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Jan. 24, 2015

Danna Durante is usually calm and collected, her preferred method of teaching constructed with positivity and encouragement. That side of the Georgia gymnastics coach had to go away in the aftermath of Georgia’s frustrating loss at Denver earlier this week. The third-year coach dropped the pats on the back and instead asked her squad a […] - Full Story

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Georgia enters the second leg of a four-game stretch versus ranked conference foes today at 2 p.m. in Knoxville. There’s no looking back — to Thursday’s victory over No. 10 Texas A&M — or ahead to No. 14 Kentucky or top-ranked South Carolina, though. Keeping the focus solely on Tennessee hasn’t been difficult. The No. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

The Georgia Gym Dogs faced two choices following Monday’s disappointing loss at Denver. They could roll over and quit after dropping two of the season’s first three meets or fight to restore order. According to coach Danna Durante, one of those wasn’t really an available route to take. “I don’t roll over. We don’t roll […] - Full Story

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A week and half after Georgia ended its men’s basketball season last year, the school announced a two-year contract extension for coach Mark Fox. So why, nearly 10 months later, has that revamped contract not been signed? Part of the reason were some personnel changes in the UGA athletic department (executive associate athletic director Frank […] - Full Story

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The big headaches created for Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox at his ever-changing small forward position haven’t derailed the Bulldogs progress this season. “We’re band-aiding it pretty good,” Fox said Friday before his team left for a game Saturday at Mississippi State. “We’ve had to kind of shift that around a lot more than […] - Full Story

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The boosts in salary for Georgia football coaches include Mark Richt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald discuss on the latest Bulldog Bytes the new $4 million salary for the head coach that came after another 10-win season but one that ended in the Belk Bowl. Former Bulldogs quarterback D.J. Shockley joins […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2015

For the first time in five years, Georgia knocked off a top-10 team at home. The Lady Bulldogs also extended their lengthy win streak inside Stegeman Coliseum. Led by 16 points from freshman Mackenzie Engram, No. 22 Georgia upset No. 10 Texas A&M 54-51 on Thursday night. “[Engram] had one heck of a night,” junior […] - Full Story

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Just weeks after their college careers ended at Georgia, five former Bulldogs tried to impress NFL scouts in senior all-star games. Receiver Chris Conley spent last week in Carson, Calif., for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and quarterback Hutson Mason, center David Andrews, cornerback Damian Swann and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took part in the East-West […] - Full Story

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Amarlo Herrera may not be Georgia’s highest-rated prospect for this spring’s NFL draft, but he’s certainly been the busiest. The inside linebacker followed up a week in Florida where he practiced and played in the East-West Shrine game by spending this week in Mobile, Ala., after getting a late invite to the Senior Bowl. “You’ve […] - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2015

As No.22 Georgia prepares to host No. 10 Texas A&M, defense looks to be the point of emphasis. But the Lady Bulldogs are looking to defend more than just the players they’re guarding. “They’re coming to our home court,” junior Merritt Hempe said. “Not even thinking about how they’re ranked higher, but it’s about defending […] - Full Story

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The Georgia football offices in the Butts-Mehre building will be filled with more off-field assistants. The Athletic Association is hiring for seven new positions for the program: two player relations coordinators, four quality control coordinators and a special teams analyst. Georgia already added an additional strength staff member, giving it five total for the first […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coach Mark Richt has entered the high-end $4 million club. That’s what the SEC’s dean of coaches will make annually after getting an $800,000 raise and a two-year contract extension in action taken Wednesday afternoon by the executive committee of the UGA Athletic Association board via conference call. Georgia had already revealed that […] - Full Story

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Charles Mann and Georgia couldn’t get much going in the first half Tuesday night against Ole Miss. Mann was virtually a non-factor after picking up two early fouls and the Bulldogs appeared to be in trouble, trailing by as much as eight points before the break. He made up for lost time. Mann scored all […] - Full Story

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Jan. 19, 2015

A player whose college basketball career looked like it might be defined by being unable to stay on the court has transformed into a frontcourt stalwart in the Southeastern Conference. Marcus Thornton, the fifth-year senior who needed to take a medical redshirt two years ago after his third knee surgery, wouldn’t be the guy most […] - Full Story

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The march to landing in the NCAA tournament for the Georgia men’s basketball team still includes 14 games on its SEC regular season schedule. That’s a chance to enhance its resume by beating more quality teams. The Bulldogs (11-5) already stand at No. 27 in the NCAA’s official RPI, which takes into account strength of […] - Full Story

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Jan. 18, 2015

With 10 seconds left on the clock and Georgia on its way to yet another home win, Shacobia Barbee high-fived Merritt Hempe at mid-court. A few seconds later, Barbee grabbed the final rebound of the Lady Bulldogs’ 64-53 victory over Vanderbilt. With that, Barbee’s 11th career double-double went in the books along with a team-high […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2015

Marcus Thornton already knew what it was like to beat Florida, but most of his teammates did not. Until Saturday when Georgia completed a big bounce-back week by handling the Gators, 73-61, in front of a sold-out crowd at Stegeman Coliseum. Before a national TV audience on CBS, Georgia snapped Florida’s 24-game SEC winning streak […] - Full Story

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Georgia freshman Yante Maten didn’t know if he’d be cleared to play in Saturday’s game against rival Florida until two hours before tip-off. Heck, last Sunday night, Maten wasn’t sure if he had all of his body parts intact after being hit by a car on campus. Maten only suffered a concussion and received several […] - Full Story

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Rashad Roundtree’s name on his Twitter profile page declares: “I go by Tree.” The safety from Lakeside High School in Evans knows that someone else known as “Tree” made his share of big plays on Georgia’s defense not too long ago: inside linebacker pick Alec Ogletree, a 2013 NFL first round pick. “I guess I’m […] - Full Story

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Turnovers and missed free throws seem to be contagious in the Georgia basketball program this season. Just as the men’s team showed improvement in those areas, the No. 18 Lady Bulldogs (15-3, 3-2) team dropped its second Southeastern Conference game to Ole Miss because of those errors. “I’d say without question the points off the […] - Full Story

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Jan. 16, 2015

Two Georgia football early enrollees underwent surgeries this month for injuries prior to arriving on campus. Defensive end Michael Barnett from Ridgeville, S.C., is expected to miss spring practices. He had surgery this week for a “pre-existing right shoulder labral injury,” according to UGA. He is expected to fully participate in practices this fall. Outside […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2015

Back inside Stegeman Coliseum. That’s where the No. 7 Georgia Gymdogs will be Friday night at 7 p.m. for their first Southeastern Conference meet of the season. But the matchup with Missouri (2-0) won’t be the first time spent on the home mats this week. After losing to then-No. 8 Michigan last Saturday, Georgia coach […] - Full Story

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New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will be paid $950,000 annually, increasing the investment the school is putting into Mark Richt’s top assistants. Only two offensive coordinators in 2014 were paid more nationally. LSU’s Cam Cameron made $1.32 million, and Clemson’s Chad Morris (now SMU head coach) $1.3 million, according to USA Today. Schottenheimer, who […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coaches have hit the road now that the recruiting dead period is over. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald get the lowdown on “Bulldog Bytes” on how Georgia’s 2015 class is shaping up from Chad Simmons, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. We also look at new titles for Georgia assistant […] - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2015

The Georgia women’s basketball team won’t be facing the same Ole Miss team it saw last season. Dubbed the, “most improved team in the league,” by Georgia coach Andy Landers, the new version of the Rebels (13-4, 3-1) has already won more games, overall and conference, than the Rebels saw in their entire 2013-2014 season. […] - Full Story

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