Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium will be held Feb. 10-12 in Atlanta.
A student from Milton will be among the 10 undergraduate students to serve as The University of Georgia’s University Scholars at the inaugural Southeastern Conference Symposium next month, according to a recent press release. The Bioenergy Systems Research Institute and the Office of Sustainability chose Tyler Faby, a sophomore finance major from Milton, to attend the symposium, which is to be held Feb. 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. A campus-wide competition was held for the distinction of University Scholar and a scholarship to the SEC Symposium. Students were selected for their leadership, service and academic scholarship related to advancing renewable energy in Georgia and beyond. In addition to Faby, the nine other students …
Friday, November 30, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat Bama, they're likely headed to Miami to 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, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the nation's No. 1 quarterback in …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Volunteers are a 14-point underdog heading into Athens Saturday.
"Perhaps no SEC program has blindsided Mark Richt's Georgia teams more viciously than Tennessee," David Ching writes for ESPN.com's DawgNation blog. Which is why the No. 5 Bulldogs won't be overlooking the visiting Volunteers this weekend, though the 3-1 Vols are a 14-point underdog. Ching's preview dredges up painful 2004 and 2007 defeats in which Tennessee helped deprive Georgia of SEC championships. 2009 wasn't so great, either. "If series history has proven anything, it's that Tennessee – even when a decided underdog – has a habit of delivering unsettling losses to unfocused Georgia teams," Ching writes. Threat or no, third-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley finds himself under a lot of scrutiny in Knoxville. Dooley, 14-15 overall, and …
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 …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's what they're saying about the Bulldogs and Tigers in Missouri's SEC debut.
How do we know Georgia Bulldogs football is special? Because Delta Air Lines is changing its flight schedule just to make sure UGA fans get to Columbia, Missouri, in time for the Tigers' inaugural SEC game. It will be a learning process. Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph reports the two teams are virtual strangers. Neither squad even has a scholarship player from the other's state. Georgia head coach Mark Richt did interview for the Missouri job more than a decade ago, but the teams' only previous matchup was in 1960. At least one Missouri player isn't that impressed with what he's seen of Georgia so far. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson told a reporter he watched some of the Georgia-Buffalo game last week, then turned it off. "It's …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The University of Georgia has a new Uga and high expectations going into the 2012 season.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
First things first: There's a new Uga in town, and he's got a familiar face. The new Bulldog mascot, Uga IX, is none other than Russ, a frequent interim Uga during the line's tumultuous few years. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Russ first saw Uga duty in 2009, when his half-brother, Uga VII, died. The selection is not without controversy, as some students the Banner-Herald interviewed are unhappy he's not a direct descendant of the original. Meanwhile, the human Bulldogs are preparing for their 2012 opener against Buffalo with some serious study. ESPN's DawgNation blog reports that coaches and quarterback Aaron Murray are burrowing into old game tapes from Buffalo's new defensive coordinator, Lou Tepper. The Macon Telegraph's Seth …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
"We felt like we were being walked on so we walked out," said Editor in Chief Polina Marinova.
An advertising executive has resigned from The Red & Black board of directors. Students will have more input into editorial decisions. And there won't be a non-student review of stories prior to their being published. With all three of their demands met, the former staff of The Red & Black student newspaper may return to their jobs, said editor-in-chief Polina Marinova. Marinova and her staff walked out Wednesday night, fed up with what they believed was too much interference and emphasis on happy, upbeat stories instead of real news about the UGA community. "We'll talk among ourselves and then reapply for our positions," said Marinova. "We're happy they met our demands and that we finally had a voice." The Board of Directors will hire a …
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 …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Christy Overall, Class of 2005, was the lone Alpharetta resident named by the University of Georgia Alumni Association.
Selected from over 400 nominations, 40 outstanding UGA graduates under the age of 40 have been selected by the University of Georgia Alumni Association as members of the Class of 2012 40 Under 40 Class. The members selected will be recognized on Sept. 20 at an awards luncheon to be held at the Georgia Aquarium. In a press release from UGA News Service, Alumni Association Executive Director Deborah Dietzler emphasized the importance of relationships with the University's young alumni population, "Of the 270,000 living UGA alums, approximately 93,000 qualified for this program.” The 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 is listed below including their class year and hometown.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Incoming freshmen who are outstanding academically are eligible for the scholarship.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Two Alpharetta residents will be among a group of University of Georgia incoming freshmen who have been awarded the One UGA Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The One UGA Scholarship is provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshmen class, according to the UGA news release. Preference is given to those who are first in their families to attend college. The award provides $1,500 per year in addition to the HOPE Scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients can use a Regents Waiver that covers the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. The scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years of undergraduate study if the …