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Ten@10: Reasons for freshman tight end’s departure a mystery

  • 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]

Ten@10: Signees report to UGA as summer football workouts begin

  • 9:58 am Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Chip Towers

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Believe it or not, there are only 81 days until Georgia kicks off the 2014 football season against the Clemson Tigers at Sanford Stadium. For the Bulldogs, preparations are already well under way.

Sixteen of Georgia’s 20 signees moved into the Oglethorpe House dormitory and enrolled in summer-school classes last week. That group will join the returning players for summer workouts and conditioning later this week.

So where are the four other signees, you might ask? Well, they’re either already in Athens, are on their way, or are not coming.

Quarterback Jacob Park enrolled in January and wide receiver [More]

Rewind: UGA baseball & softball in, tennis out

  • 9:56 am Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Chip Towers

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

1. In retrospect, it looks like all N.C. State did was make Georgia’s softball team mad.

The Bulldogs, a No. 4 national seed, lost to the Wolfpack 5-4 on Saturday in the NCAA Athens Regional. That dropped them into loser’s bracket and put them in a situation in which they’d face elimination in three consecutive games.

No problem. After taking care of UAB Saturday night, Georgia came back with vengeance against N.C. State on Sunday. Following a long rain delay, the Bulldogs recorded back-to-back 9-1 and 8-0 victories. They advance to an NCAA Super Regional for the sixth time in [More]

Diamond Dogs fighting for their postseason lives

  • 11:33 am Monday, May 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – Thanks to a grand-slam-highlighted, series-clinching win over No. 7 South Carolina on Sunday, the Georgia baseball team is in position to make it back into the SEC Tournament. But there remains work to be done.

Daniel Nichols hit a grand-slam home run on Sunday to power the Bulldogs to a 5-3 win over the Gamecocks on Sunday. It game Georgia its first series win over South Carolina since 2008.

More importantly, the victory moves the Bulldogs (23-23-1, 9-14-1 SEC) into 12th place overall in the conference. The top 12 teams in the 14-team league (based on winning percentage in league [More]

Rewind: It’s the ‘Year of the Dawg’ on the PGA Tour

  • 11:46 am Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
Russell Henley, Honda Classic, golf, pga

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

ATHENS – The Year of the Dog continues in professional golf.

Russell Henley became the latest Georgia Bulldog to have his named etched into a trophy on the PGA Tour. Henley, who played for the Bulldogs from 2008-11, became the fourth UGA letterman to record a victory on the tour this season on Sunday when he bested Rory McIlroy and two others in a playoff at the Honda Classic. Henley tapped in a two-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole, a par 5, to claim the win over McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Scotland’s Russell Knox.

That continues [More]

REWIND: Tough start for Diamond Dogs, tough finish for men’s hoops

  • 10:17 am Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Chip Towers

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

ATHENS – Tough start to the Scott Stricklin’s career as Georgia baseball coach. The Bulldogs were trounced for a second time Sunday by Georgia Southern, 18-4. That gave the Eagles a 2-1 victory in the season-opening, three-game series and disappointed a goodly crowd of people who came out to welcome in the new era, Stricklin among them.

“It was great to see the crowds we had Saturday and (Sunday),” Stricklin said. “Georgia fans love their baseball, and we’re going to keep working. … This is a big bump in the road, but it’s not how you start, it’s how [More]

UPDATED: UGA baseball opener is postponed, gym meet canceled, basketball team still in Starkville

  • 11:34 am Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Chip Towers

UPDATE: Georgia baseball’s season opener against Georgia Southern scheduled for Friday night has been postponed until noon Saturday and will be the first game of a double-header. Field conditions are unplayable. . . . Also, the Gym Dogs’ home meet against Missouri scheduled for Friday night has been canceled due to travel issues for the Tigers. . . . The men’s basketball team, which beat Mississippi State 75-55 on Wednesday night, remains in Starkville and was scheduled to practice there at 1 p.m. ET on Thursday. The Bulldogs were hoping to fly out of get a Columbus, Miss., by about [More]