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November 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia softball announces 2012 schedule

The Georgia softball program and head coach Lu Harris-Champer announced their 2012 schedule on Wednesday, reads the lead of the Red & Black story. The team will play a 56-game season including 36 contests at home.

Missouri accepted into the SEC 

The University of Missouri has joined the Southeastern Conference, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Along with the addition of Texas A&M, the SEC now consists of 14 teams. What will this mean for Georgia?

UGA’s mens basketball team signs three new players

Mark Fox, head coach of Georgia’s basketball team, signed three Atlanta-area prospects on the first day of signing, reports Online Athens. Kenny Gains, Charles Mann and Brandon Morris have all signed letters of intent.

UGA equestrian team beats South Carolina

The bulldogs equestrian team placed a score of 11-9 against South Carolina, a team that is currently ranked No. 4 — reports the Red & Black. Megan Hawkins and Carly Anthony both had strong performances that helped earn Georgia’s win.

Georgia Linebacker faces community service

Cornelius Washington, Georgia’s outside linebacker will remain on probation until Oct. 14, 2012 for his charge with a DUI and speeding offense, reports the Red & Black. Washington must serve 65 hours of community service and complete a University or court approved Alcohol/Education program as part of his punishment.

 

 

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November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Georgia volleyball welcomes back alumni 

The University of Georgia Volleyball has jumped for new ideas and will be hosting its first alumni weekend during its game against Arkansas, reports The Red & Black. Former Georgia volleyball players are invited to watch the 2011 team and learn about their experiences.

Star Soccer forward’s love for the sport

Alexa Newfield is Georgia’s star soccer player who scored 15 goals as a sophomore, reports the Red & Black. Her upbringing, family history and personality all help explain her love for soccer.

Georgia in minority for special teams coaches

Georgia is in the minority of programs that don’t employ a special teams coordinator, reports The Athens Banner-Herald.Eighty-nine of the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision programs have an assistant on staff with that title and UGA is not one of them.

Dawgs anticipate making to the SEC

The Georgia Bulldawgs haven’t been to the southeastern conference since 2005; however, with Saturday’s win against Florida, they are well on there way. The Bulldogs will have to do their part by taking care of business the next two weeks against No. 25 Auburn on Nov. 12 and woeful Kentucky on Nov. 19, reports The Athens Banner-Herald dog bytes.

Georgia’s Jarvis Jones makes the most out of life

Jones didn’t want to play football in high school. He thought of himself as a basketball player — and was an exceptional one indeed, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. This 6’3 outside linebacker eventually finds a home with the Bulldawgs.

 

 

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October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

No excuse for coaches behaving badly, reads a headline on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website. Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was in a postgame confrontation with Vanderbilt University’s James Franklin.

SEC investigating Georgia-Vandy fracas
The Southeastern Conference began an investigation into the heated exchange between UGA’s Todd Grantham and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin, ESPN reports.

Former UGA Quarterback David Greene Helps Raise Money for Kids Affected by HIV/AIDS in Savannah
UGA HEROs held a fundraiser to help youth in Savannah attend Camp High Five, a summer program designed for kids affected by HIV/AIDS. Former UGA quarterback David Greene was the special guest, the WSAV website reports.

Dawgs have 3 in updated ESPNU 150
ESPN reports that UGA is in the mix for the most desired commitments in the country, including the school’s top commits, John Theus of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jonathan Taylor of Millen, Ga.

UGA Mark Richt sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to football recruit
Newnan High School’s Tray Matthews received a personalized birthday wish from UGA head coach Mark Richt. Matthews turned 17 Tuesday, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 

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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.