Georgia Bulldogs Take Over SEC Network on Friday, July 3


No class Friday while Georgia Bulldogs across the country celebrate twenty-four hours of solid gold Bulldog sports programming on the SEC Network

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University President Jere Morehead is letting Georgia go completely to the Dawgs, closing the campus and allowing the students and faculty to watch the Georgia Day of the SEC Network Takeover.

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Well, not really, students and faculty are taking Friday off as part of a long July Fourth weekend. But it worked out well for rabid Dawgs not wanting to record and watch later. Former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley selected eight television events and four films for Fridays all Dawg broadcast.

Shockley will host the twenty-four hour event that includes “Miracle 3”, followed by the full version of the 2008 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship game, and “Herschel Walker” followed by his 1981 Sugar Bowl game.

The SEC Network Takeover is two-weeks of programming selected by Southeastern Conference schools. All 14 schools will build a 24-hour schedule featuring classic games, films, ESPN original content and some school-produced content.

Set you DVR’s for all of July 3, Bulldogs, SEC Takeover is coming.

Midnight – 2:00 AM: 2005 SEC Championship Game, D.J. Shockley leads Georgia to the SEC Championship over LSU.

2:00 AM – 4:00 AM: LSU verses Georgia, the 2013 Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger shoot out. As unforgettable as the game is Mark Richt’s post game reunion with Mettenburger and emotional post game interview.

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4:00 AM – 6:00 AM: Georgia vs. Florida, 1980 Run Lindsay!  Before a Bulldog dies, he or she must absolutely positively hear Frank Broyles – the old Tech quarterback – analyze the greatest play in Georgia a football history. Broyles names the unsung hero that allowed Lindsay Scott to go the full distance for the winning Georgia touchdown, a player wearing, of all numbers, the number 1.

6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: SEC Storied: Sarah and Suzanne – The 30 for 30 is a documentary on the Georgia-Alabama gymnastics and personal rivalry between Suzanne Yoculan and Sarah Patterson. I would have picked something else, but you know, don’t want to make certain people mad.

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Tennessee Lady Vols verses the Lady Dogs. In 2000 Andy Landers’ enjoyed dominating the Pat Summitt-coached Tennessee team.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: SEC Storied: Miracle 3 – the documentary of Georgia’s SEC Basketball Tournament miracle run in 2008. The miracle shot that saved hundreds if not thousands of lives when a tornado hit downtown Atlanta and the miracle effort of all involved in pulling the Tournament together after the tornado destruction is a big part of the story.

10:00 AM – Noon: 2008 SEC Tournament championship game Georgia verses Arkansas, from the championship game from that 2008 SEC tourney. The half-empty Alexander Memorial Coliseum, the exhausted Georgia basketball team surviving on heart and will, the stoic demeanor of Head Coach Dennis Felton: Game video must be seen to appreciate the event, if not to believe it.

Noon – 1:00 PM: SEC Storied: Dominique Belongs To Us Georgia’s Human Highlight Film, Dominique Wilkins, including remarkable high school action from Dominique’s two – just two – years of High School basketball.

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Georgia verses Auburn, 1996. The SEC’s first overtime game, a four-overtime overtime, following a miracle regulation finish by the Dawgs after Uga inspired the Bulldog Nation while ferociously guarding the sideline.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Georgia Football Summer Tour

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Committed:  The Best Stories of the 2014-15 Georgia Bulldogs.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Auburn verse Georgia, 2007, the first blackout.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: SEC Storied: Herschel, The story of Herschel Walker – all them.

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM: 1981 Sugar Bowl – the 1980 Georgia National Championship.

10:00 PM – Midnight: 2005 SEC Championship Game, Georgia vs. LSU – A re-airing of the 2005 championship game.

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