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May. 22, 2014

Nathan Pasha leaned against the bracket big board behind courts four, five and six at Dan Magill Tennis Complex after his singles match Thursday. His face was so sweaty it looked like he had just splashed water on it. His left knee, the one with the partially torn patellar tendon, was swollen to the size […] - Full Story

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May. 14, 2014

UGA’s Pasha knows a thing or two about sacrifice Coming Full(er) circle: Senior plays her last matches where she first competed in juniors Local restaurants, businesses make net gains with NCAA tennis championships in town It takes a village to host NCAA championships Breakdown: UGA women’s tennis lineup A look at the women’s field The […] - Full Story

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May. 7, 2014

NFL draft prospects profiles have grown into a strange reading genre. Some of the profiles read like dating ads trying to match cattle with mates. Others make prospects sound like prepubescent boys, such as Johnny Manziel’s profile on NFL.com, referring to him as having “an unorthodox body type with marginal height, rounded shoulders and an […] - Full Story

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Apr. 29, 2014

Reaction by Georgia athletes, former and current, about the NBA’s decision to ban Donald Sterling slowly trickled in Tuesday afternoon. Here is some of it: Glad to see the NBA's decision on Donald Sterling .. No room for racism in society today — Keith Marshall (@Truthh4) April 29, 2014 That's only 1% on the racism […] - Full Story

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Apr. 28, 2014

Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley released the first trailer of his Star Wars fan film, which he titled Retribution. In the trailer, which is just more than a minute and a half long, stormtroopers invade UGA’s campus, holding students hostage in multiple locations. The trailer shows fight scenes outside of the Miller Learning Center, in […] - Full Story

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Apr. 18, 2014

Danna Durante wants the Gym Dogs to do one thing in today’s NCAA Super Six. - Full Story

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Apr. 16, 2014

Quarterback Aaron Murray completed 48 of 54 scripted passes during his Pro Day workout at the Georgia practice facility Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the quarterback’s program from the day: - Full Story

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Apr. 14, 2014

AUBURN, Ala. | The No. 9 Georgia men’s tennis team claimed the 2014 Southeastern Conference regular season championship outright with a 4-0 shutout of No. 29 Auburn on Sunday afternoon. Georgia (16-6, 11-1 SEC) has now won a league-leading 37 SEC championships, 28 of which are regular season crowns. It is the 24th SEC title […] - Full Story

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Mar. 15, 2014

The No. 6 Gym Dogs will have faced each of the top five teams in the country after today’s 9 p.m. meet at Utah. Georgia (6-4, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) has the nation’s toughest schedule, having already competed against No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Florida and No. 4 Alabama, compiling a 1-3 record […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2014

Brittany MacLean, Shannon Vreeland and Amber McDermott were a 1-2-3 punch. The three Georgia swimmers swept the podium of the 500 freestyle at the Southeastern Conference championships, finishing first, second and third, respectively, at Gabrielsen Natatorium on Wednesday. But it looked more like a typical training day for those Lady Bulldogs. “A lot of people […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2014

The No. 6 Gym Dogs’ meet against Missouri Friday was canceled. The Tigers’ flight into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta was canceled due to the winter weather and the meet will not be rescheduled. Georgia (3-4) compete at Auburn Feb. 21 before returning home to face Arkansas on March 1. Fans inquiring about a refund […] - Full Story

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Feb. 3, 2014

I set out to take a short video of each gymnasts’ routine on each rotation during the Gym Dogs’ meet Saturday against Kentucky. Here are 132 seconds from Georgia’s win: FLOOR Brandie Jay Brittany Rogers Mary Beth Box Morgan Reynolds Cat Hires BEAM Sarah Persinger Kaylan Earls Lindsey Cheek Brittany Rogers Ashlyn Broussard Mary Beth […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2014

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Jan. 17, 2014

Lindsey Cheek has sticky feet. They help stick landings, earning her at least a 9.9 on vault and bars in each of Georgia’s three meets this season. That held true Friday in the Gym Dogs’ first home meet of the season against No. 2 LSU. Cheek registered a 9.9 on vault, a 9.925 on bars […] - Full Story

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Jan. 16, 2014

Khaalidah Miller saw something she hadn’t seen in a while after the Georgia women’s basketball game on Thursday night. The Lady Bulldogs huddled at center court in Stegeman Coliseum following a 60-58 win over Arkansas. “I haven’t seen anyone smile that much since four or five games ago,” Miller said. “It felt good to get […] - Full Story

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Ashlyn Broussard has never been to a Gym Dogs meet in Stegeman Coliseum. The Plano, Texas, native has practiced inside the arena, but never suited up in her competition leotard or even watched a home meet as a spectator. “To actually be a part of it and be in it is really exciting and I […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2014

Jeremy Pruitt doesn’t wear any of his three national championship rings. He doesn’t take them off every night, plopping them into a catch-all or place them on his dresser. “I don’t wear rings, I put them in my safe deposit box and don’t ever touch them,” Georgia’s new defensive coordinator said. He likes it that […] - Full Story

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Jan. 9, 2014

A final turn: Oconee grad Lindsey Cheek prepares for her final Gym Dogs season Gym Dogs Earls, Hires grow closer in their home away from home Higher expectations: Durante settles in after ‘difficult’ but successful transition Athens Christian alum and freshman Gym Dog balances goofy side with hard work Slideshow: Meet the 2014 Gym Dogs - Full Story

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Jan. 4, 2014

Jack Bauerle, Georgia’s swimming and diving head coach, has missed two home meets at Gabrielsen Natatorium. The first came last season when he was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in December 2012. The other was Saturday against NC State, but came under vastly different circumstances. Bauerle was suspended from coaching during competition […] - Full Story

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Jan. 3, 2014

Jack Bauerle can take on several different titles. Hunter, tennis and basketball player, swimmer, surfer, fisherman. Father, coach, teacher, winner. Georgia’s swimming and diving coach has won five NCAA titles, 10 Southeastern Conference championships and collected 499 wins since becoming the head coach of the women in 1979 and the men in 1983. Bauerle has […] - Full Story

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Dec. 12, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The No. 16 Georgia women’s basketball team raced to an 18-0 lead in the opening minutes en route to an 81-55 victory over Belmont on Thursday night in Nashville. Tiaria Griffin paced Georgia (9-0) with 20 points off the bench, while Khaalidah Miller added 15 points, Merritt Hempe equaled her career high […] - Full Story

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Dec. 11, 2013

Georgia senior quarterback Aaron Murray was named the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday. The 2013 SEC football individual awards were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players. Murray was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America first team, and […] - Full Story

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Dec. 3, 2013

There is more than one uniform Chris Conley is willing to wear. Other than his No. 31 jersey he wears for the Georgia football team, the junior receiver has a Star Wars Jedi costume he will break out on special occasions. Like when he wore it to the Gym Dogs’ meet against Alabama on Feb. […] - Full Story

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Nov. 29, 2013

A fresh face: QB Mason finally gets his turn as the Bulldogs’ starter Interactive coverage: Download our free Gameday app for iPad DB Dawson working through a trying year, trying to keep faith Lesser-known QB Bauta brings his workaholic nature to No. 2 QB spot DE Attaochu a big rushing threat in Georgia Tech’s new […] - Full Story

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Nov. 26, 2013

Mark Richt caught himself before commenting on uncommitted recruit Josh Malone on Tuesday. “I just want to get it straight because if you put some stickers on an envelope, you’re in trouble,” he said during his Tuesday news conference, referencing Georgia’s self-reported violations earlier this season. “I’m serious. I’m like gun-shy about all that. I’d […] - Full Story

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