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03/15/2018 5:18 PM by Hays Watson

For the first time in the Georgia Debate Union's history, two teams representing UGA received first-round at-large bids to the National Debate Tournament.

02/07/2018 09:03 AM by Hays Watson

Our annual high school tournament, the Bulldog Debates, will be held in Athens, GA from March 9-11.

01/30/2018 11:03 AM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union has started off 2018 with a bang, finishing in the top 10 of every tournament we've attended since the start of the New Year!

12/04/2017 12:44 PM by Hays Watson

The team of Advait Ramanan and Swapnil Agrawal recently received an invitation to the prestigious Dartmouth Round Robin, which is held every January in Hanover, New Hampshire.

They are one of 7 teams invited, competing against teams from Harvard, Northwestern, Emory, Kansas, Kentucky, and UNLV.

10/16/2017 10:37 AM by Hays Watson

Teams from the Georgia Debate Union have started the 2017-18 season on a very strong note, with teams earning top 10 finishes at each of the first three tournaments, including a victory at the Vanderbilt tournament.

06/01/2017 11:31 AM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union has partnered with the Digital Debate Camp to expand access and opportunities for high school debaters within and beyond the state of Georgia.  It services high school policy, public forum, and Lincoln-Douglas debate formats.  

The Digital Debate Camp, created by Georgia Debate Union assistant coach and PhD Candidate in Communication Studies Steven Murray, is an online debate camp aimed at lowering entry barriers for students who want the benefits of debate camp but who struggle to afford the cost of attending.

More information about the Digital Debate Camp can be found here:

05/31/2017 12:09 PM by Hays Watson

The University of Georgia was ranked as a top 10 "best value" for public universities in the United States.  UGA moved up two spots to No. 10 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance list of 100 best values among public colleges and universities for 2017.  Other universities in the top 10 include the University of Virginia, the University of Florida, and Georgia Tech.  

More information about the rankings and UGA's continued academic rise can be found here:

Go Dawgs! 

04/24/2017 11:01 AM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union just concluded its 2016-17 season and it can be considered a huge success.

In the end of the year rankings, the Georgia Debate Union finished ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th amongst the college policy debate organization rankings.  

UGA placed third in the American Debate Association varsity rankings, 7th in the National Debate Tournament varsity rankings, and 8th in the Cross Examination Debate Association rankings.  

Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union won four tournaments over the season, including victories at tournaments hosted by Samford University, Liberty University, the University of Miami, and the US Naval Academy.

Teams from the Georgia Debate Union also placed third at the American Debate Association national championship tournament and the Lafayette Debates, an annual event held at George Washington University and sponsored by the French Embassy.

The Georgia Debate Union also qualified teams for the 28th consecutive year to the National Debate Tournament.  Teams representing the Georgia Debate Union reached the elimination rounds of the NDT for the third consecutive year.  

In addition to the team's collective success, members of the Georgia Debate Union saw individual successes as well in the form of various speaker awards, coaching awards, and service recognition.

The future of the Georgia Debate Union is quite bright - go Dawgs! 

01/21/2017 2:17 PM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union emerged victorious at the Crowe-Warken Debate Tournament at the United States Naval Academy, recently held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.  

10/19/2016 09:09 AM by Hays Watson

The Georgia Debate Union earned first and third place at the Samford University debate tournament, which was held in Birmingham, Alabama October 14-16.