FROM UGA—for Immediate Release

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia football fans will get their first

glimpse of the 2016 edition of the Bulldogs ­ the first under the direction

of coach Kirby Smart ­ this Saturday in Sanford Stadium at the annual G-Day

intrasquad game.  Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m. and admission to the game is



Stadium gates will open at 1:00 p.m. to welcome what is anticipated to be a

record G-Day crow.  Festivities will begin at 1:15, when a number of Bulldog

lettermen convene on the field for their annual alumni flag football game.

At 2:45, Smart and the 2016 Bulldogs will continue the Dawg Walk tradition

when they enter Sanford Stadium from outside the Tate Student Center.


Included in the G-Day pre-game run-up will be the premier of a special video

on the beginning of the Kirby Smart era.  The presentation will feature

exclusive, never-before-seen video from behind the scenes of Georgia

football, produced by UGA¹s award-winning football video staff.


G-Day has traditionally included a canned food drive in behalf of the Food

Bank of Northeast Georgia. This year, in lieu of bringing canned goods to

the game, fans are encouraged to consider making monetary donations to the

Food Bank at the United Healthcare display from 11:00 a.m. until kickoff.

The display is located across from the Main Gate of Sanford Stadium

(underneath the bridge).


Fans are also encouraged to support all Bulldog teams that are competing in

Athens this Saturday.  The Georgia softball team will take on Tennessee at

1:00 p.m. at the Turner Softball Field on South Milledge Avenue. The Bulldog

baseball team will play host to South Carolina after G-Day at Foley Field.

First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.


The G-Day game will be televised nationally on ESPNU, with Dave Neal and

former UGA All-American Matt Stinchcomb calling the action and Shannon Spake

handling sideline reporting.  G-Day will also be carried on much of the

Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG.  Scott Howard and Eric Zeier will

call the action, with Chuck Dowdle providing commentary from the sideline.


For all information related to the entire G-Day weekend in Athens, fans can

visit the following website:


A schedule of events on Saturday, April 16 follows:

  • 1:00 p.m. — UGA softball vs. Tennessee at Turner Softball Field
  • 1:00 p.m. ­ Sanford Stadium gates open
  • 1:15 p.m. ­ Alumni Flag Football Game kicks off
  • 2:45 p.m. ­ Dawg Walk begins outside Tate Student Center
  • 4:00 p.m. ­ G-Day spring football game kicks off
  • 6:00 p.m. ­ UGA baseball vs. South Carolina at Foley Field