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.
Tickets to the SEC Championship football game in Atlanta next weekend continued to climb as Georgia and Alabama each demolished their archrivals. The game will be a de facto national semi-final, with the winner advancing to the BCS National Championship game in Miami.
It could be a blustery, soggy Saturday in Jacksonville for the Georgia-Florida football game. Hurricane Sandy is forecast to pass offshore, but it will bring rain and wind to a game that will decide which team represents the East division in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
Police in Athens say they will increase patrols of University of Georgia football players' homes while the athletes are out of town for away games after players returned home from Saturday’s loss to find their home egged and toilet papered.
The University of Georgia has scheduled a one-hour memorial service for longtime Georgia radio announcer Larry Munson for 1 p.m. on Dec. 10 at Sanford Stadium. University officials say seating will be on the south side of the stadium, and the gates will open at noon.
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.