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Georgia and Atlanta United fans unite at inaugural SEC Summerfest event

Georgia and Atlanta United fans unite at inaugural SEC Summerfest event

ATLANTA — For Trent Pearson and Jason Miller, it was set up to be a perfect day: Atlanta United soccer at The Benz in the afternoon, SEC football talk in the evening at Centennial Olympic Park. There ended up being some wrinkles. It started with the hometown soccer team not winning (they played Seattle to a 1-1 draw). And then Georgia coach Kirby Smart had to cancel his...
Fans crowd downtown Atlanta for Comic Con, soccer, SEC football

Fans crowd downtown Atlanta for Comic Con, soccer, SEC football

Some were downtown for their fixes of sci-fi, comics or horror. Others whetted their appetites for fall and the near-religion of Southern sports — college football. Tens of thousands more sought the thrills of another kind of football — as in fútbol, soccer, the beautiful game. From Comic Con to the pre-season kickoff to SEC football to World Cup and Atlanta United soccer,...
SEC hoping for festive atmosphere for first Football Media Days in Atlanta

SEC hoping for festive atmosphere for first Football Media Days in Atlanta

Now that the Paul Finebaum drama has been settled, the SEC can get on with kicking off the college football season like it does every year. Only this year, the league plans to make SEC Football Media Days a bigger deal than ever. All the rhetoric that annually precedes the season will get under way this week as coaches and players from all 14 teams and more than...
Demetris Robertson announces he will transfer to Georgia

Demetris Robertson announces he will transfer to Georgia

Former California wide receiver Demetris Robertson announced Saturday that he will transfer to the University of Georgia. Robertson made the announcement in a video. “I’m staying home. Go Dogs,” Robertson said. The Bulldogs pursued Robertson when he was a five-star recruit at Savannah Christian, but he chose the Golden Bears. Robertson announced last month that he was leaving Cal...
11 things you may not know about Kirby Smart

11 things you may not know about Kirby Smart

Georgia coach Kirby Smart will appear at SEC Media Days on Tuesday morning at the College Football Hall of Fame and the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. Smart will appear with three of his players, wide receiver Terry Godwin, defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter and defensive back J.R. Reed. Smart and the Bulldogs are the defending SEC champions. In two seasons at Georgia, Smart’s record is...
John Isner loses in longest Wimbledon semifinal ever 

John Isner loses in longest Wimbledon semifinal ever 

Former Georgia Bulldog John Isner played another marathon match at Wimbledon, but lost Friday in the semifinals to Kevin Anderson. Anderson won 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 26-24 in a match that lasted six hours and 36 minutes — the longest Wimbledon semifinals match and Center Court match in history. The previous longest semifinals match was 4:44. ESPN News will replay the fifth set of the match...
Watch John Isner face Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon semifinal

Watch John Isner face Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon semifinal

John Isner’s Wimbledon semifinal match against South African’s Kevin Anderson can be live streamed online Friday at 8 a.m. Isner, a graduate of the University of Georgia, advanced to the semifinal after winning Wednesday’s quarter-final match against Canada’s Milos Raonic, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3. The semifinal match— as well as the Wimbledon women’s final at 9 a.m....
Georgia’s Nick Chubb glad to finally give back to Cedartown

Georgia’s Nick Chubb glad to finally give back to Cedartown

CEDARTOWN, Ga. – Nick Chubb is finally able to give back. And he’s just getting started. The beloved Georgia running back, who only recently signed his first NFL contract with Cleveland Browns, made his first donation as a millionaire benefactor on Thursday. And, for him, there was never a doubt who would be the beneficiary. Well, it was more of a whom, or an it, if you will...
Who the Georgia Bulldogs will play in nonconference games

Who the Georgia Bulldogs will play in nonconference games

The Georgia Bulldogs’ nonconference schedule for men’s basketball was released, and UGA will open the season Nov. 9 at Stegeman Coliseum against Savannah State. The Dogs’ first road game comes the next week when they travel to Philadelphia to play Temple on Nov. 13. Then Georgia returns home to face Sam Houston State on Nov. 16. In a previously announced appearance on Grand Cayman...
Athlon Sports predicts Georgia, Clemson will meet in College Football Playoff

Athlon Sports predicts Georgia, Clemson will meet in College Football Playoff

Fans anticipating the renewal of a rivalry between Georgia and Clemson may not have to wait too much longer, according to Athlon Sports.  Recent rumors that the teams might pop up on each other’s schedules as early as 2021 caused a buzz on social media, but the annual bowl predictions from Athlon Sports have the two meeting in Miami later this year.  The path Athlon predicts for the...
UGA’s John Isner will face familiar foe in first Wimbledon semifinal

UGA’s John Isner will face familiar foe in first Wimbledon semifinal

John Isner is ready to be associated with something at Wimbledon other than winning a 70-68 fifth set in the longest match in tennis history.  He figures a championship would do the trick — and now he's only two victories away.  Isner, a 33-year-old former Georgia Bulldogs star playing in his 41st major tournament, reached his first Grand Slam semifinal by beating Milos Raonic 6-7...
SEC announces list of players for media days in Atlanta

SEC announces list of players for media days in Atlanta

The SEC released the list of players coming to Atlanta for the annual SEC Media Days.  The event is scheduled to begin Monday at the College Football Hall of Fame and the adjacent Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center.  Preceding the media days will be the inaugural SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest, an event that is open to the public with no admission charge. The Summerfest will take place at...
Georgia running backs coach McGee has bigger role on staff

Georgia running backs coach McGee has bigger role on staff

The coach of one of Georgia’s best units and one of the best recruiters in the country has received a new title on the Bulldogs coaching staff.  In addition to being the running backs coach in Athens, Dell McGee is now the assistant head coach under Kirby Smart, according to the 2018 Georgia Football Media Guide released by the team on Tuesday.  McGee and the rest of Georgia&rsquo...
What to know about the SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest, media days

What to know about the SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest, media days

The SEC’s annual summer media event for football has moved to Atlanta for this year from Hoover, Ala., its home since 1985. Preceding the media days will be the first-time SEC Football Kickoff Summerfest, an event that is open to the public with no admission charge. The Summerfest will take place at Centennial Olympic Park on Sunday, July 15 from 1-8 p.m.  The fan event is scheduled to...
UGA’s John Isner advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

UGA’s John Isner advances to Wimbledon quarterfinals

Former Georgia men’s tennis All-American John Isner continued his impressive run at Wimbledon with a 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) win against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas during Monday’s fourth round.  The victory puts Isner into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon for the first time in his career. Isner will now face Canadian and No. 13 seed Milos Raonic Wednesday.  The ninth-seeded...
7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 defense

7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 defense

Roquan Smith established himself as one of the elite linebackers in Georgia Bulldogs history in helping the team win the SEC championship last season and advance to the College Football Playoff title game. Smith’s collection of 2017 statistics includes 137 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and 20 quarterback hurries. The Chicago Bears rewarded Smith by taking him in the first round (eighth...
Social media welcomes possible return of UGA-Clemson rivalry

Social media welcomes possible return of UGA-Clemson rivalry

With the 2018 season rapidly approaching, most college football fans are counting down the days until kickoff.  But rumors that a fierce rivalry from the past could soon be renewed have Georgia and Clemson fans looking ahead to future schedules.  The last time the two teams met in 2014, the Bulldogs avenged their 2013 loss to the Tigers with a 45-21 victory in Sanford Stadium. Now that...
7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 offense

7 returning Georgia Bulldogs players to watch, 2018 offense

Few running backs in Georgia Bulldogs history have performed at the level we saw last season from Nick Chubb or Sony Michel.  Their talents have taken them to the NFL (the Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots, respectively), so the defending SEC champs will need to turn to other players, such as sophomore Jake Fromm (quarterback) and D’Andre Swift (running back), as they try to build...
Bulldogs in contention for former 5-star receiver Robertson

Bulldogs in contention for former 5-star receiver Robertson

Georgia is officially in the running for former 5-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson.  On Friday night, Chimin’ In Media released word via Twitter that Robertson, who recently declared his intention to transfer from California, will announce his commitment next Saturday. The native of Savannah will choose between Georgia, Alabama, Texas and West Virginia.  It appears his choice...
Isner advances to Round of 16 at Wimbledon

Isner advances to Round of 16 at Wimbledon

Former Georgia Bulldogs tennis player John Isner advanced to the Round of 16 at Wimbledon on Friday.  Isner defeated Radu Albot from Moldova, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The victory pushed Isner into his first Round of 16 at Wimbledon. Ranked No. 10 in the ATP World Tour rankings, Isner will face Stefanos Tsitsipas, ranked 35th, Monday in England. Isner played at Georgia from 2004-07 and was a four-time All-American...
UGA offensive lineman involved in minor auto accident

UGA offensive lineman involved in minor auto accident

It’s been a strange week for a couple of members of the Georgia offense. A day after news broke of Jake Fromm’s broken left hand earlier in the week, a new report on Thursday says that Ben Cleveland, a redshirt sophomore offensive lineman for the Bulldogs, was recently in a truck accident. UGASports.com’s Radi Nabulsi reports that Cleveland is okay after he was involved in a minor...
Paralyzed player closer to new home - with help from a former Bulldogs linebacker

Paralyzed player closer to new home - with help from a former Bulldogs linebacker

Building a new home is always fraught with doubts and delays. Building a new home for Devon Gales, the Southern University player paralyzed during a game at Georgia nearly three years ago, has at times seemingly bordered on the hopeless. But now, more tangible than hope, there is a plot of land in Jackson County, just north of Atlanta, on which a home may finally rise. As the group taking on the challenge...
The extremely eventful summer of Jake Fromm, Georgia folk hero

The extremely eventful summer of Jake Fromm, Georgia folk hero

We think of Jake Fromm the way some of us of aging years thought of Chip Hilton, the difference being that Chip Hilton didn’t exist. He was the creation in a series of books by Clair Bee, a famous basketball coach turned writer.  The 23-book series – I’ve read every installment, though not lately – traced Chip’s journey from three-sport star at Valley Falls High...
Social media explodes over Jake Fromm’s injury 

Social media explodes over Jake Fromm’s injury 

Is it really the offseason if one of Georgia’s star players doesn’t suffer an injury and stir up some nerves? After a fishing mishap left starting quarterback Jake Fromm with a hook in his calf in June, a boating accident earlier this week resulted in a fractured hand. As you can imagine, fans and others took to social media to react to Fromm’s latest mishap. - Video: Fromm among...
Georgia QB Jake Fromm breaks non-throwing hand while boating

Georgia QB Jake Fromm breaks non-throwing hand while boating

ATHENS — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm suffered a broken hand in a freak boating accident but “won’t miss a beat” as far as his football career goes, DawgNation.com has confirmed.  Fromm suffered a “small fracture” of his left, non-throwing hand when he was sitting in the back of a boat while someone else wake-boarded on Lake Burton Tuesday, according to persons...
Georgia QB Jake Fromm breaks hand while boating on Lake Burton

Georgia QB Jake Fromm breaks hand while boating on Lake Burton

ATHENS — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm suffered a broken hand in a freak boating accident but “won’t miss a beat” as far as his football career goes, DawgNation.com has confirmed. Fromm suffered a “small fracture” of his left, non-throwing hand when he was sitting in the back of a boat while someone else wake-boarded on Lake Burton Tuesday...
Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley takes shot at Bulldogs’ defense during interview

Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley takes shot at Bulldogs’ defense during interview

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley took a shot at Georgia football and its defense Tuesday during an interview.  "If you throw Georgia in the Big 12 every year, there is no way they are a top-five defense in the country,” Riley said during his interview with SiriusXM’s ESPNU channel.  Once Riley’s comment surfaced on social media, Oklahoma’s coach added that it...
Former Bulldog Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signs 1-year deal with the Lakers

Former Bulldog Kentavious Caldwell-Pope signs 1-year deal with the Lakers

Former Georgia Bulldog Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is back with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2018-2019 season after agreeing to a one-year, $12 million deal, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania reported Sunday. Caldwell-Pope, who served a 25-day jail sentence in December for a March 2017 DUI charge while playing for the Detroit Pistons, played in 74 games with the Lakers last season, averaging...
Where Georgia, Georgia Tech finished in directors’ cup standings

Where Georgia, Georgia Tech finished in directors’ cup standings

The Georgia athletic department finished eighth in the 2017-18 Directors’ Cup standings, an annual all-sports ranking of the NCAA’s top athletic departments that was released Saturday. This year marks the 21st consecutive time that UGA athletics ranked in the top 20. Georgia is one of six schools to record that achievement. UGA finished second among the 14 SEC schools.  Georgia Tech...
College football guru Phil Steele predicts Georgia will go undefeated in 2018

College football guru Phil Steele predicts Georgia will go undefeated in 2018

Coming off its best season in years, Georgia football looks poised to repeat the successes of 2017 and earn another shot at the national title.  Though the Bulldogs lost some key players to the NFL Draft, college football analyst Phil Steele believes the SEC Champions will go undefeated in the 2018 regular season. 
UGA’s Justin Fields ‘working’ with Deshaun Watson

UGA’s Justin Fields ‘working’ with Deshaun Watson

Incoming Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields spent a day recently “working” with former Heisman Trophy winner Deshaun Watson. Fields, who could unseat starting Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm, posted photos on Instagram of himself with Watson, and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins and quarterback guru Quincy Avery, who runs a training facility in Atlanta. Fields’ post just...
Georgia working feverishly to have West End project at Sanford Stadium ready for season

Georgia working feverishly to have West End project at Sanford Stadium ready for season

ATHENS — I had the pleasure of walking across Georgia’s campus this past Saturday. It’s something I do often with my 10-year-old son, who loves to climb the many magnolias and walk across the top of brick walls and generally scare his dad to death. On this occasion, though, I was showing around my new partner on the Georgia beat. Mike Griffith, a veteran SEC scribe I&rsquo...
Analysis warns: Don’t bet on Georgia

Analysis warns: Don’t bet on Georgia

Cheer for the Bulldogs, just don’t bet the house on them. An analysis of Georgia results against Vegas’ spreads over the last 10 years reveals the Bulldogs don’t perform well as the underdog. (Vegas oddsmakers set a betting line for every game, favoring one of the teams. Betting against the spread means wagering on the underdog.)  Listed ninth in the conference against...
What about Georgia’s Jim Chaney and all those elite tight ends?

What about Georgia’s Jim Chaney and all those elite tight ends?

Welcome to a feature on DawgNation where our writers answer (or try to answer) the best questions submitted by Georgia fans. If you’d like to submit a question, please email us at ugaquestionoftheday@gmail.com. Or you can tweet us here or here. Look for the Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. ...
Former UGA AD Damon Evans hired as athletic director at Maryland

Former UGA AD Damon Evans hired as athletic director at Maryland

The University of Maryland has hired Damon Evans to be its athletic director, completing the transition that started in October when Kevin Anderson took a six-month sabbatical from the post.  Evans joined the school in December 2014. He was named acting athletic director when Anderson began his sabbatical and maintained that job after Anderson resigned in April.  » More: Damon Evans...
Former Bulldog Damon Evans deserves applause for his rise from disgrace

Former Bulldog Damon Evans deserves applause for his rise from disgrace

ATHENS — Hooray for Damon Evans. He was named the new director of athletics at the University of Maryland. I was really happy to hear that when the news moved across the ‘Net Monday. Not everybody feels that way. Upon me retweeting news of this development in the life of the former UGA athletic director and football letterman at lunchtime Monday, I immediately...
Former Bulldog Damon Evans deserves applause for his rise from disgrace

Former Bulldog Damon Evans deserves applause for his rise from disgrace

ATHENS — Hooray for Damon Evans. He was named the new director of athletics at the University of Maryland. I was really happy to hear that when the news moved across the ‘Net Monday. Not everybody feels that way. Upon me retweeting news of this development in the life of the former UGA athletic director and football letterman at lunchtime Monday, I immediately...
Kirby Smart keeps UGA tradition of visiting Camp Sunshine

Kirby Smart keeps UGA tradition of visiting Camp Sunshine

There are countless traditions that make Georgia football great: the Dawg Walk, the Battle Hymn and Uga’s consistent presence on the sideline just to name a few.  But the Dawgs renew a lesser-known tradition every summer with a trip to Camp Sunshine, a week-long recreational program for children with cancer. The team shared smiles with the campers last week and brought a little more positivity...
Gwinnett Stripers’ Xavier Avery almost was the next great UGA running back

Gwinnett Stripers’ Xavier Avery almost was the next great UGA running back

Xavier Avery once had an opportunity to don the red and black of the Georgia Bulldogs, but he passed on wearing silver britches when the Baltimore Orioles came calling in the second round of the 2008 MLB draft.  Now he sometimes sports neon green at Coolray Field, where he has played with the Triple-A Gwinnett Stripers since April 2017.  But before Avery landed at the Braves’ Triple-A...
UGA vows to do whatever is required to remain at top in the SEC

UGA vows to do whatever is required to remain at top in the SEC

ATHENS — Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin just got a contract extension and raise, and he’s not the only “Head Dawg” who is going to make out well in 2018. At least two other UGA head coaches can expect positive adjustments to their current employee agreements going forward. Men’s and women’s track and field coach Petros Kyprianou...
Breaking News: Baseball coach Scott Stricklin receives raise, extension from UGA

Breaking News: Baseball coach Scott Stricklin receives raise, extension from UGA

ATHENS — Patience paid off for Scott Stricklin. The Georgia baseball coach has agreed to terms for a contract extension and pay increase that will keep him with the Bulldogs at least through the 2022 season. His previous deal was due to expire after next season. “I couldn’t be happier,” said Stricklin, who came to Georgia from Kent State in 2015. “It just...
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