Former Bulldog joining Huskies
In Seattle, Washington announced former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason is transferring to the Huskies.
Eason was a five-star recruit from Lake Stevens High School near Seattle. He signed with Georgia in 2016 and started as a freshman, but injured his knee in last season’s opener and never could regain his starting job from freshman Jake Fromm. Georgia went to the national title game with Fromm and soon after Eason said he was transferring back home.
The day before signing day in college football, Washington made it official with a tweet.
Eason passed for 2,458 yards and 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions in 16 games for Georgia.
He will have to sit out this season to fulfil NCAA requirements, but he would be on target to replace senior Jake Browning in 2019.
Jags game on road canceled
Augusta University’s baseball game at Erskine College originally scheduled for today at Grier Field in Due West, S.C., was canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.
The teams are looking into potential dates to reschedule, but a new date has not been selected.
USCA women cruise to win
In Atlanta, the USC Aiken women’s tennis team rolled to an 8-1 win at Clark Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.
Head coach Steve Dahm’s team jumped out to a 3-0 advantage after doubles action and never looked back. Top-seeded Elena Bompieri and Victoria Giannaccini registered an 8-1 win. Karina Blas and Kayla Calvert shut out their counterparts, 8-0, at the No. 2 slot. Teresa Franco Dias and Mariana Yamashita won 8-3 win at No. 3.
Calvert, playing at the No. 1 singles position for only the second time, posted a 6-2, 6-3 victory. Bompieri rattled off a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 2 position while Giannaccini tallied a 6-0, 6-3 victory at No. 3. Blas, playing at the No. 4 slot, registered a 6-2, 6-1 win. Dias finished off her foe by a 6-1, 6-1 count at the No. 5 position.
The Pacers (2-1) return to action Friday when they travel to Coker at 3 p.m.
AU women open in Puerto Rico
The Augusta University women’s golf team returns to competition after a three-and-half month break at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, Feb. 11-13, at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Head coach Caroline Hegg’s team opens the 2018 portion of the season at the three-day event hosted by Purdue. It is the fifth season in a row that the Jags have competed in Puerto Rico.
“We’re looking forward to beginning our spring with great competition down in Puerto Rico,” Hegg said. “The team has been qualifying hard for three weeks, and we’re doing everything possible to prepare ourselves physically and mentally.”
AU sophomore Charlotte Alran led the Jaguars in 2017 at the LPRI – finishing 30th in the field of 80. The Jags best finish in Puerto Rico came in 2014 when they placed runner-up in the 15-team field.
Other teams in the field are Arkansas, Colorado, East Carolina, Iowa State, Kent State, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Purdue and TCU.