As NCT made clear yesterday, the college football offseason is a busy time for University of Georgia athletics, and today is no exception, as there is plenty of hot Bulldog sports action on tap this fine Friday. Consequently, we are opening up an all-day all-sports comment thread for the benefit of Bulldog Nation. Here are the events upon which you are invited to remark and to which you may look forward with eager anticipation:
The day gets underway when the No. 16 Georgia women’s golf team begins play at the Florida State Match-Up Tournament in Tallahassee. The live scoring is available here. At 11:00 a.m. Eastern, the No. 6 Red and Black men’s tennis team kicks off the ITA National Team Indoor Championships against Ole Miss in Seattle. You can follow the Bulldogs’ fortunes on the court here.
Here at home, the Tenth Annual Georgia Softball Classic commences today in Athens, and the No. 13 Bulldogs start the softball tournament with a game against Campbell at 3:00 p.m. before taking on Northwestern at 5:30 p.m. The ladies won’t be the only representatives of the Red and Black taking the diamond this weekend, though, as the Georgia baseball team will open the 2013 campaign against Georgia Southern in Statesboro with a game that gets underway at 6:00 p.m.
Also at 6:00 p.m., the 25th Annual Santa Barbara Shootout commences for the top-ranked Georgia women’s lacrosse team, whose tournament-opening outing against Texas undoubtedly will be covered on Twitter. Finally, a full rich day will be capped off when Iona plays Manhattan at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU. The MAAC clash is of interest to Georgia fans because the Fox Hounds lost to the Gaels earlier in the season and Georgia’s fading NIT prospects are affected by how bad, vel non, the Bulldogs’ losses are. The game will be called by Danny Kanell, Reese Waters, and Marianela Pereyra, with whom I have appeared on “UNITE,” so join us here throughout the day for all the Georgia (and Georgia-related) sports action.