Dogs to open 2013-14 football seasons against Clemson

Athens — Georgia will open the 2013 and 2014 football seasons against Clemson.

The Bulldogs will play Clemson at Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31, 2013, then face the Tigers at Sanford Stadium on Aug. 30 the following year. It will be the first games in this storied rivalry since 2003.

Georgia and Clemson agreed to play in 2013-14 several years ago but just recently settled on the opening dates for those seasons, according to UGA spokesman Claude Felton.

Georgia has played Clemson 62 times — more than any other non-conference opponent other than Georgia Tech — and leads the series 41-17-4. The Bulldogs have won the last five games between the two.

UGA’s other non-confererence home games in 2013 are against North Texas and Appalachian State. They get Charleston Southern and South Alabama in ‘14.

In other scheduling news Thursday the Georgia basketball team announced it will play host to Cincinnati on Dec. 2 as part of the Big East-SEC Challenge.

“Cincinnati will certainly prove to be a formidable opponent for our young team,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said in a statement. “We are happy to be playing this
game in Athens. The move to campus venues, in fact, should give the event a
new feature that will be great for fans of both leagues.”

115 comments Add your comment

reebok

May 19th, 2011
7:51 pm

high risk, high reward. good scheduling. clemson always puts a competitive team out there.

JDawg1785

May 19th, 2011
7:55 pm

Looking forward to two good ones!

Buckhead Bulldog

May 19th, 2011
7:59 pm

Awesome series! I enjoy travelling to Death Valley, but hate the traffic jam going in/out.

RomeDawg

May 19th, 2011
8:01 pm

SD Dawg

May 19th, 2011
8:01 pm

Can’t wait to see what Fox does with these young Dawgs next year. This will be the true testament to his ability.

bob

May 19th, 2011
8:03 pm

clemson will be murdered they suck

JAWJeRDAWG

May 19th, 2011
8:06 pm

Definitely high risk, but hopefully this year’s incoming football class of freshmen will be at their athletic peak in 2013 and 2014 against Clemson. Another good opening day’s scheduling by AD, Greg McGarity.

Looking forward to seeing UGA play the Tigers in Sanford Stadium in ‘14. Go Dawgs!

Dawgs!

DawgFan

May 19th, 2011
8:07 pm

Mark Richt not Fox. :)

DawgFan

May 19th, 2011
8:09 pm

NO! I was wrong and can’t delete it.

JAWJeRDAWG

May 19th, 2011
8:12 pm

Would the Charleston Southern and South Alabama be non-confererence home games in 2014, Chip?

nostradamus

May 19th, 2011
8:13 pm

Ain’t happinin’ – the world ends Saturday

mdawg

May 19th, 2011
8:26 pm

ok… terrible…… of all the teams that UGA can play, i never want to play clemson. why cant we play a texas or decent team.

you guys keep saying that the UGA/clemson is a good series….. but can you tell me the last time clemson beat UGA? if im correct UGA is 18-3 against clemson. that speaks for itself.

terrible choice here guys

A Pawsitive Experience

May 19th, 2011
8:27 pm

Cant wait for the payback after the Fluke 30 – loss at our house in 03. Clemson 34 – pups 9. Next game…. Clemson 28 – pups 13. No more Tommy Bowden thank goodness. Go DABO!

JAWJeRDAWG

May 19th, 2011
8:39 pm

Thought the in ‘14 might have been inadvertently omitted, Chip.

LutzFLDawg

May 19th, 2011
8:41 pm

being a Clemson/Georgia divided family I am looking forward to this.

JB

May 19th, 2011
8:55 pm

Wonder if Richt/Dabo will be there to coach’em?

ozzfest

May 19th, 2011
9:07 pm

Yawn……Tempe & Boulder were world-class destinations…now we go to play in a cow pasture 65 miles from Athens.

Pitbull

May 19th, 2011
9:10 pm

Wish Georgia would upgrade their schedule by dropping Tech and playing Clemson in the last game every year.

Saben

May 19th, 2011
9:17 pm

Clemson 44 Dawgs 8.

Richt`s replacement, Donald Trump, will fire the whole team.

A Complete Blank

May 19th, 2011
9:21 pm

Central Florida is trying as hard as they can to replace Tech on UGAs schedule every year Pitbull….

chilidawg

May 19th, 2011
9:22 pm

Saben

May 19th, 2011
9:23 pm

Dabo will get lost going to the game and Mickey Mouse will coach Clemson to an undefeated season.

Worm

May 19th, 2011
9:29 pm

Why do we play Klempson?..

Old Tech & Mountaineer fan in NC

May 19th, 2011
9:29 pm

I get to root against you dogs twice in one year. I cannot understand why you guys want to start the season with a potential loss.

Worm

May 19th, 2011
9:30 pm

old Tech & Mountaineer–Bundle up in Blowing Rock!

UGA grad, Clemson post-grad

May 19th, 2011
9:32 pm

FYI, at Clemson, you can leave the stadium for a snort and get back in. Beautiful. 64 miles between us and a great rivalry. If only the SEC could trade USC to the ACC for Clemson. (BTW, the best way out of town is by boat.)

Tech Guy

May 19th, 2011
9:32 pm

No big deal, we play Clemson every year, poochies.

Snoop Dawg

May 19th, 2011
9:34 pm

It’ll be funny to read all these koolaid-induced blogs after Richt’s final disastrous season is over and in the record books as Preacha Man and Water Girrrrul are escaping in a Ford Pickup with the bed stacked high with about $20 million in $20 dollar bills. GBI hot on the trail…

Rabun Dawg

May 19th, 2011
9:34 pm

Ozzfest, I wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment of Clemson. I have lived in Athens, and now live 40 miles from the Clemson campus. I find it to be a very nice and enjoyable college town, and no more of a cow pasture than the burbs of Athens. Perhaps you have an axe to grind with Clemson, but you sound like one of the Techies with your comment. I was at Tempe and Boulder myself, but who is trying to compare Clemson with those places? In case your memory has failed you, UGA and Clemson has been a great series over the years, and while UGA has had the upper hand in the series, the games are always extremely competitive and most of the time come down to the “wire”. Traffic problems, yes, but so does Athens!

D-MAN

May 19th, 2011
9:51 pm

Allways been a good game over the years,what’s the problem with it,Dabo is on the hot seat just as much as Richt!

Pago Pago DAWG

May 19th, 2011
9:52 pm

Can we just beat UF!

Monroe

May 19th, 2011
9:53 pm

You gotta love Dawgs fans. I wish the only thing my life revolved around was my favorite college’s football schedule, and who they’ll be playing 2 years from now.

GT GRAD

May 19th, 2011
9:56 pm

UGA will lose both games against Clemson; however, the absurd ascertions on these blogs that the ACC is a super weak football conference will continue regardless of the facts! The SEC has 4-6 stellar teams each & every year……..because of the strength up top, the SEC is considered (for good reason) to be the best conference in college football.

The ACC is typically the second to fourth best conference (based on stats and unbiased pundits) when you consider ALL of the teams in the conference……..the ACC simply needs the 3-4 top teir teams to step it up and win more big games (especially during BCS games!!).

We now have the ACC vs. Big10 challenge and the SEC vs. Big10 challenge………..why in the world do we not have a SEC vs. ACC challenge each and every year?????????????????

KJ

May 19th, 2011
9:56 pm

“No big deal, we play Clemson every year, poochies.”

You’re right; it’s just another All Cupcakes Conference opponent to curbstomp, just like NATS.

KJ

May 19th, 2011
10:02 pm

” I wish the only thing my life revolved around was my favorite college’s football schedule”

Yeah, your life is obviously much more fulfilling, given you’re trolling on a blog that has nothing to do with your team. Sick life, yo.

Madame Whatever

May 19th, 2011
10:08 pm

Nostradamus I predict you are right, death valley will be in the lake of fire first

PTC DAWG

May 19th, 2011
10:08 pm

41-17-4…read it and weep Clempson fans.

A Complete Blank

May 19th, 2011
10:09 pm

Why has the UGA football program been so slow to realize that your out of conference schedule is where the national (talking heads and pollsters) respect comes from??? I agree that the SEC is an extremely tough conference if not one of the best…BUT it doesnt matter as much as it used to with the rise of all smaller conferences and teams…. Tennessee played a home and home with Oregon.. Vanderbilt opened at Michigan… GEORGIA hasn’t played Miami since 1967……when did GEORGIA last play.. Southern California..Texas..Notre Dame…Michigan…Oklahoma….Ohio State.. and DONT say you might see one of these teams in a bowl game SOMEDAY so you cant schedule them.. thats CRAP!!

Dawg48

May 19th, 2011
10:15 pm

Wish we played them more often bring back the rivalry! Any way I hate orange!

Delbert D.

May 19th, 2011
10:20 pm

Good news for the fans.

Wow.....

May 19th, 2011
10:20 pm

I can’t believe they’ve actually scheduled a mighty power in Clempsun. Seriously, I’m surprised they’re opening with a decent program 2 yrs in a row. It’s the only time I’ll pull for Clempsun, but a moderate amount of props for picking up a decent opener.

Gsoutherngrad

May 19th, 2011
10:22 pm

Wecome to ACC……Go Tigers
UGA is going to play ( lose to ) Clemson…..HAHAHA

Cali Dawg

May 19th, 2011
10:30 pm

Monroe…then why are you on the board? You sound like you’re not even a Dawg fan and you’re STILL on the board…posting. Brilliant!

Richt`s Hammer

May 19th, 2011
10:33 pm

Hell we can`t even beat Coastal Carolina at homecoming.

Why this?

Hart Co.

May 19th, 2011
10:36 pm

Could Richt be coaching Clemson by then?

Tideman

May 19th, 2011
10:36 pm

Great opening game for the dawgs. I love the big games to start. I am sure they will represent the SEC well. Most SEC fans will be pulling for them.

ToccoaDawg

May 19th, 2011
10:46 pm

I am glad the dawgs are playing Clemson again. I wish they played every year. I miss the old rivalry.

DCJohn

May 19th, 2011
10:47 pm

Love Mark Fox’s attitude and comments. He will be a winner for a long time. I just hope that time is mostly at Georgia.

bullpupps suck

May 19th, 2011
10:48 pm

Yea upgrade, very funny. Tech has a 20 game series lead over the tigers Pitbull. More of a downgrade. Don’t let you’re hate for Tech distort the facts.

Tuna

May 19th, 2011
10:53 pm

Geez, was there even one mention about the b-ball Dawgs playing Cincy? I love the fact that we are renewing our football rivalry with Clemson, but come on! Just because March Madness is over there is no reason to put b-ball on the backburner!