We all had a bit of a cardiac situation watching TV last Saturday, but they weren't the only Dawgs putting in work to get a W. There's been at least one group of student-athletes representing the Red and Black every day since last Friday, and they'll keep putting in the work until next Wednesday. So that means I got some work to do, and a lot to tell you about. So that means I need to quit stalling, and get to telling? Well allrighty then....
If you're wondering what to watch tonight...
The Net Dawgs begin SEC play tonight, as you just saw, on the road in Kentucky. They're coming off a clean sweep weekend at the Bulldog Invitational over Bethune-Cookman, McNeese St, and South Alabama. Performances in those games earned junior libero and Louisville native Cassidy Anderson co-Defensive Player of the Week honors. Lizzy Stemke's ladies will travel to Knoxville on Sunday at 1:30 before returning home to host Alabama next Friday.
Fall ball is ongoing, and you can watch a video of the goings on.
PGA Tour season is winding down, but college fall season is warming up. The men were in Nashville this past weekend, where they finished fifth (Ole Miss won, that's not a good trend). The women are headed down to Orlando for the ANNIKA Invitational starting Sunday at Reunion Resort.
The men announced their marquee matchup with Marquette on December 4th will start at 2 p.m. If you can't be in Stegeman at that time on that Sunday, ESPNU will be airing the game. The ladies announced their SEC schedule, starting at Mizzou on New Year's Day. Their first conference home game is January 5th against Texas A&M, and they host Tennessee on February 5th. Joni Taylor also announced that freshman Kortney Eisenman, a 6'3 F/C from Columbus, Ohio, won't be able to begin her career due to medical reasons.
They've announced their schedule, as vineyard has let us know. They also had a few "get to know us" pieces, with Coach Danna Durante on twitter, and from georgiadogs articles on freshman and 2011 World Team Champion Sabrina Vega, freshman and member of the Canadian National Team Jordyn Pederson, and Michigan nativefreshman Rachel Dickson.
The Horse Dawgs are ranked second in the country coming in to this season. You can get a season preview here,or in Bishop on Saturday at 10 with the annual Red and Black scrimmage. Meghan Boenig's ladies will host an exhibition with Alabama next Sunday at noon before beginning the real deal in Blythewood, S.C. Friday the 7th at 2 p.m. (the day before football plays in Columbia, for those making that trip east).
The other versions of Net Dawgs are also doing work this weekend. The men host the 49th annual Southern Intercollegiate Championships this weekend at the Dan Magill complex. 170 singles players and 81 doubles pairs hailing from 32 schools descend upon Athens for matches beginning Friday morning at 9 and running through Monday. Meanwhile across town, the ladies host the Bulldog Classic at Athens Country Club featuring round robin play between the Dawgs, Texas Tech, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State.
The only game last week was a 1-0 loss at a top 10 Texas A&M. This week, we'll host a pair of SEC foes at the Turner Soccer Complex off Milledge. Tennessee will be in town tomorrow (Thursday) night at 7, with Auburn arriving on the pitch Sunday at 2. They also like tacos?
And lest we forget, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!