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    New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be. Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The books include a newly illustrated edition of his self-published 'The Magician's Hat,' to come out next May, and two more original works. Mitchell is a literacy advocate who founded the 'Read With Malcolm' program. With New England, Mitchell caught 32 passes last year during the regular season and another six in the Super Bowl, when the Patriots came from behind and defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
  • 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, Ga. — Six home games – three each in November and December – and four road challenges anchor the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2017-18 non-conference schedule, which was announced by head coach Mark Fox on Thursday. “The goal every year is to create a non-conference schedule that 1) prepares you for SEC play and 2) gives you the strength of schedule at the end of the year to have a chance to go to postseason play,” Fox said. “I think again we’ve put one together that again should allow us to do both of those things The Bulldogs will open their campaign in the dramatically renovated Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 10, by hosting Bryant. This summer, Stegeman is undergoing the final phase of more than $20-million in upgrades over the past several years. The arena’s inner bowl is the focus of the final portion of the project and will feature acenter-hung scoreboard, new seats, significantly upgraded sound and lighting systems and additional LED signage. “The final stage of the Stegeman renovations is finally here, which will be the most drastic stage of the project,” Fox said “Obviously, the installation of the glass and work on the concourse was significant, and the building looks different from the outside. I think the interior will look just as significantly different as the outside. I also think you’re going to see the game experience change greatly because of the center-hung scoreboard and video boards and all the other things that can be done with that will be a big upgrade for our game atmosphere and our fans.” The matchup with Bryant is the first of three home games to open the season. Georgia also will host USC-Upstate on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Bulldogs will then play three games as part of the Wooden Legacy in California over the Thanksgiving break. Georgia is among the eight-team field which also includes Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Harvard, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State and Washington State. Games will be played on Thursday, Nov. 23; Friday, Nov. 24; and Sunday, Nov. 26. Georgia will then face Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 2 before returning to Stegeman to host Winthrop on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Bulldogs will venture to UMass on Saturday, Dec. 16, before wrapping up their pre-SEC slate with dates against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Dec., 19 and Temple on Friday, Dec. 22. Georgia’s remaining non-conference outing will be at Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 27 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Last week, the SEC announced the league’s home and away matchups for this upcoming season. Georgia will face Auburn, Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee on a home-and-home basis. The Bulldogs also will host Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, while traveling to Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs will return 10 letterwinners, including five with double-digit starts, from a year ago. Consensus All-SEC forward Yante Maten headlines that list. Maten is the SEC’s leading returning scorer after averaging 18.2 ppg a year ago. Junior Derek Ogbeide is the second-leading returning rebounder in the league. He averaged 7.6 rpg last season. In addition, Georgia will welcome four freshmen to the Bulldogs’ roster. “We have a significant number of returning players – nine of our top-10 are back and we’re adding probably one of the better recruiting classes that we’ve had,” Fox said. “But obviously, experience, there’s no substitute for. Everyone is going to be a little bit different role this year because we lost a great leader (J.J. Frazier). We have a lot of guys who we understand what their abilities are and what they’re capable of and I think our chemistry remains very strong. The new guys have the advantage of learning from that experience. We’re working like a team that is very hungry and driven. Right now, we’re excited about their approach.” Stegeman Coliseum Renovation Information Stegeman Coliseum is undergoing major renovations this summer. Work began recently on Phase II of the approximately $8-million project to the Coliseum’s interior. Prior to last season, Phase I included the addition of an HD scoreboard and a dramatic mural covering the distinctive end wall of the arena’s east end. This summer, renovations include a center-hung scoreboard, new seats, significantly upgraded sound and lighting systems and additional LED signage. The current projects follow a $13-million renovation in 2010 that transformed Stegeman’s concourses, upgrading the graphics, enhancing spectator access to concessions and restrooms and adding 5,000-square feet of concourse space on each side of the arena. Those efforts won awards from both the American Institute of Architects and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Basketball Enhancement Fund Information Donations to the UGA Athletic Association's Basketball Enhancement Fund (BEF) will be accepted beginning this Thursday (June 1) through August 1. Current BEF contributors should expect renewal notices to arrive via email on June 5. BEF contributions are utilized for determining renewable season tickets and various other benefits available to Georgia Basketball supporters. The BEF has established records for both amount contributed and number of contributors in each of the past two years. The Georgia Bulldog Club is hoping for another record-setting effort and is challenging donors to contribute 110 percent of their previous donation. The minimum donation to purchase renewable season tickets is $150 per seat. A gift of $150 also will be recognized with a car decal and an invitation to a designated preseason practice of the Bulldogs. Varying levels of BEF donations are used to determine ability to purchase premium courtside seating, as well as tickets to the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. Additional potential benefits associated with contribution levels include reserved parking at Stegeman Coliseum, invitations to the team's preseason and postseason banquets and pre- and in-game hospitality.
  •  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
  • From UGA Sports Communications EUGENE, Ore. --- The Georgia women’s team set a school record by taking second with the No. 1 score in team history (62.2 points) at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday.   With the last day of women’s competition arriving on Saturday, meet host Oregon edged the Lady Bulldogs 64-62.2 by winning the 4x400-meter relay for 10 points in the final event of the competition. Southern California (43), Kentucky (40) and Florida (39) rounded out the top five as five different teams from the Southeastern Conference finished in the top 10.   On Friday, the Bulldog men finished with 22.5 points for sixth after sophomore Keenon Laine left Hayward Field with a tie for fourth in the high jump. Florida (61.5) captured the team title and Texas A&M (59.5), Virginia (36), Arkansas (33) and Auburn (24) made up the top five team finishers. Eight SEC men’s teams were in the top 10.   This overtook the previous best combined finish of sixth for the men and fifth for the women in 2014.   “This second-place finish is kind of bittersweet since we came within two points of winning a national championship for our women’s team,” said Bulldog head coach Petros Kyprianou. “This one will take a while to get over but I think as time passes and we look back, we will be proud of how great a year this has been. We met or surpassed school records for our men and women’s team finishes at the NCAA indoor and outdoor meets and finished the year with two finishes in the top six.    “I want to congratulate Robert Johnson and the Oregon Ducks for this title, their first at their home track. They did a great job and finished the meet like they had to. But I am very proud of how our teams fought. To complete this weekend with a win in the triple, a win in the heptathlon and a 1-2 finish in the high jump is incredible. I have said it before but this is why our student-athletes want to come to Georgia. And I hope this strengthens our tradition even more and I believe we will be in position to win this thing in the years to come.”   Georgia surged into contention with three NCAA champions on Saturday as senior Kendell Williams won her third NCAA heptathlon crown, junior Mady Fagan walked away with her first outdoor national high jump crown and junior Keturah Orji captured her third consecutive triple jump championship to highlight the meet’s fourth and final day. Also, junior Tatiana Gusin matched Fagan’s school record height in the high jump to earn runner-up honors.   Bringing no team members to compete on the track and nine to compete in six field events, the Lady Bulldogs set a meet record for points scored in the field events only (Arizona State, 59, 2008). The Georgia women also became the first group to record NCAA titles in the long, triple and high jumps in the same year.   Williams, a native of Marietta, Ga., scored 6,265 to capture her third NCAA heptathlon title (2014, 2016) and her seventh national championship overall to end her career. Her final tally was the second best of her career behind her 6,402 school record at the 2016 Olympic Trials, which was also scored at Hayward Field.   Williams becomes only the third competitor in NCAA history to win at least three national heptathlon crowns. Oregon’s Brianne Theisen captured the 2009-10 championships and then the 2012 title while Arizona State’s Jackie Johnson won the 2004 crown and then three straight from 2006-08.   Georgia finished with 13 First Team All-America scorers. On Thursday, the Lady Bulldogs finished first and second in the long jump with redshirt freshman Kate Hall winning her first title and 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.   Senior Devon Williams scored the second-highest decathlon point total of his career on Thursday to finish second in the only men’s event of the day.    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.   Just as she had in the heptathlon 100m hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200m on Friday, Williams competed in the long jump for the final time in the Red and Black and ended with a personal record. Opening with a mark of 20 feet, 7 inches that also would have taken second in the event, Williams built to a 21-1.50 for 988 points. This surpassed her previous career best in the hep’s long jump of 21-1.25 set while taking second in the event and second overall at the 2015 meet.   Williams started the sixth event, the javelin, up by 215 points. By the last throw, Williams’ lead had grown with her second personal best of the day. She started with a 128-0, followed with a 133-4 and completed her series with the longest throw of her career (152-6). This earned Williams 792 points after surpassing her former personal record of 138-6 at the Olympic Trials in Eugene last summer.   Williams completed her highest heptathlon total in her career at the NCAA Championships by finishing off with a 2:26.17 in the 800m. Her finish scored her 742 points and helped complete her 306-point victory.   Orji, a native of Mount Olive, N.J., opened with a triple jump mark of 45-2.25, which would have won the title by three and a half inches. The American and collegiate record holder then traveled a wind-aided (3.3 m/s) distance of 46-10.75 and significantly widened her victory margin. Orji’s winning mark measured as the fourth-longest wind-aided effort in collegiate history.   Orji has now won five NCAA triple jump titles, including two indoors and all three outdoors.   Fagan, a native of Los Gatos, Calif., arrived at Nationals as the 2017 NCAA indoor champion and the 2016 national outdoor runner-up. On Saturday, Fagan reached her former career best of 6-2 on her third try to stay in the competition with Gusin. Fagan then followed that up with an opening clearance at a school record mark of 6-3.25.   Gusin, who hails from Orhei, Moldova, stayed clean with no misses through her first four heights, including at 6-2 which equaled her personal best. Moments later, Gusin tied Fagan’s school record of 6-3.25. However, Gusin’s clearance came on her third attempt giving her teammate top honors. This marks Gusin’s fourth First Team All-America certificate, including her second-place finish at this year’s NCAA indoor meet and a fifth-place finish at the 2015 outdoor Nationals.   Also of note, sophomore Aliyah Johnson left the Oregon campus with a Second Team All-America honors after taking 14th in the triple jump (43-0.25).   Updates from Georgia’s track and field and cross country teams can always be found on Twitter/Instagram (UGATrack) and Snapchat (ugatrack).   Heptathlon Results     100mH    HJ    SP   200m    Day1Total Kendell Williams ^12.95 (1132 pts) 5-11.25 (991) 38-10.25 (651) 24.12 (969) 3,743 pts.      LJ   Javelin  800m  TOTAL *21-1.50 (988) *152-6 (792) 2:26.17 (742) 6,265 pts. *personal-best mark; ^season-best mark (in heptathlon); DNF-Did Not Finish; DNS-Did Not Start   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  FRIDAY Keenon Laine High jump T-4th/6-11.75 SATURDAY Kendell Williams Heptathlon 1st/6,265 pts. Keturah Orji Triple Jump 1st/46-10.75 Mady Fagan High Jump 1st/*$6-3.25 Tatiana Gusin High Jump 2nd/*$6-3.25  
  • 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 
  • From UGA sports communications ATHENS, Ga.—The 511 student-athletes enrolled at the University of Georgia earned a grade point average of 3.13 or better during the spring semester.   The 3.13 spring semester GPA average is a best ever, surpassing the previous high of 3.06. This is the eighth year in a row that Georgia student-athletes have combined for a GPA of 3.0 or better during the spring semester.   On the men’s side, the cross country team claimed the honor for the highest GPA with a 3.43 average, while the tennis team led the women’s teams with a GPA of 3.49.   Among the men’s sports, the swimming and diving team came in second with a combined GPA of 3.29 followed by tennis at 3.17, track and field with a GPA of 3.14, and baseball at 2.98.   Equestrian came in second from the women with a GPA of 3.396 followed by track and field at 3.391, soccer at 3.38, swimming and diving with a GPA of 3.34, and gymnastics at 3.32.  
  • From UGA Sports Communications EUGENE, Ore. --- Aiming for their second combined top-10 finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships since 2014, the Bulldog track and field teams will compete in Eugene, Ore., in June 7-10.   The fourth-ranked Georgia men and sixth-ranked Lady Bulldogs traveled to Portland on Sunday and then made the drive to the University of Oregon’s home later that day. The Bulldogs also joined the country’s top squads in Eugene for Nationals in 2013-16 and will be back in the Pacific Northwest for NCAAs in 2018-21.   Who Qualified For The Dawgs?: Sixteen Georgia team members along with the men’s 4x100-meter and 4x400m relays will represent the Red and Black at the NCAA meet. For the women, senior Kendell Williams (heptathlon), juniors Mady Fagan (high jump), Tatiana Gusin (high jump), Keturah Orji (triple/long jumps), sophomore Aliyah Johnson (triple jump) and freshmen Kayla Smith (pole vault), Kate Hall (long jump), Beatrice Llano (hammer) and Louisa Grauvogel (heptathlon) will try for the squad’s fourth top-five performance in a row at the meet.   On the men’s side, seniors Alex Poursanidis (hammer), Devon Williams (decathlon), Ayrian Evans (relay leg), Maurice Freeman (relay leg), Reggie Glover (relay leg), juniors Cejhae Greene (100m, relay leg), Gabe Blackman (relay leg), Karl Saluri (decathlon), sophomores Kendal Williams (100m, 200m, relay leg), Keenon Laine (high jump), Denzel Comenentia (shot put, hammer), Jeramey Hampton (relay leg) and freshman Mecole Hardman (relay leg) will be in search of the team’s second top-10 finish since 2014.    Georgia combined for their top outdoor national finish in school history in 2014 as the women finished fifth and the men took sixth.   Kyprianou’s Comments: “We have arrived at the finale of the season, the most important four days,” said Bulldog head coach Petros Kyprianou, who was recently named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) South Region Women’s Head Coach of the Year. “We have tried to maintain laser focus training for this meet and attempted to keep our team as healthy and as happy as possible. It’s time now to continue the tradition that Georgia and the SEC has established at this meet over the last five years and beyond. We anticipate challenges from every direction and from the country’s top competition. But I have faith that the Dawgs will answer the bell and perform to their potential out here in Oregon.”   Honors Begin To Roll In: In addition to Kyprianou’s accolade, Orji was named the South Region Women’s Field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive time while Devon Williams was honored as the Men’s Field Athlete of the Year for the first time in his career.   When Does The NCAA Meet Crank Up?: Devon Williams and Saluri will start the action in the decathlon at 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7. They will start with the 100m and plan on completing the first five events on day one. Comenentia and Poursanidis will begin the open events for Georgia in the men’s hammer at 5 p.m. on day one. The men’s 4x100m semifinal at 7:32 p.m. on the first day will be the Bulldogs’ opening event on the track.   Georgia’s Early Qualifiers: All but four of the Bulldogs qualified for Nationals at the NCAA East Prelims in Lexington, Ky., on May 25-27. Decathletes Devon Williams and Saluri along with heptathletes Kendell Williams and Grauvogel punched their ticket before Prelims in the combined events. Devon Williams sits second in the national rankings with 8,345 points behind collegiate record holder Lindon Victor (8,539) of Texas A&M. Saluri is ranked fifth nationally at 7,948 points.    Kendell Williams, younger sister of Devon, has tallied the country’s best heptathlon score (6,354) this season and is the defending NCAA champion in the event. Grauvogel sits 18th on the national list at 5,616.   Where To Catch The Meet: The NCAA Championships will be streamed live for portions of the meet all four days.   ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, WatchESPN info: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. ET – ESPNU/WatchESPN; LINK: http://es.pn/2rxPJ46 Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. – ESPN2/WatchESPN; LINK: http://es.pn/2qdPzuD Thursday, 7:30 p.m. – ESPN2/WatchESPN; LINK: http://es.pn/2qM50wI Friday, 8:30 p.m. – ESPN/WatchESPN; LINK: http://es.pn/2rxE3ON Friday, 11 p.m. – ESPN3; LINK: http://es.pn/2rQGJDr Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – ESPN/WatchESPN; LINK: http://es.pn/2qdX1px Saturday, 9 p.m. – ESPN3; LINK: http://es.pn/2rNqKXL   Live Results: To check on Georgia at the NCAA Championships, please visit the live results link at: http://gado.gs/7kx   Flashback To 2016: The Georgia women matched their best finish in history (third place) with 41 points in 2016 as they had five scorers, including Chanice Porter (long jump), Orji (triple jump) and Kendell Williams (heptathlon). The Lady Bulldogs traveled only five women (six entrants with Orji doubling in the long and triple jumps) to Oregon last year.    The Bulldog men tied for 29th with eight points in 2016 after graduated senior Maicel Uibo took third in the decathlon and Saluri was seventh in the combined events. The Georgia men traveled 11 men, including their 4x400m relay team, and had nine entrants.
  • From UGA Sports Communications ATHENS, Ga. —- Locations for the Georgia’s Bulldogs’ 18 Southeastern Conference games during the 2017-18 season were announced on Thursday in conjunction with the league’s Spring Meetings in Destin, Fla. “The SEC was obviously much improved last season and earned back a great deal of national respect,” head coach Mark Fox said. “Everyone expects the league to be even better this year. It will be an extremely competitive winter in what has reemerged as the deepest league in college basketball.” In addition to their three permanent home-and-home foes (Auburn, Florida and South Carolina), the Bulldogs also will face LSU and Tennessee twice this winter. Georgia will host Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M at Stegeman Coliseum, while traveling to Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt. Dates, times and television information will be released at a later date. Though yet to be finalized, the Bulldogs' 2017-18 schedule is expected to feature 15 home games at Stegeman Coliseum – six non-conference outings including Georgia Tech and nine Southeastern Conference outings.  Georgia has earned a bid to postseason competition in each of the last four seasons under head coach Mark Fox. The Bulldogs have made five postseason appearances and notched four 20-win seasons during Fox’s eight campaigns in Athens. Georgia also is in the midst of its winningest stretch in SEC play in program history, capturing 42 league victories over the past four seasons. The Bulldogs will return nine of their top-10 scorers from 2016-17. All-SEC forward Yante Maten, who finished fourth in the SEC in scoring last season at 18.2 ppg, headlines that list. Additional returning letterwinners with double-digit starts last season include senior Juwan Parker, juniors William “Turtle” Jackson and Derek Ogbeide and sophomore Jordan Harris. The Bulldogs will also welcome a highly touted quartet of freshmen to their 2017-18 roster. Basketball Enhancement Fund Information Donations to the UGA Athletic Association's Basketball Enhancement Fund (BEF) will be accepted beginning this Thursday (June 1) through August 1. Current BEF contributors should expect renewal notices to arrive via email on June 5.  BEF contributions are utilized for determining renewable season tickets and various other benefits available to Georgia Basketball supporters. The BEF has established records for both amount contributed and number of contributors in each of the past two years. The Georgia Bulldog Club is hoping for another record-setting effort and is challenging donors to contribute 110 percent of their previous donation. The minimum donation to purchase renewable season tickets is $150 per seat. A gift of $150 also will be recognized with a car decal and an invitation to a designated preseason practice of the Bulldogs. Varying levels of BEF donations are used to determine ability to purchase premium courtside seating, as well as tickets to the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. Additional potential benefits associated with contribution levels include reserved parking at Stegeman Coliseum, invitations to the team's preseason and postseason banquets and pre- and in-game hospitality. Stegeman Coliseum Renovation Information Stegeman Coliseum is undergoing major renovations this summer. Work began recently on Phase II of the approximately $8-million project to the Coliseum’s interior. Prior to last season, Phase I included the addition of an HD scoreboard and a dramatic mural covering the distinctive end wall of the arena’s east end. This summer, renovations include a center-hung scoreboard, new seats, significantly upgraded sound and lighting systems and additional LED signage. The current projects follow a $13-million renovation in 2010 that transformed Stegeman’s concourses, upgrading the graphics, enhancing spectator access to concessions and restrooms and adding 5,000-square feet of concourse space on each side of the arena. Those efforts won awards from both the American Institute of Architects and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

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  • New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell can be sweet when he wants to be. Mitchell has a three-book deal with Scholastic, the children's publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday. The books include a newly illustrated edition of his self-published 'The Magician's Hat,' to come out next May, and two more original works. Mitchell is a literacy advocate who founded the 'Read With Malcolm' program. With New England, Mitchell caught 32 passes last year during the regular season and another six in the Super Bowl, when the Patriots came from behind and defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28.
  • 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, Ga. — Six home games – three each in November and December – and four road challenges anchor the Georgia Bulldogs’ 2017-18 non-conference schedule, which was announced by head coach Mark Fox on Thursday. “The goal every year is to create a non-conference schedule that 1) prepares you for SEC play and 2) gives you the strength of schedule at the end of the year to have a chance to go to postseason play,” Fox said. “I think again we’ve put one together that again should allow us to do both of those things The Bulldogs will open their campaign in the dramatically renovated Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Nov. 10, by hosting Bryant. This summer, Stegeman is undergoing the final phase of more than $20-million in upgrades over the past several years. The arena’s inner bowl is the focus of the final portion of the project and will feature acenter-hung scoreboard, new seats, significantly upgraded sound and lighting systems and additional LED signage. “The final stage of the Stegeman renovations is finally here, which will be the most drastic stage of the project,” Fox said “Obviously, the installation of the glass and work on the concourse was significant, and the building looks different from the outside. I think the interior will look just as significantly different as the outside. I also think you’re going to see the game experience change greatly because of the center-hung scoreboard and video boards and all the other things that can be done with that will be a big upgrade for our game atmosphere and our fans.” The matchup with Bryant is the first of three home games to open the season. Georgia also will host USC-Upstate on Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday, Nov. 19. The Bulldogs will then play three games as part of the Wooden Legacy in California over the Thanksgiving break. Georgia is among the eight-team field which also includes Cal State Fullerton, DePaul, Harvard, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State and Washington State. Games will be played on Thursday, Nov. 23; Friday, Nov. 24; and Sunday, Nov. 26. Georgia will then face Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 2 before returning to Stegeman to host Winthrop on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Bulldogs will venture to UMass on Saturday, Dec. 16, before wrapping up their pre-SEC slate with dates against Georgia Tech on Tuesday, Dec., 19 and Temple on Friday, Dec. 22. Georgia’s remaining non-conference outing will be at Kansas State on Saturday, Jan. 27 as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Last week, the SEC announced the league’s home and away matchups for this upcoming season. Georgia will face Auburn, Florida, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee on a home-and-home basis. The Bulldogs also will host Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, while traveling to Kentucky, Mississippi State, Missouri and Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs will return 10 letterwinners, including five with double-digit starts, from a year ago. Consensus All-SEC forward Yante Maten headlines that list. Maten is the SEC’s leading returning scorer after averaging 18.2 ppg a year ago. Junior Derek Ogbeide is the second-leading returning rebounder in the league. He averaged 7.6 rpg last season. In addition, Georgia will welcome four freshmen to the Bulldogs’ roster. “We have a significant number of returning players – nine of our top-10 are back and we’re adding probably one of the better recruiting classes that we’ve had,” Fox said. “But obviously, experience, there’s no substitute for. Everyone is going to be a little bit different role this year because we lost a great leader (J.J. Frazier). We have a lot of guys who we understand what their abilities are and what they’re capable of and I think our chemistry remains very strong. The new guys have the advantage of learning from that experience. We’re working like a team that is very hungry and driven. Right now, we’re excited about their approach.” Stegeman Coliseum Renovation Information Stegeman Coliseum is undergoing major renovations this summer. Work began recently on Phase II of the approximately $8-million project to the Coliseum’s interior. Prior to last season, Phase I included the addition of an HD scoreboard and a dramatic mural covering the distinctive end wall of the arena’s east end. This summer, renovations include a center-hung scoreboard, new seats, significantly upgraded sound and lighting systems and additional LED signage. The current projects follow a $13-million renovation in 2010 that transformed Stegeman’s concourses, upgrading the graphics, enhancing spectator access to concessions and restrooms and adding 5,000-square feet of concourse space on each side of the arena. Those efforts won awards from both the American Institute of Architects and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. Basketball Enhancement Fund Information Donations to the UGA Athletic Association's Basketball Enhancement Fund (BEF) will be accepted beginning this Thursday (June 1) through August 1. Current BEF contributors should expect renewal notices to arrive via email on June 5. BEF contributions are utilized for determining renewable season tickets and various other benefits available to Georgia Basketball supporters. The BEF has established records for both amount contributed and number of contributors in each of the past two years. The Georgia Bulldog Club is hoping for another record-setting effort and is challenging donors to contribute 110 percent of their previous donation. The minimum donation to purchase renewable season tickets is $150 per seat. A gift of $150 also will be recognized with a car decal and an invitation to a designated preseason practice of the Bulldogs. Varying levels of BEF donations are used to determine ability to purchase premium courtside seating, as well as tickets to the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. Additional potential benefits associated with contribution levels include reserved parking at Stegeman Coliseum, invitations to the team's preseason and postseason banquets and pre- and in-game hospitality.
  •  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