A limited number of tickets to four Georgia football games will go on sale to the general public beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the athletic association announced today. Tickets for two road games and two home games will be available for purchase online.
The games available and ticket prices are: Oklahoma State Saturday in Stillwater ($100), Arkansas on Sept. 19 in Fayetteville ($45), Arizona State on Sept. 26 in Athens ($60) and Tennessee Tech on Nov. 7 in Athens ($45).
All Oklahoma State tickets ordered can be picked up at the Gate N-12 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater starting at 1 p.m. Central Time on the day of the game. When picking up Oklahoma State tickets at will-call, you’ll have to present a photo ID. All other single game tickets ordered will be mailed out next week.
UPDATE: A limited number of tickets to the South Carolina game on Sept. 12 in Athens will go on sale exclusively to Hartman Fund donors, also at 9 a.m. Tuesday. These tickets, priced at $55, will remain on sale until they are sold out, the athletic association says.
For more ticket information, contact the UGA ticket office at 1-877-542-1231.
Loran Smith did an Athens Banner-Herald column on Jon Fabris’ work as Georgia’s special teams coach that deserves some sort of positive spin award for managing to completely ignore the issue of the Dogs’ wretched kickoff game last year.
Smith wrote that “You can’t over prepare” is Fabris’ motto, “which is why he is an integral part of a glowing special teams distinction in the Richt era” that includes being the only punt-return team in the nation to finish in the Top 15 six times, the single-season record for blocked punts (five) in 2003, the single-season record for punt return yards (746) in 2003 and last year’s school record for highest average punt-return yardage for a season (17.58).
All are legitimate bragging points, but the bulk of the discussion about special teams since last season has concerned eight of Georgia’s kickoffs going out of bounds (including two against Georgia Tech) and Fabris’ much criticized directional kicking scheme, which tended to give opponents great field position.
And there’s not a word about any of that in Smith’s glowing report on Fabris.
More Dogs TV
UGA and its media partner, ISP Sports, have announced “Bulldogs Gameday,” a new hourlong program hosted by Chuck Dowdle and Zach Klein that will air at 10 a.m. Saturdays on WSB-TV. Each show will preview that week’s Bulldogs football game.
Other Dogs programming set for this season includes “Dawg Report,” a 30-minute weekly look at all UGA’s varsity teams hosted by Matt Stewart and airing at 10 p.m. Mondays on CSS, beginning tonight; Mark Richt’s weekly press conference airing at noon Tuesdays (starting this week) on CSS; recaps of each Bulldogs game with Stewart doing play-by-play and Buck Belue providing analysis, airing at 11 a.m. Sundays on CSS; and “Inside Georgia Football With Mark Richt,” the coach’s weekly 30-minute show airing at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Mondays on SportSouth and on additional stations, including Sundays at midnight on WSB-TV in Atlanta. (You can find a complete list of stations on Georgiadogs.com.)