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Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

Former University of Georgia 400-meter standout Torrin Lawrence died Monday morning in a car accident as he made his way home to Jacksonville, Florida. He was 25. Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said Lawrence was traveling along Interstate 75 about 1:40 a.m. when a tire blew out. Lawrence got out ...

UGA Pharmacy students plan tobacco cessation class

Pharmacy students at the University of Georgia College are planning sessions to help people quit smoking or chewing tobacco as the campus prepares to go tobacco free. University System of Georgia officials approved the system wide tobacco ban this spring. The ban starts Oct. 1. The students will hold their ...

Former Georgia track star Torrin Lawrence was a seven-time All-American and three-time Southeastern Conference champion. Lawrence won the NCAA 400-meter championship in 2010.

Former UGA track star Lawrence killed in auto accident

Former University of Georgia champion sprinter Torrin Lawrence died early Monday morning in a car accident on Interstate 75 near Cordele, the school confirmed. UGA officials said Lawrence was likely traveling home to Jacksonville, Fla., when a tire on his car went flat. Police reports indicate his car was disabled ...

Georgia OLB Bellamy faces DUI, speeding charges

Georgia freshman outside linebacker Davin Bellamy has been arrested by Athens-Clarke County police on charges of driving under the influence and speeding. The 19-year-old Bellamy was arrested early Saturday morning and was released on bonds totaling $2,000 about an hour later. No further details on the arrest were immediately available. ...

UGA seeking vice president for instruction

The University of Georgia has appointed a search committee to begin a national search for a vice president for instruction. The school says UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten appointed the committee. Jennifer Frum, vice president for public service and outreach, will chair the search ...

Isner survives Ginepri’s upset bid

The underdog from Kennesaw nearly reeled in the biggest fish of the BB&T Atlanta Open Thursday night – defending champion and top seed John Isner.Robby Ginepri couldn’t convert either of two match points and succumbed to Isner 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 on the stadium court in Atlantic Station. Isner advances ...

Auburn's Marshall pays citations in Georgia

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall has paid the fines for possession of a small amount of marijuana and a window tint violation. Reynolds, Georgia police chief Lonnie Holder said Thursday that Marshall's mother, Shalina Cliett, paid the $1,100 in fines. That means Marshall won't have to appear at a September court ...

Regenerative engineering, medicine retreat at UGA

The University of Georgia is set to host a regenerative engineering and medicine retreat. The annual retreat for the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center and the Regenerative Engineering and Medicine research center will be held Aug. 12 at the Georgia Museum of Art. The retreat is free and open to the ...

Georgia dismisses reserve DE Jonathan Taylor

Georgia has announced that sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team following his arrest on aggravated assault and family violence charges. The school announced Taylor's dismissal on Wednesday. A University of Georgia police department report stated that Taylor allegedly used his hands to choke and hit ...

Jonathan Taylor was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

UGA defensive lineman charged with aggravated assault

Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested and charged with aggravated assault/family violence on Tuesday morning.The arrest was executed by UGA Police and Taylor was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6:08 a.m. Since it is a felony charge involving violence, Taylor will have to go before a judge ...

Georgia football player facing assault charge

Police say a University of Georgia football player is facing a charge of aggravated assault, a felony. University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday after an altercation with his girlfriend at McWhorter Hall on the campus. Williamson tells The Associated Press ...

UGA summer enrollment down for 4th straight year

University of Georgia administrators say summer enrollment has declined for the fourth straight year. The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/UhJ9JW ) UGA had 13,549 students enrolled as of July 9. That's just a few students less than UGA had last summer, but it's 14 percent drop from 2010 when summer enrollment ...

SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others

Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they're complaining. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren't compensated more properly. South Carolina ...

Kentucky focusing on positives in football

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has both a sense of humor and a sense of perspective, and both were on display during his opening remarks at SEC Media Days on Thursday.“I’d like to start by thanking the SEC for saving the best for last,” he said, grinning. “And I think all ...

Replacing three-year starter AJ McCarron at quarterback “is going to be critical to the success of our team,” Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.

Saban promises competition for Alabama QB job

The external perception is that Jacob Coker, a transfer from Florida State, will step in as Alabama’s starting quarterback this season.Not so fast, coach Nick Saban said Thursday at SEC Media Days.“That’s really not internally the perception by me, our staff or our players,” Saban said. “Jake Coker has the ...

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley thought his bowtie looked best.
“I got style man.”

Bulldogs’ bow ties a hit at SEC Media Day

Georgia’s three players at SEC Media Days on Thursday demonstrated solidarity. What that solidarity represented none of them could say exactly, but if nothing else, they thought they all looked sharp in their bow ties. All three players sported the less common neckwear for Georgia’s appearance at the Hyatt Regency ...

Georgia's Gurley: 2,000 yards 'would be awesome'

Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can't contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that's probably unrealistic. What would it be like to run for 2,000 yards like Boston College's Andre Williams did last season? "If I could ...

Georgia linebacker Ramik Wilson countered the media's measure of Georgia's season last year with:  “I don’t think we were that bad,” Wilson said. “We produced a lot of sacks. "  Wilson led the SEC in tackles in 2013.

Bulldogs expect significantly improved secondary play

It’s just one man’s opinion, but Georgia’s Ramik Wilson believes the Bulldogs are going to be a whole lot better in the secondary this year. The Bulldogs’ All-SEC senior inside linebacker — he was named preseason first-team here at SEC Media Days on Thursday — has been working out daily ...

‘Poo-Pa’ Richt juggles grandfather, football duties

Mark Richt’s secret is out. And it’s a bit embarassing.After much badgering, the Georgia Bulldogs’ football coach and first-time grandfather publicly confessed what he wants his new granddaughter to call him.“Poo-Pa.”Ultimately, he said, Jadyn Elise Richt — born to son and daughter-in-law Jon and Anna Richt last week — will ...

Georgia head coach Mark Richt told the media gathered in Hoover, Ala., for SEC Media Days it's the Bulldogs' "expectation, to win the East."

Richt on 2nd-place prediction: ‘I’d have us first’

Informed that Georgia had been predicted to finish second in the SEC’s Eastern Division this season, coach Mark Richt quickly offered a dissenting opinion. “No,” he said tersely. “I’d have us first.” Expounding, Richt added: “Well, that’s our expectation, to win the East. We don’t want to say we’re happy ...

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