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UGA / DawgNation


UGA-Notre Dame game carries special meaning for Atlanta family

ATHENS — John Sweeney and his family were driving down Clayton Street in downtown Athens looking for a parking place so they could eat at one of their favorite places, Mellow Mushroom. After circling the block a couple times, a spot miraculously opened up right in front of the entrance. Just as they pulled in, a legendary figured walked by. “’Oh my God, that’s Herschel Walker...



UGA women score best finish ever in NCAA track

UGA women score best finish ever in NCAA track

ATHENS — Georgia was unable to run down the NCAA team title that has proven so elusive, but the Bulldogs did score their best finish ever in the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
How Malik Zaire’s transfer to Florida affects UGA in the SEC East race

How Malik Zaire’s transfer to Florida affects UGA in the SEC East race

Welcome to your one-stop shop for Georgia football news and takes every Monday through Friday. Today, we take a look at the toughest games on UGA’s schedule, some freak athleticism from Trent Thompson and how Malik Zaire’s move to Florida affects the race for the SEC East title.
No, Auburn is not moving to the SEC East – but it should, along with Alabama

No, Auburn is not moving to the SEC East – but it should, along with Alabama

DESTIN, Fla. – The idea of moving Auburn to the SEC East is not on the agenda here at league meetings. The five minutes that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey spent talking about it with the media were five minutes more than it was discussed by the league itself. So that’s out of the way. It’s not happening. They’re not thinking of moving Auburn to the East. Which begs the question...
Mark Fox on whether UGA basketball has reached a ceiling under him

Mark Fox on whether UGA basketball has reached a ceiling under him

DESTIN, Fla. – There’s no use dancing around the question anymore, so it was put directly to Mark Fox: What does he say to fans who worry that his Georgia basketball program has hit a ceiling, that Mark Fox can’t take the program any further?
WATCH: UGA commit Chris Smith covers big target Trey Dean

WATCH: UGA commit Chris Smith covers big target Trey Dean

What happens when UGA commit Christopher Smith II covers Trey Dean? That’s what DawgNation got to see shortly after Smith had a successful start to his Cam Newton 7-on-7 Memorial Day tournament at Shiloh High School.

When previewing Georgia’s upcoming football season, it’s pretty clear which opponents are expected to provide the Dawgs with their greatest challenges, what with a visit to Knoxville and the annual gut-check in Jacksonville looming large.

UGA and the facilities arms race, and a master plan

ST. SIMONS ISLAND – Georgia’s football team has one of the smallest weight rooms in the SEC. Bulldog football players also don’t have easy parking, so star players move around campus on scooters.
Georgia Football 2017 Opponent Preview: South Carolina Gamecocks

Georgia Football 2017 Opponent Preview: South Carolina Gamecocks

Kirby Smart got the better of South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp last season in the first-ever matchup between the two former Georgia Bulldogs. (Unless you count pickup basketball.) The 28-14 win in Columbia was the lone bright spot in one of the worst stretches for Georgia football in some time, with losses to Ole Miss and Tennessee on one side and defeats to Vanderbilt and Florida on the other...
Georgia baseball’s opener in SEC Tournament postponed until Wednesday morning

Georgia baseball’s opener in SEC Tournament postponed until Wednesday morning

Georgia’s baseball team must wait to open SEC Tournament play. As relayed by ESPN’s Peter Burns, the game between Georgia and Mississippi State has been postponed until Wednesday. The teams will play in the first game of the day, with a 10:30 a.m. ET start. Georgia and Mississippi State were scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday. However, South Carolina beat Vanderbilt in 11 innings...
Georgia baseball’s opener in SEC Tournament postponed until Wednesday morning

Georgia baseball’s opener in SEC Tournament postponed until Wednesday morning

Georgia’s baseball team must wait to open SEC Tournament play. As relayed by ESPN’s Peter Burns, the game between Georgia and Mississippi State has been postponed until Wednesday. The teams will play in the first game of the day, with a 10:30 a.m. ET start. Georgia and Mississippi State were scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday. However, South Carolina beat Vanderbilt in 11 innings...
2017 NCAA Tennis: Georgia loses nailbiter to UNC in semifinals

2017 NCAA Tennis: Georgia loses nailbiter to UNC in semifinals

The UGA men’s tennis team saw its NCAA Tournament title hopes end in the Final Four Monday. After being down 1-0 after a lost doubles point, a four-hour weather delay, a switch of venues from the outdoor courts to the indoor courts, Georgia’s 4-3 loss to No.
Memorial service set for former UGA star Lamar Heard

Memorial service set for former UGA star Lamar Heard

Memorial service arrangements have been finalized for former UGA star Lamar Heard. Date: Saturday, May 27 Time: Noon ET Location: Central Presbyterian Church Address: 201 Washington Street in Atlanta, Ga.

ATHENS — The barks were back at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on the UGA campus Thursday. In a man-we-needed-that moment the likes of which Georgia has not encountered in a while, the 13th-seeded Bulldogs knocked off No.
SEC looking to cut length of average college football game

SEC looking to cut length of average college football game

If you’ve watched or attended college football games lately and said to yourself, this game seems too long, you’re not alone. The NCAA and SEC think so, too. And if you’ve sat through what’s supposed to be a 20-minute halftime and thought to yourself, that went a bit longer than 20 minutes, you’re also not alone. Again, the NCAA and SEC have noticed. The SEC, as part...
UGA ranks 9th in the SEC in revenue

UGA ranks 9th in the SEC in revenue

The Baton Rouge Advocate acquired the financial reports for the 2015-16 school year, the one most recently available for all schools. The exception being Vanderbilt, as it is a private school. Here are a few takeaways from Georgia’s perspective: Georgia ranks ninth in the SEC in both revenue ($124.66 million) and expenses ($115.5 million). The schools that Georgia spent more than were South...
Kirby Smart: First year as UGA coach was ‘disappointing’

Kirby Smart: First year as UGA coach was ‘disappointing’

The question to Kirby Smart was right to the point: How would you assess Year 1 as Georgia’s head football coach? Smart’s answer was just as direct. “Year 1 was disappointing,” Smart said. “Any time you finish 8-5 it’s a disappointment at the University of Georgia. Certainly not the standard that I expect to keep.” It wasn’t the first time Smart has...
Greg McGarity takes responsibility for Bulldogs’ struggles

Greg McGarity takes responsibility for Bulldogs’ struggles

Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity, while acknowledging and taking responsibility for the underperformance of Georgia teams, and urged his athletic board to “not be distracted by those who seek to divide us.” UGA ranks 24th in the NCAA Director’s Cup all-sports standings, updated on Thursday. The school is in danger of finishing out of the top 20 for the first time in nearly...
Lamar Heard, UGA’s Final Four team captain, dies

Lamar Heard, UGA’s Final Four team captain, dies

Lamar Heard, a captain on Georgia’s 1983 Final four men’s basketball team, has died. He was 55. The cause of death was not immediately known. However, he had fallen ill suddenly earlier this month and had been hospitalized since in Atlanta, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Heard’s family is asking for privacy at this time. Heard, a Cartersville native, was one...
UGA’s Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges in Athens

UGA’s Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges in Athens

Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday on two misdemeanor drug charges in Athens. Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was charged with possession and use of drug related objects, and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, according to the Athens-Clarke County Jail web site. A team spokesman said head coach Kirby Smart was...
UGA wide receiver arrested on marijuana charge during traffic stop

UGA wide receiver arrested on marijuana charge during traffic stop

ATHENS -- Georgia receiver Riley Ridley was arrested along with one other person for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Saturday night, after the two were pulled over by Athens-Clarke County police on a traffic stop. Ridley subsequently told police that he had bought and consumed the marijuana earlier that day, according to the arrest report. Ridley, from Deerfield Beach, Fla., was arrested at 10...
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