Nov. 19, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- The Georgia Bulldogs are used to top-10 rankings on the playing fields, but now the UGA Athletic Department has stacked up in another area: social media.
According to lists compiled by the University of Oklahoma, the Bulldogs are ranked No. 4 among FBS institutions in Twitter followers and No. 9 in Facebook "likes" on their official pages as of Nov. 7. As of Nov. 19, Georgia's official athletic department-wide accounts had 65,371 followers and 468,283 "likes."
Below is a glimpse into what the Bulldogs are doing on Twitter.
Official hashtags: #godawgs #CommitToTheG
Official Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics): 65,371 followers/5,768 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Don't forget to listen in to AT&T Bulldog Hotline tonight at 8pm- Do you have a question for Coach Richt? Tag it #bulldoghotline"
Georgia Football (@WeRunThisState): 19,837 followers/1,084 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Check out @ajgreen_18's one handed TD catch against the Chiefs http://www.nfl.com/videos/cincinnati-bengals/0ap2000000097347/QB-Dalton-to-WR-Green-4-yd-pass-TD ..."
Georgia Men's Basketball (UGABasketball): 2,295 followers/889 tweets
Georgia Gymnastics (@UGAGymnastics): 7,221 followers/1,996 tweets
Georgia Men's Tennis (@UGATennis): 1,758 followers/3,232 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Brand new video recapping the ITA National Indoor doubles final and the fall season:... http://fb.me/1MXdESqSc "
Georgia Women's Tennis (@UGAWomensTennis): 96 followers/120 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Fall Tennis Winding Down....Here's an update from Saturday's action: http://gado.gs/13k "
Georgia Soccer (@UGAWomensSoccer): 702 followers/1,228 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Bulldogs named NSCAA Academic Team for 10th straight year: http://gado.gs/141 "
Georgia Volleyball (@UGAVolleyball): 870 followers/912 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Georgia fighting to hold on but it's too little too late and the Dawgs fall 17-25 in the fourth set. Kentucky wins 3-1."
Georgia Equestrian (@UGAEquestrian): 841 followers/1,317 tweets
Georgia Softball (@UGASoftball): 5,634 followers/2,838 tweets
Georgia Men's Golf (@GeorgiaGolf1): 484 followers/146 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Nationally rated prospects Branson Davis, Parker Derby and Greyson Sigg have signed with the Bulldogs. http://gado.gs/145 "
Georgia Women's Golf (@UGAWomensGolf): 318 followers/290 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Our 2013 recruiting class is now 3: welcome to the Bulldog Family, Harang Lee #godawgs"
Georgia Swimming & Diving (@UGASwimDive): 870 followers/500 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Georgia's swimming and diving teams shook things up in Friday's 3meet with Division III power Emory. http://gado.gs/147"
Cheerleading (@UGACheerleading): 1,914 followers/890 tweets
Football coach Mark Richt (@MarkRicht): 50,683 followers/193 tweets
Most recent tweet: "DawgNation. Get some sleep friday night n be ready to get up early on Saturday. Fill Sanford stadium to the brim. Sr day. Tech. Enough said!"
Men's Basketball coach Mark Fox (@coachmarkfox): 11,784 followers/920 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Game day . . . In Brooklyn"
Women's Basketball coach Andy Landers (@UGACoachLanders): 1,676 followers/445 tweets
Men's Tennis coach Manuel Diaz (@CoachMannyDiaz): 1,252 followers/1,920 tweets
Most recent tweet: "@Sports_HQ: Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. -Paul Bryant"
Women's Golf coach Josh Brewer (@CoachJoshBrewer): 418 followers/2,825 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Interesting #bcs"
Gymnastics coach Danna Durante (@DannaDurante): 431 followers/181 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Gym Dogs finish the week with a fantastic showing in the intrasquad! So good to see some of our most devoted fans in the gym! #lovethisteam"
Volleyball coach Lizzie Stemke (@CoachLStemke): 275 followers/222 tweets
Hairy Dawg mascot (@UGAHairyDawg): 8,206 followers/754 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Last time UGA had a freshman run for over 1,000 yards. 1980. Bama finished 2nd in SEC. UGA beat Notre Dame for the National Championship."
Between The Hedges, UGA Athletic Association Blog (@UGAHedgesBlog): 2,626 followers/854 tweets
Football equipment staff (@UGAFBEquipment): 1,897 followers/114 tweets
Facilities (@UGAFacilities): 509 followers/303 tweets
Most recent tweet: "I know its cold, I know its early, but I just wanted to make sure you know... pic.twitter.com/wQ1YYIdg"
Compliance (@UGACompliance): 610 followers/65 tweets
Most recent tweet: "With today being the first signing day of the National Letter of Intent (NLI), here's some compliance trivia:... http://fb.me/1YuhH6G5s "
Nutritionists (@DawgSportsNut): 790 followers/349 tweets
Most recent tweet: "High protein, low calories? → 3 oz Baked Skinless Chicken Breast = 26 g protein, 140 calories"
Student Services (@UGASAAC): 309 followers/26 tweets
Most recent tweet: "Saac meeting today!! Also, hunger bowl donations at rankin are looking great! Keep it up! pic.twitter.com/UFC5BsFQ"