By: Eric SanInocencio
SEC Digital Network
Birmingham, Ala. -- I can hear Ray Charles singing it now
. Or perhaps it was Jamie Foxx, rekindling an old classic in his portrayal of the famous singer in his Oscar winning performance
. Either way, the SEC Digital Network is hitting the highway, this time taking our band of misfits (me and Sean Cartell) to the lovely city of Athens, Georgia. After some great fan interaction and a special beginning to the "Life In The SEC" series in Starkville
, the University of Georgia takes center stage, as the campus will host the Digital Network duo this Friday.
The university has a long tradition, stemming over 200-years as a state supported school. We hope to learn all about it, as we spend the entire day experiencing the city of Athens. Through the great work of the people at Georgia, we have quite the itinerary, a full slate that touches nearly every part of the athletic department.
The best part about it? You can follow it all with us. As myself and Sean travel the grounds in Athens, we will be tweeting the tour as it happens live. Through an interactive feed in the area below, you can get a daily time stamp look of our trip, chronicling our journey from facility to facility.
Here's our full schedule:
Life in the SEC Itinerary (Athens, Ga.)
10 a.m. –Lu Harris-Champer, softball (Softball Field)
10:30 a.m. –Jay Clark, gymnastics (Gymnastics Facility)
11:30 a.m. –Greg McGarity, AD (Butts-Mehre)
Noon – Lunch at Cali and Titos
1:20 p.m. –David Perno, baseball (dugout)
1:30 p.m. –Manny Diaz, men’s tennis (Tennis Facility)
2 p.m. - Chris Haack, men’s golf (Golf Facility)
2:15 p.m. –Kelly Hester, women’s golf (Golf Facility)
3 p.m. – Jack Bauerly, swimming and diving (pool)
3:30 p.m. – Wayne Norton, track and field (track)
4 p.m. – Campus/Facility tour
7 p.m. – Volleyball match
9:30 p.m. – Lizze Stemke (volleyball arena)
Full day huh? As we found out earlier this week, Athens is not a one-day drive, especially if you are starting out early in the morning. So, we will camp out in Atlanta tonight, hoping to cut our trip and half for the ride to Athens on Friday.
For our Georgia fans here at the SEC Digital Network, don't be afraid to say hello should you see us on your grounds. Explain what makes your university great. That's what we are headed there to find out.