ATHENS - When Georgia played its last game at Stegeman Coliseum, a poor second half left the Bulldogs with their first home loss in decades to a state rival.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - For the second consecutive season, Michigan State enters the postseason with a bit of a gripe.
ATHENS - Georgia coach Mark Richt expects junior tailback Richard Samuel to be healthy when the 18th-ranked Bulldogs play No. 12 Michigan State in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2.
NEW YORK - Jake Scott had a promise to keep.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATHENS - Sanders Commings wants everyone to take notice of Georgia's defense.
BATON ROUGE, La. - While top-ranked LSU may not need to win the SEC to reach the national championship game, the Tigers remain motivated heading into their matchup against No. 12 Georgia.
ATLANTA - Georgia knows just about everyone is looking past this game, figuring it's nothing more than a mere inconvenience for top-ranked LSU on the way to playing for the national championship.
ATLANTA - The celebration didn't last long. Georgia had not even finished off another win over its state rival when the fans in red and black began to chant, "LSU! LSU! LSU!"
ATLANTA - Georgia is headed to the Southeastern Conference championship game.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech and Georgia each started over on defense two years ago, hiring new coordinators to install 3-4 schemes.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's running back situation is more crisply defined than Georgia's four days before the annual battle for state bragging rights.
By PAUL NEWBERRY
ATHENS, Ga. - Mark Richt's belly slide across Georgia's locker-room floor had a good start and painful finish - just the opposite of his team's path to the SEC championship game.
ATHENS, Ga. - A Georgia player flung his helmet in the air and took off toward the student section, waving his arms. At the other end of Sanford Stadium, the band played and the red-clad fans chanted "SEC! SEC! SEC!"
ATHENS - Coming off a disappointing season, Georgia coach Mark Richt is looking forward to shaking things up.
ATHENS - Georgia is eager to get a couple of days off at the Southeastern Conference tournament.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Coty Clarke took a year to settle into his role at Arkansas after transferring from junior college.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina coach Dawn Staley grinned widely as she watched her fourth-ranked Gamecocks celebrate their first Southeastern Conference.
ATLANTA - The SEC standings make Georgia look like a team worthy of NCAA tournament consideration.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Gaines was a little concerned he might come out cold when Georgia didn't get in a shoot-around early Saturday before the Bulldogs took on South Carolina. Turns out, Gaines didn't need the warm up to help the Bulldogs win for the fifth time in six games.
ATHENS - Kenny Gaines scored all of his 14 points in the second half, Brandon Morris and Charles Mann each added 10 points and Georgia beat Texas A&M 62-50 on Saturday night.
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