UGA officials looking at options for Florida game

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 1:35 PM
Last updated 4:18 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Athletic Board is deciding whether it wants to continue the tradition of playing the annual Georgia-Florida football game in Jacksonville.

Georgia's athletic board was to meet on Wednesday and decide whether it wants the contest to stay where it is after the current contract expires in 2010.

Georgia athletics director Damon Evans says there have been talks with Jacksonville officials about remaining there, but no new contract has been signed.

University of Florida officials say they want to keep the game in Jacksonville.

Evans and University of Georgia President Michael Adams previously have said they are open to all options, but that they are reluctant to move the game because of its tradition in Jacksonville, where it has been played for all but two years since 1933.

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roundaboutway
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roundaboutway 09/23/09 - 02:33 pm
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Jacksonville is still a

Jacksonville is still a "Home" game for Florida. Let them alternate between Athens and Gainsville so it would also be a home game for Georgia occasionally.

notsurprised
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notsurprised 09/23/09 - 02:59 pm
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I agree roundabout. As

I agree roundabout. As someone who attends every year, it is strange to pass the welcome to Florida sign and feel like you are on neutral ground. Alternate years or play in a neutral state.

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Pistol 09/23/09 - 03:02 pm
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It is a long way to go to get

It is a long way to go to get a beatdown.......

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 09/23/09 - 03:37 pm
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Latest news, from what I

Latest news, from what I understand, is that they signed a 6-year extension for Jacksonville. Was there really any doubt?

UrbanMeyerHater
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UrbanMeyerHater 09/23/09 - 04:00 pm
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Move it to Atl and see how

Move it to Atl and see how lizard fans feel. Turnabout is fair game.

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