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UGA to test class attendance monitoring app for athletes

On April 29, Kathleen Hurlock received an email from Cory Kopaniasz, the director of student-athlete academic counseling at the University of Georgia.

In the email, Kopaniasz informed Hurlock, a graduate instructor in the English department, that UGA’s athletic department will be piloting a new attendance monitoring service in her English 1102 classroom this summer. 





According to the email, the service, SpotterEDU, will notify the athletic department of student-athletes’ attendance using a beacon installed in the classroom that connects to an app on students’ phones via Bluetooth.

According to Spotter’s website, beacon technology allows schools to “pinpoint students within a classroom until they leave, providing continuous, reliable and non-invasive attendance.”

From: The Red & Black





Football Recruiting Rolls On

A steady stream of potential Bulldogs continues to make its way through Athens. Some of the visits has been official visits (the school pays the recruit’s expenses and he gets prime access), and many have been unofficial. All visits are important, some are more important.


Here are the Minor League Dawgs – Catch Minor League Game This Summer

Former Dawgs are playing all over the country this summer.

Tucker Bradley

Tucker Bradley, OF, Quad Cities River Bandits (High-A), Kansas City

In 25 games, Tucker is batting .377 with five doubles, two triples, one home run, 12 RBI and five stolen bases. He began the season with the Columbia Fireflies and has since moved up to the River Bandits.

Michael Curry, OF, San Antonio Missions (AA), San Diego
Michael is batting .211 with four doubles and five RBI in 16 games. He began the season with the Fort Wayne TinCaps before moving up to the Missions.

Tim Elliott, RHP, Everett AquaSox (High-A), Seattle
Tim is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and one save in six appearances. He has registered 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 20 innings.

Emerson Hancock, RHP, Everett AquaSox (High-A), Seattle
Emerson is 0-0 with a 2.19 ERA in four starts. He has pitched 12.1 innings with six walks and 11 strikeouts.

Heath Holder, RHP, Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA), Colorado

Heath has made eight relief appearances and is 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA. In 12 innings, he has eight walks and 12 strikeouts.

Zac Kristofak, RHP, Tri-City Dust Devils (High-A), Los Angeles Angels

Zac is 0-0 with a 4.40 ERA and two saves in 12 relief outings. He has tallied 20 strikeouts and just two walks in 14.1 innings.

Tony Locey, RHP, Fresno Grizzlies (Low-A), Colorado

Tony is 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in seven relief appearances. He has seven walks and nine strikeouts in eight innings.

Keegan McGovern, OF, Arkansas Travelers (AA), Seattle
Keegan has played in 21 games and is batting .173 with a double, four home runs and seven RBI. He has made 16 starts in the outfield and one at first base.

Sean McLaughlin, RHP, Mississippi Braves (AA), Atlanta
Sean is 3-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 11 relief outings. He has 15 strikeouts and six walks in 13.1 innings.

Aaron Schunk, 3B, Spokane Indians (High-A), Colorado
Aaron has played in 20 games and is batting .262 with four doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI. He is six-for-eight in stolen base attempts. Schunk has made 11 starts at third base and seven at second base with perfect fielding to date in 68 total chances.

Cam Shepherd, SS, Augusta GreenJackets (Low-A), Atlanta

Cam has made starts at shortstop and second base while batting .126 with three doubles, a triple and eight RBI in 28 games.

Kevin Smith, LHP, Bowie Baysox (AA), Baltimore
Kevin is 0-1 with a 1.04 ERA and one save in six games including five starts. In 26 innings, he has 37 strikeouts and only 10 walks. Last month, he had an outing where he struck out seven consecutive batters.

LJ Talley, 2B, New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA), Toronto
In 28 games, LJ is batting .242 with six doubles, three home runs and 23 RBI. He began the year with the Vancouver Canadians before moving up to the Fisher Cats last month.

Cole Wilcox, RHP, Charleston RiverDogs (Low-A), Tampa Bay

Cole is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts. In 32 innings, he has 32 strikeouts and just five walks.

Stephen Wrenn, OF, Arkansas Travelers (AA), Seattle

Stephen has played in 30 games and is batting .231 with three doubles, one triple, four home runs and 19 RBI. He is eight-for-10 in stolen base attempts. Wrenn has made 20 starts in left field and five each in right and center.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.