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February 13, 2013

UGA Athletic Board News

Hightlights include
  • Coach Richt getting a raise and extension. He's now on through 2017, with a base of $3.2M. That puts him 10th highest in the country.
  • The 'Young Alumni' ticket program will happen. Essentially, as a new graduate of UGA, you will have the option of buying tickets at face value without having to make a Hartman Fund Contribution in your first year. It will be $250 in the second year. I'd heard about this a few weeks ago and think it is genius. I also think 2,000 tickets is about the right place to start.
  • Student athlete grades were up. UGA had 38 members on the fall SEC Honor Roll, more than any other program in the conference.
  • The improvements at Foley Field are done. Now, if the heat will just stay off the gents in Perno's Penthouse....
TD

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big fan of the "Young Alumni" program. Unfortunately I'm class of 07 so I will fall just out of the "5 year window".

Still think it's a great idea that will hopefully eliminate some of the empty seats.

David said...

They used to have a Young Alumni program. When I graduated in 2001, my Hartman fees were waived for one year, $250 the second and then full cost after that. Not sure when they stopped that, though.

 
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