Football is still a few more days than we'd like it to be from actual games, but we don't care bout that at Beyond the Hedges. Non football sports got real, live games this week, so let's get ready to cheer on the Dawgs. Which Dawgs you ask, well, I'm bout to tell you.
Lizzy Stemke's charges don't get going until a week from Friday, but they've been putting in the practice work. In addition to those video interviews, we got a nice Q&A with coach Stemke as well to get ready for the season. As said in that link, the team will have a scrimmage Saturday at 7 in Ramsey.
The Diamond Dawgs aren't about to play games, but they are now aware of when games will be played. This year will see games with 10 of the other 15 SEC squads, and both their first SEC series and last SEC series of the season will be at Foley Field. Missouri, Vandy, LSU, Florida, and Kentucky will all make their way to Athens this spring, while our boys will travel to Tennessee, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, and Kentucky.
The Pan Pacific Games get going in Australia this week, starting Thursday (which may be Wednesday here, or is it Friday? Damn Aussies and their funky clocks.) There will be 9 Dawgs down under competing in multiple events (check the link to see who's competing in what).
And now we get to the actual games. Soccer gets going Friday night in Oxford, with their game at Ole Miss being the very first live sporting event broadcast by the SEC Network at 7. One of the expected stars for Georgia this season will be Mississippi native and sophomore goal threat Marion Crowder. Sunday's home opener against UNC-Greensboro can also be seen thanks to ESPN, and the "digital platform" of SEC Network +. The Dawgs knocked off Auburn last weekend 3-0 in their final exhibition. And if you miss the game against Ole Miss, you'll have two more chances to catch the team on TV with the September 21st game against Vandy on the SEC Network, and October 19th's game against LSU on ESPNU.
Basketball coaches don't like cancer, and they were sneakers to show it. Georgia had their gala for the American Cancer Society recently, led by Mark Fox. And do you like the ice bucket challenge? Well, you can see Suzanne Yoculan Leebern, Kathryn Richt, and Cindy Fox get wet here.