Entertainment Sports 

New and Old Faces Ignite UGA Football’s Hot Start

ATHENS, GEORGIA – Freshmen impact players and upperclassmen leadership have been key contributors to the Georgia Bulldogs 3-0 start in this 2017 college football season. The Bulldogs have started the season 3-0 despite the setback of losing returning quarterback Jacob Eason in the first quarter of the team’s season opener. On September 2, 2017, in Athens, Georgia, the bulldog offense had 2nd down and 15 yard to go, backed up on their own 11 yard line. Jacob Eason rolled out to his right and scrambled towards the sideline to avoid a…

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Female athletes with ACL injuries struggle mentally and physically

Athens, GA — Student athletes who tore their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) while playing a sport in high school claim that they grapple with mental and physical challenges during the continuous healing process. Raechal Blitchington had two ACL injuries from soccer. The 20-year-old public relations major from Richmond Hill had her first ACL injury playing soccer seven years ago just before going into high school. Blitchington had surgery that July, ending up with a screw in her left knee. But an ACL tear in her right knee put her out of the game.…

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Education Sports 

UGA Olympic Swimmers Believe Balance is Key

Athens, Georgia – University of Georgia (UGA) Olympic gold medalists agreed that a structured swimming schedule and disciplined academic routine are imperative to success in both areas. UGA was represented by 28 current, former and soon-to-be athletes, associated with the University, to the 31st Olympic games held in August 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. Out of the 13 swimmers from UGA present at the games, nine brought home medals, four of which were gold. Jay Litherland, finalist in the 400 individual medley, and Gunnar Bentz, gold medalist in the 4×100…

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