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Jul. 29, 2015

Before the sun rises, Greg McGarity is usually already at his office. The Georgia athletic director gets in weekday runs of about 30 minutes, showers and prepares for the day ahead at the Butts-Mehre building without having much of a morning meal. “A breakfast of Diet Coke,” he said. “Sometimes I’ll sneak a packet of […] - Full Story

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May. 26, 2015

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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Mar. 12, 2015

Walter McCrary Grady Sports Bureau While driving her car 1,513 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Georgia in the summer of 2012, Brandie Jay was traveling the road from Olympic hopeful to college athlete. It brought her to a comfortable place. “Athens is what I call home now,” she says. Jay is one of the […] - Full Story

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Mar. 7, 2015

Trailing Arkansas after three rotations, Georgia knew it needed stellar floor performances to overcome the Razorbacks. The Gym Dogs (4-6, 3-4 SEC) got exactly that and posted a season-high 49.550, bolstered by career-high performances from Mary Beth Box (9.950), Gigi Marino (9.950) and Vivi Babalis (9.875) to best visiting Arkansas (5-7, 2-5) 196.775-196.650 on Saturday. […] - Full Story

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Mar. 6, 2015

It’s been six weeks since the Georgia Gym Dogs won a home meet. It’s been six weeks since Georgia scored a season-high 196.975. And it’s been a whole season without a score of 197 or higher. With only two meets remaining in the regular season, the Gym Dogs know their opportunities are running out. Junior […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2015

The Georgia Gym Dogs have lost three of their last four meets, have fallen apart in the end of two meets and are going up against another Southeastern Conference team ranked higher than they are. But in Georgia’s practice gym, there’s no concern or panic. It’s just business as usual. “We were back in here […] - Full Story

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Feb. 20, 2015

The energy was pulsing throughout Stegeman Coliseum. Georgia had just put up its highest score of the season on vault, a 49.550. As the Gym Dogs stood in a pack and prepared for bars, junior Brittany Rogers, who was coming off a 9.95 on vault, stood off to the side. She closed her eyes, took […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2015

If the Gym Dogs were concerned about how their opponent has performed this season, there would be reason for worry. Fortunately for Georgia, the team will have something back on Friday it has been missing for quite a while. “I walked past the Coliseum today and got chills and I’m not even in a leotard […] - Full Story

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Feb. 5, 2015

Four inches is a small space to impress four judges. On top of the beam, there’s barely enough room for feet. There will be no room for error when the No. 9 Georgia Gym Dogs (2-3, 2-1 SEC) tackle the beam, one of four events, on the road against the No. 3 LSU Tigers (6-1, […] - Full Story

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Jan. 29, 2015

Sophomore Ashlyn Broussard has many nit-picky areas of her gymnastics routines she wants to improve upon. Broussard is working towards maintaining a straighter body position on the vault, she’s trying to stick better landings on her floor exercise and she’s attempting to refine her splits on the beam. Unfortunately, she can’t perfect all of those […] - Full Story

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Jan. 24, 2015

Danna Durante is usually calm and collected, her preferred method of teaching constructed with positivity and encouragement. That side of the Georgia gymnastics coach had to go away in the aftermath of Georgia’s frustrating loss at Denver earlier this week. The third-year coach dropped the pats on the back and instead asked her squad a […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

The Georgia Gym Dogs faced two choices following Monday’s disappointing loss at Denver. They could roll over and quit after dropping two of the season’s first three meets or fight to restore order. According to coach Danna Durante, one of those wasn’t really an available route to take. “I don’t roll over. We don’t roll […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2015

Back inside Stegeman Coliseum. That’s where the No. 7 Georgia Gymdogs will be Friday night at 7 p.m. for their first Southeastern Conference meet of the season. But the matchup with Missouri (2-0) won’t be the first time spent on the home mats this week. After losing to then-No. 8 Michigan last Saturday, Georgia coach […] - Full Story

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Jan. 10, 2015

By the time senior year rolls around, it’s time to check all boxes on a college to-do list. On Saturday, Sarah Persinger got to check the box next to “perform all-around in Stegeman Coliseum. Despite losing to No. 8 Michigan by an even point to open the season, head coach Danna Durante called Persinger’s performance […] - Full Story

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Jan. 9, 2015

In Danna Durante’s first year as coach of the Georgia gymnastics team, the GymDogs made a much-awaited return after four years to the prestigious Super Six and finished sixth in the country. In Durante’s second season, Georgia again qualified for the Super Six and finished fifth in the nation behind Florida and Oklahoma (national co-champs), […] - Full Story

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Jul. 18, 2014

Former Georgia gymnastics coach Suzanne Yoculan, All-America football player and assistant coach Steve Greer, and soccer pioneer Stephanie Yarem Ransom have been chosen for induction into the University of Georgia's Circle of Honor. - 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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Feb. 1, 2014

There is an exchange Danna Durante saves to share with Sarah Persinger before a routine. - Full Story

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Jan. 31, 2014

Chelsea Davis is a reliable anchor. - Full Story

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Jan. 29, 2014

Georgia women’s tennis player Lauren Herring has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Wednesday. - Full Story

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Jan. 24, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The No. 6 Georgia gymnastics team led No. 3 Florida after each of the first three rotations, but couldn’t hold on as the Gators rallied to win, 198.050-196.700 in front of 10,013 fans at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Friday. - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2014

Brittany Rogers wraps her right ankle before each meet. - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2014

By Rachel G. Bowers - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2014

Staff Reports - Full Story

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Jan. 20, 2014

Georgia had no shortage of production from its underclassmen on Monday as the Gym Dogs defeated Iowa to earn their second victory of the season.  - Full Story

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