|Established in 1785|
|Red and Black|
|Spaceman Spiff (2018-Present)|
|College Football Playoff Appearances|
|15||1896, 1920, 1942, 1946, 1948, 1959, 1966, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 2002, 2005, 2017|
The University of Georgia, also referred to as UGA or simply Georgia, is a public research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is one of three schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States.
The university is classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as a Research I university. It also classifies the student body as "more selective," its most selective admissions category, while the ACT Assessment Student Report places UGA in the "highly selective" category, the highest category. The university is tied for 13th overall among all public national universities in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings, and a Kiplinger's and Princeton Review top ten in value.
The university is organized into 17 constituent schools and colleges offering more than 140 degree programs. The university's historic North Campus is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as a designated historic district. The contiguous campus areas include rolling hills, gardens, and extensive green space including nature walks, fields, shrubbery, and large and varied arboreta. Close to the contiguous campus is the university's 58-acre Health Sciences Campus that also has an extensive landscaped green space, more than 400 trees, and several additional historic buildings.
Athens has consistently ranked among America's best college towns primarily due to its vibrant restaurant, bar, and music scenes. In addition to the main campus in Athens with its approximately 460 buildings, the university has two smaller campuses located in Tifton and Griffin. The university has two satellite campuses located in Atlanta and Lawrenceville. The university operates several service and outreach stations spread across the state. The total acreage of the university in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539 acres (168.10 km2). The university also owns a residential and research center in Washington, D.C., and three international residential and research centers located at Oxford University in Oxford, England, at Cortona, Italy, and at Monteverde, Costa Rica.
The Georgia Bulldogs football program represents the University of Georgia in the sport of American football. The Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Fake Collegiate Athletic Association (NFCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home games at historic Sanford Stadium on the university's Athens, Georgia, campus. Georgia's inaugural season was in 1892. UGA claims two consensus national championships (1942 and 1980); the AP and Coaches Polls have each voted the Bulldogs the national champion once (1980); Georgia has also been named the National Champion by at least one polling authority in three other seasons (1927, 1946 and 1968). The Bulldogs have won 15 conference championships, including 13 SEC championships (tied for second-most all-time), and have appeared in 54 bowl games, tied for second-most all-time. The program has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, four number-one National Football League (NFL) draft picks, and many winners of other national awards. The team is known for its storied history, unique traditions, and rabid fan base. Georgia has won over 800 games in their history, placing them 11th all-time in wins.
- "Between the Hedges" - Legendary sports writer Grantland Rice coined the term that famously describes the home of the Bulldogs in the 1930s in reference to the famous English privet hedges that have surrounded the Sanford Stadium turf since its inaugural game against Yale in 1929. The original hedges were removed in 1996 in preparation for the women's soccer matches hosted at Sanford Stadium for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Offshoots of the original hedges were planted shortly after the games. The Hedges also serve as a crowd control measure, as they contain a fence inside of them. In fact, only once have Georgia fans been able to rush the field, that following a victory over Tennessee in 2000.
- Uga - Pronounced UH-guh is the name of a lineage of white Bulldogs which have served as the mascot of the University of Georgia since 1956. The current mascot, "Que", officially took the role of Uga X on October 23, 2015, shortly before Uga IX, or "Russ", died after four years serving as the mascot. Deceased Ugas are interred in a mausoleum near the main entrance to Sanford Stadium. Georgia is the only school to bury its past mascots inside the football stadium.
- Glory, Glory - The rally song for the Georgia Bulldogs and was sung at football games as early as the 1890s. The rally song was arranged in its current form by Georgia professor Hugh Hodgson in 1915. While "Glory, Glory" is the most commonly played Georgia song, the school's official fight song is "Hail To Georgia" which is played after field goals.
- The ringing of the Chapel Bell - This bell is rung after any Georgia victory and the tradition started in the 1890s when the playing field was located near the Chapel and freshmen were compelled to ring the Chapel's bell until midnight to celebrate the victory. Today, freshmen are no longer required to do the chore, with students, alumni, and fans taking their place.
- "The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation" - A slowed down version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged in 1987, this hallowed song is played pregame and postgame by the Redcoat Band. A lone trumpeter in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium plays the first few notes, after which the entire band joins in and a video montage, narrated by longtime Georgia radio broadcaster Larry Munson, is played that highlights the many great moments of Georgia football history. It is custom for fans to stand, remove their hats, and point towards the lone trumpeter as he plays the initial notes. This tradition is considered the climax of the Redcoat Band pregame show and was introduced before the 2000 season.
- "How 'bout them Dawgs" - A slogan of recent vintage that first surfaced in the late 1970s and has become a battle cry of Bulldog fans. The slogan received national attention and exposure when Georgia won the national championship in 1980 and wire services proclaimed "how 'bout them dogs".
- Silver britches – When Wally Butts was named head coach in 1939, he changed the uniform by adding silver-colored pants to the bright-red jersey already in use. The "silver britches" became very popular, and were a source of multiple fan chants and sign references over the years, the most well-known being "Go You Silver Britches". When he was hired in 1964, Vince Dooley changed Georgia's uniform to use white pants, but reinstated the silver pants prior to Georgia's 1980 national championship season. Georgia's use of the "silver britches" continues to the present day.
- The "Dawg Walk" - A tradition that features the football players walking through a gathering of fans and the Redcoat Band near the Tate Student Center as they enter Sanford Stadium. Vince Dooley began the tradition, originally leading the team into the stadium from the East Campus Road side. Ray Goff changed the Dawg Walk to its current location in the 1990s, but eventually discontinued the practice altogether. Mark Richt revived it starting with the 2001 season, and it continues to the present day.
The Bulldogs have three main football rivals: Auburn, Florida, and Georgia Tech. All three rivalries were first contested over 100 years ago, though the series records are disputed in two cases. Georgia does not include two games from 1943 and 1944 against Georgia Tech (both UGA losses) in its reckoning of the series record, because Georgia's players were in World War II and Georgia Tech's players were not. Georgia also includes a game against one of the four predecessor institutions of the modern University of Florida in 1904 (a Georgia win) that national sportswriters and Florida's athletic association do not include.
Georgia has long-standing football rivalries with other universities as well, with over 50 games against five additional teams. Since the formation of the SEC Eastern Division in 1992, Georgia has had an emerging rivalry with the Tennessee Volunteers. The Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry has been a game of increasing importance; South Carolina won the SEC Eastern Division Championship in 2010, Georgia in 2011 and 2012.
|Deep South's Oldest Rivalry||Auburn|
|The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party||Florida||Won 1||1-0|
|Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate||Georgia Tech||Won 1||1-0|
|The Border Brawl||South Carolina||Lost 1||0-1|
|Georgia-Tennessee Rivalry||Tennessee||Lost 1||0-1|
|Georgia-Vanderbilt Rivalry||Vanderbilt||Won 1||1-0|
- Coaching Record : 5-7
- Rivalry Record : 3-2
Overall Record: 5-7
Consecutive Home Wins:
2019 Fake Schedule
|1||@||Army Black Knights|
|3||@||Texas Tech Red Raiders|
|7||vs.||Mississippi State Bulldogs|
|11||vs.||South Carolina Gamecocks|
|12||@||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
2018 Fake Schedule
|1||@||TCU Horned Frogs||W 34-27|
|2||vs.||Missouri Tigers||L 20-38|
|3||@||Kansas State Wildcats||L 0-34|
|4||vs.||Alabama Crimson Tide||L 20-24|
|5||vs.||Tennessee Volunteers||L 38-63|
|6||@||Mississippi State Bulldogs||W 45-27|
|7||@||Kentucky Wildcats||L 38-41|
|8||N||Florida Gators||W 21-7|
|9||@||California Golden Bears||L 17-49|
|10||@||South Carolina Gamecocks||L 21-51|
|11||@||Vanderbilt Commodores||W 24-10|
|12||vs.||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||W 14-10|