Marc Weiszer, Augusta Chronicle

Marc Weiszer

Augusta Chronicle

Athens, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Marc:

What will the atmosphere be like for Georgia football’s opener at Arkansas?

Tusk V, Arkansas’ live Russian boar mascot, will be relegated to taking laps in his carrier around the outside of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday under COVID-19 protocols.Inside the venue where No. 3 Georgia opens its football season there be some 500 cardboard fan cutouts placed in the stands along with the approximately 17,000 real, live fans in a 76,000 seat stadium that will… → Read More

Kirby and Mary Beth Smart donate $1 million for social justice program, scholarships and UGA football expansion

Kirby and Mary Beth Smart are contributing $1 million to the University of Georgia to go towards the Athletic Association’s new social justice program, scholarships for senior athletes whose seasons were affected by the pandemic and the expansion of the Bulldogs football program.The Georgia football coach and his wife are both UGA graduates. Mary Beth Smart played basketball for the school and… → Read More

2020 UGA football schedule, kickoff times and TV channels

The SEC announced its 2020 conference only football schedules on Aug. 17. Each team will play 10 games and have one mid-season open date and an open date → Read More

UGA football’s plans for fans, seating in Sanford Stadium this season

UGA is reducing capacity in Sanford Stadium to 20 to 25 percent for its four football home games under the SEC’s revised schedule, the school announced Wednesday.That’s between 18,550 and 23,180 fans per game in a season that would be played during the pandemic.“We hope this is the plan that we end up with but as well all know things change rapidly,” athletic director Greg McGarity said.The… → Read More

2020 UGA football uniforms throw back to 1980 national title team

Georgia’s 2020 football team will have an old school look this season.In a nod to the 40th anniversary of the 1980 national championship team, the Bulldogs will sport white jerseys with red pants in one uniform combo. Look for them to be worn at the season opener at Arkansas Sept. 26.Feels like 1980 #ATD #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/fRNXMPuFAT— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 17,… → Read More

AD Greg McGarity won’t make UGA football trip to Arkansas, ending streak of more than 30 years

In a stretch of four different decades at two rival SEC schools spanning from Vince Dooley to Kirby Smart, Greg McGarity could always be found at a stadium on a college football Saturday.That will change when Georgia opens this season Sept. 26 at Arkansas.With COVID-19 protocols in place, the UGA athletic director plans to stay home and watch the Bulldogs on TV.It will end a streak of 406… → Read More

UGA football returns most of last season’s elite defense. Kirby Smart says that ’does nothing for you this year’

So much is new on offense for UGA football this season. New quarterback. New offensive coordinator. Nearly entirely new offensive line. That offers plenty → Read More

UGA reveals tailgating plans for 2020 football season

Georgia fans won’t be able to tailgate on campus at the Bulldogs four home football games this season. Sort of.The school announced its decision on Tuesday, following in line with other schools in the SEC who have already revealed their plans during the pandemic."UGA Athletics reached this decision in accordance with public health guidelines and counsel provided by our own UGA health officials,"… → Read More

Georgia football lines up 2023 nonconference opponent

ATHENS — Georgia has completed its 2023 football schedule with a game that will fall a week prior to a huge nonconference showdown.UT Martin will visit Sanford Stadium on Sept. 2, 2023, according to a contract signed by the schools obtained Tuesday by the Athens Banner-Herald.Consider the first meeting between the programs a tune-up before the Bulldogs visit Oklahoma on Sept. 9.The Skyhawks are… → Read More

Georgia football lines up 2023 nonconference opponent

Georgia has completed its 2023 football schedule with a game that will fall a week prior to a huge nonconference showdown.UT Martin will visit Sanford → Read More

AD Greg McGarity won’t make UGA football trip to Arkansas, ending streak of more than 30 years

In a stretch of four different decades at two rival SEC schools spanning from Vince Dooley to Kirby Smart, Greg McGarity could always be found at a → Read More

Ben Cleveland, Georgia football’s only remaining starter from 2017 Rose Bowl, sees college experience in new light

Ben Cleveland is still here.He arrived at Georgia from down the road in Toccoa in January 2016 the same week that Kirby Smart turned his full attention to → Read More

'As of now, no dog on the field’: UGA football mascot won’t be at games amid COVID-19

Georgia football games this season will be missing a well-known attraction.Uga, the iconic live Bulldog mascot, won’t be present due to COVID-19 protocols."It’s my understanding the SEC and NCAA consider the field a ‘bubble,’ and the only people allowed in the bubble are essential," said Charles Seiler, the white English bulldogs’ handler and owner. "As of now, no dog on the field."Uga X, whose… → Read More

'As of now, no dog on the field’: UGA football mascot won’t be at games amid COVID-19

Georgia football games this season will be missing a well-known attraction.Uga, the iconic live Bulldog mascot, won’t be present due to COVID-19 → Read More

How Sanford Stadium is and isn’t changing with reduced attendance for the 2020 UGA football season

Sanford Stadium is set up for social distancing seating.Georgia’s athletic staff is putting the finishing touches on about 16,000 seatbacks in the bowl of the stadium for donors ahead of a four-game home schedule set to begin on Oct. 3 against Auburn."Every donor we have will be able to attend at minimum one game," senior deputy athletic director Josh Brooks said. "They’re building an allocation… → Read More

UGA football team unleashes ‘Dawgs for Pups,’ to bring WiFi hotspots to Athens schoolkids

As classes begin virtually Tuesday in the Clarke County School District for some 14,000 students, internet access is still lacking in many households.The → Read More

’Nobody has taken charge’: Daniels, Mathis and the Georgia QB job after Newman’s opt out

ATHENS — This was the weekend that Georgia would have been in final preparations for a season opening game against Virginia in Atlanta on Labor Day, but the pandemic changed that.The delayed start to the season turns out to be needed for the Bulldogs to settle on their quarterback situation.Georgia scrimmaged Saturday four days after its leading contender for the job, Wake Forest graduate… → Read More

’Athens is my second home’: Todd Gurley partners with UGA for campus/community activities

Former UGA star running back Todd Gurley returned to the state this year to play for the Atlanta Falcons with plans to become more engaged with the UGA → Read More

Georgia quarterback Jamie Newman opts out of 2020 season

Georgia’s first opt out of the 2020 college football season couldn’t be any bigger.Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman won’t play → Read More

UGA football QB Jamie Newman opts out of season

Georgia’s first opt out of the 2020 college football season couldn’t be any bigger.Wake Forest graduate transfer Jamie Newman won’t play → Read More