The NCAA is considering serious sanctions against the University of Georgia swim team, but the trouble could trickle down to the rest of the athletic program. According to allegations by the NCAA, UGA’s head swimming coach Jack Bauerle made arrangements with a professor for one of his star swimmers get an “incomplete” in a course, provided that the student complete the work at a later date for a passing grade. Due to a what the NCAA described as “clerical error” the student received a passing grade for the course, instead of an incomplete.
Two of Georgia’s college football squads will be looking at conference championships come December, if you believe the media members who rank them in preseason polls. A third could be headed to its conference championship game on the strength of a new quarterback. Savannah TV’s Frank Sulkowski previews the season.
Georgia Tech has earned its highest score on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report and Georgia has improvements in 10 sports, including men's basketball. The tool is used by the NCAA to measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.
The Michigan-made portable maple court for men's college basketball's Final Four is making the trip this week to Atlanta. A truck hauling the floor is scheduled to make stops at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Dalton State in Georgia on Monday.
Georgia Tech's basketball team has bounced back on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report. The report released Wednesday shows improvement for the basketball team, which lost a scholarship last year due to academic performance for the second time in three years.
The NCAA has announced that for the first time, the Division II and Division III titles will be awarded in the same city and over the same weekend as the culmination of the Division I tournament in 2013.
Georgia acknowledged breaking NCAA rules in its recruitment of linebacker Ray Drew. The school sent a letter to the Southeastern Conference saying that two former football players attended a Jan. 28 news conference in which Drew announced his commitment to Georgia, a violation of five NCAA bylaws relating to illegal contract before signing a letter-of-intent.
Georgia receiver A.J. Green has been suspended for four games for selling a jersey to someone the NCAA says qualifies as an agent. Green sold his Independence Bowl game jersey for $1,000. The junior, who sat out the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, must miss three more games before eligible to play.
The University of Georgia says the governing body of collegiate sports -- the NCAA -- is conducting an inquiry on the Athens campus. UGA officials won’t comment on the nature of the inquiry, but say they’re giving the NCAA full cooperation.