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Grady Newsource daily UGA sports roundup: Nov. 16

The UGA women’s basketball team won its first game of the season on Sunday when it beat the Stetson Hatters 76-55. This was the first win for new head coach Joni Taylor, who replaced the now retired Andy Landers. Senior Shacobia Barbee recorded a triple double in her first game back following a broken leg she suffered on Jan. 25. Barbee’s 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists was also the third tripe-double in school history and the first since 1995 Georgia football head coach Mark Richt made news Sunday…

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Gurley Appeal Fails

Athens, GA- The NCAA announced Thursday evening that the Division-1 Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee upheld their previous ruling of suspending Georgia running back Todd Gurley for four games. Georgia filed an appeal Wednesday to try and reduce the NCAA’s disciplinary measures for their star running back, but to no avail. Gurley will be eligible to play again November 15, when the Bulldogs host No. 3 Auburn. The University of Georgia released a response soon after the NCAA’s decision, saying: “We are very disappointed in tonight’s decision by the Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee regarding…

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UGA fans create vigil, launch White House petition in wake of Gurley suspension

ATHENS, GA – Students at The University of Georgia are speaking out against the recent suspension of star running back Todd Gurley. A candlelight vigil was placed outside of Sanford Stadium Thursday night with posters and notes for Gurley. One note in particular read, “gurley you’re the best we’ve ever had #freegurley”. Another sign read, “I’d give my 1st born to see Todd play #FreeTodd” An online petition was also started on the WhiteHouse.gov website asking the NCAA and UGA to cancel the investigation and to pardon Gurley. “This petition will…

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UPDATE: UGA Athletic Director’s Statement on Todd Gurley Eligibility

Athens, GA  UGA Athletic Director, Greg McGarity, released a statement today regarding UGA running back Todd Gurley’s eligibility. This comes after Gurley was suspended from the football team yesterday. The Heisman candidate is being investigated by the university for a possible violation of NCAA rules. Here is McGarity’s statement in full: UGA J. REID PARKER DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS GREG McGARITY STATEMENT REGARDING TODD GURLEY ELIGIBILITY MATTER  October 10, 2014 I would like to make a few additional comments about yesterday’s announcement regarding the suspension of Todd Gurley. While we have made extensive efforts to gather all relevant facts, this is…

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Todd Gurley Indefinitely Suspended

Athens, GA – University of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended. According to Georgiadogs.com the UGA Athletic Association has suspended him due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules. Head football coach Mark Richt says, “I am obviously very disappointed. The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.” UGA’s football program has one of the strictest disciplinary policies in the SEC. On Tuesday, Richt spoke to the media about the importance of staying disciplined. “I owe it…

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