Category: football

SEC Championship


 QB Aaron MurrayIt looks to be a fun week on campus, as the 'dogs, lead by psychology graduate student and QB Aaron Murray and communication studies major and cornerback Sanders Commings, get ready to take on Alabama for the SEC Championship and who-knows-what-else if they win that one.

One game at a time - and it took a lot of work just to get to this next one. Best of luck.

Image: QB Murray in 2011, US Presswire.

Study: heat-related football deaths triple



Very interesting finding out of the department of geography, a discipline that truly has no bounds:

Heat-related deaths among football players across the country tripled to nearly three per year between 1994 and 2009 after averaging about one per year the previous 15 years, according to an analysis of weather conditions and high school and college sports data conducted by University of Georgia researchers.

The scientists built a detailed database that included the temperature, humidity and time of day, as well as the height, weight and position for 58 football players who died during practice sessions from overheating, or hyperthermia. The study, published recently in the International Journal of Biometeorology, found that for the eastern U.S., where most deaths occurred, morning heat index values were consistently higher in the latter half of the 30-year study period. Overall, Georgia led the nation in deaths with six fatalities.

"In general, on days the deaths occurred, the temperature was hotter and the air more humid than normal local conditions," said climatologist Andrew Grundstein, senior author of the study and associate professor of geography in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Student-Athlete Ben Reynolds


What's it like to be a walk-on football player and a biology major in the Franklin College?  Sophomore Ben Reynolds knows and here's a terrific new video featuring him and his experiences at UGA.