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Georgia's Caroline Brinson during the Bulldog Classic at Athens Country Club in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
Georgia's Caroline Brinson during the Bulldog Classic at Athens Country Club in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
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It's a busy week of hate, and I'm late.  I'm late, for a very important date.  So let's get right down to all the action going on with Dawgs outside the hedges of Sanford Stadium and the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.


Justin Grimm gave up two hits, a walk, and two runs in an inning of work yesterday in Game 1 of the World Series for the Chicago Cubs. Let's hope Game 2 goes better for him and his teammates tonight against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland.


The SEC Championships are Friday at 11 a.m. in Fayetteville, Arkansas for our Trail Dawgs on the cross country team.  They've performed well this season, so a strong finish can be expected.  Meanwhile on the track, assistant Devin West has added Recruiting Coordinator to his titles.


Also at 11 a.m. on Friday morning, the Swim Dawgs get back in the pool.  They've been working since last beating North Carolina in Chapel Hill on the 7th earlier this month, and get to host Florida in Athens at the Gabrielsen Natatorium before heading to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech next Wednesday at 4.


The Net Dawgs fell to Florida and Texas A&M last weekend.  They'll be at Arkansas Sunday at 2, which will be aired live on the SEC Network, before coming back home to host Florida Wednesday at 9.  And congratulations to former Dawg and current Emory head coach Jenny McDowell on being this year's Hartman Award recipient.


The Kick Dawgs got their second SEC win of the season last Thursdaywith a 3-0 victory over Ole Miss before dropping a 4-3 thriller to Missouri on Senior Day.  They go on the road to Kentucky tomorrow to close out their regular season.


The Horse Dawgs notched a pair of 17-2 victories on their belt this past weekend, taking care of UT-Martin and a top 10 ranked New Mexico St. They'll have this weekend off before getting back in the saddle at Texas A&M on November 5th.


Coach Jeff Wallace's women will be at the Puerto Rico Fall Classic this weekend following an excellent showing at the ITA Southeast Regional in Gainesville, Florida last weekend.  Freshman Eleni Christofi won the main draw singles, while senior Caroline Brinson took the title in the consolation bracket, and Christofi, along with junior Kennedy Shaffer, made the finals in the doubles draw.  Manny Diaz' men meanwhile were at their own ITA Southeast Regionals, in Tallahassee, Florida, where 3 of 4 Dawgs made the semifinals (junior Wayne Montgomery, and sophomores Emil Reinberg and Walker Duncan) only to see FSU's Guy Iradukunda take the title.  Montgomery and Reinberg fell in the semifinals of the doubles draw.  They'll retake the courts next week with, depending on the player, the National Indoor Collegiate Championships in Flushing, NY or the Bulldog Scramble.


What are you doing for Halloween?  Is it travel to Monterrey, California to play in the Cypress Point Classic before continuing the journey over the Pacific to Maui for the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic?  Then the men's golf team has better Halloween plans than you do.  These tournaments will end their fall campaign before next getting back in the tee box in February.


Single game tickets are now on sale for both the women's and the men's seasons, both of whom begin their seasons on November 11th.  (The men's game with Kentucky is already sold out, which displeases me considerably if my assumptions about why are accurate) Joni Taylor's team will host South Carolina State in Stegeman at 7, while Mark Fox's men will be tipping off in Clemson also at 7.

The men will first host Ft. Valley St in an exhibition next Thursday, November 3rd, at 7 p.m. in Stegeman.  Admission will be free.  Junior big man Yante Maten has also been named to the Malone Award watch list, given to the nation's top PF and named after former Louisiana Tech and Utah Jazz great Karl Malone.