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Two Georgia games among the most anticipated of 2017

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Most anticipated games of 2017

I was cruising along just fine in the offseason when Morgan Moriarty of SB Nation came along with her list of the 25 most anticipated games of the 2017 college football season and got me jonesin’ for some FOOT-BAW again. There are a ton of amazing games that I’m already stoked for on the list, but there are two in particular you, dear reader, will be interested in.

The Georgia Bulldogs received two games on the list, which puts them in a group with Michigan, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State and LSU and Alabama, which all have multiple contests included.

The Dawgs will get one at the beginning of the season, as UGA plays Notre Dame in Week 2.

Georgia at Notre Dame (Sept. 9): The Fighting Irish were a good bit better than their 4-8 record last season and the Dawgs capped off an up-and-down first season under Kirby Smart with a Liberty Bowl win against TCU. Georgia gets quarterback Jacob Eason and running back Nick Chubb back, and ND’s Brian Kelly hired new offensive and defensive coordinators this offseason.

Georgia’s other game on the list is one that is always hotly anticipated, the WLOCP.

Florida-Georgia (Oct. 28): Florida’s won the last three in this rivalry, and it’s helped the Gators make it to the SEC Championship Game for the last couple of seasons. The Gators lose a lot of talent on defense and Georgia looks like the SEC East favorite. If Georgia wants to make it back to the SEC title game for the first time since 2012, beating Florida would be a start.

Trenton Thompson hospitalized, withdraws from classes

We’re still learning all the facts about Georgia DL Trenton Thompson’s medical episode that forced him to withdraw from spring classes. Here’s all of DawgNation’s posts on it from Thursday, so you can get the full story so far.

Georgia hoops beats Bama twice in one night

Thursday was a good night for Georgia basketball, as its programs went 2-0 against Alabama, with the men defeating the Tide in Tuscaloosa and the Lady Dawgs emerging victorious in Athens.

The men played their first Yante Maten-less game since the forward went down against Kentucky, and his production was picked up by J.J. Frazier. The senior scored 28 points, 17 in the second half, in the 60-55 Bulldogs win.

The Lady Dogs secured their third overtime victory in three attempts this season, outlasting the Tide, 71-65, in extra minutes. Mackenzie Engram led all scorers with 19 points.

‘It was a brotherhood’

Emily Giambalvo of the Red & Black has an excellent story on the five men who integrated Georgia football in 1971. Check it out.

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