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Smart apologizes for using expletive after win over Auburn

Nov. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart apologized Monday for using an expletive after his team’s victory over Auburn, which sent the No. 4 Bulldogs to the Southeastern Conference championship game for the third year in a row. Smart began his weekly news conference by saying he was disappointed...

Georgia Tech beats Georgia for 1st time in Athens

Nov. 17, 2019 5:54 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Tech has pulled off a historic women’s basketball victory, beating rival Georgia in Athens for the first time in program history. The Yellow Jackets (3-0) routed the Lady Bulldogs 73-40 on Sunday behind 20 points from Francesca Pan. Georgia (2-1) has dominated the series...

University of Georgia to name college after Early in Feb

Nov. 16, 2019 12:10 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The University of Georgia will officially name its College of Education after Mary Frances Early next year. The university, in a news release, says Albany State University President Marion Ross Fedrick will deliver the 20th annual Mary Frances Early lecture on Feb. 25, the day of the...

Hammonds dominates, Georgia’s breezes past Delaware State

Nov. 15, 2019 11:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Rayshaun Hammonds keeps hearing coach Tom Crean harp on Georgia’s need to play with more urgency. Hammonds took the words to heart and upped his game. “Even when he gets on me, I like it because it pushes me,” Hammonds said. “My teammates started getting on me...

Freshman Edwards leads Georgia to win over The Citadel

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Numbers don't always tell the whole story. Georgia freshman Anthony Edwards and Citadel junior Hayden Brown are both listed as 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds. And they traded baskets all night in Georgia's 95-86 win Tuesday, with Edwards scoring 29 and Brown 26, both career highs. But the...

Georgia deputy charged with murder for off-duty shooting

Nov. 11, 2019 8:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff's deputy has been charged with murder in connection with an off-duty domestic shooting. News outlets report Madison County Deputy Winford "Trey" Terrell Adams was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting Sunday evening in Athens. In a statement, Athens-Clarke...

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort

Nov. 11, 2019 6:04 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has coached some stellar defenses. This might be one of his best. Never mind the lack of star power. "They've got some of those same traits as the good defenses I've been able to be around," the Georgia coach said Monday. "But this group probably doesn't have that star, elite...

No. 6 Georgia rides tough defense to 27-0 win over Missouri

Nov. 10, 2019 12:19 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's defense didn't settle for just beating Missouri. The Bulldogs added to their growing collection of shutouts with a late goal-line stand. Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to George Pickens and No. 6 Georgia posted its third shutout, dominating a Missouri offense missing two...

Students hope performance brings changes to prison system

Nov. 9, 2019 12:06 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — About 30 people stood silently as a haunting noise, much like a prison chain gang at work on a railroad line, filled the air. Moments later, several people ran across the room, their arms flailing as if they're unsure where they should go. About a minute later, everything stopped. The...

Missouri, No. 6 Georgia bring strong defenses into key game

Nov. 8, 2019 10:15 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When Southeastern Conference coaches gather and Georgia's Kirby Smart wants to talk defense, he looks for Missouri's Barry Odom. Smart sees Odom as a like-minded coach. Both were defensive coordinators before being hired to take over programs at their alma maters. One more similarity:...