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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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Jun. 23, 2015

Marcus Thornton may be a long-shot to be selected in Thursday’s NBA draft. He may not even be the most highly-rated player named Marcus Thornton in the pool of prospects. Georgia’s all-time leader in games played certainly has tried to make the most of his chances to be seen up close and personal by teams […] - 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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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

After his first season at Georgia, Mark Fox talked about wanting to line up games against North Carolina and Roy Williams. It hasn’t happened yet, but the Georgia men’s basketball coach said he spoke to his Tar Heels counterpart on the recruiting circuit recently in Lexington, Kent., about getting their teams together. “He’s willing to […] - 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. 14, 2015

Georgia will have a chance to pick up a quality men’s basketball road win when it plays this coming season at Baylor in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Baylor, located in Waco, Texas, is ranked No. 17 in ESPN.com’s early top 25 rankings. This is the first ever meeting between the schools. The Bears went 24-10 […] - Full Story

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May. 7, 2015

Mark Fox has won more games on the basketball court. And, naturally, his recruiting has trended upward parallel to trips to the NIT and NCAA tournaments the past two seasons. The additions of former Bulldog Jonas Hayes and Yasir Rosemond, an Atlanta native, to the staff have surely helped. Personality and connections go a long […] - Full Story

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Mar. 27, 2015

Georgia’s quarterback competition will heat up Saturday with the first spring scrimmage. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald break down how the race is shaping up and our impressions of where the candidates stand in the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast. We get extra insight from someone that knows a thing or two […] - Full Story

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Mar. 24, 2015

Georgia reached the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2011, but the Bulldogs stay was short as eventual Sweet 16 team Michigan State prevailed in Charlotte. On the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald look back at the season just completed and look ahead and […] - Full Story

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Mar. 23, 2015

With Georgia’s season just ended in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Cameron Forte sized up the departing seniors and the incoming freshmen and still liked the makeup of the Bulldogs for next season. “It will be tough losing two posts but we’ll have three, four or five experienced wings so I don’t think it will […] - Full Story

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Mar. 22, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | What’s next for Georgia men’s basketball after a 21-12 season ended with the Bulldogs going out as a No. 10 seed in an NCAA tournament game at Time Warner Cable Arena? The answer to that question in 2011 turned out to be losing NBA early entries Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie and […] - Full Story

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Mar. 21, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Georgia kept getting knocked down but kept coming back. Right until the closing seconds of its round of 64 NCAA Tournament East Region game against No. 23 Michigan State Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Georgia twice rallied in the second half from down 13 but in the end, the result was […] - Full Story

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Mar. 20, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Adam Pecina is afraid Kenny Gaines hates him. OK, not really. Pecina, on Georgia’s athletic training staff the last nine months, laughs when he says that, but he concedes he might be getting on Gaines’ nerves. That’s because it’s Pecina’s job to get the sprained left foot of the Georgia star guard […] - Full Story

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. | When Georgia finished its 40-minute NCAA tournament open practice at Time Warner Cable Arena Thursday, assistant coach Yasir Rosemond made sure to get a keepsake. He had a photo snapped of him with former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill. Coach Mark Fox chatted courtside with Bill Raftery, who is calling the […] - Full Story

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Mar. 17, 2015

Even before Georgia’s name showed up on the screen on the NCAA tournament selection show on Sunday night, Matt Bucklin braced himself when he saw Michigan State as a No. 7 seed in Charlotte. “To be honest with you, my heart sunk, took a leap, did something,” Bucklin said. Georgia had been projected as a […] - Full Story

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Mar. 16, 2015

A year ago Mark Fox couldn’t have envisioned exactly what his Georgia men’s basketball team would have to go through to get there, but he saw a seasoned roster that had the makeup to reach the NCAA tournament. That became reality on Sunday night when the Bulldogs received an at-large bid as a No. 10 […] - Full Story

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Mar. 15, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Who are these people? Why are they playing together? There were stretches during Saturday’s second semifinal at the Southeastern Conference Tournament where Georgia’s five on the floor brought forth these questions. As for the answers, well… we’re learning more and more about who Kenny Paul Geno is and what Cameron Forte is […] - Full Story

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Georgia players will gather at basketball coach Mark Fox’s home on Sunday night for a chance to see their hard work this season pay off with an expected NCAA tournament berth, the program’s first since 2011. The Bulldogs had a chance to add to its profile by securing its best win of […] - Full Story

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Mar. 14, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | No pain, no Gaines.  For Georgia, this season has been about dealing with injuries and managing the role and rotation implications that come with starters and key reserves constantly shuffling in and out of the trainer’s room.  By now, whether snakebitten or what, the Bulldogs are used to being shorthanded.  So no […] - Full Story

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Georgia got some payback against South Carolina late Friday night, turning the tables on the team that swept it in the regular season. Of course, as has been a theme for the Bulldogs, injury worries were a big backdrop of the 74-62 SEC tournament quarterfinal victory at Bridgestone Arena. South Carolina rallied from a […] - Full Story

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Mar. 12, 2015

Georgia opens play in the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday night insisting it is bringing the same mindset that led to the Bulldogs’ 20-win season even if its postseason fate isn’t expected to ride on the outcome. The Bulldogs are in a position they haven’t been in for more than a decade entering the tournament: considered […] - Full Story

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