Happy Founders Day! Today marks the 225th anniversary of the state of Georgia chartering the University of Georgia, and we’ll celebrate it by noting that three of the Dogs’ verbal commitments have made the 2010 edition of the much cited Parade Magazine All-America team.
Safety Alec Ogletree of Newnan, receiver Da’Rick Rogers of Calhoun and quarterback Hutson Mason of Marietta are among 58 players from 24 states selected selected by coaches, journalists, scouts, and recruiters for the 47th annual All-America High School Football Team. They are the only players from the state of Georgia to make the team.
Now we just gotta hope they indeed sign on the dotted line.
The All-America team will run in the Sunday issue of Parade but you can check it out by clicking on the above link.
You know Mark Fox has the basketball program on the mend when there are actually scalpers outside the Steg! The Athens Banner-Herald reports UGA police banned two men from campus for trying to sell tickets to Saturday’s game with UT within 1,500 feet of Stegeman Coliseum. The Dogs, meanwhile, will try to break out of their dismal road-game pattern tonight at Florida. Georgia has won only one SEC road game in each of the past two seasons and so far this year has come close, but no cigar. The last time Georgia won at Florida, some guy named Harrick was coaching. And that win officially doesn’t count any more. … The Red and Black has an entertaining look at UGA basketball walk-ons Connor Nolte and Matt Bucklin, the guys who started the game day trick shot bit that resulted in Mark Richt becoming a YouTube sensation. … Speaking of UGA’s birthday, that original 1785 charter will be on display 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Thursday in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the UGA main library.