Monday, July 23
(Photo by UGA Sports Communications)
It's almost time ... for the Olympics.
Amid the hype of the start of practice for a new Georgia football season, there will also be the Olympics, which are set for July 27-Aug. 12 in London, England.
According to UGA, a total of 26 athletes, one coach and one administrator with ties to the university will take part in the Olympics.
That includes Gym Dogs signee Brittany Rogers, who'll be competing for Canada, and former UGA tennis player John Isner, who reached the semifinals of last week's BB&T Atlanta Open and will represent the United States in the men's bracket, to be contested at Wimbledon.
Here is the full list, per UGA Sports Communications ...
Men’s tennis (July 28-Aug. 5)
John Isner, United States
Swimming (July 28-Aug. 10)
Andrew Gemmell, United States
Kara Lynn Joyce, United States
Allison Schmitt, United States
Shannon Vreeland, United States
Amanda Weir, United States
Troyden Prinsloo, South Africa
Wendy Trott, South Africa
Yousef Alaskari, Kuwait
Matias Koski, Finland
Brittany MacLean, Canada
Sarah Poewe, Germany
Ediz Yildirimer, Turkey
Women’s volleyball (July 28-Aug. 11)
Elizabeth Reid, Great Britain
Women’s gymnastics (July 29-Aug. 7)
Brittany Rogers, Canada
Track and field (Aug. 3-11)
Hyleas Fountain, United States
Reese Hoffa, United States
Kibwe Johnson, United States
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Bahamas
Shaunae Miller, Bahamas
Andras Haklits, Croatia
Martin Maric, Croatia
Sultana Frizell, Canada
Jenny Dahlgren, Argentina
Levern Spencer, St. Lucia
Men’s diving (Aug. 6-7)
Chris Colwill, United States
Assistant Coach Dan Laak, United States
In addition, former UGA women's basketball star Teresa Edwards will be the Chef de Mission for the United States Olympic Committee, providing leadership to Team USA as the liaision officer with International Olympic Committee officials.
“We could not be prouder of these young men and women,” UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity said in a statement. “We’ll all be watching the Olympics with a keener eye knowing that so many Bulldogs will be competing. I think it’s great that we have current, past and future student-athletes participating in the Olympics, and there’s no question they will share a unique bond in London. It shows how special the Georgia programs represented are in terms of their foundation, their tradition, and their success in their arenas.”
ON THE AGENDA
Mark Richt, Mark Fox, David Perno and Greg McGarity will be at the Cobb Galleria Centre on Monday night for the annual Greater Atlanta Bulldog Club meeting.
The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m.
LINK(S) OF THE DAY
The NCAA will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in an announcement to be made at 9 a.m. ET Monday.
NCAA.com will live stream the announcement by NCAA President Mark Emmert and Ed Ray, who chairs the NCAA's executive committee.
TWEET(S) OF THE DAY
I went to visit my bro so all those media trying make a big story about my visit please calm down .
DL recruit Robert Nkemdiche, who was at Ole Miss this past weekend
This might be the best weekend I ever had.
DB Bacarri Rambo
Watching film with @FatonBauta on this Sunday afternoon http://instagram.com/p/NZg1IxNFck/
RB Keith Marshall
Ay Shaq don't forget about me when u go Pro. My response don't forget about me if I DON'T go Pro.
DB commit Shaq Wiggins
Rode through my old neighborhood. God had truly blessed my family. Lookin back on where we came from I can just say one thing. Thank u Lord.
WR Tavarres King
Love this game it saved my life #truestory
DL Garrison Smith
After watching batman, I am emotionally exhausted #nohomo
OL John Theus
nothing beats Anne Hathaway's performance
...in The Princess Diaries
LB Brandon Burrows
I have Italians in my family so be careful what u say. #TrueStory
DB Corey Moore
Men lie more but women lie better ..... #youknowdat
RB Ken Malcome
It seem like everybody is waking up from their nap right now..
LB Josh Dawson