Category: UGA Sports

First-Year Coaches Quiz

Kirby Smart’s first season as UGA’s head coach is one bowl game away from completion. Smart’s first year had some striking similarities to Nick Saban’s first season at Alabama, where Smart was his defensive coordinator from 2008 to 2015. The first-year head coach finished the regular season with a 7-5 record, but how does that…

Shredded Shrubbery Sparks Sullen Students Saturday

It was a scene we have all seen too often in Sanford Stadium. With UGA’s narrow lead dwindling in the fourth quarter, Georgia Tech Running Back Qua Searcy ran for a six yard touchdown to seal the late game victory for the Yellow Jackets. As time expired, joyous Tech players stormed the field to celebrate their…

What Makes A Viral Video?

The Mannequin Challenge is the newest viral video sensation since the running man challenge. Unlike the running man challenge, which involved dance moves, The mannequin challenge makes all participants stand completely still, like a mannequin. Student Emily Mugrove talks about why she thinks viral videos are popular with millennials. “It’s just something fun to do that you can…

Light Up Sanford This Saturday

An already tradition-rich establishment added a new tradition last year.  The Redcoat Band prompted a movement called “Light Up Sanford” last season for fans in Sanford Stadium to turn their phone lights on when the fourth quarter began and the band played “Krypton.”  The end result?  Sanford Stadium lit up.  Now the Redcoat Band is…

Simple Swabs Turn Students Into Saviors

When Usha Kaila’s sister was only 5 years old, a severe medical scare showed just how important bone marrow donations can be. “She was getting bruises really easily. We went to the doctor to kinda figure out what that was. And, she was needing blood transfusions, because she had a blood condition where her bone…

Two leading Georgia tacklers available against Florida

The Bulldogs will have their two leading tacklers for this weekend’s game against No. 14 Florida.  The University of Georgia Athletic Association released the following statement today: “After receiving an incident report last week, we determined that neither Roquan Smith nor Natrez Patrick had violated any Athletic Association rules that would require suspension,” UGA Athletic…

Game Day attracts investigators to Athens

University of Georgia game days can be considered fun, but they can also be dangerous. This is what drew the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to Athens. As part of Operation Cross Country X, organized by the FBI, the GBI along with the Athens-Clarke County police department attempted to stop child predators who were willing to…