Photo Credit: UGA Athletic Association
The University of Georgia released a statement this morning announcing that it will file paperwork Wednesday with the NCAA to request reinstatement for suspended running back Todd Gurley, who has missed two games due to a school investigation into whether the star running back received improper benefits.
It's not known how quickly the NCAA will respond to UGA's request for reinstatement, though the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson notes that since the "NCAA and UGA have been working together on Gurley's situation… UGA's request seems almost assured of being approved."
Signs point to Gurley being available for Georgia's next game, the annual clash with the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, on Nov. 1.
Meanwhile, Gurley was recently spotted in Athens wearing—what else?—a "Free Gurley" T-shirt. Let's hope he paid for it.
Photo Credit: Randy Schafer
AthHalf—AthFest Educate's 13-mile run to benefit music and arts education—drew nearly 3,000 people this year. Here are a few pictures our photo intern, Randy Schafer, took of the event.
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Flagpole news intern Stephanie Talmadge, who wrote about training for the half marathon in last week's issue, finished with the very respectable time of 2:24:53. Go, Stephanie! See, you didn't die after all.
Mosaic artist Krysia Haag opened her Athens home to visitors on Saturday, Oct. 18 to benefit WUGA. The event was part of the “Artists in Residence” series, an ongoing fundraiser for the station.
The Lamar Dodd School of Art hosted a lively opening reception on Friday night to open four new exhibits: “do it UGA,” “Jiman Choi: Traces of Silence,” “Negritud in Latin American Art”and “Touch: Art and Interaction.”
It was especially raucous in the more open areas upstairs as art students and young families alike enjoyed the interactive nature of some of the shows. The “Touch” exhibit addressed the “physical desire to engage with the art object” and viewers were lined up all evening to interact with MFA student Aaron Obenza’s “Take a Cup.”
This month’s Third Thursday event was enhanced by the addition of an opening at The Classic Center as well as a new shuttle service sponsored by The Classic Center Cultural Foundation. Vans circulated every 30 minutes, allowing attendees to visit the Lyndon House, Hotel Indigo, The Classic Center, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, Ciné, and Athica with relative ease.
Here's what's new on the big screen this weekend:
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