October 29, 1998 |
Until last year, Florida was the team that always seemed to get a nice buzz going in the game known as the "World's Largest Outdoors Cocktail Party. " Georgia was the team that stumbled home with the hangover. Seven consecutive losses can have that effect on the losing team in a rivalry. But last year's 37-17 upset of the Gators in neutral Jacksonville, Fla., has the Bulldogs convinced they can do something no Georgia team has done since 1987-89: beat Florida in back-to-back seasons.
January 31, 2000 |
Steve Lappas knew he had a good freshman class when he started the season. What the Villanova coach did not know was how much time it would take for the rookies to feel comfortable with the college game and start to contribute to the team's success. Yesterday, he appeared to get his answer. Freshman Gary Buchanan established a career high with 24 points, and the Wildcats picked up a victory they sorely needed, defeating Georgia, 78-75, to break a modest two-game losing streak before a sellout crowd of 6,500 at the Pavilion.
July 7, 2007 |
The last time the Soul played Georgia, they were riding high on a four-game winning streak at the start of the season, making them one of the hottest teams in the Arena Football League. The Soul lost that game to the Force and the drought started - six consecutive losses and significant injuries to star players, including quarterback Tony Graziani. Now, the Soul insist they are a different team, with rehabilitated players, renewed confidence, and a real chance of beating the Force in the National Conference divisional round in Atlanta tomorrow night.
January 6, 2003 |
Ezra Williams scored 11 of his 25 points during a game-changing run in the second half as Georgia beat No. 21 Louisiana State, 89-63, yesterday in Athens, Ga., the Bulldogs' second straight victory over a Top 25 team. Georgia (9-3), which beat second-ranked Pittsburgh, 79-67, Tuesday, has won eight straight. Jarvis Hayes added 20 points for the Bulldogs in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Jaime Lloreda led LSU (9-2) with 17 points and Ronald Dupree had 16. The Bulldogs took a 10-point lead early in the second half behind Williams and Chris Daniels.
February 2, 1987 |
Spring came early in Georgia last week, as some 20,000 marchers descended on the Forsyth County Courthouse to proclaim peace, brotherhood and respect for the rights of all. It was the biggest civil rights demonstration since the 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr. lives. The rousing sight of black and white making their witness together was inspired by what had happened a week before: A few dozen marchers had to dodge rocks and bottles when they tried to march through the all-white county.
November 27, 2010 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - This was more like it. One night after suffering an offensive meltdown, Temple showed why it's the nation's 21st-ranked team. Temple shot at a high percentage, had a superhuman effort from an unlikely hero, and put the clamps on Georgia's late rally. In the end, the Owls prevailed, 65-58, in an Old Spice Classic consolation game Friday night at the HP Fieldhouse in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The victory sent the Owls (3-1) into Sunday's 11 a.m. fifth-place game against Texas A&M, a 74-45 winner over Manhattan.
November 14, 2005 |
The defending NCAA women's champions needed another big comeback. Sixth-ranked Baylor rallied to defeat No. 8 Georgia, 84-72, yesterday in the Tip-Off Classic in Lubbock, Texas, overcoming an 18-point deficit in the second half. In last year's NCAA semifinals, Baylor rallied from 15 points down to beat LSU. "We've been kind of famous for some comebacks," Baylor coach Kim Mulkey-Robertson said. "Our personality is we don't think we're ever out of a game. " Baylor's Sophia Young scored 30 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
November 20, 1986 |
Richard Tardits is not kidding when he says the game of football was foreign to him until just recently. Tardits, a 219-pound defensive end who leads the University of Georgia in quarterback sacks, came to the United States from Biarritz, France, in June 1984 as an exchange student. He never had seen a football game. He never had dreamed of playing in one. And then? He met Dr. Mixon Robinson, who had captained the defensive unit when Georgia went 11-1 in 1971. Citing Tardits's experience as a rugby player, Robinson convinced the newcomer to try out as a walk-on in the spring of 1985.
February 13, 2004 |
Ashley Robinson and reserve Brittany Jackson each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Tennessee hold off No. 19 Georgia, 70-67, last night in Athens, Ga. Janese Hardrick missed a tough layup in traffic in the final seconds that could have won it for the Bulldogs, who lost to Tennessee for the 10th time in 11 games. Jackson made two free throws with less than a second left to seal it. Shyra Ely scored all eight of her points in the second half for the Vols (20-2 overall, 8-0 Southeastern Conference)
March 12, 2001 |
Will Tennessee, Duke, Notre Dame and Connecticut all meet in the Savvis Center in St. Louis later this month at the NCAA Women's Final Four? They will if they live up to the expectations of the tournament selection committee. Each was given one of the four coveted No. 1 seeds when the 64-team NCAA field and pairings were announced yesterday. The only mild surprise was Duke's getting a nod over Georgia, but the Blue Devils' case was winning both the regular-season and playoff titles in the Atlantic Coast Conference.