Monthly Archives: July 2013

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Jul. 31, 2013

Georgia became the first Southeastern Conference team to report for preseason camp on Tuesday and joins Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt today as the first to get August practices underway. - Full Story

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Four members of the Georgia men’s golf team have qualified for the U.S. Amateur. - Full Story

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This is Aaron Murray’s Georgia football team. The fifth-year senior quarterback is the clear leader, able to bring players on both sides of the ball together in the offseason to rally the team with a common goal of getting those five yards that were left on the field last December in the Georgia Dome. Junior […] - Full Story

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Jul. 30, 2013

Football season is nearing. Georgia players officially report this evening. So naturally, Bulldogs basketball coach Mark Fox knows that most of the fans that came to the final “UGA Day” event of the offseason Monday in Duluth wanted to hear about pigskin. And he’s fine with that. “I think–and I will always think–that our football […] - Full Story

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UGA golfer Sam Straka qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship after finishing second at a qualifying event held at Athens Country Club. Straka shot a 3-under-par 137 over 36 holes; a two-under 68 on Monday and a one-under 69 on Tuesday. Sepp Straka, twin brother of Sam and fellow UGA golfer, shot a one-under 139 and […] - Full Story

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Georgia men’s tennis team swept both the singles and doubles titles in this week’s Southeast leg of the ITA Summer Circuit in Gainesville, Fla. - Full Story

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The story behind why a Georgia basketball preferred walk-on will sit out this season is attracting some national attention, but it isn’t something that Dusan Langura has shared with many. Langura, who is from Switzerland, suffered a ligament tear to a knee from a bomb explosion during required military service. The incident was last winter, […] - Full Story

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Jul. 29, 2013

DULUTH — Mark Richt rose from his chair Monday night next to host Chuck Dowdle to make his point clear about how he feels about Georgia’s stringent drug policy. The Bulldogs football coach had been asked a question at the final “UGA Day” offseason speaking tour about how long it would be before the SEC […] - Full Story

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DULUTH — Mark Richt isn’t scared to throw accolades at South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The Georgia football coach was asked Monday night at the “UGA Day” event at the Gwinnett Center if Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel or Clowney is harder to game plan against. He said Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, […] - Full Story

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The Georgia men’s basketball team has added two walk-ons including guard Dusan Langura from Romont, Switzerland. Coach Mark Fox said the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Langura is recovering from an injury. Not basketball-related. “It’s a unique story,” Fox said. “He was injured when a bomb exploded when he was serving his military time in Switzerland.” Langura, in […] - Full Story

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Just got done speaking with Georgia football coach Mark Richt before his appearance at the “UGA Day” at Gwinnett Center. Here’s some of what he told the beat writers: –On working Kolton Houston into the offensive line after his reinstatement by the NCAA: “Coach Friend and coach Bobo have been banging around ideas as to […] - Full Story

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BARCELONA, Spain — Georgia’s Nic Fink came in eighth on Monday in the 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Championships. - Full Story

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UGA golfer Sam Straka is tied for second place at the U.S. Amateur qualifier that began Monday at Athens Country Club. His twin bother, Sepp, is tied for ninth after signing an even-par 70. Sam Straka, a junior, hit a 2-under 68 in his first round and sits one stroke behind leader Greyson Sigg of […] - Full Story

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A rather large contingent of former Georgia players will be returning to the state for a working visit when the Cincinnati Bengals hold a couple of combined practices with the Atlanta Falcons next week. They also will be coming to a TV near you (well, if you get the premium channel HBO) starting on Aug. […] - Full Story

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Jul. 28, 2013

ATLANTA — There’s something special about Atlanta for John Isner, and the 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star is something special in tiebreakers. The top-seeded Isner beat 6-foot-8 South African Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the Atlanta Open in the tallest final in ATP Tour history. Anderson was seeded second. The […] - Full Story

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BARCELONA, Spain — Shannon Vreeland and Megan Romano, who helped lead Georgia to the NCAA title in March, earned gold medals on the United States 4×100-meter freestyle relay on Sunday at the FINA World Championships. With Vreeland and Romano swimming the second half of the race, the relay set the American record with a time […] - Full Story

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Jul. 27, 2013

There is hardly something that resembles an offseason in the life of a college football player at a major program. - Full Story

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LYON, France — Former University of Georgia student-athlete Jarryd Wallace earned his second gold medal and world record at the International Paralympic Committee Track & Field World Championships, as he raced a leg of the 4×100 meter relay that set a new world record early Saturday morning. “It feels amazing. This was even sweeter than […] - Full Story

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ATLANTA — Top-seeded John Isner and second-seeded Kevin Anderson set up what Atlanta Open officials will be the “tallest” final in ATP Tour history. The 6-foot-10 Isner beat Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Saturday, and the 6-8 Anderson topped American Ryan Harrison 6-3, 7-6 (3) in the night semifinal. Isner, who led the […] - Full Story

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Jul. 26, 2013

Kolton Houston isn’t concerned about how he might fit on Georgia’s offensive line. After fighting for more than three years to gain his eligibility with the NCAA, which had barred him from playing for testing positive for a banned substance, Houston simply can’t wait to play his first college snap for the Bulldogs. “I don’t […] - Full Story

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ATLANTA — Top-seeded John Isner advanced to his fourth straight Atlanta Open semifinal Friday, beating James Blake 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5). - Full Story

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Georgia will open its Southeastern Conference men’s basketball season on the road at Missouri, play at Florida the following week and visit Kentucky before the end of January, according to the Bulldogs’ league schedule obtained under an open records request. The Bulldogs entire 18-game conference slate viewed in its entirety actually could be seen as […] - Full Story

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Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity met with reporters Friday after Kolton Houston addressed the media following his reinstatement by the NCAA. Here’s the question and answer session with McGarity: Q: Will Houston be subject to any additional drug testing? A: All our testing is random. It just depends on what comes up. Q: Any disappointment […] - Full Story

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Jul. 25, 2013

The online headline for a story I filed Wednesday night that ran on this web site and in Thursday’s Athens Banner-Herald: “UGA offensive line still taking shape entering preseason practice.” Yep. That’s more true now than ever after the NCAA reinstated offensive tackle Kolton Houston on Thursday. The news came out in the evening. So […] - Full Story

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Georgia players (current and former) took to Twitter Thursday night to voice their happy reaction to news that offensive lineman Kolton Houston has been reinstated by the NCAA. Offensive tackle John Theus ( @jtheus71  ) My boy @KoltonHouston75 is back!! Center David Andrews ( @dandrews61 ) The man the myth the legend is back @KoltonHouston75. […] - Full Story

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