And to whet fans' appetite for Saturday afternoons on the gridiron, the College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN and the Atlanta Sports Council are hosting a Huddle-Up Luncheon to take a look at the upcoming season.
Georgia Tech kicks off the 2015 season on Thursday, Sept. 3, hosting the Alcorn State Braves at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
UGA makes its debut two days later on Sept. 5, when they entertain the ULM Warhawks at Sanford Stadium.
Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. Experts say doggie day care contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest.
There is a smaller than usual Vidalia onion crop this year, thanks to the wet spring weather. Earlier this spring, the Vidalia onion crop was in good shape, but then in May, there was a lot of rain, wind and some hail.
“And so a crop that was looking really good, all of a sudden, wasn’t,” UGA agricultural economist Jeffrey Dorfman said.
He said on top of the weather, farmers planted fewer acres of Vidalia onions this year.
If we were to turn Georgia's clock back 61 years to this date in 1954, we'd witness a rather extreme reaction by University of Georgia students to the placement of a horse on their campus.
As Georgia State University associate professor of history, Dr. Clifford Kuhn explains, the horse was a sculpture and part of a well-intentioned effort to expose the university community to some "culture."
“Dilapidated housing, a lack of affordable housing, you know, access to home ownership can be an issue,” Kim Skobba, an assistant professor of financial planning, housing and consumer economics at UGA, says.
R.J. Hunter's 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining capped a comeback from a 12-point deficit and lifted 14th-seeded Georgia State to a 57-56 opening-game victory over third-seeded Baylor in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday.
With Ron Hunter, his father and coach, working the sideline in a rolling chair less than a week after tearing his left Achilles tendon celebrating the Panthers winning the Sun Belt Conference championship, R.J. shrugged off a poor shooting performance to come through when his team needed him most.
The Home Depot co-founder and owner of the Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta is set to speak in the University of Georgia Chapel.
The university says Arthur Blank is set to speak March 27 at 10:10 a.m. as part of a Terry College of Business speaker series. His portfolio also includes PGA TOUR Superstore, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Montana and AMB Group.
The Terry Leadership Speaker Series aims to bring well-known leaders to the university to discuss their leadership styles and experiences.
The latest fallout from a racist video involving Oklahoma fraternity members is a ban on hoop skirts at University of Georgia social events.
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the ban came after university student affairs administrators met with some fraternity and sorority leaders to discuss fraternity events such as "Old South Week" and the "Magnolia Ball."
Victor Wilson, the university's vice president for student affairs, said part of Monday's discussion included costumes worn during special events and messages conveyed by the clothing.
Kentucky's Andrew Harrison (5) shoots between Georgia's Yante Maten (1) and Kenny Gaines (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Feb. 3, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 69-58.
Broken branches are taking out power lines and blocking roads across Northeast Georgia. Trees in other parts of the country face much more extreme weather all the time. What is it about the combination of ice and Georgia’s trees that doesn’t mix?
Icy branches are stiff and the extra weight can make them up to 30 times heavier than normal. Unlike trees used to blizzards in other parts of the U.S., Georgia’s trees don’t get much practice with ice.
An exhibit of classic radios is set to open next week at a University of Georgia library.
The school says the exhibit of radios from the early 1900s will open Feb. 20 at the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
The collection of tube radios, external speakers and other items dating from 1913 to 1933 was restored by Claude L. Pennington Jr. of Macon. Pennington was a doctor who specialized in microsurgery of the inner ear and was fascinated by the tube radio.
Feral hogs are a problem around the country; they’re like the kudzu of the animal kingdom. They can live pretty much anywhere in Georgia, from the barrier islands to the mountains. And they’ll eat anything they can fit in their mouths, according to UGA ecologist Mike Mengak.
“They’re responsible for upwards of $1.5 billion in [damages] across the United States, according to some estimates,” Mengak says. “And probably in the neighborhood of a few hundred million in Georgia.”
“To expand diversity training opportunities on campus and to expand initiatives focused on the recruitment and success of under-represented faculty and students,” University of Georgia President Jere Morehead said in the "State of the University" speech this week.
The university will also conduct a campus-wide climate survey about diversity-related issues.
White-tailed deer fawns, by their youth and size, are an easy target for most coyotes.
Researchers in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina hope to figure out how to protect the fawn, to some extent, by studying coyote behavior.
“We would potentially try to see if we could make alterations to the environment to change how coyotes are behaving thereby influencing the probability that they will prey on fawns,” says Dr. Michael Chamberlain, a professor of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Georgia.
The University of Georgia libraries have improved access to more than 30 hours of videotaped interviews with former President Richard Nixon.
The university says the videotapes had been largely unseen outside of the group that produced them in 1983.
The videos were donated to the UGA libraries nearly 15 years ago by Jesse Raiford, president of Raiford Communications, who said he wanted them to be housed at an educational institution that would make them accessible to the public.
Freshman Nick Chubb ran for a career-high 266 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 13 Georgia overcame an injury to starting quarterback Hutson Mason to beat 20th-ranked Louisville 37-14 in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday night.
Chubb averaged 8 yards per carry and the Bulldogs (10-3) piled up 301 yards rushing against the nation's second-best run defense.
Mason threw for 149 yards and a touchdown before leaving with blurred vision in the second quarter with the Bulldogs ahead 20-7. He was replaced by Brice Ramsey, whose primary duty was to hand the ball off to Chubb.