August 3rd, 2015
For Bill Crowe, this was a new one. He was sitting in his executive director office at the Georgia Center, the hotel and conference facility on UGA’s campus, when he was informed he had two visitors. Mark Richt and Mark Fox. “It’s a little unusual for those guys to just drop in,” Crowe said, chuckling. Georgia’s head coaches for football and men’s basketball were on a scouting mission. Richt and Fox had been commiserating on the lack of a central location for Georgia athletes to eat, so one morning last year they walked over to the Center, found some space they liked, then stopped by Crowe’s office. “By noon, it was pretty much done,” Fox said.
Since then, that space has become a focal point for Georgia athletes. When football practice begins Tuesday, it will be where players congregate before and after workouts. The fact Fox and Richt sought out the space themselves speaks to the increasing importance of an overlooked part of college athletics: nutrition. For the full story, visit this link.
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