An old coach used to say you put in the hard work all week at practice for payday during the games. While football may be getting the week without pay, Beyond the Hedges tells you about quite a few others in the red and black looking to cash their checks this weekend around the Classic City.
Not in Athens, but easily the biggest check looking to be made by a Dawg this weekend is out in Denver at the BMW Championships. Chris Kirk took the lead in the Fed Ex Cup standings, which brings a $10 million payday for whoever sits on top of those standings after next weekend's TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, thanks to his win in Boston over Labor Day weekend. And as you can see in the first link above, another former Chris Haack hacker in Russell Henley sits one shot off the lead after round one, Erik Compton just two strokes from the top, and a total of 8 Georgia grads comprise more than 10% of the field at this event.
And for her third time, undergrad Manuela Carbajo Re is representing her native Argentina at the World Amateur Team Championship, being held this year in Japan.
The Bulldog Invitational starts this afternoon at the Ramsey Center, with our girls having their home opener at 7. Belmont and College of Charleston get the action going at 4, while the Dawgs hit the courts against Chattanooga after them. Tomorrow is a full 4 game slate starting at 10 a.m., with Georgia getting Belmont at 1 and playing host to College of Charleston at 7.
Senior Carly Hamilton will continue to help set the pace as the UGA Invitational gets the cross country season started Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in Athens. This will be their only event in Athens this fall.
Like volleyball, the kicking Dawgs will be hosting multiple games this weekend on their stomping grounds. The Houston Cougars are in town for a game tonight at 7. Freshman Maggie Burdick and her friends continue their season when Central Florida laces them up off Milledge Avenue Sunday at 1. Admission to both games is free
Georgia's full schedule for the 2015 season is now released, with 18 of their first 22 games held at Foley Field. 12 current or former Georgia swimmers will be a part of the U.S. National Team this year. And the equestrian team on the women's side of things, and tennis on the men's earned the Faculty Athletics Representative Award for highest team GPA in the most recently finished school year. And even with the Dawgs on a bye, there is plenty of football to be played around Athens and the state tonight so get your fix in with some Friday night lights.