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UPDATE: UGA football player Trenton Thompson withdraws from classes

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is withdrawing from classes this semester at UGA after being released from Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital. A police report filed today indicated Thompson was found by police officials late Wednesday night wandering in the street on River Road on UGA campus. After determining that Thompson was “behaving incoherently”, the officer contacted Emergency Medical Services. Police asked Thompson what medication he had taken. He claimed he had taken “two oxies.” Thompson returned home after being rushed to the hospital Wednesday evening. A…

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Sanford Stadium to Undergo $63 Million in Renovations

ATHENS, Ga. –The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced at its quarterly meeting on Tuesday that Sanford Stadium will undergo hefty renovations starting in April, pending discussion with the University System of Georgia Board of Regents on March 15 in Atlanta. The project will include a new elevated plaza for fans to view the Dawg Walk, relocation of locker rooms to the west side of the stadium, a recruitment room to host football team prospects, updates to concessions and restrooms, and a larger video board, among other changes. If construction…

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UGA Students Go For Broke to Get to the Super Bowl

ATHENS, Ga.—Connor Jones, a senior at the University of Georgia, plans to spend the rest of the semester eating Ramen Noodles. The die-hard Atlanta Falcons fan spent $900 for a Super Bowl LI ticket. Jones says he remembers being 4-years-old watching the NFC championship when the Falcons defeated his mother’s Minnesota’s Vikings. He was sent to his room for being too obnoxious. “It will probably take two months of paychecks to pay for this,” Jones says, “I actually didn’t think we were going to get to go to the Super…

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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 stack up against some of UGA’s former coaches in their first seasons? We made a quick quiz to see how much you know about some of college football’s greats in their first years as head…

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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 victory. But the gridiron giants did more than just revel in their victory, they caused significant damage to the field. Players tore chunks of the infamous Chinese privet hedges that have enclosed the field at…

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Prince Avenue vs. Mt. Pisgah

Prince Avenue Christian School plays Friday night at home in the second round of the Georgia High School Football State Playoffs. The Wolverines host Mt. Pisgah. Coach Greg Vandagriff and a few players share their thoughts on Friday’s game.

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Three Athens Private Schools Headed To Playoffs

Athens Christian, Athens Academy, and Prince Avenue are in the first round of high school football playoffs. Prince Avenue has a bye-week this week, but both Athens Christian and Athens Academy are hosting the first round. Athens Academy hosts Savannah County Day on Friday night. Athens Academy is coming off a 28-0 loss to Prince Avenue. The game on Friday begins at 7:30 p.m. Athens Christian plays Mt. Pisgah on Friday night. Athens Christian is on a four-game winning streak coming off of a big win last week against Hebron Christian Academy. Prince Avenue…

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A Tale of Two Senior Nights

As we get ready to turn our calendars to November, high school football season is coming to an end. For some teams, that means playoffs are just around the corner. For other teams, it means the players will get a lot more free time to spend on homework. Madison County High School and North Oconee High School are both hoping to be in that first category, as both teams are fighting for their playoff hopes this Friday night. But the playoff pictures for these two teams could not be any…

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Preview of High School Football

  ATHENS, Ga. –  Tomorrow night will be a big one for Cedar Shoals and Clarke Central. The Clarke Central Gladiators will take on the Flowery Branch Falcons. The overall outlook on the game is in favor of the Gladiators, with stats hypothesizing a score of 30-19. If Clarke Central is serious about a win against the Falcons, they will need to look to star Quarterback Jack Mangel, who averages 156 total yards per game. The Gladiators are currently 4-4 while the Falcons are 3-5. As for Cedar Shoals High School,…

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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 pay to have sex with a child. Agents arrested five men over a two-day period. Debbie Garner, the GBI special agent who oversaw the operation, said that the decision to come to Athens  had more…

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