On Monday, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta played host to UGA fans and alumni for the UGA Day, the final fan event of a series in the lead-up to the fall semester…and football season. Coaches, players and fans enjoyed the evening catching up and talking about Georgia athletics. Legendary Georgia broadcaster Chuck Dowdle, himself a former UGA basketball player, was the emcee for the evening. For just about an hour, Dowdle spoke to a series of UGA luminaries discussing the upcoming school year and the outlook for athletics in front of a crowd of nearly 500.

First up was UGA president Jere Morehead. Morehead talked about some the exciting academic related endeavors UGA is undertaking this year. Dowdle kicked the discussion off by noting UGA is one a few state universities recognized as “public ivies.” Required criteria to be considered a public ivy include admissions selectivity, education that includes liberal arts and investment into reputed faculty and an attractive campus. UGA is one four southern universities to be included on the current list, the others being UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Texas-Austin and the University of Florida. 

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