December 1, 2012 |
Remember a few weeks ago when it didn't look as if enough teams would get the required six victories to fill all 70 bowl participation slots? Rest easy, folks, we have 70, and more. Georgia Tech received a waiver from the NCAA to participate even with a 6-7 record if it loses in the ACC championship game against Florida State. If Connecticut and Pittsburgh win their Big East finales, each will become bowl eligible and ready to be plucked during Sunday's selections. So that gets us to 73. Joy, right?
November 27, 2012
With Georgia one win away from playing for a national championship, quarterback Aaron Murray has suddenly imposed a media blackout. The school said Murray met with coach Mark Richt and got permission to be relieved from his media responsibilities leading up to the Southeastern Conference championship game between the third-ranked Bulldogs and No. 2 Alabama. Murray has always been one of Georgia's most accessible players, usually meeting with the media on Tuesdays and after games.
November 25, 2012 |
AJ McCarron passed for four touchdowns, and Eddie Lacy rushed for 131 yards and two scores to lead second-ranked Alabama to a 49-0 beatdown of rival Auburn (3-9, 0-8 Southeastern Conference) in Tuscaloosa on Saturday in the most lopsided Iron Bowl in 64 years. The Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-1) clinched the Western Division title outright and a spot in the conference title game against No. 3 Georgia, with the winner likely getting a national championship shot. Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10 - Aaron Murray threw two touchdown passes, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall each ran for a pair of TDs, and the No. 3 Bulldogs (11-1)
November 23, 2012 |
TBILISI, Georgia - Georgia's new prime minister said Thursday he would move quickly to expand the cabinet's powers, a change that would take away even more influence from the ex-Soviet nation's beleaguered pro-Western president. Bidzina Ivanishvili, an eccentric billionaire philanthropist who has promised to repair broken ties with Russia, also slapped his bitter rival for living in the lavish presidential palace rather than a more modest residence. "The buildings that the Georgian president had had built for himself are more appropriate for a feudal lord than a demo–cracy," Ivanishvili said at a news conference.
November 22, 2012 |
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. - Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mountains and the maroon, orange, and gold canopy of trees that once hid bootleggers from the law. A handful of moonshine distilleries are scattered around the South, but observers say this is the first time they've ever seen one in a city hall. The distilleries are part of a trend spurred by increased interest in the United States for locally made specialty spirits and beer brewed in homes and microbreweries.
October 21, 2012 |
ATLANTA - Villanova scored on runs, a pass, a punt return and an interception return just in the first half, as the No. 24 Wildcats poured it on Georgia State en route to a 49-24 win. The backbreakers came just 18 seconds apart. Coming out of a Georgia State field goal that got the Panthers (1-7) on the board at 21-3, Villanova marched 66 yards, and Kevin Monangai capped it off with a 12-yard touchdown run that put the Wildcats (6-2, 4-1 CAA) up 28-3. Then, on the first play of the ensuing possession, Eric Loper intercepted Georgia State quarterback Ben McLane and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown that put it out of reach by halftime.
October 20, 2012
Saturday at 3:30 p.m., the Georgia Dome, Atlanta. Records: Villanova, 5-2 overall, 3-1, Colonial Athletic Association; Georgia State, 1-6, 1-3. Radio: ESPN-950(AM). Coaches: Andy Talley(28th season, 195-118-1; 223-136-2 overall); Georgia State, Bill Curry, third season, 10-19; 93-124-4 overall). Series: This is the first meeting. Three Things to Watch Villanova is averaging 258.6 yards rushing per game, led by Kevin Monangai's 661 yards, 5.6 average, and 8 TDs. Georgia State is allowing 212.7 yards rushing per game so look for the Wildcats to continue to prosper on the ground.
October 9, 2012 |
GEORGIA TECH fired defensive coordinator Al Groh on Monday, hoping a change will save what has been a hugely disappointing season. Coach Paul Johnson announced the move 2 days after the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) lost, 47-31, to No. 16 Clemson, their third straight defeat - all of them while surrendering more than 40 points, the first time that's happened in school history. The stretch included an embarrassing, 49-28 home loss to Middle Tennessee. Johnson had never fired an assistant during the season, but felt he had to do something to show he was committed to turning things around.
October 8, 2012 |
GEORGIA LINEBACKER Christian Robinson said on his Twitter account he returned from the Bulldogs' lopsided loss at South Carolina on Saturday night to find a house he shares with quarterback Aaron Murray "egged and rolled. " Georgia was No. 5 before the 35-7 loss to South Carolina. The Bulldogs fell to No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Sunday. Robinson, a senior, concluded the toilet paper and eggs on the house were a result of the loss. He posted on his Twitter account "Came to a house that was egged and rolled.