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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...

Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) celebrates after the team's win over Tennessee in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Edwards, Hammonds lead Georgia to 80-63 rout of Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's older players were motivated by what happened a year ago in Knoxville. Anthony Edwards was ticked off about a more recent game. Bouncing back from a disappointing performance last weekend, Edwards scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, pushing Georgia to a big lead that...

Wake Forest's Jamie Newman (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Wake Forest QB Newman transferring to Georgia for final year

Jan. 11, 2020 3:27 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — With Jake Fromm heading to the NFL, quarterback Jamie Newman announced Saturday he will transfer to Georgia from Wake Forest for his final college season. Newman is coming off his first full year as the Demon Deacons' starter. He completed 60.9% of his passes for 2,868 yards, with 26...

Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans (0) and Georgia guard Donnell Gresham Jr. (0) chase down a a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

No. 14 Kentucky takes control late, beats Georgia 78-69

Jan. 8, 2020 12:37 AM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Kentucky Wildcats didn't rebound well in the first half. They didn't shoot free throws well all game. Somehow, it all came together for another win over Georgia. Immanuel Quickley's 3-pointer gave No. 14 Kentucky its first lead of the second half and the Wildcats overcame Anthony...

Georgia offensive lineman Solomon Kindley takes questions from the media during the Georgia Offense press conference for the Sugar Bowl against Baylor on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Kindley third Georgia offensive lineman to enter NFL draft

Jan. 7, 2020 12:09 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Guard Solomon Kindley has become Georgia's third offensive lineman to leave school early to enter the NFL draft. Kindley has announced his decision with a “Dear UGA” letter on his Instagram account. He gave thanks to the Bulldog nation, coaches, trainers and others for...

No. 15 Mississippi State extends road win streak to 13

Jan. 5, 2020 6:26 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Danberry and Rickea Jackson scored 17 points each and No. 15 Mississippi State beat Georgia 73-66 on Sunday to extend the nation's longest road win streak to 13. Eleven of Danberry's points came in the fourth quarter, including six in a 8-0 run to start the period to give MSU...

Georgia tailback D'Andre Swift, who has been injured and may or may not play in the game, takes questions from the media during the Georgia Offense press conference for the Sugar Bowl against Baylor on Sunday, December 29, 2019, in New Orleans. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia RB Swift announces decision to enter NFL draft

Jan. 3, 2020 6:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia running back DÁndre Swift, the team's leading rusher for two straight decisions, is entering the NFL draft. Swift, a junior, made his decision public on his Twitter account on Friday. The decision was expected after he led the Bulldogs with 1,218 yards rushing this season....

Hammonds scores 17 to lead Georgia past Austin Peay

Dec. 30, 2019 10:20 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — After Georgia frittered away most of a 15-point lead in the first half, coach Tom Crean knew something needed to change. But it was not a new scheme that was needed. “We just needed to play with more urgency,” he said. The Bulldogs did just that with a 19-2 run to start the...

Georgia's Sahvir Wheeler (15) celebrates during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Southern on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in Athens, Ga. (Casey Sykes/Athens Banner-Herald via AP)

Edwards rallies Georgia with fast start, fast finish

Dec. 23, 2019 10:33 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Sometimes Anthony Edwards plays like the 18-year-old freshman he is. But there are other times when he plays like the potential NBA lottery pick he is touted to be. Edwards scored the first seven points of the game and 10 of the last 12 as Georgia (8-3) rallied to beat Georgia Southern...

Layup master Wheeler lifts Georgia over SMU in double OT

Dec. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Call Sahvir Wheeler the layup master. The 5-foot-10 freshman from Houston drove for a game-winning layup with 2 seconds to play to lift Georgia over SMU 87-85 in double overtime Friday night. Wheeler had already made a layup with less than four seconds to play at the end of the first...