‘I just beat it’ Georgia boy rings bell to celebrate beating cancer

U.S. 12/07/19, 07:34

A 10-year-old Georgia boy, who beat cancer, got to ring the bell signifying the end of treatment. Bryan Thompson, of Macon, was diagnosed with cancer last year after a football injury landed him in emergency and doctors ultimately found he had cancer, 13 WMAZ reported. Although the 10-year-old shouldn’t know about ports ...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Football 04/22/19, 09:53

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference football players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall.EASTERN DIVISIONFLORIDAFILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams (18) reaches for a touchdown reception ...

Swift eager to show he can be Georgia’s No. 1 tailback

Football 04/20/19, 02:17

D'Andre Swift's long wait has ended.Finally, the junior stands alone atop Georgia's depth chart at tailback. Swift has seized the opportunity this spring.Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Swift "has set himself apart from the other offensive players because of his demeanor and body language."Georgia running back D'Andre Swift (7) runs ...

Georgia QB Fromm likes learning new tweaks to offense

Football 03/27/19, 14:23

Georgia's offensive coordinator, top three wide receivers and a 1,000-yard rusher have all departed since the end of the 2018 season.The turnover has created the opportunity for changes in the Bulldogs' offense. That excites quarterback Jake Fromm, who is a football bookworm.Fromm made a strong first impression on coach Kirby ...

Texas looks to continue resurgence vs Georgia in Sugar Bowl

Football 12/31/18, 12:18

Texas coach Tom Herman has needed less than two years to pull the football program out of mediocrity and get to a prestigious bowl game on New Year's Day.The 14th-ranked Longhorns will face No. 6 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night looking to continue their resurgence on the ...

Colorado hires Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker

Football 12/05/18, 16:36

Colorado has hired Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker as its new head coach after he helped rebuild the Bulldogs into a national contender.Tucker gets a five-year, $14.75 million contract under the deal announced Wednesday. He starts immediately and won't coach Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day.The 46-year-old ...

Georgia playoff longshot after Smart’s fake punt flops

Football 12/01/18, 21:39

Georgia coach Kirby Smart gambled big on a fake punt as he looked for a way to beat No. 1 Alabama and put his team in the College Football Playoff.The fake ended with a flop, and exactly 2 minutes later the Crimson Tide took their first lead, completing a comeback ...

They’re back! Bama vs Georgia in rematch of January classic

Sports 11/30/18, 17:27

Nick Saban and Kirby Smart posed stiffly behind the trophy, forcing smiles for the cameras.Saban whispered something in his former assistant's ear, drawing a bit of a chuckle.Then, a quick handshake, and off they went in opposite directions.It was a formality that had to wait until the last day of ...

Smart, Georgia facing Bama’s ‘elite group of skill players’

Football 11/29/18, 12:54

Kirby Smart's Alabama defenses routinely squared off in practice against Heisman Trophy-winning running backs and NFL-bound wide receivers.Still, the Georgia coach never saw a collection of offensive weapons during his days as the top-ranked Crimson Tide's defensive coordinator like he'll see Saturday when the teams meet in the Southeastern Conference ...

No. 1 Alabama, No. 4 Georgia return to scene of thriller

Football 11/25/18, 18:55

Hello again, Georgia and Alabama.For the second time in less than 11 months, the two Southeastern Conference powers are set to meet at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a championship on the line in a mentor-versus-protege coaching showdown. Tua Tagovailoa's back, too, this time as anything but an understudy.Kirby Smart's fourth-ranked ...

No. 5 Georgia’s focus to be tested in visit from UMass

Football 11/12/18, 16:54

There's never been a better time for Kirby Smart to tell his Georgia players the focus is on them, not the opponent.It's a much-repeated mantra for the Georgia coach that should hit home with players as they begin preparation for Saturday's visit from UMass.After completing a stretch of seven straight ...

Georgia focused on team from Alabama _ Auburn, that is

Football 11/05/18, 19:04

The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs are firmly focused on a team from Alabama.No, not the mighty Crimson Tide.After locking up a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game for the second year in a row, Georgia briefly celebrated but quickly turned its attention to Saturday night's game against Auburn, the ...

UGA’s ‘Hot Rod’ Blankenship returns to where legend was born

Football 10/30/18, 12:28

No one is quite sure how Rodrigo Blankenship sees through those big, thick glasses. Georgia coach Kirby Smart even tried them on . "I don't understand eyesight," Smart said, "but I don't see how those could help anybody see." Clearly, they work just fine for the kicker known as "Hot Rod," who has ...

Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17

Football 10/27/18, 19:13

Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes, ending speculation about freshman Justin Fields supplanting him in the starting lineup, and No. 7 Georgia beat ninth-ranked Florida 36-17 on Saturday.The Bulldogs took advantage of Florida's three turnovers and an injury to cornerback C.J. Henderson to win the "World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party" ...

Fromm, Georgia offense struggle in loss to No. 13 LSU

Football 10/14/18, 14:37

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm arrived at Death Valley completing passes at a record-setting pace.After a 36-16 loss Saturday at No. 13 LSU, the No. 8 Bulldogs' quarterback will be looking for a way to get back to those accurate ways.With a mix of blitzes and coverage alignments, the Tigers harried ...

Georgia radio personality hospitalized, injured at practice

Football 10/10/18, 09:04

Longtime Georgia sideline reporter and radio commentator Loran Smith was hospitalized after being struck by two players while attending a Bulldogs football practice.The school says two players ran out of bounds on a special teams play and collided with Smith on Monday.Smith had hip surgery at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical ...

No. 2 Georgia prepares to face gauntlet of Top 25 teams

Football 10/09/18, 13:02

The first half of the season was a breeze for No. 2 Georgia.No daunting opponents. No game closer than two touchdowns.Now the real season begins.The Bulldogs must run a gauntlet of four straight games against Southeastern Conference opponents currently ranked in the Top 25, beginning with Saturday's trip to No. ...

No. 2 Georgia LG Solomon Kindley has only mild knee sprain

Football 10/08/18, 16:28

Coach Kirby Smart says left guard Solomon Kindley avoided a serious knee injury and could play for No. 2 Georgia in this week's game at No. 13 Louisiana State.Kindley was carted off the field in the first quarter of Georgia's 41-13 win over Vanderbilt .Smart said Monday Kindley has a ...

LSU, Kentucky undefeated starts only part of SEC’s surprises

Football 10/03/18, 12:25

Under Nick Saban, the Alabama Crimson Tide always seems to start the season racking up wins.The Georgia Bulldogs also seem to be starting that trend with Kirby Smart in charge.But not everything is going according to plan in the Southeastern Conference.LSU coach Ed Orgeron, the odds' on favorite to be ...

Tennessee’s Pruitt, Georgia’s Smart have much in common

Football 09/27/18, 13:32

Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees the identity that Jeremy Pruitt is trying to build at Tennessee as these two former Alabama defensive coordinators prepare to face off.Pruitt and Smart worked together on Alabama's staff from 2007-12. Pruitt was Georgia's defensive coordinator in the two seasons before Smart took over the ...

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