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Athens Doughnut Rivals Luther Burger

ATHENS, GA -- In the same vein as the Luther Burger and the fried Twinkie, meet the Elvis Doughnut.

The peanut butter-coated confection is topped with bacon and bananas.

"[It's] a perfect marriage of flavors and textures," USA Today Pop Candy reader whistleandthumb wrote after Whitney Matheson featured it in her daily pop culture blog.

Like the Luther Burger, the Elvis Doughnut was invented in Metro Atlanta.

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NCAA Football Preview - Georgia Bulldogs

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - 2009 SEASON IN REVIEW: Mark Richt has been the head coach at Georgia for nine seasons, the longest run of any active SEC coach. His career record is 90-27, but while the Bulldogs were a national power early in Richt's tenure, the team has taken a step backwards the last few years.

Bulldog fans knew that they would learn a great deal about the 2009 squad in the opener at Oklahoma State, and when that contest resulted in a 24-10 defeat, concerns about the offense surfaced. Fortunately, the team rallied to win its next three games, scoring more than 40 points in two of those affairs.

The first two weeks of October yielded losses to LSU and Tennessee, dropping Georgia to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in SEC action, and by the end of the regular season, the Bulldogs managed a 7-5 ledger, splitting their eight league contests.

UGA researchers receive grants to reduce childhood obesity in Georgia communities

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia researchers recently received funding to find ways to prevent or reduce childhood obesity, a health crisis of epidemic proportions in Georgia, through partnerships among University System of Georgia institutions and local communities.

Three of the four projects funded by the University System of Georgia are headed by or include UGA researchers. Two projects aim to reduce childhood obesity by working with after-school programs, while a third aims to reduce obesity in newborns by reaching pregnant and post-partum women through local obstetricians.

“Broad-based community partnerships, as exemplified by UGA’s Archway Partnership project, have the potential to be more effective and more sustainable than other approaches in addressing childhood obesity,” said David Lee, UGA vice president for research.

Even Quirky Campus Clubs Help College Students

(USA Today) -- Students at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University started school Monday, a week after the University of Georgia. In coming days all sorts of campus clubs will be courting the co-eds for membership, but they're not like the student groups their parents joined.

College experts say students today are attracted to clubs with activities that are more innovative - maybe even downright wacky. Some feed squirrels, pretend to be zombies and use science to whip up bacon-flavored cotton candy. 

Strange as that may seem, experts say students who participate in extracurricular activities are more engaged in the college experience, and benefits can be seen both in and outside the classroom. Kevin Kruger of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators says the students study more, have higher GPAs and are more satisfied with their social lives.

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Tech #16, UGA #23 in AP Top 25 Football Poll

NEW YORK -- Both Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia rank among the top 25 college football teams in the nation, according to the newly released Associated Press preseason poll.

Alabama will start this season where it ended last season, on top.

Coach Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide rolling the way Bear Bryant did in his day, first in poll for the first time since 1978.

Alabama received 54 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,491 points to easily outdistance second-ranked Ohio State in the Top 25 released Saturday.

The Buckeyes, who have been ranked no lower than 11th in the last eight preseason polls, received three first-place votes.