Late last night or early this morning, depending upon how you choose to view it, I warned you that much was afoot in Bulldog Nation this Sunday. You’ve already been brought up to speed with regard to the good, the better, and the ugly, but there remain a few loose ends, which I now will attempt to tie:
- Honestly, I’m going to quit making any attempt at authoring even the most cursory recaps of Bulldog tennis matches; it’s gotten to the point where I’m tempted to keep a template on file and plug in the gender and rankings of the teams, plus the name of the SEC opponent du jour, so that each story begins, e.g., "The seventh-ranked Georgia women’s tennis team carded a 7-0 victory over 12th-ranked Arkansas." On a good day for the Gullicksons, Chelsey took her singles match 7-5, 6-2 and joined Kate Fuller in an 8-2 triumph to give the pair their ninth straight doubles win. The Bulldog lady netters now have won ten straight matches, running their records to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in SEC action.
- After one day of play at the Linger Longer Invitational, the Georgia men’s golf team stands in fourth place at three over par, seven strokes off the lead. The Bulldog linksters are led by Harris English, whose first-round 69 put him at three under par, trailing only the 64 carded by Cory Whitsett, whose Alabama Crimson Tide share the top spot on the leaderboard with Chattanooga. Action at Reynolds Plantation continues through Tuesday.
- In men’s basketball news, it was a big day for the SEC East: Tennessee hired some guy you’ve never heard of who has no NCAA Tourney berths on his resume to
replacesucceed Bruce Pearl, while John Calipari just guided a team to the Final Four. That’s sure to end well, don’t you think? Is it too early to stick an asterisk next to Kentucky’s January 29 win over Georgia?
- All right, I don’t want to be a complete jerk about this, but I couldn’t let this slide:
That’s from GeorgiaDogs.com. I get that accidents happen, but not all errors are equal. When you apply for a job with the University of Georgia Athletic Association, the first question asked in your interview should be, "Spell ‘Herschel Walker.’" I mean, seriously, people!
That, my friends, is your Georgia sports Sunday in a nutshell. You may consider yourself fully briefed as you prepare to begin another work week in Bulldog Nation.