December 13, 1999 |
It wasn't pretty, but Georgia coach Andy Landers is glad his No. 5 Lady Bulldogs were able to pull out victory over host Tennessee Tech. "It was tough to come in to a place like Tech and come out with a win," Landers said yesterday after the 77-72 victory. "They did a really good job. " Georgia (11-1), which has won four straight, took the lead for good on a three-pointer by Camille Murphy with 11:27 remaining in the game, making it 48-46. Georgia led by four when the lights in the arena went out with 3:52 remaining.
December 10, 1999 |
Reserve center Shala Crawford enjoyed a career game against overmatched Hampton. Crawford had a career-high 13 points and 15 rebounds in fifth-ranked Georgia's 107-46 rout of visiting Hampton last night. "This game meant a lot because of the way we played our last game here. I didn't want people to underestimate what we can do," Crawford said. A week ago, Georgia lost its Southeastern Conference opener to Louisiana State, 80-74. Sophomore center Tawana McDonald led Georgia (10-1)
August 24, 2002 |
Georgia defensive back Brandon Williams was acquitted yesterday by a Superior Court jury in Athens, Ga., of the alleged sexual assault of a female student in another athlete's dorm room. Williams, 21, was charged with rape, aggravated assault and aggravated battery following the Jan. 12 incident. Georgia basketball player Steve Thomas, also accused of rape and aggravated assault, will be tried in October or November. Tony Cole, Thomas' teammate, was charged with aggravated assault and likely will be tried after Christmas.
March 18, 1998 |
Don't tell Jan van Breda Kolff and his Vanderbilt Commodores the National Invitation Tournament is for losers. Dan Langhi scored a career-high 19 points off the bench as visiting Vanderbilt notched its first 20-win season in four years with a 72-68 victory over Wake Forest in the second round last night. "I said our younger players are going to benefit the most from this and a guy like Dan Langhi has gotten better and better," said Van Breda Kolff. "We told our guys [the NIT]
March 6, 1997 |
Georgia's football team will spend the next two years on probation but escaped major sanctions yesterday when the NCAA took the unusual step of accepting the school's self-imposed penalties. The Bulldogs, who already had agreed to reduce their scholarships next year and cut their ties to prominent south Florida booster Dan Calloway, remain eligible to play in bowl games and appear on television. The university was cited mainly for its relationship with Calloway, a Palm Beach County, Fla., youth sport organizer who provided cash, meals and other benefits to high school players who were being recruited by Georgia.
January 13, 1987 |
Charlayne Hunter-Gault, national correspondent for PBS' "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour," carved out a place for herself in American history in 1961 when she became the first black woman to be admitted to the University of Georgia. In the current issue of TV Guide, she talks about her experiences at the school she graduated from in 1963. " 'Char-layne,' they kept calling out from every direction, drawing my name as only Southerners can, so perfect in their pronunciation, so familiar and yet so distant.
February 26, 1991 |
University of Georgia junior Blaise Kozeniewski of Highland High has been a key addition to the Bulldogs' baseball team, the defending national champion. Kozeniewski, who had starred the last two years for Camden County College, started in Georgia's first seven games. During that span, he hit .212, but led the Bulldogs with eight runs, and was tied for the lead in home runs, with two, and tied for second in RBIs, with six. North Carolina State lefthander Shawn Senior of Cherry Hill West became the first freshman pitcher to start on opening day for the Wolfpack.
January 17, 2002 |
Georgia suspended starting forward Steve Thomas and backup guard Tony Cole yesterday while university police investigated a report that a female student was raped in a dormitory. The suspensions occurred shortly before the 20th-ranked Bulldogs, who moved into the national rankings two days earlier for the first time this season, lost, 77-72, to No. 16 Alabama in a key Southeastern Conference game. "The situation was probably a distraction, but you can't really tell," Georgia coach Jim Harrick said.
March 12, 1999 |
Less than three weeks after receiving a vote of confidence from the athletic director, Georgia basketball coach Ron Jirsa was fired yesterday. Jirsa, who never held a head coaching job before he was picked to succeed Tubby Smith in 1997, had a two-year record of 35-30, including a disappointing 15-15 mark this season. Athletic director Vince Dooley, speaking during a hastily called news conference, said the main reason for the change was the Bulldogs' poor finish. Georgia lost its final four games and 11 of the last 14 to wind up at .500.
May 6, 1990 |
When former United Nations ambassador and civil rights leader Andrew Young campaigns for governor in the white neighborhoods of rural Georgia, he doesn't extend his hand first for a handshake. He doesn't slap white people on the shoulder or kiss their babies. "There's good reason. When I was growing up you could get killed for that, literally," said the black, 58-year-old former Atlanta mayor. His voice showed not anger, but an eagerness to make the issue clear. "Maybe you don't ever outgrow some of those cautions.