Tonight the Georgia Bulldogs Mens Basketball team resumes play against the 17th ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The Bulldogs went 7-1 during their first eight home games and look to beat their first ranked opponent of the season. UGA lost their last game on January 2nd at the University of Missouri and look to rebound tonight against the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech has received a lot of attention for their famed freshman forward Derrick Favors, a player who could be the top pick in this year’s NBA draft. However, another freshman to keep an eye on is Mfon Udofia. He’s been a big time scorer for the Yellow Jackets so far, but he’s very prone to turning the ball over. The Dawgs will need a big game form Trey Thompkins tonight against the dominant Tech frontcourt, after he only scored nine points in his last game. The arena is nowhere near full capacity and I see very little gold and blue, I guess a lot of Tech fans are more concerned about the Orange Bowl tonight. (more…)
Welcome to Gwinnett Arena where the Dawgs look to knock off 8-2 Illinois. Georgia is coming off a tough loss in Madison Square Garden to St. Johns whereas Illinois have won 4 in a row. Looking around the arena that holds 13,000 it’s not even close to capacity. There’s a lot more orange than red. Luckily it’s not Tennessee orange because Tennessee orange makes me vom. (more…)
Update: Final- UGA 64, SLU 56: The Billikens have a little fight left in them. Kwamain Mitchell puts in another three to draw St. Louis within seven, 63-56.
Jeremy Price gets fouled with about 15 seconds left, and hits one of two free throws, making it 64-56.
At this point, I’m sure you can guess how this one finishes. The Billikens come storming down the court, but for some reason run a set play that takes a solid 10 seconds to execute. They throw up a baseline jumper, but it doesn’t fall. Georgia gets the rebound and the victory.
Five Georgia players were in double figures tonight. Dustin Ware led the team with 17 points. Jeremy Price added 14. Kwamain Mitchell led the Billikens with 16. Willie Reed was close behind with 14. (more…)
Hello. I’m Robert Inskip and I’ll be taking care of our Live Blog coverage tonight. It’s Senior Night in Sanford Stadium tonight as the Dawgs play host to the Kentucky Wildcats. It’ll be the last time playing between the hedges for Jeff Owens, Geno Atkins, Kade Weston, Joe Cox, Prince Miller and eighteen other seniors. Whether or not this will be the last home game for Rennie Curran and Rashad Jones remains to be seen. It won’t be the last for A.J. Green, but the Dawgs will be without him tonight as he recovers from a shoulder injury suffered against Auburn last week. On defense the Dawgs will be without Bacarri Rambo, the redshirt freshman safety whose play has earned him more and more playing time as the season as progressed. He had not been playing nearly enough if you ask me. Rambo suffered a concussion on his touchdown saving hit in the final minutes against Auburn last week.
In Green’s absence, look for Israel Troupe to build on his breakout performance from last week. Also look for true freshman Rantavious Wooten to see increased action. In Rambo’s absence, Makiri Pugh and Quintin Banks could see more time.
For Kentucky, the top player to watch has to be Randall Cobb, who is one of the most versatile players in the SEC. The sophomore is officially listed as a wide receiver, but will sometimes take snaps at quarterback. He is also a punt and kick returner for the Cats, and serves as the holder for field goals and extra points. Sounds like Champ Bailey or Hines Ward when they were Dawgs. When Cobb isn’t taking the snaps, Kentucky’s quarterback will be true freshman Morgan Newton, a big and athletic player who was one of Kentucky’s top prizes in its recent recruiting class. On defense, watch cornerback Trevard Lindley, one of the best at his position in the conference. It would have been fun to see him and A.J. matchup. Also watch Micah Johnson, a linebacker for the Cats who like Lindley, is on the watch list for several national awards.
Both teams come into the game with 6-4 records, as both became bowl eligible with wins last week. For Dawgs, the Music City Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, and Outback Bowl all remain apparent possibilities. While the SEC division titles have been sewn up for a while, a lot is still up in the air in terms of bowl destinations for teams behind Bama and Florida.
Many fans have shown up in black to night to honor the UGA VII, who died suddenly of a heart attack this week. I already miss seeing a white bulldog strutting around down there before the game! A moment of silence was held in his honor.
I am permitted to update three times per quarter. Kickoff is at 7:45. Thank you for logging on to WUOG and enjoy the game!
It’s Friday and it’s the Football Jesus podcast. We talked about the Ole Miss LSU game and of course touched on the Georgia Kentucky game here in Athens.
Welcome to the official WUOG Georgia vs. Wofford live blog. I’m James Carr and I’ll be bringing the heat 5 times per half. We’ve been having some server issues tonight, so I want to apologize in advance for any technical issues. Initially, you’d think Wofford might be a bit of a cake walk but let me assure you this will be anything but. Wofford was up by 13 against Pitt in the second half in their last game. They’re a hot shooting team who light it up from range. Georgia has been quite the opposite. They’ve struggled with field goal percentage but had a phenomenal night rebounding last Friday against New Orleans. Will Georgia slow the pace down, take Wofford out of a rhythm and pound the glass or will Coach Fox see if he can get the Dawgs into a good shooting rhythm? We’ll find out in about 7:20.
A couple more things to note before the game. 1. I have a miniflip HD camera in my possession. I’m playing around with it quite a lot because it is so awesome. Chances of me missing something while I’m messing around are very high. 2. I’m sitting in the press area above the locker room rather than on the baseline. I don’t like it. 3. Umm. I forgot. I was playing with the camera. I’ll let you know if I remember.
Dustin “Dimes” Ware
Travis “Trampoline” Leslie
Chris “The Hulk” Barnes
Trey “(Insert Nickname Here)” Thompkins
Just remembered what I was going to say. There are about 50 people in the student section.
Game time! (more…)
GAME UPDATES: FINAL SCORE: GEORGIA-31 AUBURN-24
Well how about this! After Rambo was carted off the field, it was Coach Richt and his staff jumping up and down waving their arms in a plea for the Dawg fans to get loud. And it worked. Georgia got a sack on Chris Todd to make it 4th and 18. Auburn then committed a false start penalty forcing the Tigers to gain 23 yards to avoid losing to the Georgia Bulldogs for a fourth straight year. The Dawgs break up the play and beat Auburn.
Postgame thoughts are forthcoming. (more…)
Welcome back to Stegeman Coliseum for another WUOG live-blog. I’ll be here documenting the infamous Billy Humphrey’s return to Athens. For some reason, he’s listed as projected “Off the Bench” for the Privateers. That could be because of his knee injury but after seeing him move in warmups, I seriously doubt that will be a factor. I’ll be updating 5 times per half. Brace yourselves.
Connor Nolte hit me with a tip: there are new nets at Stegeman Coliseum. “They suck,” said Nolte. I was unaware that nets could suck but I also added an “h” to Ebuka.
I just stood through the longest national anthem in history. I think I see someone from Guinness here.
Dustin “Dimes” Ware
Travis “Trampoline” Leslie
Trey “Still Taking Suggestions for this Nickname” Thompkins
Chris “The Hulk” Barnes
Shocked Billy isn’t starting. Shocked. (more…)
Welcome to another WUOG live blog! I’m here today covering the Georgia vs. Tennessee Tech football game. It is a beautiful day in Sanford Stadium for Homecoming. Hopefully, the score won’t be too close which should actually make the game quite interesting. Many players and coaches have come under fire after a poor season thus far, leaving Georgia at a 4-4 mark, and we’ll see if any changes and adjustments are made during this game. Will our young defensive backs see more playing time? How many snaps will Logan Gray take? Who is going to step up for the injured AJ Green? (more…)
Welcome to the first of many Georgia basketball live blogs. Here at Stegeman Coliseum for Georgia’s exhibition game against North Georgia we’re all hoping the Dawgs don’t fall victim like Syracuse a few days ago. I can update 5 times per half and once at halftime. (more…)