January 28, 1991 |
Despite recruiting pitches from just about every major college football powerhouse, Glen Mills senior linebacker Shannon Stevens couldn't get Georgia off his mind. As a result, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 245-pound Stevens, a first team all-area selection by The Inquirer, has verbally committed to attend the University of Georgia in the fall, choosing the Bulldogs over Miami, West Virginia, Pitt and Syracuse. He plans to make it official Feb. 6 when he returns to his former high school, Allegany High in Cumberland County, Md., to sign a national letter of intent.
March 22, 2004 |
Mention the Southeastern Conference in a game of word association in women's college basketball, and the first response likely will be Tennessee. The Volunteers have dominated the conference on the way to six NCAA titles over the years for coach Pat Summitt. But though not a perennial SEC power of the same order, Georgia could put together a pretty good fantasy team of all-Americans who have played for coach Andy Landers over the years. Among the former Bulldogs stars are Teresa Edwards, who has five Olympic medals - four of them gold - and is one of the more celebrated players in the sport.
December 31, 1997 |
These Minnesota twins were too much for La Salle in the title game of the Explorers' CoreStates Classic last night. Coco and Kelly Miller, from Rochester, Minn., are 5-foot-10 freshman sisters for the 17th-ranked Georgia women's basketball team. Coco scored 24 points and was the tournament MVP as Georgia (9-2) held off a late La Salle (6-4) challenge to win, 80-64. Kelly completed the twin killing with 17 points. Elena Vishniakova also scored in double figures for the Bulldogs with 10 points.
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 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.