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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 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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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.