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Members of the Georgia cross country team participate in the 2016 University of Georgia Invitational race at the Georgia Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
Members of the Georgia cross country team participate in the 2016 University of Georgia Invitational race at the Georgia Equestrian Complex in Bishop, Ga on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
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We are getting back in the swing of things after a long summer layoff.  But there's still some business to finish up from last year, as congratulations are in order for the equestrian team and the men's tennis team for having the highest GPAs among teams for UGA last school year.

Things are happening between the hedges this weekend for the first time in months, but we've got a lot going on beyond them as well.  Things like Dawgs down in Costa Rica, or working the grill at a tailgate, or and games galore going on all over the place this weekend.  Where you might ask, we'll let me tell you.

GOLF

You know Glimmer's got the PGA Tour guys covered like dew drops in a grass field.  But the boys in red and black were out at Pebble Beach this past weekend for The Carmel Cup, which sounds delicious.  Senior Greyson Sigg finished second overall, as did Chris Haack's team.  They'll take this weekend off before heading up to Nashville for the Franklin American Mortgage Intercollegiate September 18-20.

The girls meanwhile, were up in Duluth on Tuesday, winning the Cardinal Kickoff where senior Harang Lee tied for medalist honors and the low score.   Every Dawg in the field finished in the top 20 for Josh Brewer's third ranked crew.  Like the boys, they also get a little down time before swinging the sticks at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate presented by 3M in Orlando near the end of the month.

BASKETBALL

Kris has already let you know about the men's schedule for next season, and it's designed for dancing. There's also a profile up on senior Lady Dawg Pachis Roberts, a transfer from Syracuse originally out of Powder Springs.

TENNIS and EQUESTRIAN

The men are working out, and Isner fell in the third round of the US Open.  And the equestrian team is also working out.

CROSS COUNRY/TRACK AND FIELD

If you wanted to catch the cross country team in Athens, you're too late.  Their only home meet was last weekend, and they won.  Freshman Jessica Drop had the fastest time among females, and it earned her SEC Freshman of the Week honors. They'll be off this weekend, but back running the hills in Nashville next weekend for the Commodore Classic September 17th.

And before we leave Rio, Paralympian Jerryd Wallace is in action this coming weekend for his second trip representing the US with expectations of bringing home a medal.

SOCCER

The girls were in Auburn last weekend to play Southern Cal and Iowa St (and not the PlainWarTigers?) last weekend, and dropped both.  Their first conference game is Friday night at 7 in Columbia, SC (this one is actually against the Gamecocks!) before hosting Kennesaw St in Athens Sunday evening at 5.

VOLLEYBALL

A 6-0 start to the season is quite nice after taking victories over Boston College, Siena, and Harvard this past weekend in the Beantown Challenge. The perfomance of setter Meghan Donovan was strong enough to win SEC Freshman of the Week honors, and they'll have a busy week coming up.  It starts this weekend in Atlanta for the Georgia Challenge.  Matches against Kennesaw St and Georgia St will be tomorrow before a showdown with Tech Friday night at 7.  They'll also host Florida A&M Tuesday at 6.

And as always, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!