Weather could ’severely’ impact Dogs’ travel to Vandy

Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox said his team’s travel plans for Wednesday night’s game at Vanderbilt could be “severely impacted” by the snow.

The Bulldogs customarily travel on the day before a game, and their original plan was to fly from Athens to Nashville on Tuesday. But that might not be possible because of the storm that dumped almost nine inches of snow on Athens.

Fox said four options are being considered: flying Tuesday as planned from Athens; busing to Atlanta on Tuesday and flying from there; busing to Nashville on Tuesday; or flying on Wednesday, the day of the game.

“We have talked about all of [those options] here this morning,” Fox said, “but really we’re waiting to see what the weather does before we make a decision.”

UGA is closed today because of the weather, but Fox is expecting his players at this afternoon’s practice.

“If they had to, they live close enough [that] they could walk down here to practice,” Fox said.

Georgia won its ninth consecutive game -– the Bulldogs’ longest winning streak in almost three decades –- by upsetting No. 10 Kentucky 77-70 on Saturday in Athens. (The AJC’s story on that game is here.)

The game at Vanderbilt is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday.

34 comments Add your comment

bob smith

January 10th, 2011
12:25 pm

TopDawg

January 10th, 2011
12:28 pm

Keep it rolling DAWGS!! Great job!!

D A DoubleU G

January 10th, 2011
12:28 pm

Maybe we could just stay in Atlanta and play Tech again? It’s always good to play games that are GUARANTEED victories. Only down side to doing that, is the fact that playing those losers would be zero help to us for getting in the Tourney.

bruce mac

January 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

Exactly D A, playing another top 200 team does nothing for our RPI.

bruce mac

January 10th, 2011
12:36 pm

Vandy #18, Tech #173.

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Beeeeg Boy

January 10th, 2011
12:44 pm

Please keep ‘em off the scooters!!!!!

DawginLex

January 10th, 2011
12:46 pm

The best scenario is for Vandy to agree to play somewhere else where both teams could get to safely.

That way, UGA doesn’t have to play in that whopsided arena with the benches in the wrong place.

Mirna from smyrna

January 10th, 2011
12:55 pm

If you get the chance go to a game a Vandy. Great building.I try and plan a business trip around the Dawgs playing there most years. Glad it did’nt work out this year because of the weather.
Great win over UK. The gym was jumping and the game was a lot of fun to watch. GO DAWGS!!!

Matt

January 10th, 2011
12:57 pm

The best scenario for who, DawginLex? Do you think UGA would move if Vandy was snowed-in in Nashville. I doubt it. Finda bulldozer, plow your way to the airport, get your team in the air, and play. Stop complaining and suck it up, losers.

Joey

January 10th, 2011
1:00 pm

Fox needs to go ahead and get his 1st SEC road victory out of the way, so it won’t become an issue.

Joey

January 10th, 2011
1:02 pm

12-2.

Losers?

Dufus.

spider

January 10th, 2011
1:05 pm

tech a top 200 team? i dont think so, go SDSU AZTECS.

SoCal Dawg

January 10th, 2011
1:07 pm

Let’s make it 10! GO DAWGS!

the sham

January 10th, 2011
1:11 pm

The weather might be the only thing that can stop these Dawgs right now! I bet Vandy is praying that this game gets rescheduled for later this year!

But that will be delaying the inevitable in any case!

Sic’em!

the sham

January 10th, 2011
1:40 pm

@Matt – losers? I’m guessing you are at your house and not at work as you type those moronic comments? Does that make you a loser too?

Go ahead and spit your vitriol but you are obviously not the target market for this article…

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Remarkable

January 10th, 2011
1:51 pm

This is Ga. They can fly anywhere they want to by Wednesday. It will be melting. Vandy, here we come!

DawginLex

January 10th, 2011
2:03 pm

I was kidding Matt.

Boy you are a real dumba$$

Tired of being schlebrocked !

January 10th, 2011
2:04 pm

uga basketball teamis not schlebrocked only the football team!
GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!

boots

January 10th, 2011
2:10 pm

Keep focused, guys, and Go Dawgs!

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BobDawg

January 10th, 2011
2:55 pm

… what is the thoughts on the Stegasarous new Facelift??? Will get there this month and next with travels…

UGA Alumnus

January 10th, 2011
3:30 pm

@bobdawg

You’re talking about Stegeman Coliseum right? It’s quite nice actually. It looks amazing. Very contemporary.

Hector

January 10th, 2011
3:48 pm

Raise CMF salary!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian F.

January 10th, 2011
5:50 pm

Need 21 wins to get to NCAA’s. GO GET UR DONE !!

HVL Dawg

January 10th, 2011
7:56 pm

What do mean need 21 wins?

Screw the NCAA tournament. Win the SEC! The NCAA tournamnet is in March. We can win the SEC in January and February. If we win the SEC they’ll let us in the NCAA tournamnet.

We can do it.

Mtn Dawg

January 11th, 2011
10:19 am

March Madness here we come!!!

TK

January 11th, 2011
11:11 am

One game at a time!! The Tourney will be there if we take care of business!

AltamahaDawg

January 11th, 2011
12:39 pm

The best case scenario is for Matt to grow up.

rxdawg

January 11th, 2011
1:26 pm

There’s no win total that guarantees you will get in the tourney. 21 might, but teams with 21 in big time conferences have been left our before, could happen again. You need to focus less on what it takes to get in, more on what it will take to beat Vandy

rxdawg

January 11th, 2011
1:27 pm

Well, 33-0 might guarantee you get in….

Dale

January 11th, 2011
3:39 pm

UNDER-RATED!!

Jim

January 12th, 2011
12:28 pm

is there an update on this?