What you might have missed over the weekend, starting with an SEC title…

Our Monday morning review of what you might have missed over the weekend in Bulldog Nation:

  • Men’s tennis: The Bulldogs clinched at least a share of their 26th regular-season SEC championship –- and fourth in six years — by beating South Carolina 7-0 in Athens on Sunday. No. 7-ranked Georgia (19-3, 10-0 SEC) plays for the outright SEC championship against No. 4 Tennessee (19-3, 9-1 SEC) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. Said coach Manuel Diaz after the victory over the Gamecocks:

“Winning the SEC regular season title was the first goal on our list of things we wanted to achieve this year. We’ve assured ourselves of that first goal, and it’s always a very tough thing to do. You have to play a lot of great teams on the road, but our guys have gotten tougher in the difficult moments that define a competition. They’ve won a lot of close matches and deserve to be SEC champions.”

Palazzone

Palazzone

  • Baseball: Georgia won its third consecutive SEC series by taking two of three games at Ole Miss. The Bulldogs won 9-8 on Friday and 8-3 on Saturday before losing the series finale 12-7 on Sunday. A highlight of the series: UGA pitcher Michael Palazzone threw the first nine-inning complete game of his college career in Saturday’s victory. Sunday’s loss snapped a seven-game Georgia winning streak. The Bulldogs play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday night in a game that will be televised by CSS.
  • Softball: No. 2-ranked Georgia swept a three-game series from No. 18 Kentucky in Athens, winning 6-1 on Friday, 8-3 on Saturday and 9-1 on Sunday. Senior Alisa Goler hit two home runs on Friday. Georgia is 35-6 overall, 11-5 in the SEC.
  • Women’s tennis: Georgia won 4-3 at South Carolina on Sunday, rallying to win four singles matches after dropping the doubles point. Freshman Lilly Kimbell clinched the victory with a 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 4. The Bulldogs are 15-2 (9-1 SEC).
  • Track and field: Georgia’s teams combined to win 16 events during the two-day Spec Towns National Team Invitational in Athens. Junior Colleen Felix won the javelin with a career-best mark (153 feet, 10 inches) and the triple jump with the second best leap in school history and the longest in the nation this year (44 feet, 6 ¾ inches).
  • Football: Georgia held a closed scrimmage in Sanford Stadium on Saturday, during which offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant suffered a torn ACL for the third time. Click here for more on Sturdivant’s injury and here and here for more on the scrimmage.

– Tim Tucker, AJC

59 comments Add your comment

chilidawg

April 11th, 2011
10:20 am

when it rains….

BG

April 11th, 2011
10:38 am

Sad news on Trinton. I hope Trinton can return in 2012 and finish his career.

JoeCool24

April 11th, 2011
10:40 am

That’s a lot of winning, mostly. I already feel better. Thanks.

fan

April 11th, 2011
10:45 am

Let’s see how many ignorant fans will come on here and bash the sports mentioned on this blog. Good Job to all bulldog sports. Feel horrible for Trinton. Hopefully he can bounce back.

Jborodawg

April 11th, 2011
10:46 am

Just shows to go ya, the athletics program at UGA is second to none.

Next will be the Equestrian Dogs winning another NC!

Go You Hairy Dawgs!!!

42-34

April 11th, 2011
10:53 am

In case anybody needed a reminder on how completely classless Georgia Tech fans(sic) are, here is their fan blog thread on Sturdivant tearing his ACL.

Some comments are good, most are are great example on how Techies are the most disgusting people on earth.

http://www.stingtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53585

42-34

April 11th, 2011
10:56 am

gtzulu
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Default Re: Georgia senior OT out for season
I’m glad he got injured. I’m not going to be sad for some UGA kid’s football injury. I’ll be sad if it’s an injury that affects their life off the football field. So he can’t play football this year. Boohoo, neither can I. I’ll save my sympathies for starving Ethiopians and Tech O-linemen.

________________________________________________________________

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have a few mins alone with this classless moron. Anybody know how we can reach him?? Probably the only Techie in Iowa City.

Dog £

April 11th, 2011
10:56 am

Good. Appreciate it. Duh, winning, etc.

Oh, and fire Mark Richt please.

UGA Insider

April 11th, 2011
11:07 am

One thing I didn’t miss over the weekend is the fact that South Carolina is loaded on defense. We will have our work cut out for us in early September. Please note….this is without Clowney…who I hear will not qualify for admissions this summer. Headed to JUCO.

DawginLex

April 11th, 2011
11:13 am

The UGA/SC game will be about 17-14 or something like that. They can stop the run but their pass defense will still be suspect.

RobbyD

April 11th, 2011
11:27 am

Profanity Police

April 11th, 2011
11:29 am

Tim Tucker,

The post by “Dog £” at 10:58am includes profanity, which is a direct violation of the ajc.com user agreement. This should result in a permanent banning of this individual from this blog. Please see to it the appropriate actions are taken on this individual, so that the credibility of ajc.com can remain at a mature and politically correct level.

Thank you.
Profanity Police

10 - 6

April 11th, 2011
11:29 am

How about our underwater basket weaving team? I hear they are gonna be National champs!

Bawbie

April 11th, 2011
11:31 am

FIRE DAVE PERNO!

"Good People"

April 11th, 2011
11:33 am

Looks like many of our spring sports teams are “In Da Hunt”.

RxDawg

April 11th, 2011
11:35 am

I sill can’t believe Trinton tore another ACL…. life just isn’t fair.

In case you missed it

April 11th, 2011
11:38 am

UGA lost to Mickey Mouse U 10 – 6 in the Liberty Bowl.

Outside Observer

April 11th, 2011
11:39 am

42-34, you failed to mention that the very next poster called gtzulu out for having a comment that was completely unacceptable. I agree that it was a classless post. But don’t let one bad apple ruin it for everyone. Consider this comment posted on the Sturdivant thread yesterday….

Gotta Go
April 10th, 2011
10:01 pm
Hey Delta! Let’s see who is standing taller in 12 months. Trinton or those stupid oak trees?

Again, classless fan meeting classless fan. I don’t hate UGA fans. Some of them are classless and make stupid comments. But I have met a fair share of great fans who are great people as well. Call out a classless fan when necessary, but don’t make that generalization for the whole fanbase.

1eyedJack

April 11th, 2011
11:45 am

Western Carolina 56 GT 1.

42-34

April 11th, 2011
11:46 am

Outside Observer,

I don’t think making a joke about trees is comparable to a young man who just tore his knee up.

Trees can be replaced. The hard work put in by this young athlete for seemingly nothing now, is not.

42-34

April 11th, 2011
11:47 am

“Mickey Mouse U” was ranked in the top 25 when UGA played them, ase well as in the post season poll.

Where did “Air Force” rank when they beat Tech in SHREVEPORT???

Gator Mike

April 11th, 2011
11:50 am

I am sincerely sorry to hear about the injury to Trinton Sturdivant. He seems like good kid with immense potential if he stays healthy. He has certainly been giving his all for UGA. I respect guys who continue to fight back regardless of their school.
He has had his share of bad breaks, and a lot of us Gators wish him the very best for a speedy recovery.

Angelica

April 11th, 2011
12:04 pm

A few comments from the UGAy-UCF game:

1. It was obvious that neither the UGAy goons or coaches were ready for the game. It was obvious that UCF was.

2. The whole team sucked.

3. How much longer will dawg fans put up with this kind of crap with Richt as coach? More importantly, how long will McGarity put up with it?

4. Some of the UGAy players, and a lot of the fans were crying after the game ended. This was a heartwarming sight for decent, intelligent people to see.

5. When the cameras zoomed in on some of the UGAy fans, it was very clear why most states have laws against incest. It was also clear why beer companies are so profitable.

6. How much stuff has A.J. Green sold already? How much is his stuff discounted when UGAy loses and he plays like crap?  :-)

7. How is Russ taking the loss? Oh, I see, he’s crapping all over everybody. Sorry about that, coach Richt. I’m sure those stains can be removed from your pants. UPDATE: the mutt croaked.

8. Aaron Murray demonstrated how devastating it was to lose Zach.

9. Good news for the seniors playing their last game for UGAy – you’ll never have to spend another night in the Athens jail. The lawyers and bail bondsmen of Athens salute you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Mark (another one)

April 11th, 2011
12:13 pm

Gator Mike: Classy statements. Thanks.

True football fans hate to see injuries, especially serious ones. Its all about the competition on the field, and its much more satisfying to beat a team when they are healthy and at their best. My kids are all college age, and I hate to think of the idiots out there wishing them ill just because of their choice of University.

We go to the game in Jacksonville every year, and I will say that most Gator fans we meet are pleasant and let their team do the talking. The only thing that would make for a better weekend would be a UGA victory. When it happens, I hope that UGA fans will display the same level of class.

1eyedJack

April 11th, 2011
12:14 pm

10. Angelica is a complete moron as opposed to simply a moron.

dawgfan

April 11th, 2011
12:16 pm

Don’t waste your time 42-34. If a UGA fan acts unruly it makes every single one of us a classless redneck that didn’t make it past 10th grade and works at Waffle House. If a Tech fan acts unruly its just an isolated incident and you are a classless trailer park dwelling imbecile for even bringing it up. This is the irrational mind of a Tech fan. They are just incredibly stupid people. You are wasting your time.

Outside Observer

April 11th, 2011
12:20 pm

42-34, if that statement about the trees was a joke, I don’t think anyone found it funny. Those trees are comparable in tradition to the hedges at UGA. And yes they will grow back (assuming there isn’t irreparable damage done to the soil) , but it will just take a few decades for them to even provide a little shade (although I admit my knowledge of tree is very limited, my estimate could be quite short). No one should gain pleasure out of a young man’s injury. But he will heal, and according to several posters, he should have a great future if football doesn’t work out. This is when that hard work put into the classroom will be beneficial. There is such a thing as a good rivalry, but battles over injuries and damage to university landmarks are out of bounds for everyone.

Outside Observer

April 11th, 2011
12:25 pm

dawgfan, I reread my post, and I can’t find anything that would spur your anger like that. I even stated that I have a great appreciation for true UGA fans, and that a few bad apples haven’t ruined my thoughts. But I guess that makes me incredibly stupid? Stop generalizing dude. Grow up a bit.

Preston

April 11th, 2011
12:28 pm

I know this is off topic but here’s a link for all you haters that call UGA “thuga” because of the arrests for drinking and other misdemeanor BS. Here’s yet another example of the real thugs that you never hear about in Athens. We might have some drinking going on and maybe a little belly rubbing but never anything like this. So keep on talking s@#$ haters. Go Dawgs!!!
http://www.ajc.com/sports/florida-basketball-players-charged-905419.html

Wilford Bumbley

April 11th, 2011
12:28 pm

UCF began as a D3 program in ‘79!

HECKLE

April 11th, 2011
12:36 pm

Enter your comments here

Gator Mike

April 11th, 2011
12:46 pm

Mark (another one). Thank you and I agree. I have many UGA friends, and we only get at each other once a year for the game. Otherwise, we respect each other and both schools which are superb academic institutions. I also go to the gamerin Jax each year, and I find the vast majority of the DAWG fans to be polite and friendly even when the DAWGS win.
All the best to the entire SEC.

AltamahaDawg

April 11th, 2011
1:07 pm

I thought the general take was that SC had to replace almost it’s entire front 7 on defense, and nobody really knew how that was going to go.

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
1:13 pm

42-34
UCF was only ranked the last week of the season because they made it to their conference championship. UCF was not a top 25 team all year for a reason.

dawgfan

April 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

Well then I wasn’t talking to you then was I Francis? I thought my post was pretty clear but I guess not. I don’t overgeneralize. I am aware that there are a few decent Tech fans out there. They are hard to find but I acknowledge they exist. You probably have to go to China to find them. Tech fans, on the otherhand, love to overgeneralize about all things UGA. Why could that be? Could it be because we own your sorry arses on the field and you don’t have any other leg to stand on? Yes, I think so. My favorite is how we get a couple of guys busted for not paying a speeding ticket or hitting a parked car and all 100+ our players are thugs. Meanwhile, your players get arrested for rape and drug trafficking and its back to the “isolated incident” talk. You’re just a joke. You have no integrity. No balls. You’re just a bunch of crybaby sore loser pinhead whiners, except for your fans in China.

Thanks.

dawgfan

April 11th, 2011
1:18 pm

42-34, notice how no Tech fan has any balls to answer your very simple question. Where was Air Force ranked when they bested the New Sheriff In Town Paul Johnson? They don’t have an excuse to hide behind for that one so they’ll just pretend it never happened. True story.

AltamahaDawg

April 11th, 2011
2:00 pm

I have a completely new level of respect for dawgfan.

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
2:04 pm

dawgfan
The EXCUSE is simple. J Tarrant went out with an injury. When we put a new punt returner in the game he fumbled the game away. The first fumbled punt gave Air Force the lead. The second fumbled punt allowed Air Force to seal the win.
UGA losing to UCF when Richt didn’t have the guts or confidence in his O-Line or Running Backs is just down right laughable. UCF was not in the BCS Top 25 on wk 10 oct.31, AP #25 on Wk 11 Nov. 7th. not BCS, Wk 12 Nov.14th not in either top 25, Wk 13 Nov. 21st not in either top 25, Wk14 Nov. 28th not in either top 25, Wk 15 Dec. 5th #25 in BCS but not the AP.

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
2:10 pm

dawgfan if AltDAWG is in your corner you might as well have a Coroner too.
UCF beat a 7-6 SMU team to win the Conference USA title and; therefore, had to be RANKED in the BCS.

AltamahaDawg

April 11th, 2011
2:14 pm

Maybe Richt should have punted more.

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
2:26 pm

Richt PUNTED enough to get Butler the Ray Guy Award. I think the DAWGS punted plenty.

Better Dawgs!

April 11th, 2011
2:31 pm

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
2:43 pm

AltDAWG
here are Drew Butler’s stats for the last 2 years. I think The better Butler gets the worse the dawgs play. Tell me if I am wrong.
2009 56 2,691 48.1 19 24 0 75 OSU
2010 50 2,225 44.5 19 15 0 59 UL

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
2:45 pm

Better
You know you insect morphology so well. I don’t remember in High School Biology that a Yellow Jacket has any relation to a Magot. I think you failed Biology because it is spelled Maggot anyway.

how2fish

April 11th, 2011
2:48 pm

51WTGW50 your right UGA has been punting the Bugs 9 out of 10 years now…and Bug what conference did Air Force win again?

sogadog

April 11th, 2011
3:00 pm

Thanks for the report. What is the Diamond Dawgs’ win loss record and where do they stand in the SEC at this point?

AltamahaDawg

April 11th, 2011
3:05 pm

No, I am saying appearantly we could have taken a lesson from AirForce as to how you beat a second rate team in a bowl game……punt to them.

AltamahaDawg

April 11th, 2011
3:11 pm

2 games out of first place in the East. Ahead of anyone in the West.

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
3:50 pm

AltDawg you did play a second rate team and lost to them in the Bowl game because you couldn’t score a TD with ALL that Great UGA TALENT.
UGA Diamond Dawgs are behind Florida, Kentucky, and Vandy in the East and add Bama in the Total SEC standings. UGA Diamond Dawgs are tied for #4 in the SEC with Vandy

51WTGW50

April 11th, 2011
3:55 pm

AltDAWG
you are a MATH major right?
Alabama 12 – 4 .750 24 – 11 .686 19-0 4-6 1-5 W3
Florida 13 – 3 .813 29 – 8 – 0 .784 14-3 8-2 7-3 L1
Kentucky 10 – 6 .625 28 – 8 – 0 .778 15-0 4-7 9-1 W9
Vanderbilt 9 – 7 .563 23 – 11 – 0 .677 14-3 5-5 4-3 L2
Georgia 9 – 7 .563 21 – 12 – 0 .636 12-4 7-4 2-4 L2
Diamond Dawgs are not ahead of ALL the West teams.