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Grant Field

UGA-Tech’s “clean, old-fashioned hate” at Grant Field, 1941

Every Thanksgiving weekend Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia clash on the gridiron to resolve yet another battle in the 124-year-old rivalry described by author Bill Cromartie as “clean, old-fashioned hate.”
Kirby Smart house

Home between the hedges: Tour Mary Beth and Kirby Smart’s Athens house

As head coach of a college football team, Kirby Smart has a wide spectrum of duties; apparently, so does his house. The Smarts’ newly remodeled Athens home not only accommodates day-to-day family life, but it also serves as a place to entertain potential players and other VIPs integral to the University of Georgia football machine.
UGA game

Attend a revival between the hedges at Sanford Stadium

If college football is a religion, then stadiums are its shrines, and one can argue that no spot deserves reverence more than UGA’s Sanford Stadium.
UGA

Home again at UGA

As I stand with Loran in the quiet enormity of Sanford Stadium on the eve of the 2016 homecoming confrontation, I am suffused with a surprising feeling: I belong here. I, too, have memories of athletic heroics: I saw Herschel Walker rush for a career record 283 yards on this field in 1980.

Power star Omari Hardwick on Season 3, growing up in Decatur, and why he’s excited for UGA’s new football season

When Decatur native Omari Hardwick landed the role of Ghost on Starz’s Power, whose third season premieres on July 16, he realized that it was a rare acting opportunity. Hardwick describes his character, an ostensibly straight-laced businessman named James St. Patrick, as “a three-headed monster.”
Devon Gales

What it’s like to take a paralyzing hit on the football field

During a kickoff in the third quarter, I was in to block. I picked out my guy, the kicker, lowered my head, and hit his shoulder. Then everything froze. I was on the ground.

Waffle House’s Waffle Wager gives free food to lucky college football fans

Last November two things the South takes very seriously—college football and Waffle House—got together for the second annual Waffle Wager. The winner of the Georgia–Auburn game earned free WaHo victuals for its city the following Wednesday (plus $10,000 toward the school’s general scholarship fund), with Athens reaping the benefits of a 34–7 blowout.

Tibi hits the runway with Heery’s in Athens

We sat down with designer Amy Smilovic, a St. Simons native and UGA grad, and shop owner Rusty Heery to talk Southern style, culottes, and the evolution of a brand.
Mark Richt

The paradox of UGA football coach Mark Richt

I still remember the day Mark Richt lost control of the Bulldogs. It happened eight years ago, during one of his best games as a coach, in an incident we like to call the Gator Stomp.

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