ATHENS - The SEC's revamped schedule, featuring 18 games and two new teams, is due to be released soon. It may take until the conference meetings later this month in Destin.
But we do know more about Georgia's non-conference schedule, which is slowly coming together.(Note: This has been updated since first posted on Monday, with word on George Washington being scheduled, and the date for the Mercer game.)
George Washington and Georgia have agreed to a home-and-home series. The Colonials, a member of the Atlantic 10, will visit on Jan. 4, 2013, with the Bulldogs visiting Washington, D.C., at a date to be determined in the 2013-14 season.
Here are some definite games and dates, which I culled together through some Open Records Act requests at UGA:
Nov. 9: Jacksonville
Nov. 11: Legends Classic, first round, in Athens
Nov. 15: Legends Classic, second round, in Athens
Nov. 19: Legends Classic semifinal, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nov. 20: Legends Classic final or consolation, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nov. 23: East Tennessee State
Dec. 4: at Georgia Tech
Dec. 18: Mercer
Dec. 29: Florida A&M
Jan. 4: George Washington
- Southern California is due to make a return visit. The date has not been announced.
- There will also be a Big East team as part of the SEC-Big East Invitational. The opponents haven't been determined yet, and that could be awhile.
As mentioned earlier, the SEC schedule will have 18 games, which decreases the amount of non-conference games. That's 12 known games listed above, so only one or two more games are left to be scheduled. (You're allowed 30 games, or 31 if you participate in what the NCAA calls an exempt tournament. The Legends Classic is exempt.)
As for the Legends Classic, the opponents for those first two games have not been announced, but they will be of the non-BCS persuasion. The semifinal teams (for the games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn) are locked in as Georgia, UCLA, Indiana and Georgetown. But the bracket also hasn't been announced.
So there's a chance Georgia may face UCLA and Tony Parker, who recently decided to play for the Bruins over his home-state team.
Prior to all this, the Bulldogs will embark on a summer trip to Italy, where they will play four exhibition games against pro teams.