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Dawgs Travel: New Years in New Orleans

Dawg fans (back) Clarke Johnson, Nathan Ragsdale, Anna Kate Karstens, Tony Locey, Jordan Rowe and (front) Becca Gemes, John Daniels (JD), Caroline Ostman and Caitlin Miller road trip to the SEC Championship in Atlanta

Rally. Vance says it every issue, and it could not be more true for the Bulldog Nation than what we need in New Orleans on January 1, 2020 at the Sugar Bowl.

The Dawgs started and will end the season on the road … and yet again, the men in the red & black need you to show up, decked out in your red and black (bark and all) to cheer on the junkyard dawgs to victory. Another road trip is in the future for our fan base.

Ringing in the New Year in New Orleans? Sounds like a good Christmas gift to give your significant other or your family, or even a reunion trip with friends! The mighty Mississippi will boast bulldogs from far and wide.

If you haven’t seen, in Jeff Dantzler’s “A View from … Waco”, Jerry Hill, Director of Sports Journalism at Baylor University, gives us a glimpse into the energy of Baylor fans for this matchup:

I’m not sure if even a CFP appearance would have created as much excitement as Baylor’s first trip to the Sugar Bowl in 63 years. Not only is it a New Year’s Six bowl game, but it’s also relatively short travel by car or plane. Baylor has one of its largest fan and alumni bases in Houston, which is even closer to New Orleans. After seeing the crowds dwindle the last few years, the last two home games this season against Oklahoma and Texas attracted crowds of more than 50,000 fans. There should be a big student draw as well after they bought more than 4,000 tickets for the Big 12 Championship game. This is Baylor’s ninth bowl game in the last 10 years, but this is a big deal to go to a New Year’s Six game and play a Georgia team that was in the national championship game just a couple years ago.

Jerry Hill

Bulldog Nation, the opposing team’s fan base is ready … and we know you are, too. Yet again it’s time to rally all the way to New Orleans to send off our seniors with pride, unwavering support and another Bulldog win! Go Dawgs!

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Becca is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where she majored in Consumer Journalism with a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Personal & Organizational Leadership. Her passion lies in connecting with others to help them fulfill their greatest potential. At UGA, she spent her time investing in Cru, an on-campus ministry, and her sorority, Chi Omega, and worked on different areas of campus throughout her time, including the Sports Communications department. Now she works full-time for The Southern C, meeting and assisting all of the amazing creatives of the entrepreneurial south that are part of its community. With that, she also helps Cheri + Vance on Bulldawg Illustrated from content to ideas to interns. Ways she finds joy? People, power walks, calling old friends for a catch-up, sand between her toes, and ideas— no matter how scary they may be. Calling Columbus, GA home but born and raised in South Mississippi, she love places and people that feel like home and believes there’s nothing sweeter than making other people feel the same way.