UGA Beat: SEC schedule set through 2025

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On Monday the SEC announced its future schedule rotation for football and Georgia has some interesting matchups on the horizon. This season, in addition to their yearly meeting with SEC West rival Auburn, the Bulldogs will take on Arkansas in Fayetteville. Next season is when it gets interesting, with UGA bringing Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide to Sanford Stadium. Barring a rematch of the 2012 SEC Championship this season in Atlanta, this will be the first meeting against the Tide since that gut-wrenching loss. The following season in 2016, Georgia will make its first trip back to Oxford, Miss. since 2011 to take on Mississippi. The rotation moves on for Georgia to get Mississippi State at home in 2017, visit LSU in 2018 and host Texas A&M in 2019. Unless Georgia faces the Aggies in the SEC Champi- onship, that will be their first meeting with the maroon and white in SEC football play. As for those who want to book that trip to Alabama’s

Bryant-Denney Stadium in Tuscaloosa, they will have to hold off until 2020. It will be fun to see Alabama go to Sanford Stadium during the 2015 season, but how come Georgia has to wait until 2019 to see Texas A&M for the first time? The Aggies will have faced Florida in both College Station and Gainesville by the time they run into Georgia.




It took extra innings at the SEC tournament on Tuesday night for Georgia’s season to end in a 5-4 loss to Mississippi State. The Bulldogs finished their first season under new head coach Scott Stricklin at 26-29-1. Trailing 4-2 going into the top of the ninth inning, UGA managed to tie up the game at 4-4. Nelson Ward and Skylar Weber delivered hits before the team got clutch two-out RBI sin-gles from designated hitter Sean McLaughlin and pinch hitter Jess Posey. The Dawgs retired Mississippi State in the bottom of the ninth, but things went south for the visiting team in the first extra frame. Jared Cheek gave up a leadoff single then hit a batter before MSU’s Jake Vickerson put down a bunt in an attempt to advance the runners to second and third. It did more than that, because catcher Brandon Stephens’ throw to first sailed into right field and allowed the runner from second to score a walk-off run.

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