ATHENS, Ga. — Under cloudless skies with a steady wind and temperatures hovering in the upper 50s, the Georgia football team had its second practice of the spring on Thursday afternoon.
The Bulldogs kicked off the spring on Tuesday with a two and a half hour session. On Wednesday, all 32 NFL teams sent representatives to Athens to cover the annual Pro Day where 21 former players worked out in preparation for the coming NFL Draft on April 26-28. The current Bulldogs returned to work at the Woodruff Practice Fields on Thursday with another two and a half hour practice in shorts and helmets.
This marks the second of 15 spring practices for Georgia, including the annual G-Day intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, April 21. The Bulldogs will complete their first week of the spring with another session this Saturday afternoon.
It was announced on Thursday that ESPN will televise the G-Day game in Sanford Stadium starting at 4 p.m. The Red team will face off versus the Black team and admission is free to the annual showdown. At halftime, fans attending G-Day can expect to be introduced to UGA’s incoming class of 2018 signees.
Prior to the G-Day matchup, lettermen from the program’s past will square off on the field starting at 1:15 p.m. With expected high demand and temporarily reduced seating due to the construction on the new West End Zone complex, the UGA Athletic Association will be implementing a pass system. Upon entrance, each fan will receive a commemorative pass with a seating section. The UGAAA asks that each fan sits in this section to help manage what is expected to be a near-capacity crowd.
Gates 2-9 will be open as usual. However, Gate 10 (gate under the bridge next to the Tate Center) will be closed due to construction. To help reduce congestion and further improve ingress flow, please enter on the side of the stadium where each fan’s preferred seating location would be. Additional pass/entry questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bulldogs begin their 2018 campaign with a home matchup versus Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 1. Georgia will then travel to Columbia, S.C., to open its Southeastern Conference schedule against South Carolina on Sept. 8.