Patrick Swanson / October 21,2022

LSU, South Carolina join AP Top 25 as top six hold steady

LSU, South Carolina join AP Top 25 as top six hold steady

LSU, South Carolina join AP Top 25 as top six hold steady

LSU reentered The Associated Press college football poll at No. 18 on Sunday, and No. 25 South Carolina earned a ranking for the first time in four seasons.

The first six teams in the AP Top 25 held their spots after either winning or not playing over the weekend.

Georgia is No. 1 for the third straight week, with No. 2 Ohio State gaining ground after it blew out Iowa. The Bulldogs, who were idle, received 31 first-place votes and 1,530 points, and the Buckeyes got 18 first-place votes and 1,513 points.

Patrick Swanson / October 18,2022

College Football Virginia vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Game Preview

College Football Virginia vs Georgia Tech Prediction, Game Preview
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    Virginia vs Georgia Tech prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 8, Thursday, October 20

    Virginia vs Georgia Tech How To Watch

    Date: Thursday, October 20
    Game Time: 12:00 ET
    Venue: Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA
    How To Watch: ESPN
    Record: Virginia (2-4), Georgia Tech (3-3)
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    It’s been a rough run over the last three games – all ACC losses – but the team is rested with two weeks off after playing like it could use a bit of a break.

Patrick Swanson / October 15,2022

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Patrick Swanson / September 30,2022

Catching COVID before a marathon or triathlon: Can you recover in time? – USA TODAY

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    DeLeslyn Sullivan slogged along the spinning belt of her NordicTrack treadmill, slowly pulling one foot in front of the other.

    She could do this. She was a triathlete. An Ironman finisher. A 46-year-old, tough Georgia woman who had spent more than a decade running, swimming and cycling just because she loved it.  

    She wasn’t fast, but she was strong. Well, she had been strong. 

    Seven days earlier she’d been curled up on her couch, fighting off COVID-19. Now she wanted to show her coach, Lesley Paterson, that she was ready to hit the workouts. Certainly she could walk on the treadmill in her home office. 

    I feel better now. I can do this. I’ll just see how long I can go.

    Then her body showed her what COVID had done. 

    Almost immediately, DeLeslyn was exhausted. She stopped for breaks, climbed back on the treadmill, stopped again, plodded along and refused to quit.

    One foot. In front of. The other.

    Two hours and two minutes passed. And when she stopped, she saw how far she had gone: 1.52 miles.

Patrick Swanson / September 26,2022

Coach most likely to win his first natio


Sporting News unleashed its this week, an exercise that generates hot arguments every single time.The top seven generated the most discu sion. Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney were the obvious choices at Nos. 1-2, and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher was a controversial pick at No. 5. Those three coaches have won national championships.The other four have not. So, that is the question SN would like to explore next. Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly, Ohio State’s Ryan Day and Georgia’s Kirby Smart have had similar levels of succe s.Which head coach will win a national championship first? Which one breaks joins that national championshipfraternity that includes Saban, Swinney, Fisher, LSU’s Ed Orgeron and North Carolina’s Mack Brown?That would settle a lot of arguments. We took to Twitter to ask the same question.Which coach best bet to win a FBS national championship first? Bill Bender (@BillBender92) Don’t argue. Just answer the question.SN looks at those four Tuf Borland Jersey coaches and makes it pick:MORE: | Kirby Smart, GeorgiaSmart received the most votes in the Twitter poll. He’s No. 7 in our rankings, but he’s also the coach who has been closest to a national championship. Georgia is 52-14 the last five seasons and has recruited at an elite level. He’s also 4-0 head to head against the other three coaches on this list. So, what’s the problem? Alabama is. Smart Anthony Barr Jersey is 0-3 against Nick Saban, and Florida has become a more viable threat with Dan Mullen. With each mi s, the comparisons to Mark Richt and the weight of a national championship that dates back to 1980 increase. Still, Smart is gonna break through one of these seasons, right?Ryan Day, Ohio StateDay received the second-most votes.

Patrick Swanson / September 24,2022

Defense, Special Teams lead the charge for the Knights in ugly 27-10 win over the YellowJackets


On a day where UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee completed only eight passes, the Knights’ defense and special teams play that included four made field goals was good enough to earn a 27-10 win over Georgia Tech Saturday. 

A week after having a career high 339 yards through the air in the Knights’ big rebound win over the FAU Owls, The Senior UCF QB struggled to get any offense going through the air, failing to complete a single pass in the first quarter. Plumlee finished the game going only 8 of 16 through the air for 49 yards that included an interception and a couple sacks. 

One of the lone highlights for the dual threat QB was a key 28-yard run for a touchdown nearly in the fourth quarter to help the Knights jump out to a two-score lead and effectively seal the deal for win of ACC rival Georgia Tech. With the win, UCF improves to (3-1) on the season and it marks the first time the Knights have multiple wins over the same power 5 opponent. 

Plumlee said while he plans on improving going forward in the season, he was happy to get the win no matter the circumstance. 

“A win is a win, no matter what it looks like,” said Plumlee. “I played bad out there. I think I’ve got to be better, and I will be better. What stood out today was our defense and special teams.” 

While UCF’s offense was struggling to get going, the Knights defense and special teams came up big when they needed it which included four sacks, 2 fumble recoveries and a much-needed blocked punt at the end of the first half and return for a touchdown to give the team the lead and momentum they needed going into the rest of the game. 

Patrick Swanson / August 08,2022

Scouting the Globe 2022: The Five Best Prospects From Georgia


We’re scouting the globe once again to check out some of the top MMA prospects across the planet. This time out, we take a look at Georgia, which has become a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent in recent years.
Our original Scouting the Globe series singled out the following five prospects from Georgia:

  • Ilia Topuria is ranked #15 at bantamweight in the UFC.
  • Guram Kutateladze who is 1-1 in the UFC.
  • Zviad Lazishvili who was recently released by the UFC.
  • Levan Chokheli is signed with Bellator and is 1-2 for them.
  • Amiran Gogoladze who fights on the Contender Series this season.

Here’s who we’ve singled out in 2022.

Welterweight, Amiran Gogoladze (14-2)

Gogoladze is a highlight-reel finisher both on the feet and on the mat. He is extremely slick on the mat, especially off his back. He’s a sharp submission hunter and that shows with three submission victories by three different submissions.
Gogladze will utilize a lot of feints on the feet which set up the eventual finish. He throws a dangerous head kick and is just very tricky and explosive. He has flaws with his takedown defense but isn’t a guy you want to be caught slipping by.
Gogoladze is just 24 so if his defense tightens up he’s going to be a nightmare at 170.

Patrick Swanson / July 13,2022

As rising MLB draft prospect and Georgia Tech commit, Calvert Hall star Lamar King Jr. seeing hard work pay off


The daily routine for graduated Calvert Hall baseball star Lamar King Jr. starts in the batting cage at 7:30 in the morning.
For the 18-year-old Perry Hall resident, a first-team All-Metro catcher and Georgia Tech commit, a typical week also includes four days of lifting weights, three days focusing on conditioning and two days of yoga to improve his flexibility.
If it appears to be a demanding grind, King thinks otherwise.
“I enjoy it,” he said. “It’s like my happy place — hitting, the gym and baseball in general. So it’s fun for me and I don’t feel like it’s work. It’s things I love to do.”
With the hard work serving as his foundation, King has put himself in an excellent spot.
He can continue on with his plans to play at Georgia Tech, which has produced a lengthy list of quality catchers, including former Orioles star Matt Wieters and current top prospect Kevin Parada. Or, with expectations of being selected high in the Major League Baseball draft that starts Sunday night, he might be ready to pursue his lifelong dream of turning pro.
“It’s exciting. We’re just going to see what happens in the draft and then we’re going to put all the options on the table and pick what’s the best fit for me at this time,” King said.
A varsity player since his freshman year, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound King took his game to a higher level in a senior season that raised his draft stock. He batted .506 with 14 home runs and 38 RBIs as the Cardinals finished with a 17-6 mark in longtime coach Lou Eckerl’s final season.
ESPN baseball analyst Kiley McDaniel, a former pro scout, ranks King at No. 102 in his list of the Top 300 prospects for the 2022 draft.

Patrick Swanson / March 05,2022

Georgia falls to Missouri in regular season finale


COLUMBIA, Mo. – Despite an opening offensive flurry, the University of Georgia men’s basketball team fell to Missouri, 79-69, in its regular season finale Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena.
Senior Braelen Bridges led Georgia (6-25, 1-17 SEC) in scoring with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, along with a team-high five rebounds. Sophomore Kario Oquendo tallied 17 points, while graduate Aaron Cook racked up 16 points. For the game, the Bulldogs shot 44.9 percent from the field.
“We weren’t physically aggressive, and we didn’t have a high level of compete and physicality on the glass,” said Georgia head coach Tom Crean following the game. “When that happens, it’s indicative of where our defense is at…It’s unfortunate because this is still a very winnable game all the way to the end.”
Georgia’s offense opened the afternoon on a tear, converting on each of its first 10 shot attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers from Oquendo and junior Jaxon Etter. After going down 16-2 four minutes into the game, Missouri (11-20, 5-13 SEC) started to cut into the lead, reducing the deficit to seven by the second media break. The Bulldogs responded with a three from senior Noah Baumann off a steal from Cook, bringing their lead back to double figures.
The Bulldogs were also able to work their way into the bonus early, fortifying their advantage with consistent trips to the foul line and going up 14 with five minutes to play. Despite Georgia’s scoring, the Tigers benefitted from the boards, hauling in nine offensive rebounds and scoring 13 second-chance points in the first half, leading to a 9-2 run near the end of the first. However, a layup from Oquendo in the closing seconds gave Georgia a 39-30 lead at the half.

Patrick Swanson / February 26,2022

Tennessee can add history to Georgia record


Attention: Auburn is past tense. Tigers’ pregame floor dance atop “Tennessee” at Thompson-Boling Arena struck me as somewhere between dumb and disrespectful. It certainly didn’t intimidate the Volunteers.
That was Saturday. Georgia is now what matters, Tuesday evening in Athens.
The Bulldogs and coach Tom Crean are 1-15 against SEC foes, 6-23 overall. One more loss will seriously impact their discomfort. It would stick them with the worst winning percentage since 1956.
Descriptive quote: “Apathy is the albatross around this program’s neck.”
There was a touch of irony in Saturday’s Georgia loss to Florida. Phlandrous Fleming had 27 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal for the Gators. Phlandrous grew up four miles from the Georgia campus.
Fleming was the 2017 Georgia 5A player of the year at Athens Cedar Shoals High but went virtually un-recruited. Previous Georgia coaches told him his offensive skills were not good enough for the Southeastern Conference. He went to Charleston Southern, enjoyed a 1,500-point career, won first-team all-Big South honors and was twice defensive player of the year.
Fleming grad-transferred to Florida. Sixty-six relatives and friends welcomed his homecoming.
A few days ago, I told you about the Spyre Sports Group and the $25 million it hopes to raise for Tennessee athletes’ name, image and likeness.
So soon we see how far behind are the Volunteers.


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