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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 Breaks 10-Year Homecoming Streak

Dawg fans are still licking their wounds because of the loss this weekend. Reporter Lauren Herbert says that it wasn’t just any loss. It was the first loss at a UGA homecoming game in 10 years. The UGA football team has a two-week break before they go up against the Florida Gators on October 29. By: Damisi Fawole (@Damisifawole) Follow Grady Newsource on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.

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UGA Football Preview vs. Ole Miss

Athens, GA– The #12 Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) football team will travel to Oxford, Mississippi this weekend to take on the #23 Ole Miss Rebels (1-2). Coach Kirby Smart said in a press conference on Monday that freshman Jacob Eason will get the start again at quarterback, provided he practices well this week. His 308 yard passing performance last week against Missouri included a clutch, game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter to secure a twenty eight-twenty seven victory. The Bulldogs’ kicking performance was not as effective and raised new…

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Kirby Smart discusses stopping Missouri Quarterback Drew Lock

Georgia’s defensive backs better make sure Missouri’s wide receivers don’t get past them. That’s because Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said Missouri quarterback Drew Lock “throws one of the prettiest deep balls [he] has seen in a long time.” In two games thus far, Georgia has proven woeful in trying to prevent teams from trying deep passes, however it lucked out with North Carolina and Nicholls State’s inability to connect on such passes. Georgia’s first two opponents were 0-6 when attempting to complete passes of 25 yards or more. Five…

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Georgia football looks to improve upon close loss

Georgia came into Saturday’s game as a 57-point favorite, but after 60 minutes of football, it escaped with a slim 2-point victory. Turnovers and poor offensive line play were the cause of what turned a should-be blowout into a 26-24 thriller. During Kirby Smart’s press conference today he addressed both, saying Georgia better improve in these areas if it hopes to win this weekend. “We have to get better, that’s for certain,” Smart said. “We can’t play like we did against Nicholls and expect to beat anyone in this league.”…

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Harambe Game Day Buttons

                            Normally, fans will see buttons on sorority girls shirts and dresses on game day saying their sorority loves the dogs… but this weekend, fans will see buttons that look just a little bit different. These buttons show the picture of Harambe. Harambe was the Cinicinnati Zoo gorilla that was shot dead after he dragged a 4-year old boy who had fallen into his exhibit. Two University of Georgia girls decided to make these buttons for Saturday’s…

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Five Things You Need To Know About Nicholls State

The University of Georgia plays its first home game of the season this Saturday against the Nicholls State Colonels. Here are five things you need to know about Nicholls State before Saturdays game. Two of the team’s players were featured on Netflix’s series “Last Chance U.” Ronald Ollie and Marcel Andry are expected to play during Saturday’s game. This is only Head Coach Tim Rebowe’s second season. Nicholls State has around 5,700 students, compared to UGA’s 36,130. It is ranked #42 in top public schools according to U.S. News and World Report….

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UGA Target Demetris Robertson to Announce Decision Early May

Multiple sources report that five-star recruit Demetris Robertson will announce his college decision on May 2nd. The number one receiver in the nation has been recruited by high-end programs such as Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Cal. As of today, 247sports predicts Robertson is committing to Georgia. Since Robertson did not sign a letter of intent on signing day, he will not be obligated to any program until he enrolls and shows up on campus. Check out highlights of one of the nation’s most coveted recruits.

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Digital Exclusive: A Conversation with Verne Lundquist

  Ever wondered how the lead voice of CBS’s SEC football coverage feels about being called “Uncle Verne”? Verne Lundquist was on UGA’s campus on April 11-12 to participate in a panel at the Special Collections Library and a forum at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Reporter James Thompson caught up with Lundquist after the forum. By James C. Thompson

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Social media reacts to Mark Richt stepping down

By Savannah Brock On Sunday Nov. 29 Dawg Nation was rocked from its core. It was announced that Georgia head coach Mark Richt had stepped down after 15 years. Fans, alumni, players past and present took to social media to express their feelings on Richt’s departure. Grady Newsource has social media posts from Nov. 29.     Take a look at this video with local fan reactions on Mark Richt stepping down:

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