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5-star Marietta wide receiver with notable last name commits to UGA

Before Dominick Blaylock was a 5-star Marietta high schooler and No. 2 wide receiver of the 2019 class, he was a son. But not just anyone’s son. His father is former Atlanta Hawk and NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock. And on Sunday, the Walton High School student announced on Twitter his intentions to play at the University of Georgia, which DawgNation confirmed. His stepfather...



Shades of Augusta evident at Royal Birkdale

SOUTHPORT, England – The Open championship is for enjoying major competition in a setting where the history overpowers you, never redundant, even if you have spent years coming across the Atlantic to observe golfers playing a different game from what you are familiar with on the PGA Tour.
New Georgia gymnastics coach invites 3 dismissed Gym Dogs to return

New Georgia gymnastics coach invites 3 dismissed Gym Dogs to return

ATHENS — Three members of the Georgia gymnastics team who were dismissed by previous coach Danna Durante were reinstated by the new coach, though one since has left the program on her own. Natalie Vaculik, Caroline Bradford and Jasmine Arnold were dismissed by Durante for reasons unrelated to discipline in April. Durante was fired a few days later. When Courtney Kupets Carter, one of the...
O-line must come through for Dogs to meet expectations

O-line must come through for Dogs to meet expectations

ATHENS – Sam Pittman is a great offensive line coach. That’s his reputation at least. Kirby Smart certainly thought so when he targeted Pittman as one of his first assistant coach hires back in December of 2015.
Low-key Roquan Smith living up to hype at UGA

Low-key Roquan Smith living up to hype at UGA

HOOVER, Ala. — Kirby Smart had a tough decision about which players to bring with him to SEC Media Days, especially when it came to the defensive side of the ball.

Georgia’s most important players of 2017: Why Nick Chubb is a notch above

ATHENS – The greatest characteristic of a great football player, it would seem, is that when the other team knows he’s going to get the ball, and everyone in the building knows he’s going to get the ball,  and then he does get the ball, he still runs for a 50-yard touchdown.
UGA Living Legends: Vince Dooley, the Renaissance coach, talks Bulldogs, Kirby Smart

UGA Living Legends: Vince Dooley, the Renaissance coach, talks Bulldogs, Kirby Smart

ATHENS — Vince Dooley still has it. He still knows how to work a room. This was evident a couple of weeks ago when the 84-year-old coaching legend was the featured speaker at an event at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta. This was not one of Dooley’s regular speaking gigs. He talks to football enthusiasts, gardeners and historians all the time. And while these...

Georgia football podcast: An interesting dilemma involving 5-star QBs Justin Fields and Matt Corral

Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they discuss UGA coach Kirby Smart’s quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC, and break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news. On episode No...

Georgia football: The top 5 wide receivers UGA will face this season

We continue our position-by-position breakdown of the best players Georgia will face this season with a look at the wide receivers. Tight ends aren’t included in this list. I’ll get to them a bit later. Let’s get to it. 5. Jauan Jennings, Tennessee — Jennings’ claim to fame for now is coming down with the Hail Mary that beat Georgia at Sanford Stadium last season...
UGA-Notre Dame game carries special meaning for Atlanta family

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...
5-star Marietta wide receiver with notable last name commits to UGA

5-star Marietta wide receiver with notable last name commits to UGA

Before Dominick Blaylock was a 5-star Marietta high schooler and No. 2 wide receiver of the 2019 class, he was a son. But not just anyone’s son. His father is former Atlanta Hawk and NBA All-Star Mookie Blaylock. And on Sunday, the Walton High School student announced on Twitter his intentions to play at the University of Georgia, which DawgNation confirmed. His stepfather...
Kirby Smart reaffirms: ‘Jacob Eason is our starter’

Kirby Smart reaffirms: ‘Jacob Eason is our starter’

HOOVER, Ala. — Kirby Smart appeared to acknowledge what has seemed apparent for awhile: Jacob Eason will be Georgia’s starting quarterback, at least at the outset. Jacob Eason is our starter going into the season. Jake Fromm’s got to do something to beat him out,” Smart said on Tuesday at SEC media days. “Very similar to a lot of positions. You’ve got to beat them...
UGA track and field star, Kell grad named an SEC athlete of the year

UGA track and field star, Kell grad named an SEC athlete of the year

It would be hard for Marietta’s Kendell Williams to be as athletically impressive if she wore all her hardware. And on Friday, the University of Georgia track and field phenom won another award — the 2016-2017 Roy F. Kramer SEC Female Athlete of the Year. The award is determined by a vote of the league’s athletics directors. Williams graduated from Kell High School, where...
Herschel Walker has street named after him in hometown

Herschel Walker has street named after him in hometown

This Fourth of July was extra special for University of Georgia legend Herschel Walker. On a day when Americans celebrated the birth of our country, Walker’s hometown of Wrightsville, Ga., celebrated him. The city dedicated a street to be named after its beloved son. Walker Tweeted his thanks to the city, along with a photo of him holding his new street sign. <div></div><br>...
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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