Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A look at the January 1 college football games.
Tuesday, January 1
Updated 9:49 a.m., January 1 A generation ago, New Year's Day was THE day for college football bowl games. There were the Big Four -- Rose, Orange, Cotton and Sugar. And the season ended there. Now, January 1 no longer the culmination, but it still offers some pretty good football. And in fact, the Rose Bowl is still holding to tradition, teeing it up at 5 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday in Pasadena, Calif. There are five other bowl games Tuesday, including the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla, which pits SEC runner-up Georgia against Big Ten runner-up Nebraska. (Game time 1 p.m., ABC). Catching up with the latest developments with the Bulldogs: In Tuesday's other bowl games: Gator: Mississippi State vs. Northwestern, noon, ESPN2 Heart of Dallas…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
The Georgia-Nebraska Capital One Bowl will be televised on Tuesday, January 1, at 1 p.m. on ABC. The complete bowl TV schedule is here. ---- The Georgia Bulldogs arrived in Orlando on Wednesday (December 26) to begin prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dooley will also autograph memorabilia at Kroger in Duluth on December 20.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley will sign copies of his books and collegiate memorabilia from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Duluth Kroger at 3093 Steve Reynolds Blvd. Dooley coached the UGA football team for 25 years (1964-88) and led the Bulldogs to 201 victories, including the 1980 National Championship. Also, he was athletic director from 1979-2004. The legendary coach has published more than nine books focused on his life, the South and football, including “How ‘Bout Them Dawgs,” “Dooley: My 40 Years at Georgia,” “Hairy Dawg’s Journey Through the Peach State,” and “Vince Dooley’s Garden: A Horticultural Journey of a Football Coach.” Dooley's books and UGA merchandise will be …
Friday, December 14, 2012
The BCS title game payout would have meant an estimated $600,000 more in revenue for the Bulldogs.
Updated December 15, 2012 When Georgia came up short against Alabama in the SEC title game earlier in December, it cost the Bulldogs more than a national title shot. The difference in revenue for the Bulldogs between the BCS National Championship Game and the Capital One Bowl likely is about $600,000. As bowl season begins Saturday (December 15), it's another reminder that the postseason -- especially the elite BCS bowls -- is very lucrative for college teams. According to available information and estimates, SEC champion Alabama will make about $1.925 million for playing Notre Dame in the national championship game on January 7. Georgia, by virtue of its loss to the Tide, will play in the Capital One Bowl on January 1 -- a non-BCS bowl …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A report says the Gators, despite that loss to the Bulldogs, will get the SEC's other spot. The BCS matchups will be announced Sunday, December 2.
It's unofficial, but a leading online publication already is speculating that Florida, not Georgia, will get the SEC's remaining BCS bowl spot in 2012. Bleacher Report (published by Turner Broadcasting System) has projected in a Sunday posting (December 2) that the Gators will be matched against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, one of four BCS bowls outside of the title game. That projection would leave Georgia, SEC runner-up, out of the BCS picture and settling for a lesser bowl. Alabama, which won the SEC title Saturday, will be matched against Notre Dame for the BCS title. No conference can have more than two teams in the BCS bowls. Georgia was No. 3 and Florida No. 4 in the final regular-season BCS standings. Now, the Bulldogs have two …
Georgia heads for Capital One Bowl, not the BCS. Georgia Tech gets the Sun Bowl.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Updated December 3, 2012 Georgia Bulldogs fans now know which postseason game their team will play in. The "big enchilada" was determined Saturday night, when Alabama defeated the Bulldogs 32-28 for the SEC title. That means the Tide will take on Notre Dame in the BCS Championship Game (January 7). Georgia, No. 3 in BCS standings before the loss to Alabama, will play Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Jan 1, 2013. It's the second straight year that the Bulldogs have been runners-up in the SEC, yet have gotten shut out of the top BCS bowls. -- How do you feel about Georgia's bowl situation? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Georgia plays valiantly but comes up short. Notre Dame awaits the Crimson Tide, which is favored. Share your thoughts.
The Notre Dame-Alabama game for the BCS Championship will be televised on ESPN on Monday, January 7, at 8:30 p.m. --- Someone HAD to lose Saturday's SEC Championship in Atlanta. After a memorable back-and-forth effort, Alabama prevailed over Georgia, 32-28. The Tide came from behind three times and held off a strong Bulldogs comeback in the final seconds, as reported by Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports. So the next stop for Alabama is the Jan. 7 BCS title game in Miami against Notre Dame, ranked No. 1 in the BCS and unbeaten. But for Georgia, the wait for a national title continues. It has been since 1980 since the Bulldogs won it all. (They lost a national title game to Penn State in the Sugar Bowl after the 1982 season). -- Do you think Alabama…
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A local business is offering a no-risk BCS Championship travel package.
Attention, Georgia Bulldogs fans: Want to go ahead and book a trip to Miami for the 2013 BCS title game? Apparently, there is a no-risk way for tickets and lodging, thanks to a Suwanee-based business. Esoteric Sports already is beating the drum for its BCS Championship package, according to its website and Facebook page. The three-night deal, which includes hotel accommodations and tickets, starts at $2,900 per person, and based on double room occupancy. Package dates are January 5-8, 2013; the BCS title game is January 7 in Miami. Also, the Esoteric Sports website says, "If your team does not advance to the BCS Championship Game, your $300.00 per person deposit is fully refundable." Esoteric Sports' price could be a bargain. A check with …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
For the Bulldogs, the hype about a possible national championship has begun.
The Georgia Tech-Georgia game will be televised at noon Saturday on ESPN. --- Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity might have been prescient when he asserted earlier this season that Georgia Tech, and not Florida, is really the Bulldogs' biggest rival. Who would have predicted a month ago that so much would ride on this weekend's in-state matchup? Georgia survived the easier of its back-to-back triple-option challenges by defeating Georgia Southern last week. Now the Bulldogs, suddenly catapulted to No. 3 in the BCS standings, must withstand a visit from Georgia Tech before turning their attention to the SEC Championship game, likely against No. 2 Alabama. And then, maybe, the national title game? Not so fast, says Georgia head coach …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Another Saturday of upsets in college football should scramble rankings.
Georgia as BCS national champion for 2012-13? Could happen. After No. 1 Kansas and No. 2 Oregon lost Saturday (November 17), the Bulldogs now have a realistic chance at the BCS title game (January 7 in Miami). The top two teams in the final BCS standings will play for the title. The Bulldogs, who were No. 5 in last week's BCS rankings, could move up this week after Saturday's upsets. Georgia kept its chances alive Saturday with a 45-14 victory over Georgia Southern. Now, UGA must beat Georgia Tech on November 24 and win the SEC title game on December 1 to be able to play in Miami. The Bulldogs' foe in Atlanta will be known after the Alabama-Auburn game on November 24. Alabama is No. 4 in the BCS, with No. 3 Notre Dame in the best position …