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Apr. 17, 2016

New Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said in late January that he wanted to see 93,000 fans in Sanford Stadium for G-Day. Clearly, when Kirby speaks, Georgia listens. No doubt excited for the first opportunity to see Smart work between the hedges, the Bulldog Nation put forth an excellent showing at the Bulldogs’ annual G-Day […] - Full Story

When Vince Dooley presided over his first G-Day game in 1964, Lyndon Johnson was President, The Beatles held the top five spots in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart and IBM rolled out the System/360, its first mainframe computer. And there were considerably fewer than 93,000 fans in attendance. In fact, there were about 50,000 […] - Full Story

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Mar. 27, 2016

The last 10 months have constituted a self-described “whirlwind” for Georgia women’s basketball coach Joni Taylor. Last April, after more than a dozen years as an assistant coach (with the last four coming at Georgia), Taylor was named just the second full-time head coach in Lady Bulldogs history, taking over for the iconic Andy Landers. Four […] - Full Story

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Mar. 19, 2016

Relatively speaking, both Georgia and Indiana made long sojourns to get to the 2016 NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The No. 8 seed Lady Bulldogs (21-9, 9-7 in the Southeastern Conference) traversed a distance of about 735 miles to reach South Bend, Ind., site of the Lexington regional. Although the No. 9 Hoosiers (20-11, 12-6 in […] - Full Story

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Mar. 14, 2016

The Georgia women’s basketball team threw a party for themselves and their fans Monday evening, celebrating a return to the NCAA tournament after a year away from the big dance. And about 15 minutes into ESPN’s broadcast of the tournament selection show, the Lady Bulldogs — a No. 8 seed — learned they’d be traveling […] - Full Story

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Mar. 3, 2016

The prelude to the NCAA’s big dance begins Thursday for Georgia as it starts play in the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Jacksonville. The sixth-seeded Lady Bulldogs (21-8. 9-7) will face 11th seed Vanderbilt — which crushed Ole Miss 74-59 in the first round Wednesday — at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the tournament’s second round. Since the […] - Full Story

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Feb. 28, 2016

Georgia closes out the regular season this afternoon against Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena in a game with all sorts of interesting ramifications. If the Lady Bulldogs can come away with a victory, it will improve their seeding in the upcoming Southeastern Conference tournament (possibly allowing them a double bye) and should elevate their standing when […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2016

When Georgia’s Shacobia Barbee’s season ended Sunday with a fractured ankle, her Lady Bulldog teammates knew they’d have to rise to the occasion in new and different ways to make up for her absence. In their final game of the season Thursday at Stegeman Coliseum, the Lady Bulldogs more than answered the bell, posting a […] - Full Story

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Feb. 23, 2016

Georgia forward Shacobia Barbee’s season — and her collegiate career — is over. Lady Bulldogs coach Joni Taylor said Tuesday afternoon that Barbee, who was injured in the fourth quarter of Georgia’s 74-63 victory over No. 22 Florida on Sunday, had undergone surgery to repair a distal fibula fracture in her left ankle at St. […] - Full Story

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Feb. 21, 2016

When Georgia needed a lift in the third quarter against No. 22 Florida on Sunday, senior Shacobia Barbee answered the call, putting up double-digit points to give the Lady Bulldogs a cushion after being behind much of the first half. When Barbee went down hard with a left ankle sprain at the seven-minute mark of […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2016

Now riding a five-game winning streak in Southeastern Conference play, Georgia faces its most intense on-court test to date tonight when the Lady Bulldogs square off against No. 3 South Carolina in Columbia. The Gamecocks (24-1, 12-0) have but one blemish on their record this year – a 66-54 loss to No. 1 UConn 11 […] - Full Story

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Feb. 13, 2016

The Jan. 24 Southeastern Conference game between Georgia and LSU is well remembered by both teams — but for decidedly different reasons. For Georgia, the game (a 53-46 loss at home) represented the Lady Bulldogs’ worst performance of the season. For LSU, the game represented the last time the Tigers produced a victory. Since that […] - Full Story

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Feb. 7, 2016

On Jan. 10, Georgia stood at 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference and was at the bottom looking up at everyone else. Fast forward four weeks and the Lady Bulldogs are part and parcel of an entirely different storyline. With a 70-56 SEC victory Sunday over Ole Miss at Stegeman Coliseum, Georgia (18-6, 6-5) won its […] - Full Story

Going into its game this afternoon against Ole Miss, Georgia is in the relatively unfamiliar position of being the favorite. After opening Southeastern Conference play with losses to No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 18 Kentucky and No. 21 Missouri, the Lady Bulldogs (17-6, 5-5) sandwiched dreadful performances against Alabama and LSU between impressive victories. But […] - Full Story

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Feb. 4, 2016

Georgia comes into Missouri tonight with a two-game winning streak and a score to settle. The Lady Bulldogs need to continue to progress in the Southeastern Conference, so a win against the No. 21 Tigers is important, but at least one player wants to beat Missouri to avenge Georgia’s 54-48 loss to Missouri in early […] - Full Story

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Jan. 30, 2016

Sunday, Sunday — can’t trust that day. As has been breathlessly reported, Georgia has acquitted itself well during Southeast Conference play on Thursdays — winning three of four league games this month — but has floundered significantly on Sundays, losing three times and looking pretty bad while doing it, especially against Alabama and LSU. Can […] - Full Story

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Jan. 29, 2016

Throughout much of this season, when Georgia is on top of its game, good things happen in the third quarter. On Thursday night against Auburn, the Lady Bulldogs didn’t wait until after halftime, lowering the boom on the Tigers in the second quarter in a dominating 63-30 Southeastern Conference victory at Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia (15-6, […] - Full Story

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Jan. 28, 2016

Which Georgia team will show up to face Auburn at Stegeman Coliseum tonight? Will it be the Lady Bulldogs who displayed tremendous energy and fight in defeating then-No. 20 Florida and then-No. 10 Mississippi State, or it will be the group of players that hardly looked like a team at all in subsequent losses to […] - Full Story

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Jan. 25, 2016

After playing its best game of the season on Thursday in dispatching No. 10 Mississippi State, Georgia turned in its worst performance of the year Sunday, falling to LSU 53-46 in Southeastern Conference play. It may have been an omen when the first three field goal attempts of the game by Georgia (14-6, 2-5) were […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2016

Georgia is coming off its biggest victory of the season, a 47-43 win over No. 10 Mississippi State on Thursday, and the Lady Bulldogs want to ensure that what happened after their last triumph over a ranked team doesn’t occur again. After bouncing then-No. 20 Florida on Jan. 14 (its fifth consecutive Southeastern Conference game […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2016

After a disastrous outing last Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Georgia displayed it can stay and play with the big dogs Thursday, dispatching No. 10 Mississippi State 47-43 at Stegeman Coliseum. Senior Shacobia Barbee led the way with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. It was her fourth double-double in Southeastern Conference play, her seventh […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2016

It’s amazing what a victory at Florida can do. After starting its Southeastern Conference schedule with three losses — and three games it didn’t particularly play well in — Georgia broke through Thursday evening with an impressive 71-61 victory over the No. 20 Gators in Gainesville, completing its league-opening gauntlet of ranked teams. It’s way […] - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2016

To add to the weight that has already accumulated on the Lady Bulldogs’ shoulders, the players woke up Monday morning to find that their next opponent will be the fourth consecutive top-25 team they’ve faced. Still looking for their first Southeastern Conference victory, the struggling Lady Bulldogs (12-4, 0-3) venture to Gainesville on Thursday to […] - Full Story

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Jan. 10, 2016

After spanking non-conference opponents left and right with a running game that was almost impossible to slow down, it seems Georgia has lost its offensive way in Southeastern Conference play. The Lady Bulldogs lost their third consecutive SEC game Sunday, 64-53 to No. 10 Kentucky, failing to tally a single fast-break basket and shooting a […] - Full Story

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Jan. 8, 2016

Georgia followed up its worst first quarter of the season with one of its best third quarters against No. 20 Missouri Thursday, but the final 10 minutes were nothing short of a disaster as the Tigers escaped Stegeman Coliseum with a 54-48 Southeastern Conference victory. Missouri (14-1, 1-1) bounced back from its league-opening defeat against […] - Full Story