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    Georgia Bulldog running back Elijah Holyfield will go through a pre-trial diversion program after his marijuana arrest of earlier this year. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield was arrested May 1. He’s a sophomore on the Bulldog team that opens the 2017 season in 47 days. Holyfield is expected to be suspended for the September 2 home game against Appalachian State.  The sportswriters who attended last week’s SEC Media Days in Hoover Alabama voted the Georgia Bulldogs as preseason favorites to win the SEC East in coach Kirby Smart’s second season in Athens.
  • Georgia Bulldog running back Nick Chubb was named Georgia Collegiate Athlete of the Year at last night’s Atlanta Sports Awards show. Chubb and his Bulldog teammates are today 50 days away from the season opener against the Appalachian State Mountaineers, a September 2 contest in Sanford Stadium.   Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Ga., was chosen from an all Bulldog group of finalists including track and field’s Keturah Orji and swimming and diving’s Olivia Smoliga, who were both 2016 U.S. Olympians.   This marks the second year in a row that a University of Georgia student-athlete has won the Collegiate Athlete of the Year honor after golfer Lee McCoy enjoyed the honor in 2016. The first accolade of this sort was given in 2006 and since football’s D.J. Shockley won the inaugural honor, there have been nine Bulldogs to garner the award. Five of those Georgia team members selected have been football players, including Jarvis Jones going back to back in 2011-12.   Chubb finished his third season as Georgia’s No. 2 all-time leading rusher with 3,424 yards, trailing only Herschel Walker (5,259). Named one of the team’s overall captains following the 2016 season, Chubb went for 1,130 yards and eight rushing touchdowns last year. This marked the second 1,000-yard season of his career after Chubb tallied 1,547 yards and 15 scores as a freshman in 2014. He was named the SEC Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American following his first year.   Chubb returned in 2016 following a season-ending knee injury that he sustained in game six of his sophomore year in 2015. In his season debut last year, Chubb exploded for 222 yards on 32 carries (6.9 average) and two touchdowns in the win over #20 North Carolina during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. He completed his third year with a 147-yard performance during the victory over TCU in the Liberty Bowl.
  • A quartet of Georgia women's golfers earned Golfweek All-America honors for the 2016-17 season. The publication released its honorees late Tuesday, with Jillian Hollis named to the second team, Harang Lee (pictured) included on the third team and Rinko Mitsunaga and Bailey Tardy both featured on the honorable mention ledger.Georgia was the only school in the nation with four golfers among Golfweek's All-America teams.'This is a great honor for these four and a great honor for our program,' head coach Josh Brewer said. 'They put in the hard work throughout the year, and they all deserve it. I think it speaks to the depth we've created and they've created here at Georgia. I'm just very proud of all of them and what they've accomplished. This is a very special recognition.'This also marks the first time four Bulldogs have earned All-America recognition in a single season. Previously, three Georgia golfers were named All-America in 1988, 1991, 1998, 2006 and 2016.Hollis, a sophomore from Rocky River, Ohio, finished the season at No. 12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin individual national rankings. She sported a team-best 72.12 stroke average and notched six top-10 and seven top-20 finishes in 10 tournaments.Lee, a senior from Castro Uridales, Spain, was ranked No. 24 individually by Golfweek. She played an abbreviated fall schedule due to attending LPGA Q-School and competing for Spain in the World Team Amateur Championships. Lee recorded five top-20 finishes in eight events, including a runner-up performance at the SEC Championships.Mitsunaga, a sophomore from Roswell, Ga., completed the year ranked No. 46 by Golfweek. She posted a 73.22 average, including nine par-or-better scores in 23 rounds during the season. Mitsunaga was a top-20 finisher at five of nine events, with top-10 efforts at the Cardinal Kickoff and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.Tardy, a sophomore from Peachtree Corners, Ga., was No. 41 in the year-end edition of the Golfweek rankings. She finished with a 72.54 average and led the team with eight top-20 finishes in 10 tournament appearances. Tardy was also stellar in two match play events, posting a combined 6-0 record at the Gifford Great 8 and the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic.Georgia finished the season ranked No. 8 and No. 9 in the Golfweek and Golfstat team rankings, respectively. The Bulldogs posted five wins on the year, with team titles at the Cardinal Kickoff, Windy City Collegiate and Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and individual crowns at the Cardinal Kickoff (Lee) and Liz Murphey (Hollis).
  • Georgia Bulldog football coach Kirby Smart travels with running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and linebacker Roquan Smith to Hoover Alabama: the Bulldogs SEC Media Days session takes place this morning. The Dogs are gearing up for the start of coach Smart’s second season in Athens, with an opener against Appalachian State that is now 53 days away.  From the AJC’s Seth Emerson... Advisory to Georgia football fans: You may want to skip over the first few paragraphs to this story. They recount a memory that remains hurtful to many of you who read this site. Unfortunately, that moment was brought up several times here Monday at SEC media days. So it will be recounted here briefly, and you will be notified when it is safe to read again. Tennessee cornerback Emmanuel Mosely was on the visiting bench at Sanford Stadium, sitting next to teammate Cameron Reeves-Maybin. They were sure they had just given up a demoralizing last-second touchdown to Georgia that had cost them the game. Their offense was on the field for its own last-second hail mary try. “I closed my eyes,” Mosely said. “When I noticed that he caught the ball I ran on the field, and went up and hugged him. It was such a great play.” Jauan Jennings had hauled in an improbable 43-yard touchdown with time expired, and Tennessee had shocked Georgia, 34-31. “That was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever been a part of,” linebacker Kendal Vickers said. “I got up out of my seat and threw my helmet. I don’t remember where it went. Just the joy we felt after that game, and the disbelief we saw in all the Georgia fans, it was crazy.” OK, it’s safe to resume reading again. So yes, Tennessee took its turn on the first day of the SEC media days gauntlet, and while much of the day was about disappointment – how the Vols have yet to capitalize and win the SEC East – that moment last year … Sorry, may need to look away again. Just one paragraph. … Proved to give Tennessee its highlight of an otherwise down season, and reinforced that the Vols have switched the mojo in a series that had been dominated by Georgia. “I’d say we have,” Mosely said, before falling back into the old cliché’ of taking it one at a time, etc. Verbal tripe has been a thing lately for the Volunteers, whose coach has become the source of derision for some of those utterances. Butch Jones capped it off late last season when he said his players had been “champions of life.” Mosely was asked about that on Monday. He laughed briefly before answering. “Coach Jones said that. You can’t look at the criticism,” Mosely said. “Basically he wanted us to be better (people) off the field. Great people in life. That’s what I took from it.” Jones, now entering his fifth season at Tennessee – where he has tried to rebuild the program “brick by brick” – seemed to avoid that pitfall during his tour on Monday. But he came close when asked if he viewed last season as a disappointment. “I don’t view it as a disappointment. The way I view it is we didn’t accomplish everything we set ourselves out to. And, again, our goal every year is to win a championship and compete to win a championship,” Jones said. “So, was it a disappointment? No. Did we not accomplish some of the things we set out to do? Absolutely. We have to learn from the things that went wrong that we could have done better.” Jones added that his team started 5-0, with those five wins coming against teams that won their divisions. Alas, Georgia was the fifth game, and it did not win its division. Jones may have issued some talking points to his players, as evidenced by offensive lineman Jason Robertson’s response when asked about Jones possibly being on the hot seat. “We’re one of three teams who have had back-to-back 9-game winning seasons. Also, we won three consecutive bowl games, and that hadn’t been done at the University of Tennessee in 20 years,” Robertson said. “That’s a lot of positives.” Actually, the best positive may be that Jones has elevated the program, after about a decade of struggle, to the point that there is pressure. And … Look away, Georgia fans. … After losing five in a row to Georgia, the Volunteers can now boast a two-game winning streak. And as much of a disappointment as last year may have been, the Vols still have that hail mary. “I’m definitely going to remember that for the rest of my life,” Vicker said. “That specific play.”
  • After his shot at the NFL ended, former University of Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera is working on his next dream— the WWE. An alum of North Clayton High School in Atlanta, Herrera was one of 40 athletes who participated in a WWE tryout last week at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla., according to the WWE. Herrera, who was named second-team All-SEC during his senior season, was drafted by Indianapolis Colts the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but was released on Aug. 10, 2016 after playing in three games as a rookie. Herrera also has stints with the Tennessee Titans and the Washington Redskins. In his four seasons as a Bulldog, Herrera started 43 games and recorded 334 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three interceptions.
  • Sanford Stadium Utility Work Update - Tate Drive Closing From 6/19 through 6/30, construction crews working on the utilities at the Tate drive will be performing their work at night starting at 7PM and working to 6AM. During this time, the drive to the Tate Parking Deck from Lumpkin will be closed. The entrance to the parking deck will be shifted to the ramp just south of the intersection at Baxter and Lumpkin and traffic will be directed by UGA PD. There will also be a full closure of the drive from 7pm on 6/23 through 10pm on 6/24 as the utilities are installed across the width of the drive. During the day, the drive will be re-opened.
  •  From UGA Sports Communications ATHENS------Georgia senior pitcher Andrew Gist was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft Tuesday.   Gist, a 5-10, 196-pound native of Cumming, Ga., served as Georgia’s SEC Friday night starter this past season, posting a 3-4 record and a team-best 3.80 ERA. He appeared in 17 games with 11 starts for a total of 73.1 innings as the team went 25-32 and advanced to the SEC Tournament. He clinched Georgia’ spot in the postseason when he provided a career-high eight innings in a 6-3 road win over No. 30 South Carolina. Also, he struck out a career-high 10 in six innings as part of a combined 3-0 shutout of Missouri this past April.   Gist enjoyed a two-year career with the Bulldogs after spending his first two seasons at Walters State in Tennessee. As a Bulldog, Gist went 6-6 with one save and a 4.35 ERA in 32 appearances including 17 starts. He tallied 116 strikeouts and 33 walks in 122 innings.   Georgia has a string of 44 straight seasons with at least one player signing a professional contract. In 2016, six Bulldogs were drafted and began their professional career.   The MLB draft began Monday with the first two rounds while Tuesday’s slate featured rounds three-10. On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves in the second round selected Bulldog signee Drew Waters, an ALL-USA First Team outfielder out of Etowah High School. The draft concludes Wednesday with rounds 11-40. The MLB signing deadline for underclassmen and high school seniors selected in this year’s draft is July 15.   Bulldogs In The 2017 MLB Draft *Drew Waters, OF, 2nd Round (41st overall), Atlanta Braves Andrew Gist, LHP, 9th Round (259th overall), Tampa Bay Rays *2017 Georgia signee
  • Georgia picked up its first individual title of the meet and had five scorers during the second day of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Thursday.   The women started their portion of the meet on Thursday and are leading with 24.2 points. Kentucky (14), Arizona State (13), Kansas (12) and Arkansas (11.2) make up the rest of the top five.   Through two of four days of Nationals, the Georgia men are tied with Florida for third place with 18 points. Texas A&M (31.5) is leading while Virginia is second with 20 points.    The Lady Bulldogs put an exclamation point on the day by finishing first and second in the long jump with Kate Hall winning her first title and Keturah Orji reaching 22 feet for the first time in her career. True freshman Beatrice Llano unloaded a career-long hammer throw toss to take third and redshirt freshman Kayla Smith added .20 points to her team’s total by tying for eighth in the pole vault.   On the men’s side, senior Devon Williams scored the second-highest decathlon point total of his career to finish second in the only men’s event of the day. His training partner, junior Karl Saluri, injured himself in the day’s first event, the 110-meter hurdles, and dropped out an event later in the discus.   Georgia now has eight scorers through the first two days. On Wednesday, sophomore Denzel Comenentia complemented his fifth-place finish in the hammer throw with another fifth-place showing in the shot put. His senior teammate, Alex Poursanidis, wrapped up his four years with the Bulldogs by earning an expected First Team All-America certificate with a seventh-place finish in the hammer.   “Today our team members in the field events showed they are resilient and they know how to defend titles, they represent the ‘G’ at the highest degree,” said head coach Petros Kyprianou. “I was proud of Beatrice finishing third in the hammer for a very, very valuable six points, especially after being projected to finish seventh. The biggest highlight for us today was our 1-2 punch in the long jump with Kate Hall, a freshman, and Keturah Orji both going over 22 feet for 18 points. These are two world-class athletes showing why people want to come to Georgia. We are consistently performing at the highest level. The biggest surprise for us was Kayla in the pole vault. Her .20 points might end up being the difference in the final standings to I was fired up to see her performance.   “On the men’s side, we were hurt a little with Karl Saluri going down in the dec and not being able to go on. But Devon stepped up and got his eight points and the men are still alive. We have Keenon Laine going in the high jump on Friday and we feel he is a big bullet for us. It’s time for us to answer the bell again for the next two days.”   Hall, a transfer from Iowa State who was fourth at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships for UGA, wasted no time setting the tone in the long jump on Thursday. The Casco, Maine, native surpassed her own school record (21-11, set at the NCAA East Prelims two weeks ago) with a 22-11 on her first try. Hall followed that mark up with a 21-11.75 to give Georgia its second NCAA long jump title in a row (Chanice Porter, 21-10.75).   There were a pair of 22-foot jumps in the competition and the other competitor responsible for one was also a Lady Bulldog. Orji, who will be aiming for her third national triple jump title in a row on Saturday, started slow with a best of 20-11.25 in the first three rounds. But the Mount Olive, N.J., native took off for a personal-best mark of 22-0.25 on her fourth try to nail down her third First Team All-America certificate outdoors in the event.    This marks the first time in history that a school has finished first and second in the women’s long jump in history. Hall is the first freshman to win the event since 1991.   To start the second day of the decathlon, Williams was at a personal-best mark of 4,354 and was trailing the leader by 86. When all 10 events were complete, he scored 8,181 to finish behind Texas A&M’s Lindon Victor (8,390) and ahead of Minnesota’s Luca Wieland (8,146). Williams was ninth at the 2016 NCAA Championships after having to pull out of the 2015 meet with an injury.   Williams blasted to the overall lead by winning the 110m hurdles with the second-fastest time of his dec career. Williams was the only competitor to break 14 seconds with a 13.87 to score 991 points and moved into the top spot by six points over Wieland.   Williams gradually improved in the discus and finished ninth in the event for 679 points. Following a foul, Williams went 115-4 on his second try and moved up to 133-7 on his final attempt.   Passing until 14-1.75, Williams missed his first try at the height and then posted clearances at five different heights to finish with a personal best. Williams scored 822 points in the event after reaching a career-high mark of 15-5.50 on his third and final try. After one miss at a season-best height of 15-1.50, Williams was delayed 20 minutes after Colorado State’s Hunter Price sustained an injury on his takeoff and medical personnel attended to him. Williams returned and cleared 15-1.50 on his next try after the delay.   Williams came out of the gate in the javelin with a toss of 184-8, which would have been good for eighth in the event. He worked up to a final throw of 187-2 to score 693 points and finish seventh in the javelin. Williams wrapped up his ninth event trailing Victor by 266 points and in second place.   With both Wieland and Michigan’s Steven Bastien hovering in striking distance, Williams kept an even pace in the 1500m and took 13th in the event with a 4:46.11 for 642 points. This locked down the first scoring spot and First Team All-America certificate of his career outdoors.    Saluri started his second day by running a 15.55 in the 110m hurdles for 784 points. This kept him in scoring position, situating him in eight place going into the seventh event.   In the next event, Saluri took one discus attempt and then passed on his final two tries. A knee injury sustained during the hurdles forced Saluri to skip his last two discus throws and bow out of the overall competition.   Redshirt freshman Kayla Smith pushed the Lady Bulldogs’ total up .20 points by being part of a five-way tie for eighth place in the pole vault. The Indianapolis, Ind., native soared over the bar at 13-1.50 and 13-7.25 on her first try. In Smith’s sixth career outdoor collegiate meet, she finished with the second-best mark of her UGA career for expected First Team All-America honors.   Senior Kendell Williams, the two-time NCAA heptathlon champion and three-time First Team All-American in the event, and freshman Louisa Grauvogel start their first event in the heptathlon (100m hurdles) at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The heptathletes will complete the first four events on Friday and the final three on Saturday.   Sophomore Keenon Laine is the only other Bulldog who will be in action on Friday. He high jumps at 8 p.m.    Updates from Georgia’s track and field and cross country teams can always be found on Twitter/Instagram (UGATrack) and Snapchat (ugatrack).   Decathlon Results 100m LJ SP HJ 400m Day1Total Devon Williams *10.65 (940) 25-4.50 (992) 46-4.25 (736) *6-6 (785) 48.16 (901) *4,354   110mH Discus PV Javelin 1500m TOTAL 13.87 (991) 133-7 (679) *15-5.50 (822) 187-2 (693) 4:46.11 (642) 8,181 pts.    100m LJ SP HJ 400m Day1Total Karl Saluri 10.58 (956) *24-11.25 (960) ^46-8 (742) *6-1.25 (679) 47.98 (910) *4,247 110mH Discus PV Javelin 1500m TOTAL 15.55 (784) 113-2 (553) --- --- --- DNF *personal-best mark; ^season-best mark; DNF-Did Not Finish       Bulldog NCAA Scorers Name Event Finish/Mark WEDNESDAY Denzel Comenentia Hammer throw 5th/*235-4 Denzel Comenentia Shot put 5th/64-5  Alex Poursanidis Hammer throw 7th/234-4  THURSDAY Kate Hall Long jump 1st/*$22-1 Devon Williams Decathlon 2nd/8,181 pts. Keturah Orji Long jump 2nd/*22-0.25 Beatrice Llano Hammer throw 3rd/*221-2 Kayla Smith Pole vault T-8th/13-7.25 $school record 
  • Former beauty queen and TV actress Margaret Ann Garza, 31, was found dead Tuesday at her Texas home.   Police were called at 6:31 a.m. to a home near Austin, Texas, about a woman who was not breathing, according to Angelique Myers, a spokeswoman for the Round Rock Police Department.   >> Read more trending news Firefighters and medics were already at the scene when police arrived. Her death is under investigation and an autopsy is pending, Myers said. Garza was crowned Miss Texas Belleza Latina in 2007 and Miss Belleza Latina International in 2008, according to an online obituary.   She recently appeared in the AMC television series “The Son,” as well as in the movie “Mercury Plains” with Scott Eastwood, the obituary said. She is also in the movie “Pizza Joint,” which will premiere this month, according to her obituary.
  • An Oklahoma teen is dead after he left his home on a horse and didn't return, investigators said. Family members said 13-year-old Cash Lawrence, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, rode off to round up a herd of horses on the family's property on Tuesday. When the horse returned without Lawrence, family members and authorities started to search for him. Deputies said a family friend found the boy's body late Tuesday night, according to Fox23 News. >> Read more trending news A medical examiner is working to confirm a cause of death; investigators believe it was an accident. Family members say they believe the boy's horse was provoked by other horses, and likely threw him from the saddle and dragged him. Lawrence and his brother were set to compete in a youth rodeo Wednesday. Family members said he wanted to become a bull rider. Family members said Lawrence competed in track and field, and even made a pole vault out of supplies he found on the family's small ranch. They said Lawrence loved the outdoors and was looking forward to joining the seventh-grade basketball team in Kellyville. His funeral will be held Monday.