Chip Towers

Chip Towers covers the Georgia Bulldogs for the AJC. UGA / DawgNation

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How Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs managed to ‘Own The East’ — again
 ATHENS — Remember way back in early August, when it was hot as the blazes and everybody was getting excited about the coming
            football season? That’s when we launched the second annual 
            “Own the East” season preview series. In 20 stories — five a week for the month of August — we...

Posted: an hour ago

ATHENS — Remember way back in early August, when it was hot as the blazes and everybody was getting excited about the coming football season? That’s when we launched the second annual “Own the East” season preview series. In 20 stories — five a week for the month of August — we...
Practice Report: QB Justin Fields, OG Ben Cleveland get Georgia’s 2-minute offense moving
 ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs have been making good on that $30 million investment in an indoor practice facility as the team
            practiced for the second time this week in the “House of Payne” (aka Payne Indoor Athletic Facility). Rain and saturated outdoor fields chased the Bulldogs inside Tuesday. But that didn&rsquo...

Posted: 2 hours ago

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs have been making good on that $30 million investment in an indoor practice facility as the team practiced for the second time this week in the “House of Payne” (aka Payne Indoor Athletic Facility). Rain and saturated outdoor fields chased the Bulldogs inside Tuesday. But that didn&rsquo...
SEC Nation has to change set locations due to rain on UGA campus
 ATHENS — Remember way back in early August, when it was hot as the blazes and everybody was getting excited about the coming
            football season? That’s when we launched the second annual “Own the East” season preview series. In 20 stories — five a week
            for the month of August — we tried...

Posted: 8 hours ago

ATHENS — Remember way back in early August, when it was hot as the blazes and everybody was getting excited about the coming football season? That’s when we launched the second annual “Own the East” season preview series. In 20 stories — five a week for the month of August — we tried...
UGA basketball: Runway mishap grounds Dogs in S.C.
 Tom Crean’s first road trip as Georgia’s basketball coach didn’t get off to a flying start. Due to a runway mishap at Anderson (S.C.) Regional Airport, the Bulldogs were unable to get off the ground Monday night on their charter flight to Philadelphia, where they are to face Temple on Tuesday night. The team will spend...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Tom Crean’s first road trip as Georgia’s basketball coach didn’t get off to a flying start. Due to a runway mishap at Anderson (S.C.) Regional Airport, the Bulldogs were unable to get off the ground Monday night on their charter flight to Philadelphia, where they are to face Temple on Tuesday night. The team will spend...
BREAKING NEWS: Runway mishap grounds Georgia Bulldogs in South Carolina
 ATHENS — Tom Crean’s first road trip as Georgia’s basketball coach didn’t get off to a flying start. Due to a runway mishap at Anderson (S.C.) Regional Airport, the Bulldogs were unable to get off the ground Monday night on
            their charter flight to Philadelphia, where they are to face Temple on Tuesday night...

Posted: 21 hours ago

ATHENS — Tom Crean’s first road trip as Georgia’s basketball coach didn’t get off to a flying start. Due to a runway mishap at Anderson (S.C.) Regional Airport, the Bulldogs were unable to get off the ground Monday night on their charter flight to Philadelphia, where they are to face Temple on Tuesday night...
Tom Crean takes fast-moving Georgia Bulldogs on road to face Temple
 ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs have been having a blast so far when it comes to playing basketball in the Tom Crean Era. They’ve
            been lighting up the scoreboard and tearing down scoring records between an exhibition against West Georgia and a home opener
            against Savannah State. Now the Bulldogs will have...

Posted: 23 hours ago

ATHENS — The Georgia Bulldogs have been having a blast so far when it comes to playing basketball in the Tom Crean Era. They’ve been lighting up the scoreboard and tearing down scoring records between an exhibition against West Georgia and a home opener against Savannah State. Now the Bulldogs will have...
K.O.’s just as important as catches and TDs for Georgia Bulldogs’ receivers
 ATHENS — Back in the day, Georgia used to put stickers of stars or bones on the back of players’ helmets to acknowledge outstanding
            plays or performances in games. Now they get K.O.’s. Or, at least the Bulldogs’ receivers do. It’s assumed that K.O. stands for Knock Outs, as in the boxing term. But...

Posted: a day ago

ATHENS — Back in the day, Georgia used to put stickers of stars or bones on the back of players’ helmets to acknowledge outstanding plays or performances in games. Now they get K.O.’s. Or, at least the Bulldogs’ receivers do. It’s assumed that K.O. stands for Knock Outs, as in the boxing term. But...
Georgia’s fast-improving defense looking for more break, less bend
 ATHENS — Jonathan Ledbetter is not exactly offended when Georgia’s defense is described as “bend-but-don’t-break.” But he
            said it’s not the characterization he or the Bulldogs are looking for. “Hey, I like that, OK,” the Bulldogs’ defensive end said with a chuckle. “But...

Posted: 2 days ago

ATHENS — Jonathan Ledbetter is not exactly offended when Georgia’s defense is described as “bend-but-don’t-break.” But he said it’s not the characterization he or the Bulldogs are looking for. “Hey, I like that, OK,” the Bulldogs’ defensive end said with a chuckle. “But...
GAME BALL: This time it was D’Andre Swift who lit up Sanford Stadium in 4th quarter
 ATHENS — After UGA students and fans lit up Sanford Stadium with their smart phones, Georgia running back D’Andre Swift lit
            up Sanford Stadium with his legs. For the second straight week, the sophomore from Philadephia wowed the crowd with an exhilarating touchdown. A week after
            going 83 yards to score...

Posted: 2 days ago

ATHENS — After UGA students and fans lit up Sanford Stadium with their smart phones, Georgia running back D’Andre Swift lit up Sanford Stadium with his legs. For the second straight week, the sophomore from Philadephia wowed the crowd with an exhilarating touchdown. A week after going 83 yards to score...