Eight Georgia Bulldogs men’s teams and eleven Lady Bulldogs women’s teams defend the honor of their native University of Georgia at Division I NCAA level and compete at the Southeastern Conference. Together they won nearly 900 NCAA championships and more than 150 conference championships. According to EADA, in 2006, they had the largest profit margin among US sports programs. The official mascot – the British bulldog named Uga – was chosen in 1920. At about the same time, the teams were nicknamed Bulldogs.
Meaning and History
From 1964 until today, the department has been using a simple logo consisting of only two elements: an elongated “G” and a red ring. Although the font of the letter is close to the classic, it looks unusual. The inside of the logo forms an open circle, while the outside forms an oval. This is achieved due to the uneven thickness of the top and bottom. In this interpretation, the letter appeared on the helmets of the players in the first game of the season 1964-1965.
A wide oval red ring surrounds the “G” on the logo. But they do not touch each other – there is a white gap between them. The background is also white, which creates a favorable contrast and focuses on the main elements. The author of the design is football coach Vince Dooley. The original idea was embodied by the wife of one of the ex-players of Georgia Bulldogs.
Georgia Bulldogs Basketball
The men’s university team was created in 1891, but success came to it much later. The first significant achievement of the team is considered to be participation in the NCAA Final Four in 1983. The Lady Bulldogs women’s team was much more successful. In her piggy bank of victories – four SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament and seven SEC regular-season championships. She also appeared thirty-three times in the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament and won second place on the overall list.
Georgia Bulldogs Football
Footballers won thirteen championships of the Southeastern Conference and took part in two national championships. Georgia Bulldogs home games take place at the Sanford Stadium. Kirby Smart is currently training athletes.
Georgia Bulldogs Baseball
An alternate nickname for the baseball team is Diamond Dawgs. The program was launched in 1886, but in a hundred years, it managed to achieve only insignificant results. She became successful only in the 2000s when she played in the CWS several times and won three championships in the Southeastern Conference.