Fall is in full swing and football fans have lots to celebrate with the Dawgs' exciting start to the season! Sports fanatics just can't get enough of the hype and fortunately they don't have to--fall isn't just for football! Plenty of UGA teams have kicked off their season's in Athens, and there are tons of games and events to satisfy all walks (and runs!) of life.
Yes, UGA has Ice Hockey! Hosted in Athens' very own Classic Center, these energy-filled games are sure to have you jumping up and down in the stands. From the opening face-off until the final goal, there is never a dull moment with the Ice Dawgs! The icy atmosphere is perfect for those warm autumn days when you are looking to cool down, or on the chilly fall evenings to compliment the spirit of the season. The Ice Dawgs, coming off a season that saw them go all the way to the ACHA National Tournament, face-off against Clemson on October 19th to start what should be another exciting season. Whether you are hardcore hockey buff or just interested in the action, head on over to the ticket booth and prepare to have great fun-the Ice Dawgs will never disappoint!
The UGA Women's Volleyball team has also started strong and currently boats an 11 and 4 record almost halfway through their season! Taking place in either Ramsey or the Coliseum, women's volleyball has a casual atmosphere with dedicated fans to perfectly satisfy your sporting fix. While the fast-paced action on the court is the primary attraction for most, another part of the fun is listening to the pep band, watching the cheerleaders, and dancing along with Spike, the inflatable bulldog. Check out their schedule to see when you can come out to support your volleyball dawgs!
Dive into some fun at a UGA Swimming and Diving meet! Both the men and women's teams are regular national championship contenders, and they kick off their season against Emory on September 27th. There's a certain thrill to sitting in the Gabrielsen Natatorium bleachers, 20 or more feet above the pool, taking in the chlorine-infused air. The competitive spirit of these meets makes it impossible to ignore! Don't miss out on a great time in the Ramsey Center with the UGA Swim & Dive team!
Gearing up for a tough SEC schedule in the next few weeks, a UGA women's soccer game is a surefire win in terms of fun. From the corner-shot stomping to the out-of-this-world headers, the UGA women's soccer team will always entertain. Kick it with these lovely ladies in the Turner Soccer Complex for some friendly competition!
Athens and tennis go hand-in-hand! The Men and Women's teams both advanced to the NCAA National tournament last season, and both are off to hot starts this fall! The teams, whose seasons do not heat up until Spring, both have difficult tournament slates this fall, several of which are taking place right here in the Classic City! Come out to the Dan Magill Tennis center and watch these Dawgs battle it out on the court!
As you can see, athletics are taking over Athens this fall! From hockey at the classic center to swim and dive in the Ramsey center, there is sure to be something for everybody. All of these events are family-friendly and affordable, and in some cases free! So keep in mind there is always plenty to do in Athens, regardless of if the football team is in town! Plan your trip today to cheer on the Dawgs and see all that Athens has to offer.