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Sep. 24, 2011

Former Georgia teammates Matthew Stafford and A.J. Green have had no problems finding the end zone in the first two weeks of the NFL season. - Full Story

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Aug. 19, 2011

It was especially pleasing for all Georgia Bulldog supporters to see Jeff Keppinger with the world champion San Francisco Giants in Atlanta this past week. - Full Story

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Jun. 17, 2011

It was good to see native Athenian David Perno draw praise for recruiting an outstanding group of players that will enter Georgia as freshmen this fall. - Full Story

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May. 25, 2011

"Everything was Jake" last week. Two Athenians received high honors: Jake Scott, versatile defensive back on Georgia's 1968 Southeastern Conference championship team and all-pro with the Miami Dolphins, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this year; and Jake Westbrook pitched another shutout for the National League division leading St. Louis Cardinals. - Full Story

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Apr. 25, 2011

Georgia coach Mark Richt's tour of Bulldog Clubs these days brings to memory their formation in all 159 counties throughout the state in the early 1950s. - Full Story

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Apr. 13, 2011

Congratulations to Georgia tennis coach Manuel Diaz, assistant Will Glenn and their players for winning another Southeastern Conference team title. - Full Story

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Apr. 7, 2011

Georgia swim coach Jack Bauerle will need to refresh his knowledge of the Chinese language when he returns as the U.S. women's coach at the world championships in Shanghai, China, in July. - Full Story

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Mar. 25, 2011

During the Georgia-LSU tennis match here last Saturday, I was sitting with two former Bulldogs - Dr. Tom von Dohlen (1975-77) of Caldwell, W.Va., and Gil Gainer (1975-78) of Conyers - watching the No. 4 singles match between Georgia's Drake Bernstein and LSU's Mark Boutwell. - Full Story

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Mar. 5, 2011

Georgia certainly hit the jackpot when Hernus Pieters of Pretoria, South Africa, signed with the Bulldogs. - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2011

Former Georgia basketball star Herb White of Decatur is perhaps the Bulldogs' most knowledgeable fan, and he is not discouraged by their late-season slide this year. - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2011

Not many schools have captured more than one NCAA football crown (Auburn now has two), but the Georgia Bulldogs have won two consensus titles and almost took the cake three years in a row. - Full Story

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Dec. 15, 2010

The Pittsburgh Steelers' Hines Ward is in his 13th season with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is showing no signs of slowing up. - Full Story

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Dec. 10, 2010

Former Georgia star running back Knowshon Moreno, who led all NFL rookies in rushing yards last year, is doing even better in his second season with the Denver Broncos. - Full Story

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Dec. 6, 2010

Georgia has played twice previously in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis: Dec. 16, 1967, and Dec. 29, 1987. - Full Story

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Nov. 25, 2010

In the old days, a team certainly had to win more than six games to get a bid. Of course, in the old days, there were only four bowls. The Rose Bowl came first on Jan. 1, 1902, followed by the Orange, Cotton and Sugar, and now there are 35 bowls. - Full Story

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Nov. 20, 2010

Most schools play their main rival the last game of the season - and they usually have an open date before it in order to prepare and have more time for injured players to heal. - Full Story

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Nov. 11, 2010

Georgia has played Auburn 113 games, 12 more than its next oldest rival, Georgia Tech. - Full Story

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Oct. 29, 2010

Florida has beaten Georgia decisively the past two years (41-17 in 2009 and 49-10 in 2008) with the Gators' great quarterback Tim Tebow leading the way, but Georgia won 42-30 in 2007. - Full Story

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Oct. 22, 2010

Kentucky whipped Georgia 34-27 in Athens last year, staging a big rally in the second half. - Full Story

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Oct. 19, 2010

Georgia has had three All-America place-kickers: Allan Leavitt in 1976, Rex Robinson in 1979 and Kevin Butler in 1983 and 1984. It's a good bet that Blair Walsh will be a fourth All-America pick this year. - Full Story

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Oct. 15, 2010

A.J. Green and Blair Walsh, Georgia's All-SEC players the past two years, have been outstanding in Georgia's wins over Vanderbilt the previous two seasons. - Full Story

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Oct. 13, 2010

Big John Isner, who led the U.S. Davis Cup team to victory over Colombia in Bogota last month, made an impressive showing at the China Open in Beijing last week. - Full Story

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Oct. 9, 2010

It will be D-Day and a “Shootout At High Noon” Saturday in Sanford Stadium when Georgia meets Tennessee. Or one might say D-D Day for the Derek Dooley-led Vols. Incidentally, Derek Dooley is the second native-born Athenian to be head coach of a college football team. Bill Curry (Georgia Tech, Alabama, Kentucky and currently Georgia […] - Full Story

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Oct. 7, 2010

Georgia has played Tennessee fewer times than any other Southeastern Conference rival except Mississippi State. - Full Story

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