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Beyond the Hedges: Music City and more edition

Georgia's Tye Waller during the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at Athens Country Club on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)
Georgia's Tye Waller during the Southern Intercollegiate Championships at Athens Country Club on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Athens, Ga. (Photo by Emily Selby)
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School is back in full swing, and after a week off, Georgia football is back too.  They took last week off, right?  Good then, so we can focus on all the stuff that happened outside Sanford Stadium since clearly nothing occurred inside it last Saturday.  Things like the University getting a Sportsmanship Award from the NCAA for their handling of Devon Gales, or that we've produced some excellently insightful young men, or the welcome reminder that hanging out with Gators is always a bad idea.


Glimmer keeps us up to date on the PGA Tour, with another post ready for tomorrow on this coming weekend's event.  And our baseball teams likes hitting balls with sticks too.  Meanwhile, Chris Haack's young men will be in Nashville Sunday through Tuesday for the Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate at The Grove.  The ladies don't hit the course again until next weekend, with the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Orlando.


Think you got the skills to pay the bills, or at least some sweet new shoes?  Then next Tuesday, the 20th, is your chance to prove it as Georgia men's hoops looks for walk-ons. Brandon Young walked-on a few years ago, earned a scholarship, and the now senior was recently given the Joel Eaves Scholar-Athlete Award along with Hunt Seat rider Emma Schauder from the Equestrian team.


Manuel Diaz tooks his crew to his native Puerto Rico this past weekend, and they came away quite successful. Georgia went 23-4 in singles matches at the 2016 Palmas Tournament, including perfect 3-0 marks for Emil Reinberg, Jan Zielinski, Robert Loeb, Andy Martinez, and Samuel Dromsky.  They'll have the USTA Pro Circuit Monday in Columbus, OH before hosting the Southern Intercollegiates next weekend, the 24th through the 26th.

The ladies were in Atlanta earlier this week for the first pro event held in the metro area in five years, where all four Dawgs advanced. Freshman Marta Gonzalez had to knock off teammate Kennedy Schafer in her second match, before she took care of someone from Clemson to reach the main draw (beating Clemson is always a good thing).  Schafer was also fresh off a trip to NYC and the US Open. They will also be hosting this weekend, but at Athens Country Club for the Georgia Bulldog Classic the 23rd, 24th, and 25th.


Want to catch a meet this spring?  Here's your schedule, with us only hosting in early April at Spec Towns track.


At least US swimming doesn't consider cavorting with Gators worthy of a permanent ban, as Gunnar Bentz is one of 11 Dawgs named to the national team.


Joining men's golf in Nashville this weekend, the Commodore Classic is Saturday, and our Dawgs will be competing in it.


The girls dropped one to top 15 South Carolina before staying undefeated at home vs. Kennesaw St this past weekend.  They'll head to College Station this weekend, to face Texas A&M Friday night at 7.


We beat Kennesaw St and Georgia St in Atlanta before taking their first L of the year to Tech. They bounced back with a W over Florida A&M and host 3 matches this weekend.  Bethune Cookman will be in Ramsey Friday night at 7 before a double dip on Saturday with McNeese St at 1 and South Alabama at 7.