports The Red & Black.

Athens Residents Save by Swapping

A new method in preserving the economy and those valued dollars has made its way to Athens as residents trade goods with others in the community. The Really Really Free Market group along with Athens Freecycle group has allowed residents give away items they no longer want or need reports Flagpole.

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August 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

UGA Day Scheduled for Aug. 27 in Lithonia

The University of Georgia Athletic Association is teaming up with the DeKalb County School System to bring “UGA Day—Learn, Play, Excel” to life. Head men’s basketball coach Mark Fox and head women’s basketball coach Andy Landers will help elementary students learn the value of sports participation while promoting what UGA’s Athletic Association has to offer.  UGA hopes to not only impact the community through presentations on education, leadership, and anti-bullying, but to also recruit students who may attend UGA in the future.

Georgia athletics: McGarity reflects on first year as Georgia’s AD

Fewer arrests, mentoring sessions, and a new nutrition program. These are just a few of the big changes that University of Georgia athletics director, Greg McGarity, implemented in his first year on the job. Thanks to McGarity, the Bulldogs’ season opener in Atlanta will be in the national spotlight.

Uniforms have fans seeing red, but Georgia players rave

When Boise State faces the Bulldogs in Atlanta, they’ll be surrounded by a sea of red. The new Georgia football uniforms deviate from the traditional look, featuring red jerseys, red pants, and white helmets. Although the fans may be upset by the new changes, the players couldn’t be happier. “It’s 2011. You know, we’ve gotta have a little swag,” junior receiver Tavarres King said.

Fans take opposing views on new Photo Day rule

For the first time, the Georgia athletic association prohibited fans from bringing outside items to Picture Day. The association cited “public issues surrounding student athlete autographs across the country” as the reason for the new policy. Although some fans agreed that the new rule would deter people from hoarding away autographed items to sell later, some fans wished they could have added to their personal collections.

New volleyball coach Stemke ‘amazing’

Georgia head volleyball coach, Lizzy Stemke, has big plans for this season. Stemke will focus on setting a foundation for the volleyball program, so that the team may start competing at a national level. The team has hopes to finish the SEC on top. Redshirt sophomore Kathleen Luft referred to Stemke as “an amazing coach.”

Men’s tennis ‘going for the whole thing’ this year

There’s only one thing on the minds of the Georgia men’s tennis team: winning the national championship. The team worked out all summer, engaging in team drills and practices. Seniors took on new leadership roles by scheduling practices, as the coaches were not allowed to lead practices before the season officially started.