Everybody's working for the weekend

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It's going to be a busy weekend in the University of Georgia sports community, with several events happening around Athens and hopefully the rain soon going away to come again another day.

We'll start with news from the hardwood. The Lady Dawgs took care of business yesterday afternoon against Vandy 53-43. This win was #20 on the season, giving Andy Landers at least 20 wins in 29 of his 35 seasons in Athens. Unfortunately they get top seed and top 10 ranked South Carolina today. The game will tip off at noon in the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. This will be the second meeting with the Lady Gamecocks this year, having lost in Columbia on February 27th 67-56. The game can be seen on Sportsouth, or ESPN3.com.

Foley Field will host the Bulldog Invitational this weekend. The tournament features two games a day, with one ticket good for both games. The action gets going, weather permitting, at 1 today when North Florida and Western Carolina square off. The Bulldogs are expected to face Buffalo around 5 this evening, before getting North Florida tomorrow at 1, and playing Western Carolina Sunday around 3 (depending on how long the 11 a.m. game between North Florida and Buffalo lasts). The Diamond Dawgs enter this weekend back above .500 after winning their last 5 games, and expect to start sophomore LHP Ryan Lawlor Friday, junior LHP Jared Walsh on Saturday, and senior LHP Patrick Boling in Sunday's game.

Softball was supposed to have the UGA Softball Invitational already started by now, but rain has delayed things. They are hoping things can dry up enough to get started at noon over at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens. The Lady Dawgs double header is currently slated to start at 5 with Tennessee Tech, and then a game against Kent St to follow. Georgia will get games with Kent St again tomorrow, as well as Purdue, before getting a second game with the Lady Boilermakers on Sunday morning.

The No. 2 Georgia equestrian team closes out its regular season schedule today when it hosts No. 5 New Mexico State University at the UGA Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga. The meet is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and there are 23 senior riders who will be honored prior to their final home competition.

The Gym Dawgs will also be having senior day festivities this weekend. When Denver visits Stegeman tomorrow evening at 4, Lindsey Cheek, Kaylan Earls, and Cat Hires will be competing for their last time in Athens of the non-post season variety. This year's SEC Championship, as well as the NCAAs, will be in Birmingham, with Athens likely hosting an NCAA regional April 5th.

Men's tennis will be hosting matches this weekend at the Dan Magill Complex, starting with Mississippi St today at 2. Ole Miss will be in town Sunday, with matches starting at 1. As tends to be the case with SEC tennis, the women are playing their counterparts in the Magnolia State, playing at Miss St at 4 this afternoon and then the ladies of Ole Miss Sunday at 2 in Oxford.

Outside of northeast Georgia, the men's basketball team will play LSU in Baton Rouge tomorrow at 5 (televised by FoxSports), men's golf is in Las Vegas, while Josh Brewer's girls are on the links in Hilton Head at the 3rd annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. (Yes, Darius Rucker, aka Hootie from Hootie and the Blowfish, has his own golf tournament).

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