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Jan. 30, 2015

Georgia’s frontcourt again will be shorthanded Saturday at South Carolina after another one its players sustained a concussion. This time, it’s leading scorer and top rebounder Marcus Thornton, who is out after landing hard in Tuesday night’s 70-62 win on a play when a flagrant foul was called against Vanderbilt. The fifth-year senior is averaging […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s frontcourt again will be shorthanded Saturday at South Carolina after another one its players sustained a concussion. This time, it’s leading scorer and top rebounder Marcus Thornton, who is out after landing hard in Tuesday night’s 70-62 win on a play when a flagrant foul was called against Vanderbilt. The fifth-year senior is averaging […] - Full Story

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Football recruiting and hoops. Hoops and football recruiting. That’s what you’ll get plenty of on the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. And you’ll have to listen in to find out which Katy Perry songs Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald hopes to hear at halftime of the Super Bowl. Yes, he would rather have Kanye instead. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 27, 2015

Two trendlines continued Tuesday night in Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia kept riding high this SEC men’s basketball season and Vanderbilt remained on a slide after the Bulldogs opened a double-digit second-half lead and held on to grab a 70-62 victory before a crowd of 7,091. The Bulldogs (14-5, 5-2 SEC) won their fifth straight game, only […] - Full Story

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The Georgia men’s basketball team will look to continue its recent roll in SEC play Tuesday night against Vanderbilt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk plenty of Bulldogs hoops and the emergence of J.J. Frazier in the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. We also get the latest on Georgia football recruiting as […] - Full Story

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Jan. 26, 2015

Even if he was speaking with tongue firmly planted in cheek, an opposing coach saying this about J.J. Frazier shows how far the Georgia point guard has come. “We’ll probably play 40 minutes of box-and-one because I don’t want to see a guy get 37 on us,” Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings said heading into Tuesday’s 7 […] - Full Story

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The rest of the Southeastern Conference isn’t conceding unbeaten and top-ranked Kentucky will win the regular season league title, but it would be a stunner if the Wildcats don’t take the crown. Who’s next? Mississippi State coach Rick Ray has suggested that Georgia is the second best team in the league. “I don’t know about […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

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

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

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

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. 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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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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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

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

Georgia’s most pressing post-bowl business to attend to was filling a couple of spots on Mark Richt’s coaching staff, but January has been without the typical angst of players considering leaving for the NFL draft. As Thursday’s deadline for underclassmen to put their names into the draft approached, Georgia players had long made their intentions […] - Full Story

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Jan. 13, 2015

This isn’t the time when Georgia needs to see its roster take more and more hits. The Bulldogs, off to an 0-2 start in SEC men’s basketball play, will visit Vanderbilt Wednesday night without top frontcourt sub Yante Maten and may be without starting small forward Juwan Parker. Maten, a freshman, is out with a […] - Full Story

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It certainly wasn’t easy to get there, but Georgia’s 2014 football season will go down in the books as its second highest poll finish of the last seven seasons. The 10-3 Bulldogs ended up as a top 10 team, moving up four spots to No. 9 in the final Associated Press rankings and the final […] - Full Story

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Jan. 12, 2015

Georgia is in the process of lining up a neutral site nonconference football game in Atlanta in an upcoming season, athletic director Greg McGarity said on Monday night. “I think that is something that will be in our future,” McGarity said on the “Bulldog Hotline” radio show. “I’m not sure how quickly. Maybe sooner than […] - Full Story

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