Feb. 8, 2016
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has made lots of noise in the softball landscape in its 19-year history. With the same goals at hand, the 2016 season will be no different, as the Bulldogs don’t plan to quiet down any time soon.
Entering 2016, Georgia returns 13 letterwinners from last season’s squad that earned 44 wins while appearing in Georgia’s 14th-straight NCAA Regional. Among those are many of Georgia’s top batters, including four Bulldogs who hit .350 or better in 2015.
Feb. 8, 2016
ATHENS — A gift from University of Georgia swimming letterman and Atlanta philanthropist Tom Cousins has permanently endowed the UGA head baseball coaching position according to a joint announcement by UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and the Cousins family.
The position bears the name of Cousins’ father, Ike, a three-sport athlete, including baseball, at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. It is the first endowed head coaching position at UGA and will be known as the Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach. The Director of Athletics position was endowed in 2013 by John and Kay Parker of Athens.
Feb. 5, 2016
ATLANTA (February 4, 2016) – Former University of Georgia wide receiver and Valdosta, Ga., native Malcolm Mitchell will receive the Community Spirit Award Presented by Georgia Power, A Southern Company, at the 11th annual Atlanta Sports Awards. He will be honored at The Fabulous Fox Theatre on February 25.
The Community Spirit Award is presented annually to an Atlanta-area individual who is actively involved in the community and epitomizes the highest standards for leadership, sportsmanship and integrity. Mitchell, known in Athens for his football prowess and off-the-field contributions, joins fellow former UGA wide receiver Chris Conley as just the second collegiate athlete to ever win the award.
Feb. 7, 2016
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ATHENS, Ga. — Paced by a trio of seniors, the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team (18-6, 6-5) defeated the Ole Miss Rebels (10-13, 2-8) by a 70-56 tally on Sunday afternoon at Stegeman Coliseum.
Shacobia Barbee recorded her eighth double-double of the season, posting 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Tiaria Griffin tied her career best with five deep balls in the contest, finishing with a game-high 19 points. ForwardMerritt Hempe also shined on the offensive end, totaling 17 points after scoring 10 in the first half. The win was Georgia’s fourth consecutive victory. It marks the first time Georgia has won four-straight SEC games since the 2012-13 season.
With Tyler Catalina visiting this weekend, UGA is working immediately to bolster our offensive line. The 6’6 300 pound o-line transfer from Rhode Island only has one year left to play.
This means we’re in a big need for big men to protect Jacob Eason in the future. It’s a good thing the 2017 in-state o-line class is actually pretty deep at the tackle position. One of the top o-line prospects in the state is D’Antne Demery, who had the Dawgs in the lead for a while before the coaching staff changes.
Does he still after coaching changes?
The in-state defensive back class for the class of 2017 may be the deepest it’s ever been. We’ll be talking about many high level peospects in the coming year that are considering the Dawgs.
One that we may have a little catching up to do is 4* DB LeAnthony Williams. Of course he was just at a junior day at Clemson last weekend, but the Tigers may have a little momentum in his recruitment.
Just how much work does UGA have to do?
Have you ever seen a 325 pound defensive lineman that looks like he doesn’t have an ounce of body fat on him? Well, here you go!
Tyrone Truesdell is built like a brick you know what and has high interest in UGA. The 6’3 325 pounder looks to be what we like to call country strong, and in a way that Ben Cleveland would be proud.
You had to think that it would be hard keeping a 2017 QB in the fold early with the hype surrounding Jacob Eason. Hockman decommitted shortly after the coaching change, but it looked like things were headed that way before. McEachern teammate and good friend Tyler Smith committing to North Carolina may have also been a factor.
Hockman has led a loaded McEachern squad to a great record two straight years, but lost in the playoffs both years. I’d look for the coaches son and signal caller to take a long look at UNC and other ACC programs.
Trent Thompson came to UGA as one of the most heralded recruits in UGA history. The consensus #1 player in America from Westover in Albany committed to the Dawgs over Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State, and most every other program in America.
We said for a while before the season started to not expect the 6’3 315 pounder to just come in and dominate week one. As expected, around week 4 or 5 is when he started showing what his future holds.
Paramus Catholic High’s Rashan Gary has long been the unanimous decision as the nation’s number one football recruit.
But despite all the buildup surrounding the defensive tackle’s National Signing Day announcement of Michigan, not even his expectations have been raised as high as the ones of many high school greats before him.
Check out Justin Hull’s #2 most hyped recruit and decide if he lived up to it.
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Feb. 7, 2016
By John Frierson
UGAAA Staff Writer
Sometimes a good grinder is just what you need.
Blowout wins are welcome, especially against your in-state rival, but in the long term they might not pay the dividends of a grind-it-out and figure-it-out win, which is what the Georgia men’s tennis team produced against Georgia Tech on Saturday at the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Courts
The No. 11-ranked Bulldogs were coming off a disappointing 6-1 loss to UCLA in Los Angeles last weekend. Georgia was in most of the matches it lost but couldn’t grind out the points and games it needed to win, which is what the Bulldogs were able to do against Tech.
Feb. 7, 2016
Madison, Wisc. — The second-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team (5-1) was defeated by No. 5 North Carolina to end its bid for the ITA National Women’s Team Indoor Championship, falling by a 4-2 tally at the University of Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
The Tar Heels also defeated the Bulldogs in the tournament a year ago in the final round. Sophomore Kennedy Shaffer (ranked 109) scored another ranked win in the dual match, besting No. 68 Kate Vialle 6-1, 6-2 on the No. 4 court. It was Shaffer’s sixth singles win in six dual matches.
Offensive Rookie of the Year was much closer than the race on the defensive side of the ball and for good measure — the NFL got an influx of exciting new talent in this past year’s draft.
However, it was Rams tailback Todd Gurleythat seemed to stick in everyone’s mind the most. Gurley won the award with 27 votes, edging out Tampa Bay Buccaneersquarterback Jameis Winston, who had 17.Amari Cooper (4), Tyler Lockett (1) and David Johnson (1) rounded out voting.
Feb. 6, 2016
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ATHENS, Ga.–The Georgia men’s basketball team picked up its second straight Southeastern Conference win defeating the Auburn Tigers, 65-55, Saturday night in front of a sold-out Stegeman Coliseum.
With the win Georgia (13-8, 6-4) holds a 92-90 all-time series record advantage against the Tigers (9-13, 3-7). The Bulldogs own a 61-23 lead in games played in Athens.
You could call the weekend after national signing day vacation weekend for college football coaches across America. Many use this somewhat slow time to spend time with their families and regenerate…………………….Yes, college football coaches need vacations too!
These few days after signing day have actually been pretty interesting for Kirby Smart and the Dawgs. WE still have Demetris Robertson to go for the 2016 class, while we’re also after Rhode Island transfer Tyler Catalina.
It also ends up that a bigtime 2017 receiver is on campus as well.