10 Things Every Dawg Needs to Add to Their UGA Bucket ListPosted on August 5, 2016
Georgia fans are known for their team spirit and loyalty to the game of football. We know that there are some things that every Georgia fan needs to experience in their lifetime. DawgNation asked their Twitter followers: “What is on your UGA bucket list?” and received numerous responses to help put together a list that we think will leave you with some exciting new things to cross off your bucket list.
- Experience a game at Sanford Stadium:This is at the top of every Georgia fan’s list. It is a must to add to the list. A Saturday in Athens, watching the Bulldogs play is where every major dawg fan begins their football journey.
- Visit Herty Field:Sanford Stadium has been home for Georgia’s football team since 1929, but fans can also visit the place where it all started. The university has preserved Herty Field, which on Jan. 30, 1892, featured the first college football game in the state of Georgia, on its historic North Campus.
- Ring the Chapel Bell: Alumni and students can participate in one of the university’s oldest football traditions by rushing to the UGA Chapel to ring its bell after victories since the 1890s, and the tradition continues today.
- Experience the rivalries:It’s one thing to attend a run-of-the-mill Georgia football game. It’s another when the Bulldogs are facing their oldest and most heated rivals — particularly Georgia Tech, Auburn and Florida. These games are something that Georgia fans plan their whole year around!
- Celebrate the history:History buffs would enjoy a visit to Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, which houses Georgia’s football program, the UGA Athletic Association’s administrative offices and a museum that features memorabilia from numerous UGA sports. The second-floor includes football trophy cases that house a number of individual awards — including Heisman Trophies won by Walker and Frank Sinkwich — bowl trophies and even the ball Michael Johnson caught for the game-winning touchdown against Auburn in 2002 to clinch the SEC East title.
- Watch the Dawg Walk: On game day, hundreds of fans gather outside the Tate Student Center to catch the Bulldogs on their way into the stadium. About two hours before kickoff, buses carry the team down Lumpkin Street to the stadium, where they then walk through the crowd of fans, cheerleaders and Redcoats into the stadium.
- Take it on the road:It’s a completely different experience for fans to join their fellow Bulldogs at an away venue instead of attending a game in the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium. This is when the true dawg loyalty shines through it’s football fans.
- Take a picture with Uga: Fans have been known to wait in line for hours to snap a picture with the famous Uga. We think he might be the most famous “dawg” around!
- Meet the legends:There are no better sources of Bulldogs knowledge than the men who helped build Georgia’s tradition into what it is today. Luckily for Georgia fans, plenty of Bulldogs icons still live in Athens and are fairly easy to track down.
- Signing celebration:National signing day is a huge day for all Georgia fans.
Hundreds of fans gather each February at Butts-Mehre and at signing-day parties around town.
There is no denying the football spirit in Georgia fans and it shows through each and every one of these events on this list. It all starts with the traditions and this group of football fans knows how to keep the traditions alive.
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