Biologist Doug Peterson wanted to do his part to help save wild sturgeon
Doug Peterson sells the last thing anybody would expect from a college professor working in rural Georgia: caviar. But just outside Chattanooga—three hours northwest of the University of Georgia, where he works as a professor of fisheries and aquatic sciences—Peterson produces the state’s only sustainable caviar at a 5,000-square-foot facility in the town of Cohutta.Read more
Meanwhile, the New York Times says Georgia polling might be off. And, there’s a Mark Richt factor to consider.
At least this football season has delivered some exciting upsets and shifts in the team rankings. On the other hand, the latest batch of polls on Georgia’s gubernatorial and Senate races delivers a familiar narrative: these races are close, y’all.Read more
University of Georgia football defends the state in latest NY Times fan map
Remember when the New York Times broke news other than Georgians are Bulldog fans? You know the drill: The Times mines Facebook for data on which sport teams users “like” and uses it to generalize team allegiances in each zip code. Then they mash it all together in a fancy, zoom-able, color-coded map that is supposed to draw up districts of fandom.Read more
Host of the Georgia vs. Florida Football Classic
Jacksonville may not have a big-conference college, but it still plays host to one of the SEC’s biggest games. But as you’d expect from the largest city in the contiguous United States, Jacksonville has much more to offer than the annual football classic.Read more
The former UGA basketball player talks about working with Tim Tebow, life on the sideline, and the SEC’s reign
When Alpharetta native Maria Taylor introduces herself to hulking SEC football players, their typical response is, “You’re huge!” Taylor stands six feet two and was a four-year basketball player at the University of Georgia.Read more
A turfgrass hybrid developed at the University of Georgia will be used on some playing fields.
Team USA is not favored to survive its placement in the “Group of Death” in the World Cup—pitted with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. But, as the global soccer spectacle prepares to, ahem, kick off tomorrow, rest assured that at least one Made in America product will last—the turf on which the matches are played.Read more
University maintains herds of pigs and cattle for teaching, research, and retail
The splintered plywood sign with “Retail Meat Sale” hand painted in red and black capitals. The black arrow underneath pointing up the sidewalk. The squat brick building. Every Friday, just off College Station road, a flurry of skepticism and confusion is the most likely reaction from onlookers who don’t know that it’s all part of UGA’s Meat Science Technology Center Store.Read more
Which program gets more bang for their buck?
Since 1893, the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of Georgia football teams have battled in a rivalry known as “clean, old-fashioned hate.” We’ll let sports geeks crunch stats on wins and losses.* But as the teams prepare to face off November 30 at Bobby Dodd Stadium, here’s an analysis of what really matters: dollars and cents.Read more
A year after the UGA paper’s walk-out, it seems the students’ demands have finally been met
The student staff at the University of Georgia’s Red & Black newspaper infamously walked out and created a rival publication after the board of directors attempted to exert more influence over editorial content. That was a year ago this week.Read more