Thursday, May 16, 2013
Some legislators acknowledge the freebies can look bad, but they say the state's new ethics law will make it harder to mingle with constituents.
Georgia legislators who want to sit in the president's suite above the hedges at Sanford Stadium next year will have to pay their own way, thanks to ethics legislation signed by Gov. Nathan Deal last week. The law forbids elected officials from receiving gifts or event tickets exceeding $75. University System of Georgia lobbyists gave state and local lawmakers more than $14,000 in football tickets in 2012, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. The paper quotes state Sen. Bill Cowsert, whose district includes Athens, saying the football games have been a good way for him to mingle with his constitutents. “I think it’s really going to change things," Cowsert is quoted saying of the new ethics law. "I think it’s going to make it tougher for the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The blue-chip Blue Devil committed to play for the Crimson Tide over the University of Georgia.
Star Norcross High running back Alvin Kamara finally ended speculation on where he will attend college and play football. Georgia Bulldogs fans may not be happy about his decision. "It's been a long process," Kamara said during a live telecast of his announcement on ESPNU Wednesday afternoon. "Next season I'll be playing football at the University of Alabama." Kamara, ranked as the No. 2 running back in the nation by Rivals.com, led Norcross to the Class AAAAAA championship in the fall. Kamara's decision was the second dramatic National Signing Day announcement in Gwinnett County Wednesday. Earlier in the day, Grayson defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the top overall prospect in the nation, chose Ole Miss over LSU and Florida. Check back …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A widely viewed YouTube video captures the Christmas joy over a trip to watch the Crimson Tide play Notre Dame.
Tuesday, January 1
UGA fans can't go to the national title game this year, but some might still find a place in their hearts to be happy for this guy. An Alabama dad and Crimson Tide fan had plenty of Christmas cheer, and a widely viewed YouTube video captured the moment. Don Buckhannan of Boaz, Ala., already was plenty pleased when he got a fedora like iconic Alabama football coach Bear Bryant used to wear. But when Buckhannan was prompted to look inside the hat, he found the real prize -- a ticket to watch his beloved Crimson Tide play Notre Dame for the BCS championship on January 7, 2013. Overwhelmed with happiness, his reactions included, "Hot Diggity Dog." The ticket and hat were gifts from Buckhannan's son, Daniel Buckhannan of Oxford, Ala., who …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Dawgs take on Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
The Georgia Bulldogs have been in Orlando, prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being achieved," Ian Berg writes for Bleacher Report. Nebraska was shucked by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game, 70-31, leading Berg to write them off for New Year's Day…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chuck Oliver of radio station 680 the Fan asked about it right after the Alabama game, then apologized for his timing. Was he right to ask, or right to recant?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Georgia football coach Mark Richt got into it with an Atlanta radio host last weekend after falling just short of upsetting Alabama for the SEC Championship and an invitation to the national title game. The question from 680 the Fan host Chuck Oliver: "There are people who say you and Aaron Murray specifically come up short on the biggest stage against the biggest opponents. Do you have any response to that?" Richt didn't like the question and, after challenging Oliver to make the accusation himself, didn't really answer it. He did come back after ending his conference to say, "If anybody thinks our guys didn't play their tail off and Aaron Murray didn't play his tail off, they're crazy. That's unbelievable that somebody would even bring …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Dawgs gave their all, didn't they?
Sunday, December 2, 2012
By Mike Moss I'm hurting and gutted like everyone else. I was proud of the amazing effort that the Bulldogs gave last night. I'm also proud of the response of Dawg Nation and how there is an outpouring of support for our team. But, I've had enough of hearing from that minority of so- called fans who are bashing the Dawgs and their leadership after that game! Personal story - I lost my Dad when I was 12 years old and one of the last things I remember him telling me was after I lost a track meet. He put his arm around me and said "Son, did you give it your best effort?" I said "yes." He said "I'm proud of you and that is all that I ask of you -That throughout your life you give your best effort. You can't always control the final results…
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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The SEC, Alabama and the University of Georgia are warning fans to beware of counterfeit tickets to Saturday's sold-out SEC title game.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
If somebody's trying to sell you a ticket to Saturday's SEC Championship game between Georgia and Alabama, take a close look. It had better have two strips of SEC holographic foil at the top, and more foil on the championship logo in the middle. You ought to be able to see the SEC logo and name in the foil as you move the ticket around in your hand. If you can't, walk away. WRBL News reports that the SEC and the title-seeking teams are worried fans eager to get into the sold-out game might be scammed by counterfeiters. “It’s important to pay close attention to the details of the ticket, especially the holographic foil,” David Knight, director of championship ticket operations, said in a news release posted on the station's site. Are you …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
For the Bulldogs, the hype about a possible national championship has begun.
Georgia's Athletic Director Greg McGarity might have been prescient when he asserted earlier this season that Georgia Tech, and not Florida, is really the Bulldogs' biggest rival. Who would have predicted a month ago that so much would ride on this weekend's in-state matchup? Georgia survived the easier of its back-to-back triple-option challenges by defeating Georgia Southern last week. Now the Bulldogs, suddenly catapulted to No. 3 in the BCS standings, must withstand a visit from Georgia Tech before turning their attention to the SEC Championship game, likely against No. 2 Alabama. And then, maybe, the national title game? Not so fast, says Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “Right this minute, all I can think about is Georgia Tech,” Richt …