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Bulldog News and Notes

A recent report at the Georgia Sports Blog called Bulldog Nation's attention to the fact that Hairy Dawg was attacked during last Tuesday's basketball game. (Where are the jackbooted thugs when you need them?)

Trey Dunn, the 22-year-old senior who dons the "Hairy Dawg" costume for Georgia sporting events, is unable to comment because the investigation is ongoing, but he can report "that Hairy Dawg is fine."

In other news, the Diamond Dogs are ranked 22nd in the preseason college baseball poll following a 2006 campaign in which the Red and Black hosted and won a super-regional.

Ranked ahead of Georgia are No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 South Carolina, No. 4 Arkansas, No. 8 Vanderbilt, No. 18 Tennessee, and No. 20 Ole Miss. The Diamond Dogs will begin their season at Foley Field on February 9 in the first outing of a three-game set with Oregon State, the defending College World Series champion and the team that eliminated the Red and Black from the tournament. Naturally, when the time comes, I anticipate another interview exchange with Building The Dam, who, by the way, was kind enough to throw a few compliments my way.

Finally, while the rest of the sports world seems fixated on a colossal embarrassment's pursuit of Dean Smith's record, it slipped by unnoticed that Georgia women's basketball coach Andy Landers won his 750th game on Thursday night. Our congratulations go out to Coach Landers, who is a fine coach and who writes a heck of an advice column.

Go 'Dawgs!