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Jul. 29, 2016

Practices for Georgia football and men’s basketball regularly are held behind closed doors with the general public not permitted inside. That’s what makes Mark Fox opening up his practice gym to watch the Bulldogs Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning a rare behind the curtain look. The team leaves Sunday for an exhibition tour of Spain. […] - Full Story

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Jul. 28, 2016

The effort to impact the lives of former Georgia players after their football careers come to an end isn’t stopping after an offseason of change in the coaching staff. Mark Richt reached out to new Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart to urge him to continue the work he did when he launched the Paul Oliver Network, […] - Full Story

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Jul. 27, 2016

During his senior season at Lake Stevens (Wash.) High School, Jacob Eason kept tabs on how Josh Rosen, a hotshot recruit fared as a true freshman starting quarterback at UCLA. “I think he exceeded a lot of expectations,” Eason said on signing day in February when he was the prize of Georgia’s class. “He had […] - Full Story

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Jul. 25, 2016

ATLANTA | In a college football offseason where there is increased sensitivity and awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault, Georgia brought in a former NFL star Monday to talk about how his career was changed by his off-field behavior. Ray Rice, the running back who has not played since being cut by the Baltimore […] - Full Story

ATLANTA | Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter’s suspension length after two-alcohol related arrest continues to be shrouded in uncertainty. At least publicly. Coach Kirby Smart said last week during a visit to ESPN that he thought the number of games “will surprise everybody,” but when asked to elaborate on Monday night before an Atlanta donor […] - Full Story

ATLANTA | A Georgia offensive lineman’s Bulldog career is set to be over before he played a down. Redshirt freshman Mirko Jurkovic is seeking to be medically disqualified, coach Kirby Smart confirmed on Monday evening. “Right now, it’s not finalized yet,” Smart said before a donor reception at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel. “Mirko is sending […] - Full Story

ATLANTA | Kirby Smart could be giving the green light for Georgia to be back in black jerseys. “We’ll see,” the Bulldogs football coach said Monday evening before a private donor event at the Intercontinental Buckhead Hotel. “We’ll see where that goes. Nothing has been finalized yet.” What seems like an annual offseason source of […] - Full Story

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Jul. 22, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Georgia Tech will open its football regular season on foreign turf in Dublin, Ireland against Boston College and end it in a familiar setting playing Georgia in Sanford Stadium. The new dynamic, of course, for Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is that for the first time in his nine seasons with the […] - Full Story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | There are questions at Georgia about who will start at quarterback for its Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina. About the health of tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Listen to the Tar Heels talk about the offense they will bring to the Georgia Dome to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game […] - Full Story

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Jul. 20, 2016

What exactly Georgia will be able to get out of running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in its season opener will be a big storyline to unfold as practices go by in August. The preseason should give the Bulldogs plenty of opportunity to see what they have behind the proven duo whose availability is […] - Full Story

Two players dismissed this offseason from the Georgia football team are landing on the junior college level. Cornerback Chad Clay is heading to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., according to Mark Fleetwood, who coached Clay at Peachtree Ridge High School. Clay was one of six early enrollees this year for the Bulldogs. Defensive […] - Full Story

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Jul. 18, 2016

Georgia will hold two scrimmages this preseason and Kirby Smart would like to narrow down the quarterback race after the second to name his No. 1 guy. “Obviously, that’s guessing right now,” Smart said about the timetable Monday on ESPN’s “First Take.” The first-year Bulldogs head coach made his comments as he went through the […] - Full Story

The three players that represented Georgia at SEC Media Days last week included an offensive lineman, a tight end and a safety. There were no big, space-eating defensive linemen in the group. The Bulldogs didn’t have one of them on hand the previous two years either. Not since Garrison Smith made the trip to Alabama […] - Full Story

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Jul. 14, 2016

A former Alabama coordinator guided his team last season to the SEC East title and a trip to Atlanta for the league championship game. If Georgia’s Kirby Smart can accomplish this season what Jim McElwain did in 2015 in his first Florida season, the Bulldogs will have exceeded where they are pegged to finish. That’s […] - Full Story

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Jul. 13, 2016

Georgia is putting the finishing touches on its nonconference men’s basketball schedule for this coming season. It now includes a home game against a Big South opponent. Charleston Southern will visit Stegeman Coliseum on Dec. 17, a Saturday, according to the schedule released by that school on Tuesday. The Buccaneers were 9-21 last season. “We’re […] - Full Story

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Jul. 12, 2016

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia’s off-field issues — eight arrests since Kirby Smart was hired as football coach — meant that three Bulldog players at SEC Media Days on Tuesday answered for the missteps of teammates, two that are now former Bulldogs. Dominick Sanders knows all too well about what can happen when players run afoul […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Armchair quarterbacks have come up with a couple of different schools of thought on how Georgia’s precarious position at running back may play into the decision on who will start at quarterback for Georgia. One is that senior Greyson Lambert’s experience as the returning starter will be needed now more than ever […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia star running back Nick Chubb should begin preseason practices without hardly any limitations as he returns from a knee injury but may not scrimmage right away. As for running back Sony Michel, coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday “there’s a lot of unknowns,” for his availability for the start of the season […] - Full Story

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Jul. 11, 2016

Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was asleep at the wheel behind a running stationary vehicle at a traffic light Sunday morning when police responded to a call that the car was blocking traffic, according to a police incident report obtained by OnlineAthens.com/Athens Banner-Herald. Ledbetter, 18, was arrested for DUI alcohol and underage possession of alcohol, […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart didn’t go to SEC Media Days as a Georgia safety. Eventual NFL first-round draft picks Champ Bailey and Matt Stinchcomb got the nod before Smart’s senior season in 1998 and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward went a year earlier with Greg Bright to represent Georgia. Smart, now atop the program at his alma […] - Full Story

Georgia had perhaps its biggest day yet for its 2017 recruiting efforts on Sunday with commitments being made public by a pair of four-star commitments. Offensive tackle Andrew Thomas from Pace Academy in Atlanta and running back Toneil Carter from Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas announced pledges to the Bulldogs, giving Georgia 15 […] - Full Story

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Jul. 4, 2016

Sony Michel, Georgia’s top running back while Nick Chubb has been out with a knee injury, now is sidelined himself, leaving plenty of uncertainty at the position with the talented duo’s health in question. Michel sustained a broken left forearm Sunday evening in an “accident” and underwent surgery Monday at Athens Regional Medical Center, a […] - Full Story

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Jun. 30, 2016

Safety J.R. Reed, who left Tulsa’s football team after the spring semester, filed paperwork last week with Georgia to be able to transfer into the program on scholarship. The financial aid agreements Reed signed with Georgia and the SEC on June 22, obtained by Onlineathens.com through an open records request, cover the next three academic […] - Full Story

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Jun. 24, 2016

Georgia has lined up a nonconference opponent slated for its 2020 football schedule. East Tennessee State has agreed to visit Sanford Stadium at a date that season to be determined, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by OnlineAthens.com on Friday. Georgia will pay the FCS school $550,000 and will provide 1,500 tickets. The MOU […] - Full Story

Another strong spring sports showing will help give Georgia a second straight top 15 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Led by third-place finishes nationally in men’s tennis and women’s track and field and fifth place for the softball team that reached the College World Series, the Bulldogs are poised to land at No. 15 […] - Full Story