Dawgs to play Colorado in 2006 and 2010

ATHENS - Georgia has reached an agreement in principle to play the University of Colorado in 2006 in Athens and again in 2010 in Colorado, associate athletic director Arthur Johnson said Wednesday.

"I think we are far along in the process," said Johnson, adding he won't be completely satisified until he has a signed contract.

Officials from Georgia and Colorado have been discussing a matchup for months. The Telegraph first reported their discussions in April and the two sides have hammered out the details since then.

The matchup was made possible when the NCAA approved legislation in April that allows Division I-A football teams to play 12 games every regular season. It will be the first football meeting between Georgia and Colorado.

The Buffaloes, whose home campus is in Boulder, played in the Big 12 Championship Game last year, losing 42-3 to Oklahoma. They finished the season 8-5 after a win over UTEP in the EVI.net Houston Bowl.

"I think trip-wise it will be a good trip for our fans who want to go out there," said Johnson, who is in charge of internal operations for the Bulldogs and is the point man for football scheduling.

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