What you might have missed over the weekend…

It was a busy weekend in Bulldog Nation. So let’s start the week with a recap:

Wendy Trott

Wendy Trott

  • The UGA women’s swimming and diving team finished second in the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. The Lady Bulldogs’ 394.5 points trailed only California’s 424. Georgia’s Wendy Trott won the 1,650 freestyle for the third consecutive season, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Morgan Scroggy, Megan Romano, Melanie Margalis and Allison Schmitt placed first with an American-record time.
  • The women’s basketball team, in the NCAA tournament for the 17th consecutive year, defeated Middle Tennessee State 56-41 in an opening-round game Sunday night at Auburn. Jasmine James scored 18 points, and Porsha Phillips had 10 points and 14 rebounds. The Lady Bulldogs advance to a round-of-32 matchup against Florida State on Tuesday night.
  • The gymnastics team finished third at the SEC Championships, behind winner Alabama and runnerup Florida. Georgia senior Cassidy McComb won the SEC all-around title, the sixth time in seven years a UGA gymnast has done so.
  • The softball team, which entered the weekend ranked No. 1 in the nation, was swept in a three-game series at No. 2 Alabama. Georgia lost 2-1 on Friday, 6-4 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday. That drops Georgia to 23-4 (5-3 SEC).
  • The baseball team opened its SEC schedule at defending College World Series champion South Carolina. The Bulldogs won the series opener 4-2 behind 8 1/3 strong innings from pitcher Alex Wood on Friday night, but lost 2-1 on Saturday and 8-3 on Sunday. After playing their past nine games on the road — in seven different stadiums — the Bulldogs return home for a Tuesday night game against Georgia Tech.
  • The No. 8-ranked men’s tennis team shut out LSU 7-0 in Athens on Saturday.
  • The men’s golf team lost its first match (to Texas Tech 3-2) and won its second (over South Carolina 4-0-1) at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship on Sunday at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground.
  • In San Diego, the women’s golf team finished Sunday’s opening round in 13th place at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo tournament.
  • And as you’ve no doubt heard by now, the men’s basketball team had its season ended by Washington in the NCAA tournament Friday night in Charlotte. On Sunday night, Mark Fox picked up a fourth commitment for his 2011 recruiting class, and Chip Towers has that story here.

– Tim Tucker, AJC

43 comments Add your comment

Logan Booker

March 21st, 2011
5:14 am

There’s nothing dumber than a Georgia Bulldog.

The Tick

March 21st, 2011
5:20 am

it is very early in the morning and the day will be long … but, logan booker, if you try extra hard to behave today you WILL. You be a nice young man now, OK?

Logan Booker

March 21st, 2011
6:03 am

woof, woof, woof

…the most intelligent thing ever uttered by a Georgia Bulldog.

Dawg Consultant

March 21st, 2011
7:16 am

Congratulations to Dawg Women’s swim and diving team!!! Excellent season. Great to see you ladies rewarded for what must have been an amazing amount of work.

SugarHillDawg

March 21st, 2011
7:45 am

Any news on CMR leaving yet?

JB

March 21st, 2011
7:48 am

Logan….. 9 of the last 10….and will get worse….remember, our football team has been pretty average the last two years……..But still managed to beat the greatest college football coach on earth….two years straight….woof woof that.

chickenman

March 21st, 2011
7:56 am

Nothing more pathetic than morons posting on blogs about nothing that has to do with the article! Congrats you are still the nations dumbest!

UGA '05

March 21st, 2011
7:57 am

Yeah buzz buzz. the most intelligent thing ever uttered by a yellow jacket, rawr rawr the most intelligent thing ever uttered by a gator, grr grr the most intelligent thing ever uttered by a tiger, woof woof the most intelligent thing ever uttered by a volunteer. Ya Logan, let’s make fun of a UGA Bulldawg when ever other macsot is even dumber

UGA '05

March 21st, 2011
7:58 am

mascot. sorry

UGA '05

March 21st, 2011
7:59 am

and every other sorry again

Andy Dufresne

March 21st, 2011
8:03 am

Bitter man, Logan. Get busy living or get busy dying, you choose.

Logan Booker

March 21st, 2011
8:30 am

There’s nothing dumber, or more pathetic, than being first poster on a blog for another school just because you hold some envy for that school. And brother, am I dumb and pathetic!

hirsutedawg

March 21st, 2011
8:39 am

Logan Booker = St. Simons

JoeFann

March 21st, 2011
9:14 am

Did the golf teams play? Where’s Russell Henley in the Sagarin ratings?

phil

March 21st, 2011
9:21 am

The basketball team played exactly as expected and as predicted…which is to say, they didn’t play. Please, Trey and please Travis, leave! Leave now! Don’t look back! Let’s add some players who hustle and play defense and don’t turn the ball over and who learn from their mistakes instead of repeating them 8,000 times over the course of a season. Yes, we had a decent year, but it should have been more. Be gone, NBA wannabes…go join the many others who make some money but disappear into obscurity. Neither will be anything but a 15 minute a night player, if that…TT isn’t quick enough, is lazy and clearly has a body just waiting to explode into fatness….he’ll be perfect at the next level…and Leslie can dunk…wow, who can’t…

FBR

March 21st, 2011
9:24 am

Are all of ya’ll smoking crack ???

thom

March 21st, 2011
9:30 am

Congratulation Coach Fox for reviving our program in JUST TWO YEARS!

thom

March 21st, 2011
9:30 am

claytondawg

March 21st, 2011
9:34 am

Phil is correct. Initially, I thought the return of Leslie and Thompkins would be a definite boost to UGA’s basketball program. But, now, thinking a little more clearly, these two should move on. CMF, try to do some heavy-duty recruiting in the state, and make this basketball team play as a TEAM.

NCDawg

March 21st, 2011
9:43 am

I know we all care about football, but 3rd in the SEC in gymnastics even after McCombs all-around title, feels like failure. Then again, the tennis team ranked 8th doesn’t feel much better. We’ve been spoiled. I like being spoiled.

UGA Insider

March 21st, 2011
9:50 am

Although it is not in this piece…… I think the best news is that to date there has been NO arrests during spring break week by our beloved football team. That is the best thing that happened by far!

the REAL "Logan Booker"

March 21st, 2011
10:12 am

I am glad to see my stalker(s) have not given up their hopes and dreams to impersonate me and fabricate allegations that I do and conduct things in which I have ZERO involvement in.

From the stupid a– Fire Paul Johnson blog to the Sting Talk conversations leaking my personal information, to every blog on the ajc.

Truth is, I have NOTHING to with ANYTHING you want to accuse me of. So your attempts are truly pathetic. This is the first comment I have made on any ajc blog since around Spring 2009 when I vowed to not participate in the childish activities that take place on here.

So good luck in your pursuit of impersonating me. If you ever want to man up and meet me in person to discuss it, I think you know enough about me to make that happen. I welcome it.

-Logan

shawn

March 21st, 2011
10:17 am

I have a feeling the arrest’s will be far less this year. I think Big Joe T. has them boys too tired to get into any trouble!

gdawginkalamazoo

March 21st, 2011
10:25 am

Zero points from your bench and you won’t win too many games. 2? point off of turnovers and you won’t win many games. Not when the other team has 28 points from their bench and God know how many from the turnovers (25?).

Regardless, it was an exciting game and the dawgs kept UW in check down to the wire. Held them 15 points under their season avg. Dawgs should be proud of the season they had and the direction Coach Fox has this program going in. We have something to look forward to next year.

Wozzo the Wonder Dog

March 21st, 2011
10:27 am

And this weekend in Dallas, Texas, the UGA Debate team (ranked in the top 16) competes for a national championship.

G8R GRAD

March 21st, 2011
10:52 am

Congratulations to Coach Fox & the UGA Men’s basketball squad for breaking the 20-win ceiling AND going to the Big Dance!

No Bugs, Milady

March 21st, 2011
10:56 am

In the 1986 Jan Kemp trial, O. Hale Almand Jr., a lawyer for UGA, offered a justification for the favorable treatment accorded the athletes, citing a hypothetical player. “We may not make a university student out of him,” he told the jury, “but if we can teach him to read and write, maybe he can work at the post office rather than as a garbageman when he gets through with his athletic career.”

That trial exposed UGA for the football factory that it was, and exposed Vince Dooley as a fraud and a sleazebag. It also derailed Dooley’s plans for a political career. That’s why we see the decrepit old fraud doing TV commercials even now.

Mark Richt is just the latest in a line of sleazy UGA coaches who coddle athletes and discard them after four years of football. He recruits illiterate morons he knows aren’t smart enough for college, but he doesn’t care, as long as they help him line his pockets with millions of dollars each year.

Suntanned Saint Mark isn’t all he appears to be, is he?

Candela Ross

March 21st, 2011
10:58 am

I’ve never understood how anyone – even an alumnus – could support and take pride in UGA’s football team. When you look at their history for the past forty years, how can anyone ignore Jan Kemp and the “remedial studies” scam, the Jim Harrick fiasco, the DUIs in the athletic office, the DUIs and other arrests of players, the #1 party school tag (i.e., the most drunk students), the suspensions and outright dismissals, the Fulmer Cup, and on and on?

As disgraceful and humiliating as it is, I don’t see many alums and fans demanding an end to this sordid activity. It sets UGA apart as the kind of school most people abhor, and it’s become an embarrassment to the whole state of Georgia.

Will it never end? Apparently not while Mark Richt is at UGA. Richt is perhaps the biggest hypocrite in the United States. But even with all the cheating and lawlessness that he ignores, he still can’t win the SEC.

So you’re paying him to be BCS champions, but he can’t even win his SEC division. So why do you pay him millions of dollars a year?

Just asking.

how2fish

March 21st, 2011
11:02 am

No Bugs, Milady all we can hope for is a hard drive crash to wipe that drivel you spew under a multiple names…same old cut and paste job……yawn.

how2fish

March 21st, 2011
11:03 am

Candela Ross = No Bugs, Milady

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gdawginkalamazoo

March 21st, 2011
11:13 am

G8R GRAD, congrats to the reptiles too on a nice run. I have you guys in my final four losing to Syracuse. We know that won’t happen now. So good luck against BYU that should be one hell of a game. Might as well go ahead and win the whole thing.

AltamahaDawg

March 21st, 2011
12:16 pm

That’s one tough UF team. I think that might have been a slightly disappointing group as underclassmen, but they are a determined bunch now, late in the games, when they absolutely have to bear down.

Bruce Pearl

March 21st, 2011
12:34 pm

Anyone know of any job openings?

Buckeye

March 21st, 2011
1:52 pm

Where are all the “dawgs”?? No love for tennis, softball, gymastics. You know, the things you are actually good at doing?

UGA Is A Girl's School

March 21st, 2011
2:14 pm

Two thirds of UGA students are females and that ratio has been increasing each year since the Hope scholarship. There is no wonder that UGA has some fantastic girls teams!

Of course, the men in the state of Georgia, that choose to go to college, choose other universities. But, UGA is still a very nice girls school with very good female sports programs.

gdawginkalamazoo

March 21st, 2011
3:06 pm

UGA Is A Girl’s School,

WTF?. You DON’T like beautiful women? Evidently not a statistics major are you. Or straight. Don’t worry one day you might figure out that there are more important things than Star Wars, The Hobbit and Harry Potter.

E

March 21st, 2011
3:27 pm

Dear Buckeye: bucknuts.com. live it, learn it, love it.

bucket

March 21st, 2011
4:20 pm

This is a UGA SPORTS Blog! If all you have contributed is your envy of everything UGA, then pass by – we don’t need you and we definintely don’t want to read your crap. If UGA is so awful and irrelevant in the world of sports then some of you must have pathetic lives to come in here day after day and spill your drivel. You know how many times I have ever been to an Ohio State blog – 0! You know how many times I have been to a Ga Tech, ALA, FLA, TENN, AUb, SCU blog – 0! The fact that fans of other schools even come here to read the articles and spew their hatred is evidence of their envy!

AltamahaDawg

March 21st, 2011
6:19 pm

Why do you think they call it the “hope” scholarship, after all. Guy hope they are in the 33%.

Nick

March 21st, 2011
8:36 pm

Thanks for the updates. Can we get some more reporting on the baseball team? Can’t even find the scores on yhour webiste.

Bawbie

March 21st, 2011
9:27 pm

Fire Dave Perno !

Top Row Dawg

March 21st, 2011
11:23 pm

As usual, UGA once again gives us the best sports news in the AJC.. Top 10 in every spring sport mentioned except baseball, and I think we are due a special season there starting tomorrow against the bugs. Runners up in final swimming. Basketball went to dance and girls vying for sweet 16 again. Thank you UGA kids……. makes me proud.