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Aug. 9, 2015

An itch began in Billy Bennett’s beard soon after he laid down for the night. Then something scurried up his back. He jumped out of bed and pulled the sheets open. “I was living in New York and you hear all these horror stories about bed bugs, but I was able to go back to […] - Full Story

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Aug. 4, 2015

Georgia’s quarterbacks were seen but not heard from for most of the spring when it came to answering questions about the closely watched competition for the starting gig. Coach Mark Richt has changed course, unleashing the hounds…err, make that Bulldogs who are vying for the coveted spot. Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and even newcomer Greyson […] - Full Story

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Jul. 19, 2015

So many people. That was the initial, obvious thought as at least 700 people crowded the practice fields Saturday evening for Georgia’s Dawg Night recruiting camp. This has become the Bulldogs premier sales pitch event (replacing December’s season-end GALA), a night in July that, since it’s inception in 2006, has grown larger and larger each […] - Full Story

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Jul. 6, 2015

EATONTON | The mentor-protege dynamic that guided Georgia’s offense for 14 seasons has gone away. The Mark Richt-Mike Bobo combo ended when Bobo left for Colorado State, bringing about change in offensive leadership for the first time since 2001. Enter Brian Schottenheimer, a long-time NFL coordinator who previously spent six years with the Jets and […] - Full Story

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Jun. 23, 2015

What you do to make money isn’t always wrapped with who you are as a person, but it’s nearly impossible for a coach to avoid such. Coaching isn’t as a much a profession as it is a way of living. That’s nothing new. But for most of us, the alarm clock going off at 4:45 […] - Full Story

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Jun. 14, 2015

A busy week on the recruiting front just wrapped up as Georgia handed out plenty of offers, landed a commitment and hosted its annual 7-on-7 camps. Here are five things you should know about this past week in recruiting. Bulldogs get their qB… for 2017 Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer targeted 2017 quarterback Bailey Hockman and […] - Full Story

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May. 13, 2015

“It’s an honor to know you.” That’s what D.J. Shockley said as he turned and looked at Dr. Carla Williams. Isn’t that the best thing you can say to somebody? That was the sentiment for Williams, who has occupied numerous, vital roles at the University of Georgia for nearly three decades, from all in attendance […] - Full Story

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May. 10, 2015

The veteran and the rookie, playing on adjacent courts, were in a race to secure the clinching point. Georgia was going to beat Duke, that was no longer in question. Who would clinch the Bulldogs’ fifth-straight berth in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 16 was the best form of competition left. Freshman Ellen Perez, taking […] - Full Story

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May. 9, 2015

Georgia’s men’s tennis team is headed to NCAA Tournament Round of 16. Again. The Bulldogs (22-4) punched through the second round as a host for the 12th straight time, defeating Florida State 4-0 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Saturday. The victory marked Georgia’s 100th NCAA Tournament match won — another nod for a […] - Full Story

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Mar. 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Adam Pecina is afraid Kenny Gaines hates him. OK, not really. Pecina, on Georgia’s athletic training staff the last nine months, laughs when he says that, but he concedes he might be getting on Gaines’ nerves. That’s because it’s Pecina’s job to get the sprained left foot of the Georgia star guard […] - Full Story

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Mar. 16, 2015

On the day he made it official, as Andy Landers strolled toward a group of reporters in the Georgia women’s basketball training facility to reveal his retirement to the world, something caught his attention. It was somebody. Andy always knew everyone, but he had an easy-going way of making everybody feel like somebody. On this […] - Full Story

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Mar. 15, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Who are these people? Why are they playing together? There were stretches during Saturday’s second semifinal at the Southeastern Conference Tournament where Georgia’s five on the floor brought forth these questions. As for the answers, well… we’re learning more and more about who Kenny Paul Geno is and what Cameron Forte is […] - Full Story

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Mar. 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | No pain, no Gaines.  For Georgia, this season has been about dealing with injuries and managing the role and rotation implications that come with starters and key reserves constantly shuffling in and out of the trainer’s room.  By now, whether snakebitten or what, the Bulldogs are used to being shorthanded.  So no […] - Full Story

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Mar. 7, 2015

Paul Oliver is gone. That’s tough to take in, for those of us who knew him as the five-star high school player, the Georgia great or NFL veteran. None of us hurt about it like Fernando Valesco, Marcus Howard and Jarvis Jackson. They came to Athens with Oliver as freshmen in 2003. To keep close […] - Full Story

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Mar. 3, 2015

 Georgia vs. No. 1 Kentucky — Stegeman Coliseum   Kentucky wins 72-64 Georgia gave No. 1 Kentucky a scare, but the unbeaten Wildcats used a late 20-6 run to secure their 30th consecutive victory on Tuesday night. Georgia (19-10, 10-6) seniors Nemanja Djurisic and Marcus Thornton did their part while bidding Stegeman Coliseum farewell. Djurisic […] - Full Story

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Feb. 25, 2015

Sean McLaughlin awoke Tuesday morning, saw the sheet of snow on the ground and had the opposite reaction from most university of Georgia students hoping for cancelled classes. ‘Oh no, not again’ the junior pitcher said to himself. Nearly a full year since his last start when shoulder issues ended his trips to the mound […] - Full Story

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Feb. 23, 2015

Georgia made the most of its appearance on the SEC Network’s first baseball broadcast on Saturday. The Diamond Dogs swept No. 11 Florida State in a double-header, with the TV exposure spreading notice that Scott Stricklin’s program is trending upward. Georgia (5-1) entered two national polls on Monday — ranked 18th in the Collegiate Baseball […] - Full Story

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Feb. 21, 2015

The flukes and frustration of Friday were replaced by timely hitting and sometimes dominant pitching as Georgia picked up two wins over No. 15 Florida State in a doubleheader Saturday. By winning two times to take the series, including the first televised baseball game on the SEC Network, Georgia (5-1) made the kind of statement […] - Full Story

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Feb. 20, 2015

Georgia’s chance for a statement upset of No. 11 Florida State on Friday was nixed by missed opportunities with the bases loaded and a controversial balk call. The Bulldogs stranded 13 runners and failed to score with the bases loaded on three occasions, including the bottom of the ninth, in the 7-5 loss to the […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2015

With 7:57 remaining in the first half of Georgia’s 64-58 loss against South Carolina on Tuesday night, Nemanja Djurisic bounced the basketball at an official in disgust due to a foul call he disagreed with . The act drew the senior forward a technical foul and his third personal foul of the half. At the […] - Full Story

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It wasn’t that long ago Georgia was building an impressive resume for the NCAA Tournament and vying for the distinction as the second-best team in the Southeastern Conference. After another bad loss to South Carolina Tuesday, the Bulldogs have lost three of their last five, with a 7-6 conference record that places them six games […] - Full Story

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Feb. 14, 2015

While Georgia’s hitters continued to send the new flat-seamed baseballs whizzing around Foley Field on Saturday, the pitching staff kept Eastern Illinois batters in check. It was another record day at the plate for the Bulldogs in the 10-2 win in front of 2,005 in attendance, adding 12 more hits to a season total already […] - Full Story

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Feb. 13, 2015

While fans marveled at the bells and whistles of the renovated Foley Field on Friday, Georgia second baseman Mike Bell focused his eyes on the new flat-seamed baseballs, introduced at the college level for the first time this season. Twice the sophomore pulled a pitch over the left field wall in the Bulldogs 18-3 season-opening […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2015

Regardless of the level of play or the park attended, opening day for a baseball team is customarily full of hope and optimism. Georgia’s opener against Eastern Illinois Friday will take that fun feeling of newness to a different level. The recently completed $12 million renovations to Foley Field have enhanced the experience for fans […] - Full Story

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With the first pitch of the 2015 college baseball season being thrown today, here are five things to look out for as the Diamond Dogs go through their second season under Scott Strickland. Foley face-lift Those entering Foley Field for Friday’s opener will immediately notice the upgrades to enhance the fan experience. Expanded concourses and […] - Full Story

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