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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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Coach Lange to Lead Women’s Basketball Tomorrow Night

Head coach Joni Taylor gave birth to Jacie Elise Taylor on November 3 this year. A week after becoming a mother Taylor will not be coaching her team in the first game of the season. Interim coach Karen Lange will coach the team Friday night against South Carolina State. Coach Lange says Coach Taylor has given her the reigns to the team these past few weeks so the team is prepared. “She was present. But allowed me to coach it to just kinda be prepared for myself, our players to…

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BREAKING: UGA head coach Mark Richt steps down

By Savannah Brock On Sunday Nov. 29, The University of Georgia released a statement on football head coach Mark Richt stepping down. Below is the statement on behalf of athletic director Greg McGarity: “Coach Richt and I met Sunday morning to discuss the status of our football program, said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity, and we mutually agreed that he would step down as head coach and would have the opportunity to accept other duties and responsibilities at UGA following the bowl game. I appreciate the opportunity of serving the…

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Stachies for Nashies

Mustaches grace the faces of many of the UGA cross country team members this week. They are growing just in time for Regionals in Tuscaloosa, Ala. this weekend.  Steven Spevacek, a senior distance runner, has helped carry Georgia to Nationals three of the last four years. Georgia cross country last won Regionals just two years ago by one point – on the same track they will race on Friday. Thirty plus teams will run 10k instead of the usual 8k during the season. Georgia is expected to finish third in Regionals with only…

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Grady Newsource daily sports roundup: Nov. 4

The undefeated men’s and women’s swimming and diving team faces in-state rival Georgia Tech Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Gabrielsen Natatorium. UGA men’s golf finished second in the East Lake Cup championships Nov. 3 against Illinois. The championship match was decided in extra holes between Georgia’s Greyson Sigg and Illinois’ Alex Burge. The team heads to Lahaina, Hawaii next for the Ka’anapali Collegiate invitational on Friday, Nov. 6. Georgia women’s tennis is headed to Orlando on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the Collegiate Clay Court Invitational at the Disney’s World Wide of…

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Lady Bulldogs To Take On LSU Tonight

Athens- The Lady Bulldogs are heading to LSU to take on the Lady Tigers tonight.  They are looking to end their five game losing streak, their longest losing streak since 2009.  Georgia lost lead scorer Shacobia Barbee to a season ending injury at Tennessee on January 25th while coming down from a drive to the basket late in the first half.  Barbee had surgery Jan. 28 to repair the fracture but it seems like the lady Bulldog’s team is in a state of distress without her. The Lady Bulldogs and…

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