Saturday, December 1, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat the Crimson Tide today, they'll likely take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama today at the Georgia Dome, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The UGA Bulldogs are paying well for what everyone expects will be an easy home victory over the Owls.
Few of the 92,000 or so fans headed to Sanford Stadium on Saturday will be expecting a nailbiter as the University of Georgia Bulldogs host Florida Atlantic, a 43-point underdog. What the visiting team will be expecting for its trouble, though, is a big paycheck: UGA has agreed to fork over $1 million for the privilege of hosting Florida Atlantic without a reciprocal visit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that's the most Georgia has ever paid a visiting team. A key purpose of the game, which begins a long homestand for the Bulldogs, is to give the team a seventh home game for the season. UGA is expected to pull in $1.7 million for itself from the game. One fan commenting on the AJC story wasn't too impressed, though. "As a huge …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The decision to appoint a non-student to the position of editor-in-chief of The Red & Black caused the walkout.
The editorial staff of the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia has walked out in response to the appointment of a non-student to the position of editor-in-chief. "The newspaper has always been a student-run operation, but recently, we began feeling serious pressure from people who were not students," said outgoing student editor-in-chief Polina Marinova in a statement. "In less than a month, The Red & Black has hired more than 10 permanent staff with veto power over students’ decisions." Marinova went on to say that a member of the paper's board of directors had asked that the duties of the new editor-in-chief include a balance of good and bad stories. According to Marinova's statement, a "bad" story is one that writes …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
University of Georgia President Michael Adams is expected today to announce his retirement in 2013.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Michael Adams era is coming to an end at UGA. As Athens Patch is reporting, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other media outlets have learned that Adams today will announce his retirement as the University of Georgia president. June 30, 2013, is the reported end date for Adams, which will be just after his 16th anniversary as the leader of Georgia’s flagship university. His official biography notes that he has overseen more than $1 billion worth of construction at the Athens campus, has seen the student body grow from 29,000 to 35,000 students, and has secured a consistent spot for UGA among the 20 highest-ranked public research universities in the nation. He defeated Georgia Tech in a fight before the state regents to bring an …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Proceeds benefit the Addison Elementary School Foundation. Bidding closes Saturday.
The Addison Elementary School Foundation has placed an autographed Vince Dooley Georgia Bulldogs football for auction on eBay. It's a rare, white, University of Georgia logo football signed by Coach Dooley with a "Go Dawgs"! As of today, the bid is at $150 and there are 13 bidders. The auction ends Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Addison Foundation causes, such as funding for the Addison Science Lab. The Addison Elementary School Foundation has been established to raise money for specific programs needed for the children of Addison Elementary School. The foundation is funded through: The foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations made to the Addison Elementary School Foundation are tax-deductible.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Ten young musicians from the Kell High School marching band applied and were selected for the University of Georgia High School Music Festival.
Ten young musicians from the Kell High School marching band will participate in the University of Georgia High School Music Festival (known as ‘JanFest’), the 2nd largest honor band event in the state. The group departed for Athens mid-day on Thursday and will spend Friday practicing and performing with their peers from throughout the Southeast. JanFest provides musical enrichment for high school musicians. In addition to performing in the honor band, the group will listen to concerts by UGA ensembles, attend masterclasses by UGA instrumental faculty and participate in clinics by guest artists.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Students and fans of Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia have taken their battle off the gridiron to help save lives through the inaugural “Rivals on the Field – Partners in the Community” Blood Drive Challenge.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Are you a Jackets or Dawg fan? Join Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia in a battle off the gridiron to help save lives through the inaugural “Rivals on the Field – Partners in the Community” Blood Drive Challenge. From Nov. 14 through 17, the archrivals will partner with the American Red Cross to see which university’s supporters can bring in the most blood donations. The Blood Drive Challenge is held just before the schools face off on the football field. The initiative aims to generate hundreds of blood donations for patients throughout the community. “Georgia and Georgia Tech fans are very loyal when it comes to supporting their teams,” says Mario Sedlock, director of donor services, American Red Cross, Southern Blood Services …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
It may sound like a horror movie plot, but the stink bug invasion of Georgia is real, according to the University of Georgia.
More than 200 species of stink bugs live in North America. 60 species are known to reside in Georgia. A new stink bug was recently discovered in southern South Carolina: the brown marmorated stink bug, or Halyomorpha halys. It will invade Georgia soon, according to a University of Georgia entomologist. The invasion is a serious threat to Georgia agriculture as the stink bug will hunt for food sources beginning next spring. “In the Asian literature, the insect is a nuisance pest as well as an agricultural pest because of its propensity to feed on numerous vegetable and row crops, and fruits and ornamentals,” Rick Hoebeke, associate curator and manager of the insect collection at the Georgia Museum of Natural History, said. “It has the …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The University of Georgia's One UGA Scholarship is provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshmen class.
Two Lassiter High School graduates who are incoming freshmen at the University of Georgia have been awarded the One UGA Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The award provides $1,500 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. The scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years of undergraduate study if the recipients maintain certain academic standards. The Northeast Cobb 2011 One UGA Scholarship recipients are: Guido Bacce, Lassiter High School graduate. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Mario and Lauren Bacce. Neil Williams, Lassiter High School graduate. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Williams.