By Kevin Kelley - Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Hairy Dawg is currently one of the most recognizable college football mascots in the country. He made his first Georgia Football appearance during the 1981 Sugar Bowl for the 1980 National Championship Game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Coach Vince Dooley saw sketches of Hairy, presented by the designer, Tom Sapp.
By Kevin Kelley - Thu, Aug 30, 2012
Georgia mascot “Russ,” the half-brother of Uga VII, has received a “battlefield promotion” and has been named Uga IX.
Russ stepped in for Uga VII on Nov. 19, 2009 and assumed the role of interim mascot. Overall, Russ has been the mascot for 23 games and has a record of 14-9 with on SEC East Championship.
The official ceremony will be conducted prior to Georgia’s home game against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Sept. 15 (7:30 p.m. ET, CSS).
By Kevin Kelley - Wed, Jan 18, 2012
“This Little Dawg” is a recently released children’s book based on Hairy Dawg. In it, the authors adapt the story of “This Little Piggy” to show how Hairy Dawg competitively takes on his rivals in the world of the SEC.
The book is intended for younger children, from newborns to eight year olds. However, Georgia fans of all ages, those young and a little more seasoned, have been caught enjoying it.
Sicemdawgs.com readers can get 10% off the price of the book when you use code JWJAN12 at checkout. This offer expires January 31, 2012.
By Kevin Kelley - Wed, Oct 5, 2011
Would you like to have Hairy Dawg on your iPhone, iPod or iPad? Well now you can with the new app Mascot Talk from Mascot Books.
Mascot Talk features Hairy Dawg from the University of Georgia. Mascot Talk allows users to download their favorite collegiate, professional, and even elementary or high school mascots to their mobile devices. Hairy Dawg will repeat what the user says and is animated to signal “touchdown.” Users can select Sanford Stadium or UGA Arch as backgrounds and send their videos to friends via email and Facebook.
By Kevin Kelley - Tue, Aug 23, 2011
Damn Good Dogs!: The Real Story of Uga, the University of Georgia’s Bulldog Mascots by Sonny Seiler and Kent Hannon is now available from the University of Georgia Press.
This new edition has 80+ new pages and contains sections on Uga VI, Uga VII, Uga VIII, and Russ. The books should be widely available through most booksellers in the state, as well as online retailers.
About the book
The name Uga is synonymous with the Georgia Bulldogs, a perennial powerhouse among the top college football teams in the country. These English bulldogs are so revered that when they die, they are buried in a mausoleum at Sanford Stadium.
By Kevin Kelley - Sun, Aug 21, 2011
We have posted the schedule of Georgia Bulldogs sports on television for the week of August 22, 2011 (Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28).
Don’t miss the “Hobnail Boot” game between Georgia and Tennessee on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. ET on FSN.
By Kevin Kelley - Mon, Aug 8, 2011
UGA has announced additional ticket cutoff scores as well as the schedule for Picture Day on August 20.
Cutoff scores for the Georgia-Florida game were announced, as well as away games including Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech.
Fan Picture Day will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 1-5:00 p.m.
By Kevin Kelley - Tue, Jun 21, 2011
Georgia has advanced to the quarterfinals of the SportsNation EA “NCAA Football Traditions” vote. Help Georgia’s “Uga on sideline” defeat Notre Dame’s “Play Like a Champion” by casting your vote.
The videos of Uga and Notre Dame are taken from the upcoming NCAA Football 12 by EA Sports. The video game launches on July 12, 2011 on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
By Kevin Kelley - Fri, Feb 4, 2011
Uga VIII, the Georgia Bulldogs mascot, has passed away, the University of Georgia has announced. Nicknamed “Big Bad Bruce”, he was born on September 12, 2009 and was only 16 months old.
The grandson of Uga VI, Uga VIII took over for interim mascot “Russ” on October 16, 2010 prior to the Vanderbilt game. Last month it was reported that Big Bad Bruce was suffering from lymphoma.
By Kevin Kelley - Sat, Jan 8, 2011
Uga VIII, a/k/a Big Bad Bruce, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, UGA announced yesterday. He will continue to make athletic appearances if he is healthy enough.
Uga VIII was born on September 12, 2009. His first game on the sidelines was on October 16, 2010 against Vanderbilt. Big Bad Bruce currently has a record of 3-3. He was unable to attend the Liberty Bowl due to his illness.
By Kevin Kelley - Wed, Oct 13, 2010
A picture of Uga VIII has been released by the University of Georgia and is posted on GeorgiaDogs.com (see picture below).
Uga VIII will be introduced prior to Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt. He replaces Uga VII, who passed away last November.
By Kevin Kelley - Wed, Oct 6, 2010
Uga VIII will be announced prior to Georgia’s homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 16, 2010, the AJC has reported.
Members of the Seiler family, UGA President Dr. Michael F. Adams, new Athletics Director Greg McGarity and interim mascot “Russ” will participate in the ceremony.
By Kevin Kelley - Fri, Nov 27, 2009
‘Russ’ will serve as the UGA mascot for the Georgia Tech game and possibly the bowl game, the school announced today. Russ, 5 years old, is the half-brother of Uga VII, who died on November 19.
Russ will not become Uga VIII. The official Georgia Bulldogs mascot will be chosen in early 2010.
By Kevin Kelley - Tue, Nov 24, 2009
PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) is sticking there nose where it doesn’t belong, again. They have emailed UGA AD Damon Evans asking him to replace the Uga mascots with either an animatronic dog or a costumed mascot.
Below is the text of the email:
By Kevin Kelley - Thu, Nov 19, 2009
Uga VII, the Georgia Bulldogs mascot, has passed away of a heart attack, multiple sources are reporting. Uga VII, nicknamed “Loran’s Best”, was born in 2005 and was 4 years old.