Tuesday, October 16
(Photo by UGA Sports Communications)
OK, we usually don't serve up many of Georgia's Olympic sports for your Coffee during football season.
But hey, it's Kentucky week ... And I did find this interesting ...
Georgia's volleyball team will face rival Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Stegeman Coliseum rather than its usual home base at the Ramsey Center.
This will be the first volleyball match at Stegeman since the 1996 Olympic Games.
With the exception of Florida, the SEC has never been a national power in women's volleyball, a sport traditionally dominated by Pac 12 and Big Ten programs. Georgia, in particular, hasn't enjoyed much success in volleyball for a while now, but there have been positive signs in this the second season under Coach Lizzy Stemke (pictured above).
The Bulldogs are 11-7 and 5-4 in the SEC after winning two matches this past weekend.
That's a substantial improvement from last season's 11-19 (7-13 SEC) mark and the 15-17 (6-14) finish of the year before, prior to Stemke's hire.
UGA is currently in fifth place in the SEC East, but Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky are tied for second with a 6-3 record.
Georgia Tech trails the all-time series with Georgia 21-13 in volleyball, but the Yellow Jackets haven't lost to the Bulldogs since 2005. This year's Georgia Tech team carries a 14-5 record.
Per UGA Sports Communications, the first 1,000 fans Tuesday night will receive a free “Wreck Tech” shirt. Fans will also be able to enter a drawing for free tickets to the Georgia/Georgia Tech football game.
ON THE AGENDA
Tuesday brings the return of Georgia's weekly football media day schedule. Mark Richt's press conference is set for noon, followed by interviews, practice and more interviews.
It's to be another busy day, and we'll have it covered as usual on our live thread from Athens.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
CBSSports.com takes an early test drive of this future playoff system in college football.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
Kentucky week. GATA!!
UGA coach Mark Richt
Game week. Once again its time to capture greatness. #ballout
WR Chris Conley
What's with all these kids having Nerf guns on campus!
PK Marshall Morgan
zombie game they do twice a year
QB Christian LeMay replying to Morgan
today's humidity has caused the leathery scent of the 2nd floor of Rankin to rise to a nauseating degree
LB Brandon Burrows
The first five days after the weekend are always the hardest
OL Eddie McQuillen
Plan Purposefully Prepare Prayerfully Proceed Positively Pursue Persistently
LB Christian Robinson
My dawg Ray Lewis is the BEST. I hope that injury isn't the way he end his career.
LB Jarvis Jones
I have a lot of thinking to do. I'm doing what's best for me and my future.
DB commit Nick Glass
Pinkel said he slept hour and a half last night: "We have to fix this with the players we have. And we have two weeks to do it."
Dave Matter of the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune
Saban: "I would appreciate it if we don't talk about where we're ranked or what we did."
Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News
There will be a snowstorm in hell before I cheer for the Florida Gators to win any game, but it would be nice if they won this weekend.
QB Parker Welch