December 26, 1986 |
Now that Cheryl Miller is a Southern Cal alumna and no longer the magnetic attraction in women's basketball, the search has begun for a worthy successor. The most likely choice as the dominant force this season is 6-foot, 2-inch senior center Katrina McClain of Georgia, whose talents will be on display in Villanova's Texaco Wildcat tournament tomorrow and Sunday at the duPont Pavilion. "If there were a draft of college players by college coaches to start a league, I believe that every one in the country would want to draft her first," Georgia coach Andy Landers said of the Charleston, S.C., native.
December 20, 1986 |
Late-arriving La Salle missed its connecting flight in Atlanta and didn't reach Daytona Beach until after 2 a.m yesterday. That set the tone for last night's game as the Explorers appeared to show up late in each half and lost to Georgia, 82-65, in the Hawaiian Tropic Classic at the Ocean Center. La Salle watched the Bulldogs (5-2) score the first 10 points of the game but pulled within 33-29 at the half. It was more of the same to start the second half. The Explorers (4-3) stumbled through the beginning of the half, but they started connecting with about 10 minutes left, when they trailed by 60-45.
April 9, 2003 |
Western Kentucky's Dennis Felton has been picked by University of Georgia athletics director Vince Dooley and president Michael Adams to be the school's men's basketball coach, several people close to the selection process said yesterday. Georgia has not officially offered the job to Felton, 39. But Georgia officials could begin negotiations with Felton's agent, Ricky Lefft, as early as today. An announcement could be made by Georgia officials as early as tomorrow. The job became open after Jim Harrick resigned March 27 amid an NCAA investigation into allegations of academic fraud and improper benefits to players.
December 24, 1987 |
Georgia defeated La Salle, 79-71, in the opening game of the Chaminade Christmas Classic last night. Sophomore center Alec Kessler led Georgia with 23 points, and senior guard Willie Anderson added 21 for the Bulldogs. Junior center Craig Conlin led La Salle with 15 points. Lionel Simmons, the Explorers' high-scoring sophomore forward, was held to 12 points, in part because he spent over 8 minutes of the first half on the bench with three fouls. Before sitting down, Simmons had missed only 2 minutes all season - at the end of the first game of the year.
January 27, 1999 |
Scott Padgett can forget about his tongue-in-cheek candidacy for a mythical Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year award. But he gave his chances for the league's prestigious Most Valuable Player award a big boost. Padgett scored 10 points in overtime to lift the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats to an exciting, 91-83 victory at Georgia last night. "I feel like at the end of games, I'm supposed to make those shots," said Padgett, who finished with 23 points. The 'Cats won despite a dominant performance by Georgia sophomore Jumaine Jones, who scored 34 points.
June 13, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - Georgia said Wednesday that the country has closed two of its bases in Afghanistan after 10 of its soldiers were killed by militant attacks within the last four weeks, but it will not reduce the number of troops serving there. The announcement by Defense Minister Irakli Alasania came five days after he visited Afghanistan to meet with his country's contingent in the U.S-led coalition in the aftermath of the attacks. A massive truck bomb killed seven Georgians at their base in Helmand province's Now-e-Zad district on June 6, while three other Georgian soldiers died May 13 in a bomb attack on another base in Helmand's Musa Qala district.
June 19, 2004 |
J.P. Howell and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, Dooley Prince drove in four runs and Curtis Thigpen scored four times to lead Texas to a 13-2 victory over Arkansas in the College World Series last night. The top-seeded Longhorns (56-13) have scored 10 or more runs in three straight games. For the Razorbacks, who are in the CWS for the first time since 1989, it was the most lopsided loss in 83 games. In the first game yesterday, Georgia scored four runs in the fourth inning to come from behind and beat Arizona, 8-7, sparked by Joey Side's two-run single in the fourth.
December 11, 2004 |
Tasha Humphrey had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 11 Georgia end a two-game losing streak with a 93-47 rout of Augusta State last night in Athens, Ga. Humphrey hit 10 of 12 field goals, with most of her points made on power moves inside. The 6-foot-3 freshman also had a nifty assist, passing behind the back to teammate Sherill Baker to finish off a break. Cori Chambers had 15 points for Georgia (6-3), and Baker and Megan Darrah added 10 each. Brandi Hollingsworth led Augusta State (6-3)
October 8, 2002 |
Georgia running backs coach Tony Pierce has resigned, saying his quitting is for personal reasons, coach Mark Richt said yesterday. Georgia's running game is next to last in the Southeastern Conference statistically despite the No. 6 Bulldogs' 5-0 start. Georgia had a season-high 161 yards in its 27-25 victory over Alabama on Saturday. Richt said quarterbacks coach Mike Bobo will assume Pierce's duties for the rest of the season. Richt will take over day-to-day coaching of the quarterbacks.
December 31, 1988 |
La Salle's run to the Top 20 hit an excruciating detour in the final of the Cotton States Kiwanis Classic at the Omni last night. The roadblock was set up by Georgia's monstrous front line and by three Southeastern Conference referees. The final score was Georgia 95, La Salle 85. The other numbers told the story. The Explorers took 20 more shots from the field and committed 11 fewer turnovers than the Bulldogs. But Georgia took 43 foul shots, making 32. La Salle made 11 of 16 from the line.