SicEmDawgs.com http://www.sicemdawgs.com Georgia Bulldogs Football, Basketball & Recruiting | UGA | Dawgs Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Georgia Baseball Plays Host to Tech Tuesday Night http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-baseball-plays-host-tech-tuesday-night/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-baseball-plays-host-tech-tuesday-night/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:10:23 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19583 Georgia, ranked No. 21 this week in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 30 poll, has four home games starting with rival Georgia Tech Tuesday at 7:03 p.m. (SEC Network) and then top-ranked Vanderbilt (22-6, 7-2 SEC) visits Foley Field on Friday. The Bulldogs (18-11, 5-4 SEC) are coming off an impressive road series win over seventh-ranked South […]

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Georgia, ranked No. 21 this week in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 30 poll, has four home games starting with rival Georgia Tech Tuesday at 7:03 p.m. (SEC Network) and then top-ranked Vanderbilt (22-6, 7-2 SEC) visits Foley Field on Friday.

The Bulldogs (18-11, 5-4 SEC) are coming off an impressive road series win over seventh-ranked South Carolina despite the Bulldog pitching staff missing two of its top three starters and two relievers. Still, Georgia claimed a series over the Gamecocks for the second straight year, and it was the first over a top 10 team on the road since 2006. Georgia went 5-1 in back-to-back SEC road trips, which was its best showing in consecutive league road series since 2004. Meanwhile, Tech (17-10) was swept on the road by No. 8 Louisville. Last year, Tech won the season series 2-1 with Georgia’s victory coming 1-0 in Athens.

Georgia is batting .276 with 27 home runs and is 41-for-49 in stolen base attempts. The Bulldogs have a 3.89 ERA and are fielding .974. The Bulldogs are coached by Scott Stricklin while Tech is led by Danny Hall. Stricklin played for Hall at Kent State from 1991-93 and served on his coaching staff in Atlanta from 1998-99 and from 2002-04 before being named head coach at Kent State in 2005. Stricklin is in his second season directing the Bulldogs.

Bulldog sophomore centerfielder Stephen Wrenn (.319-4-17) has reached base safely in all 29 games this season. He is one of the top defensive outfielders in the SEC with a perfect fielding percentage in 86 total chances, and leads the SEC in stolen base with 16 this year. The past two Sundays on the road in the SEC, Wrenn has started the game with a leadoff home run. During his current eight-game hitting streak, he is batting .303 (10-for-33) with two home runs, five RBI and six stolen bases in seven attempts.

Senior LHP/1B Jared Walsh (3-0, 1.87 ERA; .276-2-15) is one of the top two-way talents in the SEC and among the ERA leaders. With sophomore ace Robert Tylersidelined for the last month, Walsh has taken over the Friday night starting spot in the rotation the past two weeks. Georgia is 2-0 in those contests. Also senior Jared Cheek (2-1, 3.06 ERA, 4 SV) and junior Sean McLaughlin (3-1, 4.08) have seen their workload increase while junior Ryan Lawlor (3-3, 2.52 ERA) has maintained his Saturday spot in the rotation.

Junior C/1B Zack Bowers (.320-6-20) is one of the top power threats in the SEC as he leads the SEC with 11 doubles plus has six home runs and 20 RBI. His .639 slugging percentage ranks sixth in the SEC. He has a five-game hitting streak, and in this stretch, he’s batting .524 (11-for-21) with four doubles and seven RBI.

Probable Pitching Matchup For UGA-Tech

Tuesday: UGA: Ryan Avidano (3-1, 7.12 ERA), LHP, Fr. vs.Devin Stanton (0-0, 5.56 ERA), LHP, RSr.

Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)

Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), georgiadogs.com;

Television: SEC Network (Dari Nowkhah, Gabe Gross)

Additional Coverage on Twitter: @BaseballUGA

This Week’s Schedule: 4 home games at Foley Field

Tues. vs. Ga. Tech, 7:03 pm (SEC Network)

Fri.- vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt; 7:05 pm (SEC Network+)

Sat. No. 1 Vanderbilt; 2:05 pm (SEC Network+)

Sun: No. 1 Vanderbilt; 12:03 pm (SEC Network)

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Georgia Football Holds First Spring Scrimmage http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-football-holds-first-spring-scrimmage/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-football-holds-first-spring-scrimmage/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:35:31 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19576 The Georgia football team conducted its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium. Saturday’s scrimmage was the seventh practice of the spring for the Bulldogs, and they will scrimmage against next weekend before the G-Day game on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brice Ramsey was 16-for-32 for 232 […]

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The Georgia football team conducted its first scrimmage of the spring Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium.

Saturday’s scrimmage was the seventh practice of the spring for the Bulldogs, and they will scrimmage against next weekend before the G-Day game on Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Brice Ramsey was 16-for-32 for 232 yards and two touchdowns, while junior Faton Bauta went 17-for-30 with a team-high 247 yards and a pair touchdowns. Jacob Park was 4-for-7 for 187 yards and a long of 69 yards.

“There were flashes by all of them at times,” said Georgia coach Mark Richt. “They just dropped back and knew exactly what to do and threw a beautiful strike or threw a hot route, but there were also times when you just shake your head a little bit. I think they all have to learn that not every play is going to be successful. Sometimes you have to throw it away. There are times we still hold the ball too long, which will get you beat.”

Redshirt sophomore A.J.Turman was the leading rusher with 87 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while senior Quayvon Hicks ran for 71 yards on nine attempts, and Brendan Douglas had 14 carries for 30 yards primarily against the No. 1 defense.

Richt noted that sophomore Nick Chubb played every third down and did not have any stats during the scrimmage, focusing mainly on pass protection and route running. Senior tailback Keith Marshall was held out to a hamstring issue.

Senior Justin Scott-Wesley hauled in eight catches for 127 yards and a score, while redshirt freshman Matt Price had 129 yards and a touchdown on two receptions. Clay Johnson added five catches for 101 yards, and sophomore tight end Jeb Blazevich grabbed four catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Senior transfer Jake Ganus, led the way defensively with 10 tackles, an interception, pass break-up and a sack. Senior Chris Mayes tallied seven tackles, including two for a loss, and a sack, while junior Tim Kimbrough registered six stops. Sophomore cornerback Malkolm Parrish had five tackles and an interception.

Said Richt: “There were a lot of plays – more plays than we had a year ago the first time around. We scrimmaged a long time today. We are seven days in, and we’ve had our first scrimmage. We have lot of great film to watch and a lot of great teaching. I thought the guys tried to compete hard. It was a pretty clean game.”

Georgia will return to the practice field on Tuesday.

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Bulldogs Prepare for First Spring Scrimmage http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-prepare-for-first-spring-scrimmage/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-prepare-for-first-spring-scrimmage/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:27:35 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19569 The Georgia football team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts on Friday at the Woodruff Practice Fields in preparation for the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the spring. It was the sixth workout of the spring for the Bulldogs. It was also the conclusion of the spring coaching clinic, which featured an appearance by 2014 NFL […]

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The Georgia football team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts on Friday at the Woodruff Practice Fields in preparation for the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage of the spring. It was the sixth workout of the spring for the Bulldogs.

It was also the conclusion of the spring coaching clinic, which featured an appearance by 2014 NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers prior to practice. Over 300 high school coaches from across the state registered for the annual two-day clinic.

“We had a little shorter practice today,” head coach Mark Richt said after Friday’s session. “Tomorrow is a very important day. It’s the first scrimmage of the spring and practice number seven. We’re almost halfway through. We’ll find out where we’re at tomorrow.”

The Bulldogs will conduct their first scrimmage of the spring schedule on Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium, as the team gears up for the annual G-Day Spring Game, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Georgia will kick off the 2015 season against the University of Louisiana Monroe in Athens on September 5.

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Georgia-South Carolina Game Halted Friday Due to Rain http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-south-carolina-game-halted-friday-rain/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-south-carolina-game-halted-friday-rain/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:25:19 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19572 Georgia and seventh-ranked South Carolina were tied 5-5 in the top of the ninth when play was halted due to rain Friday at Carolina Stadium. The game will resume Saturday at 4 p.m., and the second game of the SEC series will follow approximately 35 minutes after the completion of the first contest. Georgia took […]

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Georgia and seventh-ranked South Carolina were tied 5-5 in the top of the ninth when play was halted due to rain Friday at Carolina Stadium.

The game will resume Saturday at 4 p.m., and the second game of the SEC series will follow approximately 35 minutes after the completion of the first contest.

Georgia took a 1-0 lead in the first. Sophomore Skyler Weber drew a one-out walk, took third on a two-out single by junior Daniel Nichols and scored on a wild pitch by Wil Crowe. The Gamecocks tied the game in the third as senior left-hander Jared Walsh struggled with his control most of the night, walking a career-high nine in 5.2 innings. However, the only damage in the third came from Kyle Martin’s RBI-single to make it 1-1. The Gamecocks surged ahead 3-1 in the fourth on a two-out, two-run single by Max Schrock. The Bulldogs responded in the top of the sixth, scoring two runs on four hits to tie the contest. Weber and junior first baseman Zack Bowers (2-for-4, 2 RBI) led off with base hits and later scored on a single by senior Brandon Stephens and an RBI-double by freshman Keegan McGovern.

Walsh entered the contest with an SEC-leading 0.96 ERA and had issued only 11 walks in 28 innings but left with two outs in the sixth. Freshman Bo Tucker inherited a bases-loaded jam, and the first batter he faced was Martin, who notched an RBI on a walk for a 4-3 lead. Then, Tucker battled back to strike out cleanup hitter Elliott Caldwell to keep it a one-run affair.

The Bulldogs answered with a two-out rally of their own in the seventh off USC reliever Vince Fiori, who had an 0.98 ERA on the season entering the series. Junior Nick King reached on a one-out single and sophomore Stephen Wrenn moved him to second when he put down a bunt single. With two outs, Bowers fell behind 0-2, worked the count full and then smashed a two-run double off the wall in left centerfield for a 5-4 lead. The Gamecocks tied the game in the eighth, scoring a run on two hits and two wild pitches by Tucker. USC had a chance to take the lead, loading the bases but Jared Cheek got a strikeout and a groundout to send it to the ninth tied. At that point, the teams had played three hours and eight minutes, and the game went in to a rain delay. Shortly thereafter, the decision was made to halt the game on a chilly, rainy night.

Wrenn (1-for-3) extended his on base streak to all 27 games with a walk in his second plate appearance. Through eight innings, the Gamecocks had left 13 men on base. Neither starter will figure in the decision. Walsh’s final line was 5.2 innings, allowing four runs on four hits with four strikeouts. Crowe surrendered three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in six innings pitched.

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Bulldogs Host Annual Spring Coaching Clinic http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-host-annual-spring-coaching-clinic/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-host-annual-spring-coaching-clinic/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:18:06 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19566 The Georgia football team logged its fifth practice, second in full pads, of the spring on Thursday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. High school coaches from around the state were in attendance for the Bulldogs’ annual spring coaching clinic. “We had our coaches clinic here today and tomorrow and I think we got a […]

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The Georgia football team logged its fifth practice, second in full pads, of the spring on Thursday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

High school coaches from around the state were in attendance for the Bulldogs’ annual spring coaching clinic.

“We had our coaches clinic here today and tomorrow and I think we got a lot of good work in,” head coach Mark Richt said following practice. “We’re still a little sloppy in some areas that we have to get cleaned up, but we’re getting there.”

Richt also added that running back Sony Michel will likely miss the remainder of spring practice with a shoulder injury, and receivers Shakenneth Williams and Charlie Hegedus are dealing with hamstring injuries.

“It’s good to be back,” junior safety Quincy Mauger added. “I know that for a fact, especially in full pads. Spring is just another great opportunity to be out there and you just have to take advantage of it by getting better every day.”

The annual spring coaching clinic is a two-day event that will conclude following practice on Friday, March 27. The clinic featured Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Gus Bradley as the keynote speaker.

The event also included appearances from former UGA head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, UGA legend and 1982 Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, and 2014 NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers, a former Georgia All-American.

The Bulldogs will conduct their first scrimmage of the spring schedule on Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium, as the team gears up for the annual G-Day Spring Game, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Georgia will kick off the 2015 season against the University of Louisiana Monroe in Athens on September 5.

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Sony Michel Out for Spring with Injured Collarbone http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/sony-michel-out-spring-injured-collarbone/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/sony-michel-out-spring-injured-collarbone/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:01:46 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19560 UGA sophomore running back Sony Michel is out for the Spring after re-injuring his collarbone, The Telegraph has reported. An official announcement on the injury from UGA is expected later this evening. Last season, Sony Michel broke his collarbone against the Tennessee Volunteers. He missed five games as a result of the injury, but finished […]

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UGA sophomore running back Sony Michel is out for the Spring after re-injuring his collarbone, The Telegraph has reported.

An official announcement on the injury from UGA is expected later this evening.

Last season, Sony Michel broke his collarbone against the Tennessee Volunteers. He missed five games as a result of the injury, but finished the season with 410 yards and five touchdowns on 64 carries.

Michel attended practice today in shorts and a jersey, but didn’t appear to be wearing a sling or anything similar.

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Video: UGA Spring Football – Week 1 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/video-uga-spring-football-week-1/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/video-uga-spring-football-week-1/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:48:50 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19554 UGA has released a new video for week one of 2015 Spring practice. The video features clips of the team and coaches. Check out the video below. Go Dawgs!

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UGA has released a new video for week one of 2015 Spring practice. The video features clips of the team and coaches.

Check out the video below. Go Dawgs!

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Georgia Football Practices in Full Pads http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-football-practices-in-full-pads/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-football-practices-in-full-pads/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:00:12 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19549 The Georgia football team held its first full pads practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. The Bulldogs worked out for two and a half hours in what was their fourth practice this spring. A large contingent of faculty members and their families attended Tuesday’s practice as part of the Bulldogs’ […]

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The Georgia football team held its first full pads practice of the spring Tuesday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. The Bulldogs worked out for two and a half hours in what was their fourth practice this spring.

A large contingent of faculty members and their families attended Tuesday’s practice as part of the Bulldogs’ annual faculty appreciation.

“It was a long, hard physical day,” said head coach Mark Richt. “I thought the guys fought hard, but we have to learn to fight even more. Little by little we are getting there.”

The Bulldogs have had a handful of practices under several new offensive assistant coaches. Said Greg Pyke on new offensive line coach Rob Sale: “Coach Sale is a really good guy. He is big on fundamentals, and he has put in some new things. We are doing a good job with that, and we had a good practice today.”

Georgia will practice again Thursday and Friday before the first scrimmage of the spring on Saturday.

The annual G-Day Game is slated for Saturday, April 11 at 2 p.m. Gates at Sanford Stadium will open at noon, and admission is free. The Bulldogs open their 2015 season against Louisians-Monroe in Athens on Sept. 5.

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Georgia’s Griffin, Vavlas to be Honored Tuesday at Peach of an Athlete Banquet http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgias-griffin-vavlas-honored-tuesday-peach-athlete-banquet/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgias-griffin-vavlas-honored-tuesday-peach-athlete-banquet/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:23:20 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19546 Former University of Georgia linebacker Kosta Vavlas (pronounced COAST-a VAV-las) and senior softball standout Niaja (pronounced NYE-asia) Griffin will be honored at the 32nd annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet at the Cobb Energy Centre on Tuesday. The Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America named Griffin and Vavlas Peach of […]

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Former University of Georgia linebacker Kosta Vavlas (pronounced COAST-a VAV-las) and senior softball standout Niaja (pronounced NYE-asia) Griffin will be honored at the 32nd annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet at the Cobb Energy Centre on Tuesday.

The Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America named Griffin and Vavlas Peach of an Athlete honorees. They are among 12 collegiate student-athletes statewide who will be honored.

The Peach of an Athlete awards banquet, hosted by WXIA-TV’s Fred Kalil and Sam Crenshaw, recognizes deserving athletes whose character, scholastic achievement, athletic excellence and commitment to community service most closely match the aims and ideals of the Scouting program. The goal of the banquet is to raise funds for the Boy Scouts, while honoring amateur and professional athletes and community leaders who provide a positive role model for area youth daily.

Vavlas, a native of Tarpon Springs, Fla., graduated from UGA last May and concluded his playing career this past December. He plans to attend medical school after earning a degree in Biological Sciences. Voted one of the permanent team captains for the 2014 Bulldogs, Vavlas appeared in 54 games in his career, made the Dean’s List multiple times and annually earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. His volunteer service included working with the Special Olympics and Camp Sunshine, plus he was a leader for all student-athletes as President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

A native of Orlando, Fla., Griffin is majoring in Exercise and Sports Science and is a starting outfielder for the eighth-ranked Bulldogs. She is a regular on the Dean’s List and SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll and serves on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and UGA Division of Student Affairs Advisory Board. Griffin has volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club since the fall of 2012 and has been involved with Special Olympics Homerun for Hometown Heroes, the Northeast Georgia Food Bank, the Hunger Bowl and Toys for Tots. In 2013, she was inducted in to the 2013 UGA Leadership Academy.

Also Tuesday, Tennessee Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas, who spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, will receive the Peach of an Athlete Professional Award. This award is given annually to a prominent professional athlete who exemplifies the qualities of responsible citizenship and outstanding character.

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Video: 2015 UGA Pro Day Encore http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/video-2015-uga-pro-day-encore/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/video-2015-uga-pro-day-encore/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:12:01 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19541 UGA has released an encore video for their 2015 Pro Day. The video features clips of several players hoping for spots in the NFL, including Hutson Mason, Chris Conley, and Amarlo Herrera. Check out the video below. Go Dawgs!

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UGA has released an encore video for their 2015 Pro Day. The video features clips of several players hoping for spots in the NFL, including Hutson Mason, Chris Conley, and Amarlo Herrera.

Check out the video below. Go Dawgs!

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2015 UGA Day Speaking Tour Schedule http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/2015-uga-day-speaking-tour-schedule/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/2015-uga-day-speaking-tour-schedule/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:15:55 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19509 The 2015 UGA Day speaking tour schedule has been announced by the UGA Alumni Association. Featured speakers will include Mark Richt, Mark Fox, and more. The tour, which begins on Tuesday, April 21 in Savannah, Georgia, is open to all UGA alumni and fans. Venues, coaches, and administrators will be added to the list below […]

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The 2015 UGA Day speaking tour schedule has been announced by the UGA Alumni Association. Featured speakers will include Mark Richt, Mark Fox, and more.

The tour, which begins on Tuesday, April 21 in Savannah, Georgia, is open to all UGA alumni and fans.

Venues, coaches, and administrators will be added to the list below when they are official.

2015 UGA Day Schedule

Tuesday, April 21
UGA Day in Savannah, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Thursday, April 23
UGA Day in Rome, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Tuesday, April 28
UGA Day in Albany, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Thursday, April 30
UGA Day in Augusta, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Monday, May 18
UGA Day in Charlotte, NC
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Wednesday, May 20
UGA Day in Macon, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

Monday, July 27
UGA Day in Atlanta, GA
Coaches: TBA
Administrator: TBA

2015 UGA Days Schedule

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Bubba Watson to Appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bubba-watson-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bubba-watson-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:34:05 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19534 Former UGA and current professional golfer Bubba Watson will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight at 11:35pm ET on NBC. Other guest stars scheduled for tonight’s show include actress January Jones and musician Brandon Flowers. Bubba Watson is a two-time winner of The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, having taking home the […]

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Former UGA and current professional golfer Bubba Watson will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight at 11:35pm ET on NBC.

Other guest stars scheduled for tonight’s show include actress January Jones and musician Brandon Flowers.

Bubba Watson is a two-time winner of The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, having taking home the Green Jacket for the first time in 2012 and then again last year.

After winning The Masters in 2014, Bubba Watson famously celebrated his victory at a nearby Waffle House.

Watson was born on November 5, 1978 in Bagdad, Florida. He played for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2000 and 2001 and helped the Dawgs win the 2000 SEC Championship. In the summer of 2008, Watson obtained his degree from the University of Georgia.

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Georgia Sweeps Tennessee with 10-4 Win Sunday http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-sweeps-tennessee-10-4-win-sunday/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-sweeps-tennessee-10-4-win-sunday/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:01:01 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19527 Georgia crushed Tennessee 10-4 Sunday to complete a Southeastern Conference road sweep in front of a Lindsey Nelson Stadium crowd of 2,190. It marked Georgia’s first SEC road sweep since 2009 (at Kentucky) and first SEC sweep by the Bulldogs since getting three from Auburn in Athens in 2012. Georgia now has won the series […]

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Georgia crushed Tennessee 10-4 Sunday to complete a Southeastern Conference road sweep in front of a Lindsey Nelson Stadium crowd of 2,190.

It marked Georgia’s first SEC road sweep since 2009 (at Kentucky) and first SEC sweep by the Bulldogs since getting three from Auburn in Athens in 2012. Georgia now has won the series over Tennessee for the past five years.

Bulldog sophomore Stephen Wrenn led off the game with his third home run of the year. He hit the second pitch of Kyle Serrano off the scoreboard. Wrenn became the first Bulldog start a game with a blast since Nelson Ward at South Carolina in 2013. Then to start the second, junior first baseman Daniel Nichols smashed a Serrano offering over the scoreboard to make it 2-0. It was the fourth home run of the year for Nichols. In the third, Georgia scored four runs on two hits and a pair of Volunteer errors to chase Serrano. Nichols capped the scoring with a two-run single to give him 3 RBI in two trips to the plate and a 6-0 advantage.

Tennessee (9-11, 1-5 SEC) got a run back in the fourth on an RBI-single by Nathaniel Maggio. Tennessee made it 6-2 in the sixth as A.J. Simcox collected his first tiple and scored on an RBI-double by Christin Stewart. Georgia pushed its lead back up to five with a two-out run in the seventh for a 7-2 advantage. Zack Bowers reached on a walk, collected a stolen base, made it third on an infield hit by Jared Walsh and scored on a wild pitch by Hunter Martin.

The Bulldogs (15-9, 3-3 SEC) extended their lead to 9-2 with two runs on three hits in the eighth as Wrenn and Weber picked up an RBI apiece. With two on and two outs in the eighth, Georgia lifted junior starting pitcher Sean McLaughlin was lifted in favor of freshman Bo Tucker. After surrendering an RBI-single to Andrew Lee, he struck out Maggio. Georgia answered in the top of the ninth as Walsh blasted a solo home run for a 10-3 lead. It was the second home run of the year for Walsh and third of the day for the Bulldogs. Senior Jared Cheek took care of the ninth and the Volunteers managed to plate a run for a 10-4 final.

McLaughlin earned the win after going 7.2 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits to improve to 2-1 while Serrano dropped to 1-3.

“I’m really proud of the team in how they responded this weekend and followed up our Friday win with another Saturday and finished it off today,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “It’s funny after Sean (McLaughlin) came out there in the eighth, he came up to me and said that was the worst game he’s ever pitched, but he was still able to get us to that point and the defense behind him played exceptional. I thought Daniel Nichols had a key at bat for us with the two-run single to get us a big lead. We battled and now we’ll get ready for Mercer on Tuesday.”

The Bulldogs return home for a pair of midweek contests before going back on the road in the SEC Friday at nationally ranked South Carolina. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs play host to Mercer. First pitch at Foley Field will be at 6:05 p.m.

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Georgia Clinches SEC Road Series with 12-7 Win Over Vols http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-clinches-sec-road-series-12-7-win-over-vols/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-clinches-sec-road-series-12-7-win-over-vols/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:53:01 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19522 A pitching duel turned in to a slugfest as Georgia clinched an SEC road series with a 12-7 win over Tennessee Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Georgia (14-9, 2-3 SEC) built a 2-0 lead, taking advantage of two errors by the Volunteers in the top of the sixth. With one out, shortstop Nick King delivered […]

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A pitching duel turned in to a slugfest as Georgia clinched an SEC road series with a 12-7 win over Tennessee Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Georgia (14-9, 2-3 SEC) built a 2-0 lead, taking advantage of two errors by the Volunteers in the top of the sixth. With one out, shortstop Nick King delivered a single up the middle for just the second hit of the day off left-hander Drake Owenby. Sophomore Stephen Wrenn followed with a sacrifice bunt that Owenby fielded and threw wildly past first base. King raced around the bases for the first run and the speedy Wrenn made it all the way to third. With the infield in, Skyler Weber put down a safety squeeze bunt in front of the plate that catcher David Houser misplayed, allowing Wrenn to score to make it 2-0. With two outs, senior Jared Walsh smashed a pitch off the top of the wall in right center for his first career triple, brining Weber home for a 3-0 advantage.

The Volunteers (9-10, 1-4 SEC) pushed across a run in the bottom of the sixth off Ryan Lawlor. Christian Stewart reached on a two-out walk, took second on an infield single by Nick Senzel and scored on a base hit by Andrew Lee that made it 3-1. In the eighth, Georgia extended its advantage to 5-1 when the Volunteers misplayed another series of sacrifice bunts. In the bottom of the eighth, Georgia turned to the bullpen and brought in freshman Ryan Avidano. The Volunteers closed the gap to 5-4 on a three-run home run by Andrew Lee.

Georgia responded with a seven-run outburst in the top of the ninth on six hits and two more Volunteer errors as they made a season-high six miscues on the afternoon. With a 12-4 advantage, Georgia looked to Zach Waters and Christian Stewart smashed a three-run home run for the final. Five different Bulldogs drove in a run including Brandon Stephens and DJ Smith who had two-run doubles in the ninth.

“We got some good bunts down, and they got in a funk today and made some errors,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “As coaches, we’ve all had a day like that, I can think back to last year at Florida and Vanderbilt we had some games where we didn’t play very well and they took advantage of that, and that’s what we did today. We executed and it was great to see us add on some runs late. We had some great at bats in the ninth and put seven runs on the board. I thought both starting pitchers did a great job.”

Lawlor went seven innings and allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts to pick up a win and move his record to 3-3. Owenby got the loss, allowing four unearned runs on four hits in seven innings to fall to 1-3.

The series concludes Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 2:05 p.m. (SEC Network +).

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Bulldogs Welcome Lettermen to Saturday Practice http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-welcome-lettermen-saturday-practice/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-welcome-lettermen-saturday-practice/#comments Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:46:50 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19519 The Georgia Bulldogs welcomed a large contingent of former Bulldogs to their Saturday afternoon practice, the third of 15 sessions this spring. “It was good to have our lettermen here,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We had over 150 or so. It was great to host them today. We caught great weather for that.” Saturday […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs welcomed a large contingent of former Bulldogs to their Saturday afternoon practice, the third of 15 sessions this spring.

“It was good to have our lettermen here,” head coach Mark Richt said. “We had over 150 or so. It was great to host them today. We caught great weather for that.”

Saturday marked the first workout where the Bulldogs donned shoulder pads as the competition heats up for players looking to make an impact this spring and fall.

“We’re repping a lot of guys,” Richt said. “There are a lot of good things, a lot of bad things too. There’s a lot of opportunity right now but guys have to take care of business if they expect to get some playing time. They have to earn their position.”

The Bulldogs are working toward their annual G-Day game at Sanford Stadium, which is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. The Bulldogs will open their 2015 season against the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Athens on September 5.

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Georgia Falls to Michigan State 70-63 in NCAA Tournament http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-michigan-state-70-63-ncaa-tournament/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-michigan-state-70-63-ncaa-tournament/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:46:37 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19503 Branden Dawson scored all 14 of his points in the second half as Michigan State turned back two serious challenges by Georgia and advanced into the NCAA Tournament third round with a 70-63 victory here Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs (21-12) ended their 2015 season with a valiant effort, twice nearly overcoming double-digit deficits in the […]

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Branden Dawson scored all 14 of his points in the second half as Michigan State turned back two serious challenges by Georgia and advanced into the NCAA Tournament third round with a 70-63 victory here Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (21-12) ended their 2015 season with a valiant effort, twice nearly overcoming double-digit deficits in the final period. The final time came after the cause appeared lost to many in attendance. Alas, they were undone by offensive errors in the first half and an inability to keep State from making a number of clutch plays late.

“I’m really proud of our team for keeping the fight until the end,” said Georgia coach Mark Fox. “We turned the ball over too much early, and I was never very comfortable with how we were defending in this game. But Michigan State is a very good basketball team and we wish them well. They certainly earned the win.”

Georgia gained the early advantage in this game, twice opening 6-point leads in the first six minutes. A pair of foul shots by Marcus Thornton put the Bulldogs in front 11-5 with 14:23 left in the first half.

State, however, asserted itself offensively and there seemed little that Georgia could do in response. After a Charles Mann 3-pointer gave Georgia a 14-10 advantage, the Spartans took control. They capitalized on three Georgia turnovers to reel off the next 10 points. A foul shot by Lourawls Nairn, Jr., capped the run and gave MSU a 20-14 margin with 7:57 left.

Michigan State put itself in firm command of the game by closing the first half on a 7-0 run. Travis Trice scored on a dunk with 1:28 left and the Spartans followed a Nemi Djurisic miss with a Trice 3-pointer to put his team ahead 35-22 at intermission.

“Throughout the game, we just couldn’t stabilize our defense and tempo,” said Djurisic, who matched his career high with 12 rebounds in his final collegiate game. “We gave up a lot of easy baskets in transition, which hurt us and put us behind. It’s very hard to play against a good team when you’re playing from behind for a long time.”

Still, the Bulldogs fought their way back into contention with a solid start to the final period. A driving layup by Mann with 14:07 left capped Georgia’s 10-0 run and cut the margin to a single basket at 39-37. The Bulldogs had one possession to tie or lead, but Mann lost possession, and they were unable to get closer.

The State lead eventually reached 13 points again at 58-45 on Bryn Forbes 4-point play with 7:16 left. The margin stayed close to that until the final minutes, when Georgia staged a most improbable rally. Fueled by reserve Cameron Forte, the Bulldogs scored nine unanswered points in just over a minute’s time. When Kenny Gaines converted a 3-point play with just 21 seconds left, Georgia had gotten back within 66-63.

MSU’s Denzel Valentine, however, sealed the win by converting four free throws over the closing seconds, thwarting yet another Bulldog rally.

“We competed today, but we just had to play uphill, which is hard to do,” Fox said.

NOTEWORTHY

* Georgia ends the season with a 21-12 overall record, its second consecutive 20-victory season. It marks just the second time in program history Georgia has posted back-to-back seasons of 20 wins or more.
* Georgia now has a 7-12 all-time record in NCAA Tournament games. Bulldog teams have yet to win in Charlotte, N.C., after their third try.
* Marcus Thornton recorded the 10th double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) in his final collegiate game.
* Fellow senior Nemi Djurisic matched his career rebounding high with 12 today.
* Djurisic finished his career with 1123 points, good for a tie with Jerry Epling (1968-70) in 28th place on the all-time list.
* Michigan State’s 19 fast-break points were a season high by a UGA opponent and just the fourth time all season an opponent reached double figures in fast-break points.

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2015 UGA Football Spring Media Guide http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/2015-uga-football-spring-media-guide/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/2015-uga-football-spring-media-guide/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:07:30 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19486 The 2015 UGA Football Spring Media Guide is now available to view online. The preseason guide features 76 pages of Georgia Bulldogs football information, including the 2015 preseason roster, 2015 opponent information, Spring outlook, Spring notes, 2015 player bios, 2015 signee bios, and more. Georgia began Spring practice on Tuesday, March 17. The 2015 G-Day […]

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The 2015 UGA Football Spring Media Guide is now available to view online.

The preseason guide features 76 pages of Georgia Bulldogs football information, including the 2015 preseason roster, 2015 opponent information, Spring outlook, Spring notes, 2015 player bios, 2015 signee bios, and more.

Georgia began Spring practice on Tuesday, March 17. The 2015 G-Day Spring Game is set for Saturday, April 11 at 2pm ET and will be streamed online via SEC Network Plus.

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Bulldogs Conduct Second “Spring” Practice http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-conduct-second-spring-practice/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldogs-conduct-second-spring-practice/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:53:35 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19483 Two days after opening spring practices under ideal conditions with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, the Georgia Bulldogs returned to action on Thursday for a two-hour workout in weather that resembled preparations for a late-November matchup with Auburn. The Bulldogs practiced in jerseys and shorts for just over two hours in a spitting […]

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Two days after opening spring practices under ideal conditions with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s, the Georgia Bulldogs returned to action on Thursday for a two-hour workout in weather that resembled preparations for a late-November matchup with Auburn.

The Bulldogs practiced in jerseys and shorts for just over two hours in a spitting rain with temperatures in the high-40s. The workout is the second 15 for Georgia this spring, highlighted by the annual G-Day game on Saturday, April 11.

Members of the Bulldogs’ defense met with the media following the practice.

Junior James DeLoach said his teammates were benefitting from a season under coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.

“It’s a lot different,” DeLoach said. “You basically know what’s going on this year so you can fly around. I think we’re off to a good start. We’re working with the young guys, trying to teach them what they need to do.”

DeLoach said he understands the challenges facing Georgia’s offensive players, who are working with new coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the first time.

“The offensive players, they’re just now getting a feel for it.” DeLoach said. “I think they felt like we did last year.”

This spring is the first for linebacker Lorenzo Carter, who was named to freshman All-America and All-SEC teams last season after recording 41 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.

“It feels great,” Carter said. “It’s my first spring. It feels like I’ve been here forever, but it’s my first spring practice. I did some good things (last season), but there’s always room for improvement. I’m just trying to get better each day. I go back and watch game film. We even go back and watch practice film. That’s different from high school. I’m just trying to get stronger, play more physical and go out there and have fun.”

After an off day Friday, the Bulldogs will practice again on Saturday.

G-Day is slated for 2 p.m. at Sanford Stadium on April 11, and the Bulldogs will open their 2015 season against the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Athens on September 15.

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Mercer Posts 16-4 Decision Over Georgia http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/mercer-posts-16-4-decision-over-georgia/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/mercer-posts-16-4-decision-over-georgia/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:56:39 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19478 Mercer scored 11 runs in the first three innings and went on to register a 16-4 victory over Georgia Tuesday at Claude Smith Field. The Bears (12-11) jumped ahead 4-0 in the first, doing all the damage with two outs off freshman left-hander Ryan Avidano. Kyle Lewis reached on a double and two wild pitches […]

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Mercer scored 11 runs in the first three innings and went on to register a 16-4 victory over Georgia Tuesday at Claude Smith Field.

The Bears (12-11) jumped ahead 4-0 in the first, doing all the damage with two outs off freshman left-hander Ryan Avidano. Kyle Lewis reached on a double and two wild pitches later it was 1-0. Then following a double and a walk, catcher Charlie Madden connected for a three-run home run. The Bears added two more runs in the second, chasing Avidano and then broke the game open with a five-run third off sophomore Drew Moody. Freshman Bo Tucker and senior Taylor Hicks followed out of the bullpen, and they allowed a run each over the next three innings. Sophomore Austin Wallace started the bottom of the sixth and was the first Bulldog to blank the Bears in an inning and freshman Blake Hamilton did it as well in the seventh. The Bears added three runs in the eighth for the final margin.

With the loss, the Bulldogs (12-9) dropped their fourth straight. The Bulldogs scored their first run in the second when senior catcher Brandon Stephens (4-for-4, 3 RBI) reached on a single and eventually scored on a Mercer throwing error. Then with two outs in the ninth, Stephens launched his second career home run, a three-run shot to make it 16-4.

Stephens and Jared Walsh, the two senior co-captains, were the only Bulldogs to play the entire game as Georgia got several younger players action after Mercer built its large lead. Stephens tied his career high with a three-hit game. Georgia sophomore centerfielder Stephen Wrenn drew a walk in the third inning to extend his streak of reaching base in all 21 games this year.

“Mercer was locked in all day long, and they made some great plays and turned three double plays, and we played very poorly,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “Our captains, Brandon Stephens and Jared Walsh, I’m proud of those two seniors, they fought all game long in a tough situation. The bottom line is you have to compete every time you play, and we’ve got some guys that are not playing with a lot of confidence. We’ve got two days of practice to get ready for Tennessee.”

Mercer starter Grant Papelian provided 5.2 innings for the win and moved his record to 2-1. Avidano got the loss to fall to 2-1 after surrendering six runs (four earned) on four hits in 1.1 innings. Eight Bulldog pitchers saw action Tuesday.

Up next, the Bulldogs return to Southeastern Conference action on Friday when they begin a series against Tennessee (9-8, 1-2 SEC) in Knoxville.

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Bulldog Football Has First Practice of the Spring http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldog-football-first-practice-spring/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/bulldog-football-first-practice-spring/#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:19:48 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19474 Georgia’s football team had its first of 15 spring practice sessions on Tuesday afternoon under sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 80 degrees. The Bulldogs will return to the practice fields on Thursday and later host G-Day, which is their annual spring scrimmage, on April 11 at 2 p.m. While Wednesday is not a practice […]

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Georgia’s football team had its first of 15 spring practice sessions on Tuesday afternoon under sunny skies and temperatures hovering near 80 degrees.

The Bulldogs will return to the practice fields on Thursday and later host G-Day, which is their annual spring scrimmage, on April 11 at 2 p.m.

While Wednesday is not a practice day for Georgia, 16 former Bulldogs will work out for and meet with NFL scouts and team personnel at the annual Pro-Day at the Butts-Mehre facility.

“This first day was a good day, and one where we got a lot of work done,” said Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “We absolutely have a long, long way to go, as expected, but I saw a lot of guys out there who were being coachable and teachable. You could tell some guys knew the tempo and some of the new ones looked lost. But our early enrollees will be in a lot better shape in the fall when their fellow classmates start practice.”

This marked the first practice for eight early enrollees who came to Athens in January.

“I was not even sure of the jersey numbers for the new guys today,” Richt said. “I was more making sure the tempo was up and that people were going in the right direction. I saw a lot of wide eyes from that crew today.”

In addition to sophomores Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and junior Brendan Douglas in the backfield, the Bulldogs also welcome back senior Keith Marshall and redshirt sophomore A.J. Turman, who are returning from injuries during their careers.

“Marshall is in a situation of no limitations and I think he is getting back in playing shape,” said Richt about Marshall who finished with 759 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman in 2012. “A.J. has been moving well with no setbacks. We weren’t doing a lot of change of direction today, but he did cut across the field a couple times and looked good.”

The Bulldogs open their 2015 season against the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Athens on September 5.

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