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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. 14, 2015

A busy week on the recruiting front just wrapped up as Georgia handed out plenty of offers, landed a commitment and hosted its annual 7-on-7 camps. Here are five things you should know about this past week in recruiting. Bulldogs get their qB… for 2017 Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer targeted 2017 quarterback Bailey Hockman and […] - 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. 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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