- 1:51 pm Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE MONDAY REWIND
The Georgia football team took off Sunday and Monday after practicing 19 times the first 16 days of August. They’ll return to the field on Tuesday for the final 10 days of preparation for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson. Here’s what happened over the weekend.
1. Many people don’t realize that when the Bulldogs say they’re in preseason camp, they’re truly in a camp. For the past two weeks, 105 players and select members of the support staff have been living in hotel rooms at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. That ended and they checked out this [More]
- 9:49 am Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. Georgia is just four days into preseason camp and injuries are starting to become part of the 2014 storyline. The latest name added to the list is Shattle Fenteng.
Fenteng, a junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College, was having his shoulder and arm attended to by head trainer Ron Courson early in Monday’s practice before leaving Woodruff Practice Fields for the day. UGA was unable to supply an injury update after the 90-minute workout and the hope is that there will be one at some point Tuesday.
- 10:00 am Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. Georgia announced last week that tight end Hunter Atkinson, an incoming freshman from Oakwood, was quitting the team “to concentrate on opportunities associated with his long term career goals.” He’d been on campus barely two weeks.
I’ve tried to reach Atkinson or members of his family since that somewhat vague announcement in hopes of getting more details. But it appears they’re not interested elaborating, at least not at this point. I did get a chance to talk to Atkinson’s coach at West Hall High School, Tony Lotti, however.
Lotti informed me he had a brief visit [More]
- 9:54 am Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. Word coming out of Georgia’s football complex is that the Bulldogs’ “229 Boys” – Malcolm Mitchell, Jay Rome and Justin Scott-Wesley – have progressed nicely in their rehabilitations from leg injuries and are now working out full speed with the rest of the team in summer conditioning and practices. This is good news and, if it holds true through preseason camp, is a big deal for the Bulldogs’ offensive fortunes in 2014.
High offensive production has been almost taken for granted the past couple of seasons under the direction of quarterback Aaron Murray. Now it’s Hutson Mason’s [More]
- 3:04 pm Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
GREENSBORO – According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, by the time NFL players have been retired for two years, 78 percent are either bankrupt or under significant financial stress. Sixty percent of former NBA players are broke within five years of retirement, according to the same report.
Georgia is doing something to try to steer its football players away from a similar fate.
UGA executive associate athletic director Carla Williams, who counts student-athlete services and life skills among her many responsibilities, told the Athletic Association’s board of directors Thursday about a symposium that has been organized for the Bulldogs’ football players this [More]
- 6:51 pm Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia wanted to talk to Robert Carter about possibly playing basketball for the Bulldogs. But Georgia Tech wouldn’t give them that chance.
Greg McGarity, UGA’s athletic director, confirmed Wednesday that he personally asked Georgia Tech for permission to speak to the 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward about a possible transfer. But that request was denied by the Yellow Jackets’ athletic director Mike Bobinski.
“Well, as per NCAA rules, we asked for permission to visit with (Carter), but unfortunately that permission was denied by Georgia Tech,” McGarity said Wednesday. “And that was very disappointing in light of the situation we had with Daniel [More]
- 3:29 pm Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia athletes are getting it done in the classroom.
That was the findings of the NCAA in its annual Academic Progress Rate report, which was released Wednesday. All 20 of the Bulldogs’ sports met the NCAA’s minimum standards for eligibility, retention and graduation, with three of the teams posting perfect scores and 12 being ranked among the top six in the SEC.
“It takes the commitment of coaches, academic counseling and student services staff, and the student-athletes themselves to be successful,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “This is a good example of how that teamwork can bring positive results.”
- 10:00 am Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. An interesting question was posed Mike Mayock, a draft analyst for the NFL Network, on a recent teleconference call with reporters. Mayock was asked who he thought would have the better pro career, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray or LSU’s Zach Mettenberger.
“They’re complete opposites,” Mayock said. “It’s really intriguing. The common denominator is they’re both coming off ACL injuries late last season. Both had great pro day workouts. Mettenberger has as strong an arm as anybody in the draft. I’d be surprised if he didn’t go second round. Looked like he recovered from the ACL, which is [More]
- 1:17 pm Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – In the end, Georgia got what it wanted.
So did Auburn. So did Florida. LSU, not so much.
But what about you, Bulldog fan? Did you get what you wanted?
With the SEC’s announcement Sunday that it planned to stick with an eight-game conference schedule and a 6-1-1 format, nothing changes for the Bulldogs. They get to keep Auburn as their permanent cross-division rival and they already have Georgia Tech as an annual out-of-conference foe from a power conference, so that criteria for the new scheduling model is satisfied. Georgia moves forward into playoff world without any significant changes.
Is that a [More]
- 3:09 pm Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – The University of Georgia on Wednesday announced a two-year contract extension for men’s basketball coach Mark Fox. That means it will expire at the end of the 2017-18 season.
Fox’s fifth Georgia team went 20-14 this past season and finished in a tie for second place in the SEC with a 12-6. Fox has an overall record of 85-77 and an SEC record of 40-44 heading into his sixth season.
Fox was traveling to Texas for the Final Four and is not answering questions about the extension beyond the statement he gave in the UGA’s news release. Meanwhile, Georgia Athletic Director [More]