With Georgia's appearance in the Liberty Bowl, each Bulldog will receive an iPod nano (sweet!), a watch (OK), a backpack (re-gift) and sandals (lame). College bowl games are an extended Christmas for teams that managed to win six games. Georgia should thank Idaho State and Louisiana-Lafayette for its late-season gear.
Augusta State (5-0) takes on rival Paine at 8 tonight in the final game at Carter Gym. Allegedly. The Lions are looking to defeat the 18th-ranked Jaguars for the first time in five long years -- or what seems as long as standing in a Black Friday line.
ASU guard George Johnson is serving a one-game suspension for throwing a punch in the previous game against Life. So the Jaguars have nine active players, eight of them healthy. Center Travis Keels still is not 100 percent recovered from an ankle injury.