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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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DESTIN, Fla. | Some 90 miles away from Alabama’s campus and about 70 miles from Auburn’s, football coaches next week from Michigan will be on hand at Prattville High School in the state to serve as guest coaches. Southeastern Conference coaches would like the rest of the power five conferences to join them in opposing […] - Full Story

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Mark Richt made the rounds of UGA Day events this spring spreading the good news about the Bulldogs’ injury list. By June, the Georgia football coach said again this week in Macon all players are expected to be able to take part in offseason workouts. Now keeping them on the practice and game fields is […] - Full Story

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The last Southeastern Conference spring meetings that retiring commissioner Mike Slive will preside over will be held this week at the beachfront Sandestin Hilton resort in the Florida Panhandle. University presidents and chancellors, athletic directors and coaches will discuss and vote on conference and national legislation as they grapple with implementing increased autonomy for the […] - 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. 21, 2015

The intersection of recruiting, social media and NCAA rules resulted in Georgia reporting two secondary violations since April, including one involving the football program. Football recruits “were provided pictures which were taken during a campus visit via social media,” on Feb. 21 according to a summary of the violation described in information obtained by an […] - Full Story

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND | Finally, the timetable and location for Georgia’s indoor athletic facility is confirmed public knowledge. A long-time figment of speculation and debate, athletics director Greg McGarity announced at Thursday’s athletic board of directors meeting the building will be adjacent to Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, parallel to Rutherford Street. Construction could begin as early […] - Full Story

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May. 20, 2015

MACON | Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox, fresh off his second straight 20-win season and a trip to the NCAA tournament, has agreed to a contract extension with the school that comes with a raise, he said Wednesday night. “We have,” he said before a UGA Day speaking event at the Walnut Creek Shooting […] - Full Story

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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. 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 Richt has received verbal pledges from 10 players in the 2016 recruiting class — eight more than the Georgia Bulldogs coach had to his credit for the 2015 haul this time last year. That’s a hot start (currently rated the No. 6 class in the country by Scout.com), made especially impressive with five-star quarterback […] - 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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Georgia’s planned football indoor practice facility could begin construction as early as January of 2016, university president Jere Morehead said Thursday evening before the UGA Day event. “We don’t want to interfere with the current football season,” Morehead said at the Arena at the Forum Civic Center. “It’s hard for me to tell you a […] - Full Story

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Apr. 14, 2015

Georgia’s secondary has another feel-good story this spring, just like during Jeremy Pruitt’s first a year ago. That’s when Aaron Davis went from a little-known walk-on to a player who was working with the Bulldogs’ No. 1 defensive unit. Davis went on to start 10 games in the fall, made 40 tackles and snagged an […] - Full Story

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Georgia coach Mark Richt said Saturday that Brandon Kublanow would get center work during 11-on-11 in Tuesday’s spring practice. It turned out, Kublanow said, that he spent the entire practice at the position. “It was definitely a good learning day,” the junior said. Sophomore Isaiah Wynn, who has held the No. 1 center spot after […] - Full Story

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Among the early enrollees who stood out in Saturday’s G-Day was defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter. His seven tackles trailed only Natrez Patrick and Reggie Carter’s eight. The 6-foot-4 Ledbetter left Tucker High School in the 265 to 270 range, but during the spring game TV broadcast, it was reported he had lost a significant amount of […] - Full Story

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