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Feb. 12, 2016

After an upset of top-ranked Florida last week, Georgia will return to Stegeman today for its second of three consecutive home meets. Here’s what to watch when No. 11 Georgia hosts fifth-ranked LSU at 4 p.m.: BUILDING CONFIDENCE There were times on Friday where Georgia tried a little too hard to be perfect, especially on […] - Full Story

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Feb. 5, 2016

Before Georgia began its final rotation against top-ranked Florida on Friday, they huddled and listened. Senior Brandie Jay had something to say. “(We) said that this is our house and they’re not taking that away from us and that floor was our event,” Jay said. “We’ve been working so hard on this and we’re not […] - Full Story

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Feb. 4, 2016

After what Georgia coach Danna Durante called a “crazy” month of travel, the 11th-ranked Gym Dogs are ready for the comforts of home. For the next three weeks, they’ll get to sleep in their own beds. Wednesdays off will be true days off. And school work will be done in real time, not by playing […] - Full Story

Georgia begins a long home stretch against three-time defending national champion Florida at 7 p.m. Friday. Here’s what to watch when the 11th-ranked Gym Dogs (2-3, 2-1 in the SEC) host top-ranked Florida (4-0, 2-0): ROGERS’ BUSY WEEKEND Georgia senior Brittany Rogers, who trained with Canada’s national team this summer and fall, will make a […] - Full Story

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Jan. 28, 2016

As Georgia continues to struggle on beam, coach Danna Durante keeps fielding questions about it. But there’s no need to panic. “Alabama fell three times last week. Florida fell I don’t know how many times at different points in their career when they could have won a championship,” Durante said. “It happens. There are very […] - Full Story

Georgia will try to rebound from back-to-back losses against Kentucky at 7 p.m. tonight. Here are three things to watch when Georgia heads to Lexington: A SWITCH ON BEAM After the Gym Dogs fell four times on beam in a loss to Stanford they’d consider multiple factors — like how they’ve been training and what […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. | Senior Brandie Jay had a career night in her first All-Around performance, claiming a 39.475 overall score, but the No. 10 Georgia gymnastics team (1-3, 1-1) fell at Missouri by a final score of 195.8-195.35 on Friday night at Mizzou Arena. Jay paced the Gymdogs in two separate rotations, including a 9.85 […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2016

Georgia coach Danna Durante knows a small mistake can feel really big when a gymnast is balancing on a four-inch beam. And as falls mount like they did in a loss to Stanford on Monday, so does the tension. “I think it’s human nature to tighten up a little bit and feel like you have […] - Full Story

Here’s what to watch when the No. 10 Gym Dogs (1-2, 1-0) visit the 15th-ranked Tigers (2-1, 0-1): Georgia is attempting difficult skills on vault — and they’re pulling them off with ease. The Gym Dogs posted a nation-best 49.5 with three scores of 9.9 or higher in a loss to Stanford on Monday. They’ve […] - Full Story

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Jan. 19, 2016

Fifteenth-ranked Georgia dropped its home opener 195.875-195.750 to No. 22 Stanford on Monday, despite posting season highs in three events. The Gym Dogs (1-2) will head to Missouri on Friday. Here are three things to know following the loss: Searching for a 10 Senior Brandie Jay continued to improve her vault score on Monday. She […] - Full Story

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Jan. 18, 2016

Through vault and bars, the Gym Dogs were rolling. Then came the beam — and four consecutive falls. “When you see one girl fall, it’s like ‘OK, we don’t want to count a fall, so let’s all stay on beam’ and then the next girl falls and it’s ‘Oh, let’s not count another fall,’ and […] - Full Story

After two weeks on the road, the Gym Dogs are heading home. Fifteenth-ranked Georgia, fresh off a 196.775-196.700 win at No. 16 Arkansas on Friday, will host No. 22 Stanford in its home opener at 2 p.m. today. “It’s always just nice to be in Stegeman,” Georgia coach Danna Durante said. “It’s fun to be […] - Full Story

The Gym Dogs will host No. 22 Stanford at 2 p.m. today. Here are things to know for No. 15 Georgia’s home opener: Familiar faces Georgia coach Danna Durante has called on Stanford head coach Kristen Smyth a few times throughout her career. Both spent time at Arizona State — Durante as a gymnast from […] - Full Story

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Jan. 16, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | Behind strong finishes from Brittany Rogers and Mary Beth Box on beam, the No. 15 Georgia gymnastics team staved off a comeback by Arkansas to win its first meet of the season 196.775–196.700 at Barnhill Arena on Friday. As the score tightened in the final rotation, Rogers and Box posted 9.9 and […] - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2016

Before the Gym Dogs left for Ann Arbor last week, they talked about competing with courage and confidence. But in a season-opening 196.925-195.200 loss to Michigan, what they’d shown during the offseason didn’t quite translate. “I think that’s something we struggled with a little bit,” Georgia sophomore Gigi Marino said. “I think this week that’s […] - Full Story

The Gym Dogs will open SEC competition against Arkansas at 8:30 p.m. today. Here are three things to know as Georgia heads to Fayetteville: SNEAD’S DEBUT Freshman Sydney Snead posted solid scores in three events in Georgia’s loss to Michigan last week, including a team-high 9.9 on bars. She also recorded a team-high 9.875 on […] - Full Story

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Jan. 10, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. | The No. 9-ranked Georgia gymnastics team fell to No. 7 Michigan 196.925-195.200 in the Gymdogs’ season opener at Crisler Center on Saturday. “There were quite a few positives,” Georgia head coach Danna Durante said. “We had a mistake on each of the events early on and the rest of the team […] - Full Story

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Jan. 9, 2016

The Gym Dogs begin their season at Michigan Saturday at 4 p.m. Here are three to know as coach Danna Durante enters her fourth season: OFF THE MAT This fall, Georgia’s offseason work wasn’t limited to the gym. The Gym Dogs placed extra emphasis on relationship building and spent hours outside of practice getting to know […] - Full Story

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Jan. 8, 2016

Georgia gymnast Brittany Rogers often spends time after practice working on the skills she’ll need when she rejoins the Canadian National team this summer. And sometimes, her teammates glance over to watch the senior train. “It’s exciting, I think, for everyone to look across the gym and see the things that she’s doing that are […] - Full Story

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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