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Jun. 23, 2015

Marcus Thornton may be a long-shot to be selected in Thursday’s NBA draft. He may not even be the most highly-rated player named Marcus Thornton in the pool of prospects. Georgia’s all-time leader in games played certainly has tried to make the most of his chances to be seen up close and personal by teams […] - Full Story

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Jun. 16, 2015

Opening the college football season with a marquee top 20 matchup provides plenty of motivation to get through sweltering summer workouts. Starting with Louisiana-Monroe? That doesn’t quite register as much on the excitement meter for Georgia like getting a shot at a ranked Clemson team each of the past two years, but the Bulldogs aren’t […] - Full Story

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Jun. 10, 2015

Georgia freshman wide receiver Terry Godwin was selected in the 33rd round by the home state Atlanta Braves Wednesday in the MLB First-Year Player Draft, but he still is likely to be playing between the hedges this season for the Bulldogs. Godwin is leaning towards playing both football and baseball at Georgia, according to Dusty […] - Full Story

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Jun. 8, 2015

To the victors go the spoils, especially when you are Georgia Tech and coming off the first football victory against in-state rival Georgia since 2008. That means rings that Yellow Jacket players are proudly wearing this offseason include not only that they are Orange Bowl champions and won the ACC Coastal Division but declare they […] - Full Story

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Jun. 7, 2015

Attention starting quarterback candidates at Georgia. Head coach Mark Richt has an important quality he wants to see in the guy that will be picked to be the man: Secure that ball. Richt mentioned it again and again last week at a media event in Macon. “I’m not looking for somebody to be a hero,” […] - Full Story

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Jun. 2, 2015

MACON | Georgia’s latest batch of incoming freshmen arrived on campus Monday. They will hit summer workouts with the returning players. “There’s been years we’ve kept them separate from the upperclassmen like in the first summer session,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said Tuesday at the Peach State Pigskin Preview. “This year we’ve decided just to integrate […] - Full Story

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MACON | The biggest storyline this spring and summer for Georgia traveled with Mark Richt to the annual Peach State Pigskin Preview Tuesday. The team’s quarterback situation, the Bulldogs head coach confirmed, could still have another candidate join the mix. Four days after the Athens Banner-Herald reported that Georgia received permission to contact Virginia graduate transfer […] - Full Story

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May. 30, 2015

A little more than a half hour after coveted McEachern defensive tackle Julian Rochester posted on his Twitter page Thursday night that he committed to Georgia, Mark Richt tweeted his own not-so-subtle expression of glee about the get with a tweet that included this hashtag: #homeGrown. The Bulldogs coaching staff is hauling in recruits with […] - Full Story

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May. 29, 2015

Georgia isn’t done exploring the possibility of adding a transfer quarterback to its roster. Virginia has granted Georgia permission to contact Greyson Lambert, who started nine games last season and missed three others with an ankle injury for the Cavaliers. Lambert, from Wayne County High School in Jesup, is leaving Virginia as a graduate transfer […] - Full Story

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May. 27, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. | Big increases in coaching salaries and the addition of more off-field support staff has spending on Georgia’s football program rising significantly for the new fiscal year that starts in July. Georgia’s budget for football will increase 35.66 percent from $17,275,044 to $23,434,888, according to figures presented to the UGA Athletic Association board […] - Full Story

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May. 26, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. | When Georgia begins putting up its indoor practice facility after this coming season, it will be the last of 14 SEC schools to have such a building for use by its football program. “It’s going to be, I think it will be, the best in America,” coach Mark Richt said Tuesday at […] - Full Story

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The Georgia men’s basketball team can boast something that only 12 other programs nationally can. It made the NCAA tournament and was in the top 10 percent in the sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate report. Coach Mark Fox shrugged off his team being recognized by the NCAA for the work in the classroom […] - Full Story

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May. 20, 2015

MACON–If heralded wide receiver signee Terry Godwin is considering pursuing a pro baseball career, Georgia coach Mark Richt hasn’t heard about it firsthand. “I have not talked to him once about it,” Richt said Wednesday night before speaking at a UGA Day event at the Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve. Godwin starred in football for Callaway […] - Full Story

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The University of Georgia softball team gives the school national exposure Thursday night when it plays in an NCAA Super Regional at Michigan airing on ESPN2. It will also once again put on display Nike’s swoosh as the official apparel and footwear provider for Bulldog teams. Georgia is completing the first year of a new […] - Full Story

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May. 19, 2015

Georgia has updated the player weights on its football roster for the first time since late July. And even that, in the offseason, is something to size up. Who’s up? Who’s down? Who’s packed on the pounds? Who has shed them? Here are some observations from the listing on Georgia’s athletic website: BLAZEVICH BULKED UP […] - Full Story

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May. 18, 2015

Hutson Mason just packed for the weekend. The former Georgia quarterback will need to get some clothes sent his way. Mason signed Sunday morning with the Washington Redskins after earning a free agent deal following the team’s rookie minicamp. “I’ll be up here for the next four weeks doing OTAs (organized team activities) and stuff […] - Full Story

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May. 16, 2015

There isn’t much down time these days for college football players, especially those at programs competing at the highest levels. With the spring semester over, Nick Chubb, like most of his Georgia teammates, is back home now before returning to campus in early June, but it’s not like he’s taking it easy. Except for maybe […] - Full Story

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May. 14, 2015

Georgia will have a chance to pick up a quality men’s basketball road win when it plays this coming season at Baylor in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Baylor, located in Waco, Texas, is ranked No. 17 in ESPN.com’s early top 25 rankings. This is the first ever meeting between the schools. The Bears went 24-10 […] - Full Story

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May. 13, 2015

Georgia is down another wide receiver. Blake Tibbs, a rising junior with four career catches, is leaving the program with plans to transfer. The school made it official Wednesday afternoon. “Blake and I have met and he has decided it would be in his best interest to transfer to another institution,” coach Mark Richt said […] - Full Story

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May. 7, 2015

Mark Fox has won more games on the basketball court. And, naturally, his recruiting has trended upward parallel to trips to the NIT and NCAA tournaments the past two seasons. The additions of former Bulldog Jonas Hayes and Yasir Rosemond, an Atlanta native, to the staff have surely helped. Personality and connections go a long […] - Full Story

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Apr. 30, 2015

For all the stir Todd Gurley created last fall from being a Heisman Trophy frontrunner to his four-game suspension to his college career ending with a knee injury, the running back Thursday night landed quite comfortably as a first round NFL draft pick. Georgia’s second all-time leading rusher became the first Bulldogs offensive player to […] - Full Story

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Todd Gurley all but dismissed the notion last summer that first round NFL running backs had become devalued. “I don’t think the value went down,” Gurley said. “You have to make somebody want you.” Gurley has apparently made NFL teams want him. By all indications, he will indeed be snatched up before the first round […] - Full Story

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Apr. 27, 2015

There won’t be any mystery this week about which Georgia player will be the first selected in the NFL Draft, but who goes next after running back Todd Gurley? “Probably Chris Conley,” former Bulldogs cornerback Damian Swann said without hesitation. The wide receiver’s stock soared from a likely late round pick before the NFL combine […] - Full Story

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Apr. 24, 2015

Like the pollen season in the springtime, the college football award watch lists are already upon us. Georgia outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, a fourth-year junior, was named this week to the Lott Trophy watch list for top defensive player based on athletic ability and character attributes. There will be many more Bulldog teammates showing up […] - Full Story

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Apr. 23, 2015

ROME | Less than a week after it was announced that Georgia’s Mark Richt is the lone coach on a new NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee, Mark Emmert suggested one issue would be on the forefront. Satellite camps. The SEC has a rule banning its coaches from taking part in such camps more than […] - Full Story

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