Thursday, January 24, 2013
The inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium will be held Feb. 10-12 in Atlanta.
A student from Roswell will be among the 10 undergraduate students to serve as The University of Georgia’s University Scholars at the inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium next month, according to a recent press release. The Bioenergy Systems Research Institute and the Office of Sustainability chose Alexander Gomez, a senior biochemical engineering major from Roswell, to attend the symposium, which to be held Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. A campus-wide competition was held for the distinction of University Scholar and a scholarship to the SEC Symposium. Students were selected for their leadership, service and academic scholarship related to advancing renewable energy in Georgia and beyond. In addition to Gomez, the nine …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
The Georgia Bulldogs hit Orlando on Wednesday, Dec. 26, to begin prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being achieved," Ian Berg writes for Bleacher Report. Nebraska was shucked by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game, 70-31, leading Berg to write them …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Dawgs will play for the SEC title in Atlanta no matter what. But to maintain any national title hope, they can't overlook their next two opponents.
Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs have overcome an early loss to South Carolina to earn their way to the SEC title game. But before heading down the road to Atlanta, the Dawgs host instate rivals Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. “We know we’re playing in Atlanta and that’s settled right now, but we know there’s a lot of work in the meantime, which is the job of getting better on a daily basis,” head coach Mark Richt said early this week. With eight wins, Georgia Southern is no slouch in the FCS league. Despite being the obvious favorite, the Dawgs expect a challenge both this Saturday and next. "Once a year," reports Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph, the Bulldogs face a triple-option offense "and all the cut-blocking and funky running …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A victory Saturday should send the Bulldogs to the SEC championship game.
Auburn's not very good this year. They're still looking for an SEC win, and Georgia might not be the best place to find it. The Bulldogs, while romping through some rough patches, are ranked fifth in the country and need only beat the Tigers to wrap up the SEC East Division and play for the league championship. Of course, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt isn't preparing his team for a cakewalk. "I told the guys `Get your mind right, right now,"' Richt said in an Associated Press story earlier this week. "We know they're capable of knocking us off." The Dawgs will be bringing a depleted receiving corps to Auburn. Marlon Brown was reported out for the season earlier this week after tearing an ACL against Mississippi. And the Bulldogs lost Michael …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The former football player was allegedly upset over his son being thrown out of a youth football game in Alpharetta.
According to wsbtv.com, former UGA football star and Roswell resident Verron Haynes has been banned from coaching or attending his third-grade son's football games after an altercation with a referee. The Saturday, Sept. 29, incident happened during a game at Alpharetta's North Park, during which Haynes' son allegedly punched another player and was kicked out of the game. Upset by the call, Haynes stormed the field. A report obtained by wsbtv.com said Haynes was "restrained by other coaches and officials and was removed from the area." No criminal charges have been filed at this time.
The Georgia Bulldogs' coach is seen behind the scenes.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Yo, Georgia Bulldog fans. If you've caught your breath after that victory over Tennessee on Saturday, you can get another dose on "Monday Night Football." Seems that Bulldogs coach Mark Richt has cut a commercial for ESPN GameDay, the popular pregame show. And courtesy of Georgiadogs.com, you can watch a "behind-the-scenes video from the shoot" here. Also visible is former Georgia star David Pollack, now an ESPN broadcaster, as well as the other GameDay regulars. So get clickin' and go Dawgs!
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Volunteers are a 14-point underdog heading into Athens Saturday, Sept. 29.
"Perhaps no SEC program has blindsided Mark Richt's Georgia teams more viciously than Tennessee," David Ching writes for ESPN.com's DawgNation blog. Which is why the No. 5 Bulldogs won't be overlooking the visiting Volunteers this weekend, though the 3-1 Vols are a 14-point underdog. Ching's preview dredges up painful 2004 and 2007 defeats in which Tennessee helped deprive Georgia of SEC championships. 2009 wasn't so great, either. "If series history has proven anything, it's that Tennessee -- even when a decided underdog -- has a habit of delivering unsettling losses to unfocused Georgia teams," Ching writes. Threat or no, third-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley finds himself under a lot of scrutiny in Knoxville. Dooley, 14-15 overall, …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
As if there weren't enough to get pumped about in an SEC game, both squads still remember last year's postgame dustup between coaches.
There was some question at the beginning of the University of Georgia's football season as to whether Russ, a not-direct-line descendant who nevertheless ascended to the role of Uga IX, could give UGA the juice it needed to succeed. So far, Russ has fulfilled his responsibilities, as Georgia heads into its game against Vanderbilt with an unblemished 3-0 record. The Red and Black checks in with the pampered mascot as he continues his push through a high-pressure season. High blood pressure certainly punctuated the end of last year's Georgia-Vandy matchup, as Bulldogs defensive coordinator Todd Grantham had a heated tete-a-tete with Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin. (It's on YouTube!) The Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson reports that the …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The UGA Bulldogs are paying well for what everyone expects will be an easy home victory over the Owls.
Few of the 92,000 or so fans headed to Sanford Stadium on Saturday will be expecting a nailbiter as the University of Georgia Bulldogs host Florida Atlantic, a 43-point underdog. What the visiting team will be expecting for its trouble, though, is a big paycheck: UGA has agreed to fork over $1 million for the privilege of hosting Florida Atlantic without a reciprocal visit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that's the most Georgia has ever paid a visiting team. A key purpose of the game, which begins a long homestand for the Bulldogs, is to give the team a seventh home game for the season. UGA is expected to pull in $1.7 million for itself from the game. One fan commenting on the AJC story wasn't too impressed, though. "As a huge …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's what they're saying about the Bulldogs and Tigers in Missouri's SEC debut.
How do we know Georgia Bulldogs football is special? Because Delta Air Lines is changing its flight schedule just to make sure UGA fans get to Columbia, Missouri, in time for the Tigers' inaugural SEC game. It will be a learning process. Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph reports the two teams are virtual strangers. Neither squad even has a scholarship player from the other's state. Georgia head coach Mark Richt did interview for the Missouri job more than a decade ago, but the teams' only previous matchup was in 1960. At least one Missouri player isn't that impressed with what he's seen of Georgia so far. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson told a reporter he watched some of the Georgia-Buffalo game last week, then turned it off. "It's …