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Tech’s Christian Matthews apart from team for personal reasons

Georgia Tech guard Christian Matthews did not make the trip with the team to play Notre Dame on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. Matthews is not with the team for personal reasons, coach Josh Pastner said. “I do think we’ll see him again this year,” Pastner told the AJC Monday evening. “Right now, there’s more important things that he needs to focus on and that’s more...
Ben Lammers wins more praise from Mike Brey

Ben Lammers wins more praise from Mike Brey

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has not made any secret of his admiration for Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers, and he re-upped Sunday night following the Yellow Jackets’ loss to his Irish at Purcell Pavilion. Notre Dame shot 29 3-pointers in part because of the looming threat posed by Lammers in the paint. Going into the game, Notre Dame averaged 23.2 3-pointers per game in ACC competition, a total...
What Josh Pastner and Mike Brey had to say after the game

What Josh Pastner and Mike Brey had to say after the game

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner and Notre Dame coach Mike Brey following the Yellow Jackets’ 64-60 loss to the No. 21 Fighting Irish Sunday night in South Bend, Ind. Josh Pastner “Our margin for error is zero. That’s why it’s so hard for us to manufacture points, so when we miss those layups, it literally takes days, maybe years off my life because it...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to Notre Dame

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to Notre Dame

Georgia Tech did enough to challenge No. 21 Notre Dame on Sunday night. But the Yellow Jackets made enough mistakes to cost themselves an upset. Tech fell 64-60 in a game it trailed for the final 28:56. While Tech shot a respectable 44.8 percent from the field, coach Josh Pastner agonized over a bundle of possessions squandered with turnovers and missed layups, two familiar pitfalls this season. &ldquo...
Photos: Jackets’ rally falls short at Notre Dame

Photos: Jackets’ rally falls short at Notre Dame

Georgia Tech’s late rally wasn’t enough to prevent an ACC loss at Notre Dame.
4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Notre Dame

4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Notre Dame

Georgia Tech players celebrate after defeating Notre Dame 62-60 in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan.
Why Josh Pastner wants Georgia Tech to be like Notre Dame

Why Josh Pastner wants Georgia Tech to be like Notre Dame

Notre Dame will not only be Georgia Tech’s opponent on Sunday. The Fighting Irish and coach Mike Brey are also a template for Tech coach Josh Pastner. “I’m really hoping we can model ourselves with what coach Brey has done there at Notre Dame in terms of consistency for so long,” Pastner said. “They’ve just been so good for so long.” After Pastner was hired...
Matt Harpring part of latest Georgia Sports Hall of Fame class

Matt Harpring part of latest Georgia Sports Hall of Fame class

Former Georgia Tech basketball player Matt Harpring will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night in Macon. “It’s a big honor. It’s something that I never thought I’d get when I was in high school or college,” Harpring said about being inducted. “It’s something that goes along with the top things in my life that will never be forgotten...
Harrison Butker among Tech honorees for ACC award

Harrison Butker among Tech honorees for ACC award

Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker was one of four Tech athletes to receive an honor from the ACC this week, the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award. The award is given to ACC athletes who have distinguished themselves academically and athletically while conducting themselves in an exemplary manner in the community. Andrea Demick (diving), Lauren Pitz (volleyball) and Teegan Van Gunst (volleyball)...
Mike Bobinski looks back at the hiring of Josh Pastner

Mike Bobinski looks back at the hiring of Josh Pastner

In his three years as athletic director at Georgia Tech, Mike Bobinski was not widely appreciated by the Yellow Jackets fan base. But if an AD is ultimately judged on his hiring decisions, then perhaps his tenure might deserve another look. On Monday, Louisville coach Rick Pitino said that Bobinski’s hire, Josh Pastner, should be ACC coach of the year. “Josh has just taken a team that...
So Ole Miss wants us to believe Hugh Freeze knew nothing of infractions?

So Ole Miss wants us to believe Hugh Freeze knew nothing of infractions?

Ole Miss self-imposed a one-year bowl ban, but coach Hugh Freeze’s program may get hit with more penalties by the NCAA.
How Josh Pastner assesses Tech’s tournament chances

How Josh Pastner assesses Tech’s tournament chances

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner gestures during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Miami, Wednesday, Feb.
Reviewing Georgia Tech’s loss to N.C. State

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s loss to N.C. State

Reviewing Georgia Tech’s 71-69 loss to N.C. State Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion. The “5 observations” story is here, post-game quotes here, game story here, Mark Bradley’s assessment of Tech’s tournament chances here.
Flurry of successes for Schniederjans brothers

Flurry of successes for Schniederjans brothers

It was a pretty good 96-hour stretch for the Schniederjans family, and likewise for Georgia Tech. In their own spheres, brothers Ollie, Ben and Luke rang up meaningful successes within a four-day period starting Saturday and ending Tuesday evening. It might be a stretch to call it unprecedented, but it was a remarkable stretch for one of the more noteworthy sets of siblings to ever compete for Tech...
What Josh Pastner and Mark Gottfried said after Tech-N.C. State

What Josh Pastner and Mark Gottfried said after Tech-N.C. State

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner and N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried following the Wolfpack’s 71-69 win over the Yellow Jackets Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion. “First off, besides the result, it was a good basketball game. Bottom line is we didn’t come up with some 50/50 balls in the first half. They beat us to some 50/50 balls, which we pride ourselves...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to N.C. State

5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to N.C. State

A furious rally was not enough to save Georgia Tech Tuesday night. Down 14 points with three minutes to play and nine with 36 seconds left in the game, the Yellow Jackets nearly pulled off what would have been one of the most stunning comebacks in team history but instead fell 71-69 to N.C. State at McCamish Pavilion. Down two points with 2.1 seconds left after N.C. State guard Dennis Smith&rsquo...
Georgia Tech’s door to the NCAA tournament is barely ajar

Georgia Tech’s door to the NCAA tournament is barely ajar

Getting down to cases now. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) The number to watch on Georgia Tech is losses. The Yellow Jackets are at 12 with two difficult road games remaining.
Jackets’ rally falls short at buzzer

Jackets’ rally falls short at buzzer

Two days after scoring one of its biggest wins of the season, Georgia Tech lacked the punch to take care of flailing N.C. State. The Yellow Jackets suffered a loss damaging to their NCAA tournament chances, a 71-69 defeat to the Wolfpack Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion. Tech (16-12 overall, 7-8 ACC) nearly stole a win after trailing by 14 at the three-minute mark and nine with 36 seconds remaining...
Josh Pastner calls Syracuse fan upset about ‘airball’ chant

Josh Pastner calls Syracuse fan upset about ‘airball’ chant

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner got a voicemail Monday morning from a Syracuse fan complaining about the way his team was treated during the Yellow Jackets’ 71-65 win over the Orange on Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. So Pastner called him back, fearing that his team or Yellow Jackets fans had behaved in an unbecoming manner. It turned out that the fan didn’t like the way Tech&rsquo...
ACC coaches heap praise on Georgia Tech, Josh Pastner

ACC coaches heap praise on Georgia Tech, Josh Pastner

When Georgia Tech stunned the ACC on New Year’s Eve by upsetting North Carolina 75-63, Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ post-game comments kept returning to how disappointed he was in the way his team played. Looking back Monday, he acknowledged he’d made something of a mistake. “I was really so frustrated about the way we played down there that day,” Williams said on the...
Pastner should be ACC coach of year (and a look at other state teams)

Pastner should be ACC coach of year (and a look at other state teams)

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has seen the Jackets start 7-7 in the ACC, far exceeding preseason expectations.
What Josh Pastner and Jim Boeheim said after the Tech-Syracuse game

What Josh Pastner and Jim Boeheim said after the Tech-Syracuse game

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim following the Yellow Jackets’ 71-65 win over the Orange Sunday night at McCamish Pavilion. “First off, Syracuse is really good. But, really proud of our young men to find a way to win. Not easy to do against a really good team like Syracuse. I thought we really defended well for most of the game, but...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Syracuse

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Syracuse

A sellout crowd took home another memory to savor from McCamish Pavilion. To the ranks of North Carolina, Florida State and Notre Dame, Georgia Tech added a conquest of Syracuse Sunday night, a 71-65 defeat achieved with the Yellow Jackets’ typical defensive vigor, stellar play from center Ben Lammers and a run in the middle of the second half that sent Tech fans into delirium. Tech (16-11 overall...
Tech scores another upset, and tournament chances are real

Tech scores another upset, and tournament chances are real

The loud party sounds that have surrounded Georgia Tech’s basketball team for several weeks now have been a welcome contrast to the dirge that followed the program for the better part of a decade. It’s like Josh Pastner walked into an junkyard, turned the key on an old rusted Chevy and it started. “I really think we can get back to where we were, knocking on the door every year as...
Tech great Greg Gathers has found a kidney donor

Tech great Greg Gathers has found a kidney donor

Chris Wallace called up Greg Gathers last summer, unsure of what he would tell his childhood friend. Wallace had already told Gathers, the Georgia Tech football great suffering from a failing kidney, that he wanted to donate his kidney if they were a match. Gathers responded by telling him to take some time to make sure of his decision, wary that his last transplant surgery resulted in his donor (his...
Georgia Tech baseball takes down Marshall

Georgia Tech baseball takes down Marshall

Seven runs in the second inning gave Georgia Tech the boost it needed to defeat Marshall 11-3 on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium. Trevor Craport, Joey Bart and Kel Johnson hit homers in consecutive at-bats. The Yellow Jackets led 3-0 before Craport’s two-run homer. Two of Tech’s first three batters made outs before any of the runs scored. Leadoff hitter Wade Bailey was 3-for-4...
Lammers, Stephens returning to practice

Lammers, Stephens returning to practice

After sitting out practice in advance of the Miami game, Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers and forward Quinton Stephens were expected to take part in practice before Sunday’s critical matchup against Syracuse. Coach Josh Pastner said Friday that Stephens “needs to practice (Friday)” and that he would hold Lammers out Friday and then return him to practice Saturday. Having not participated...
Against expectation, Tech playing meaningful game in mid-February

Against expectation, Tech playing meaningful game in mid-February

A sellout crowd awaits, as does a vaunted opponent and a Hall of Fame coach. And, for that matter, so do heavy implications for Georgia Tech’s NCAA tournament hopes. The Yellow Jackets’ Sunday matchup against Syracuse at McCamish Pavilion is, against anyone’s expectations at the start of the season, a fairly big deal. It could be argued that Tech has not had a home game this meaningful...
Injuries shuffle Georgia Tech pitching staff

Injuries shuffle Georgia Tech pitching staff

Last season, the Yellow Jackets dealt with numerous injuries and had one player start all 63 games, shortstop Connor Justus. This season seems to be no different as the injuries continue to pile up. The biggest injury so far, was losing starting pitcher Tristin English for the entire season because of Tommy John surgery in January. The loss of English has forced coach Danny Hall to start freshman...
Georgia Tech baseball: 3 things to know

Georgia Tech baseball: 3 things to know

Georgia Tech baseball opens its season Friday at home against BYU in the third annual Atlanta Challenge. The Yellow Jackets to Florida lost in the NCAA Gainesville Regional last year to end the season with a 38-25 record. Tech will try to make it past the regional round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in more than a decade. Here are three important issues heading into the season: Health...
Georgia Tech gets visit from Chris Bosh

Georgia Tech gets visit from Chris Bosh

Georgia Tech had a supporter of note at the Watsco Center Wednesday night – former Yellow Jackets star Chris Bosh. Bosh, who played one season for the Jackets in the 2002-03 season and is now with the Miami Heat, spoke to the team before and after its 70-61 loss to Miami. He has made appearances at Tech games previously, both in Miami and at McCamish Pavilion. “He was phenomenal,&rdquo...
What Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech players said after the Miami game

What Josh Pastner and Georgia Tech players said after the Miami game

Post-game comments from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, center Ben Lammers, forward Quinton Stephens and guard Josh Okogie following the Yellow Jackets’ 71-60 loss to Miami Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla. Josh Pastner “We had some empty possessions and when you look at the way they shot the ball against our defense, that’s a recipe for disaster.” On Ben Lammers: “He...
Atlanta’s countdown clock to college football title game starts today

Atlanta’s countdown clock to college football title game starts today

Atlanta is on the clock — literally — to host college football’s national title game.
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to Miami

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s loss to Miami

Georgia Tech had a chance to pick up another win to make the NCAA tournament selection committee take notice, but returned home emptyhanded. The Yellow Jackets fell 70-61 to Miami Wednesday night at the Watsco Center, a game in which they were particularly overcome at the foul line (three free throws to Miami’s 27), on the glass (two offensive rebounds in 28 opportunities) and, despite shooting...
Miami’s hot shooting downs Jackets

Miami’s hot shooting downs Jackets

Given an opportunity to steal a win from a capable but listing opponent, Georgia Tech couldn’t pull through. Miami was without its starting point guard and lost a key backup early in the second half, but worked the Yellow Jackets with uncustomary effectiveness to give Tech a 70-61 defeat Wednesday night at Watsco Center. Tech (15-11 overall, 6-7 ACC) missed an opportunity to secure an impressive...
Sunday’s Georgia Tech game a sellout, third of season

Sunday’s Georgia Tech game a sellout, third of season

Georgia Tech’s Sunday evening game against Syracuse has been sold out. The school announced the sellout, the third of the season after the Georgia and Notre Dame games, Wednesday morning. It’s another piece of evidence of the excitement that the Yellow Jackets have created in coach Josh Pastner’s first season. It’s the first season that Tech has sold out three games since 2012-13...
Two key Tech players may miss Wednesday game

Two key Tech players may miss Wednesday game

The availability of two of Georgia Tech’s more important players is in question for Wednesday night’s game at Miami at 8 p.m. Center Ben Lammers is probable and forward Quinton Stephens is questionable to play. Both suffered ankle injuries in the Yellow Jackets’ victory against Boston College on Saturday. Stephens rolled his ankle early in the game and did not return. He said Monday...
One word to describe Tech’s defense? Elite

One word to describe Tech’s defense? Elite

Perhaps the greatest evidence of Georgia Tech’s defensive prowess this season came to pass shortly after 6:15 p.m. Saturday at McCamish Pavilion. Both the Yellow Jackets and Boston College were headed to the locker room for halftime. Tech had played a half the likes of which coach Josh Pastner had never seen. In 41 possessions, the Jackets lost the ball 10 times on turnovers. The other 31 possessions...
NFL draft combine invite for former Jacket

NFL draft combine invite for former Jacket

Former Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker has been invited to the NFL draft combine, the only Yellow Jackets player expected to take part in the league’s pre-draft evaluation this year. Butker finished his career as Tech’s all-time leading scorer with 337 points, passing Luke Manget in the final game of his career. While Butker did not get many opportunities to show off his leg on field-goal...
Quinton Stephens gives update on injured ankle

Quinton Stephens gives update on injured ankle

Georgia Tech forward Quinton Stephens plans to play Wednesday against Miami in a critical road matchup. Stephens rolled his right ankle in the Yellow Jackets’ win over Boston College Saturday and did not return to the game. “It’s pretty painful right now – the swelling just came back up – but (I’ll) keep doing treatment, treatment overnight,” Stephens said...
Todd Stansbury’s vision to differentiate Georgia Tech

Todd Stansbury’s vision to differentiate Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech forward Rand Rowland has served the school through implementing a relationship violence workshop for athletes and is leading a bone marrow registry drive.
Photos: Quentin Moses’ UGA and NFL career

Photos: Quentin Moses’ UGA and NFL career

Fire officials say Quentin Omario Moses, former UGA player and Reinhardt coach, along with two other people have died in a house fire in Walton County, Georgia, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
At least Georgia Tech can beat a Boston-area team

At least Georgia Tech can beat a Boston-area team

Georgia Tech guard Justin Moore pushes the ball upcourt, leaving Boston College in his wake Saturday.
What Josh Pastner, players said after the win over Boston College

What Josh Pastner, players said after the win over Boston College

Post-game quotes from Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner, Tech guards Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson and Boston College coach Jim Christian following the Yellow Jackets’ 65-54 win over Boston College Saturday at McCamish Pavilion. “To be able to win the game without Quinton (Stephens), we rely on him so much, and for him to go down early (and win), it shows you this group of guys, we&rsquo...
Photos: Georgia Tech beats Boston College

Photos: Georgia Tech beats Boston College

A college basketball game on Feb. 11, 2017. 
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Boston College

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Boston College

After a disastrous first half in which forward Quinton Stephens went down with an apparent ankle injury, Georgia Tech rallied behind guard Tadric Jackson to defeat Boston College 65-54 on Saturday night at McCamish Pavilion. Jackson came off the bench and caught fire after halftime, scoring 20 of his career-high 29 points to help deliver a result critical for the Yellow Jackets’ postseason hopes...
Georgia Tech second-half surge swamps Boston College

Georgia Tech second-half surge swamps Boston College

After a disastrous first half in which forward Quinton Stephens went down with an apparent ankle injury, Georgia Tech rallied behind guard Tadric Jackson to defeat Boston College 65-54 Saturday night at McCamish Pavilion. Jackson came off the bench and caught fire after halftime, scoring 20 of his career-high 29 points to help deliver a result critical for the Yellow Jackets’ postseason hopes...
Julia Emmons ready for induction into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

Julia Emmons ready for induction into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame

A former executive director of the Atlanta Track Club, Julia Emmons will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame class of 2017 on Feb. 17. “I’ve never been in a hall of fame where an Atlanta Falcons football player is one of my fellow inductees or nationally known sports commentators, so it’s a great thrill,” Emmons said on being inducted. “I feel slightly out...
Experts explain what Georgia Tech has to do to get in NCAA tournament

Experts explain what Georgia Tech has to do to get in NCAA tournament

Georgia Tech has a chance at making the NCAA tournament, two bracketology experts said this week. It is a nearly unthinkable position for a team that was expected to be one of the weakest power-conference teams before the start of the season and is an accomplishment in itself. CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm rated coach Josh Pastner’s team as “on the fence” in his updated bracket Friday...
Tech guard Josh Heath gives update on health of his ankle

Tech guard Josh Heath gives update on health of his ankle

Georgia Tech guard Josh Heath said Friday that he expects to be able to play Saturday against Boston College after tweaking his ankle in the Yellow Jackets’ win over Division II Tusculum on Tuesday. “I got a little work in right now (Friday) and I felt decent,” Heath said before the team’s practice. “I should be good to go (Saturday).” Heath suffered the injury...
FSU commit receives 2018 offer from Georiga Tech

FSU commit receives 2018 offer from Georiga Tech

Macon County High School offensive tackle Christian Meadows received a 2018 offer from Georgia Tech on Wednesday. A 6-foot-3, 330 pound junior from Montezuma, Ga., announced his offer on Twitter writing, “Blessed to receive my 10th offer from Georgia Tech.” The 3-star Meadows committed to Florida State in July, but has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia State, Miami, Michigan...
Inside a Georgia Tech road trip

Inside a Georgia Tech road trip

In a small, unadorned locker room underneath the Joel Coliseum stands, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is trying to set the stage for a second-half comeback against Wake Forest on Feb. 4. In different moments, he is excoriating players for careless offense in the first half, praising them for defensive successes and then imploring them to sharpen their focus on the details.  Pastner’s team...
Four Jackets named to All-ACC academic football team

Four Jackets named to All-ACC academic football team

Georgia Tech offensive linemen Parker Braun and Andrew Marshall, defensive end Rod Rook-Chungong and wide receiver Brad Stewart were named to the academic All-ACC football team. To be considered for academic All-ACC honors, an athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in the previous semester and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. There were 66 players overall named to the team. Tech tied for fourth for most players...
Big day for Marcus Georges-Hunt

Big day for Marcus Georges-Hunt

Former Georgia Tech star Marcus Georges-Hunt is headed to the NBA. Georges-Hunt, an All-ACC selection as a senior last year, will be signed to a 10-day contract by the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports. After going undrafted and playing for the Brooklyn summer league team and with Boston in the preseason, Georges-Hunt has played this season in the D-League with the Maine Red Claws and was...
Ex-Jacket brings legacy and life lessons to South Gwinnett

Ex-Jacket brings legacy and life lessons to South Gwinnett

South Gwinnett High coach Tysor Anderson has basketball in his blood. How can he not, with Lefty Driesell, the legendary coach for Davidson, Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State, as his grandfather? Anderson was going to his granddad’s basketball camps at James Madison by the age of 5. When he was 7, he tagged along on a two-game road trip. Anderson was sitting in the stands when Kent Culuko...
5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Tusculum

5 things to know from Georgia Tech’s win over Tusculum

Georgia Tech got a breather Tuesday night, a chance for the Yellow Jackets to find their groove, play the backups and build up some momentum going into the final seven games of their ACC schedule. The Jackets (14-10) hit all those marks and, if not for an ankle injury suffered by guard Josh Heath (severity unknown), their 96-58 win over Division II Tusculum at McCamish...
Uncertainty after injury to Tech guard Josh Heath

Uncertainty after injury to Tech guard Josh Heath

Georgia Tech guard Josh Heath injured his ankle in the second half of the Yellow Jackets’ win over Division II Tusculum Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion. Coach Josh Pastner did not know the severity of the injury following the game. “We just pray that he’s O.K., so we’ll see in the next day or two,” Pastner said. It was a most undesirable outcome for Tech to lose a...
Georgia Tech hammers Division II Tusculum

Georgia Tech hammers Division II Tusculum

Georgia Tech’s first game since 2010 against a Division II opponent went about like expected with one major exception. The Yellow Jackets took control of the game early and throttled Tusculum 96-58 Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion. There was cause for concern, however, as guard Josh Heath left the game midway through the second half with an apparent ankle injury. Tech coach Josh Pastner has...
Major honor for Tech’s Rand Rowland

Major honor for Tech’s Rand Rowland

Georgia Tech forward Rand Rowland has been named to the Allstate NABC Good Works team for his service to the community. Tech is the only Division I school to have an athlete this year on the Good Works football and men’s basketball teams. Defensive end KeShun Freeman received the honor in the fall. “Rand, I think, is the best person I’ve ever met in my entire life,” center...
Former Jacket David Sims moving up coaching ranks

Former Jacket David Sims moving up coaching ranks

Former Georgia Tech B-back David Sims has taken a step up the coaching ladder, moving from an assistant coaching position at Division II Shorter University to Furman. Sims accepted the job to coach running backs for the Paladins last week. Sims coached at Shorter for the past two seasons as its quarterbacks and fullbacks coach, his first coaching job. He was hired at Furman by coach Clay Hendrix,...
4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Tusculum

4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Tusculum

Things to know before Georgia Tech’s non-conference game against Tusculum, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at McCamish Coliseum and will be broadcast online on ACC Network Extra. 1. Georgia Tech will be without guard Justin Moore again for Tuesday’s game with an abdominal injury. Should Tech gain control of the game, I won’t be surprised if a number of players sit, starting with guards...
The story behind Georgia Tech playing Division II Tusculum

The story behind Georgia Tech playing Division II Tusculum

Georgia Tech’s 112 seasons have seen games against Agoga Class (a tough overtime loss in Feb. 1922), Arundel Boat Club (a four-point road win in Dec. 1930) and the Mayport Naval Base (a home-and-home sweep in 1944. Incidentally, the Tech football team visited that base in Jacksonville, Fla., during its TaxSlayer Bowl trip in December.) But the Yellow Jackets have never engaged Tusculum College...
Greensboro, N.C., shooting guard receives 2018 offer from Tech

Greensboro, N.C., shooting guard receives 2018 offer from Tech

Three-star shooting guard John Newman III received an offer from Georgia Tech on Sunday. A 6-foot-5, 180 pound junior at Greensboro Day School, Newman announced the offer on Twitter writing, “Blessed to receive an offer from Georgia Tech.” Newman, from Greensboro, NC, is ranked No. 10 on 247 Sports’ list of top 2018 recruits in North Carolina and has offers from Boston College...
Shorthanded Jackets fall to Wake Forest

Shorthanded Jackets fall to Wake Forest

With a shortened bench and able players off their games, Georgia Tech was an easy foil for Wake Forest. The Yellow Jackets fell 81-69 to the Demon Deacons Saturday at Joel Coliseum, their back-to-back losses this week giving back the ground gained by their stunning wins over top-25 opponents Florida State and Notre Dame in the week prior. Tech took the court Saturday already disadvantaged. Guard Justin...
4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Wake Forest

4 things to know before Georgia Tech-Wake Forest

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – JANUARY 21: Marial Shayok #4 of the Virginia Cavaliers shoots the ball over Josh Okogie #5 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during a game at John Paul Jones Arena on January 21, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tech backup likely sidelined for season with wrist injury

Tech backup likely sidelined for season with wrist injury

Georgia Tech will most likely be without a key backup for the remainder of the season. Forward Abdoulaye Gueye, the primary sub for center Ben Lammers, fractured his left wrist in the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Clemson on Wednesday. Coach Josh Pastner said that it’s a long shot that he would be able to return to play later this season. Tech plays at Wake Forest Saturday. “He’s...
How Josh Heath is thriving in his role for Yellow Jackets

How Josh Heath is thriving in his role for Yellow Jackets

Brushed aside a year ago, Georgia Tech point guard Josh Heath has become indispensable. His value to the Yellow Jackets’ cause was stated Wednesday night when Heath was laid out by a bug that drained his minutes and energy. Without him organizing the team on the floor and handling the ball, the Jackets turned the ball over 17 times, the most in their 10 ACC games, and lost 74-62 at Littlejohn...
Career moment for Tech great Wes Durham

Career moment for Tech great Wes Durham

Courtesy of Wes Durham Wes Durham has called a Final Four and an Orange Bowl. He has played golf at Augusta National and St.
Tech football staff hires includes a familiar name

Tech football staff hires includes a familiar name

Georgia Tech has finalized two hires for openings on the non-coaching football staff. Paul Hamilton, a 36-year coaching veteran who was a head coach at two FCS schools, will be the new associate director of player personnel. Former Tech wide receiver Kevin Cone will be the new assistant director of operations. Cone replaces Craig Candeto, who has become the new quarterbacks and B-backs coach, taking...
Five-star shooting guard receives 2018 offer from Tech

Five-star shooting guard receives 2018 offer from Tech

Shooting guard Quentin Grimes from The Woodlands, Texas received an offer from Georgia Tech on Thursday, according to Verbal Commits. In addition to Tech, a 5-star junior from College Park High School has offers from Louisville, Virginia, Wake Forest, SMU, Miami, Marquette and 14 more, according to Verbal Commits. Grimes, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, finished Tuesday’s night’s game against the...
Tech signing class on 3-star average

Tech signing class on 3-star average

Out of the 24 members of Georgia Tech’s 2017 signing class, 20 are ranked 3-star athletes by 247 Sports and the signing class members don’t care. Georgia Tech’s signing class was ranked No. 42 by ESPN with No. 17 running back Bruce Jordan-Swillling and brother, No. 27 cornerback Tre Swilling the most notable acquisitions. The 4-star Jordan-Swilling, who will play linebacker as a...
Why Tech’s defense may have taken a big step forward

Why Tech’s defense may have taken a big step forward

Atlanta, Ga. — Sophomore DB A.J. Gray (15) and junior DB Lance Austin (17) signal a turnover after a play in the first half of the game Saturday, October 29, 2016.
24 tweets for 24 Georgia Tech signees

24 tweets for 24 Georgia Tech signees

Georgia Tech signees and those close to them took to Twitter Wednesday to celebrate and document national signing day. This is what it looked like.   Defensive end Cortez Alston Congrats to Cortez Alston who signed his letter of intent to play football for @GeorgiaTechFB. #nationalsigningday pic.twitter.com/DyCiBlII2H — Westminster Wildcats (@WestminsterATH) February 1, 2017  ...
Five observations from Georgia Tech’s 74-62 loss at Clemson

Five observations from Georgia Tech’s 74-62 loss at Clemson

Compared against recent showings, Georgia Tech looked kind of sick or wounded Wednesday night, slogging through a 74-62 loss at Clemson where the Yellow Jackets lacked the verve that pushed them past No. 6 Florida State and No. 12 Notre Dame last week. Turns out, they were ailing. Starting point guard Josh Heath was a game-time decision after battling flu symptons, starting forward Quinton Stephens...
Tech hits the wall at Clemson, falls 74-62

Tech hits the wall at Clemson, falls 74-62

Georgia Tech ran out of magic, or gas, Wednesday night, when Clemson pummeled the Yellow Jackets in the paint on the way to a 74-62 win that was barely close in the second half. Ben Lammers flogged the Tigers (13-8, 3-6 ACC) again, scoring a career-high 25 points and grabbing nine rebounds to remind of his 23 points and 10 rebounds when Tech (13-9, 5-5) beat Clemson 75-63 on Jan. 12 in Atlanta. Otherwise...

State and nation: UGA goes big up front to build No. 3 class

Georgia took care of several heavy issues on national signing day. The Bulldogs bulked up by signing seven players who weigh at least 300 pounds, including Isaiah Wilson, a 6-foot-7, 350-pound, five-star offensive tackle out of Brooklyn who was the No. 16 rated prospect in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Georgia signed 26 players, including six who were early enrollees....
Four-star safety receives 2018 offer from Georgia Tech

Four-star safety receives 2018 offer from Georgia Tech

Chattanooga, Tenn. native Brendon Harris received an offer from Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Harris, a 6-foot-2, 185 pound safety, announced that Tech extended an offer in a post on Twitter writing, “Blessed to have received an offer from Georgia Tech.” The four-star junior at the Baylor School is ranked No. 4 on 247 Sports’ list of top 2018 recruits in the state of Tennessee and No...
Which Georgia Tech signees could play this fall?

Which Georgia Tech signees could play this fall?

Now that Georgia Tech’s 24 signees are in the fold, the next goal for the future Yellow Jackets and their coaches will be to get them on the field. The two players most likely to play significant roles for Tech are kicker Brenton King from Mill Creek High and punter Pressley Harvin from Alcolu, S.C. With kicker Harrison Butker and punter Ryan Rodwell having graduated, there isn’t a scholarship...

Special day for Ted Roof, Pat Swilling and the next generation

It was 35 years ago, in 1982, that Pat Swilling and Ted Roof signed with Georgia Tech, forming what would become the core of the Yellow Jackets’ famed Black Watch defense. On Wednesday, two of Swilling’s sons and one of Roof’s signed with Tech. Cornerback Tre Swilling and linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling bound themselves to Tech from New Orleans, where their father played his standout...
Paul Johnson explains the reason for the surplus of defensive backs

Paul Johnson explains the reason for the surplus of defensive backs

Georgia Tech’s signing day puts the Yellow Jackets a little heavy in the secondary. With seven signees expected to start out as defensive backs, the Tech roster has 18 scholarship players in the secondary. A few factors entered into play. First, Tech had more room for scholarships than it expected with the transfer of eight players since the end of the regular season. Second, coach Paul Johnson...
Kennesaw State has best recruiting class since 2015

Kennesaw State has best recruiting class since 2015

Kennesaw State has 17 returning starters from last season, but that didn’t stop them from going out and recruiting more talent. Included in Wednesday’s list of 16 signees are three transfers from FBS programs — running backs Dorian Walker (Georgia Tech) and Shawn Furlow (East Carolina) and defensive lineman Peyton Moore from Georgia State. Furlow and Walker were three-star recruits...
Georgia Tech may have signed a diamond in the rough

Georgia Tech may have signed a diamond in the rough

The ease with which prospects can share their game video online has made the notion of the hidden gem a bit outdated in the recruiting world. However, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson believes he may have one in wide receiver Adonicas Sanders of North Charleston, S.C. Sanders, who committed to Tech on Monday and was the last prospect added to the class, expected to accept a scholarship to Presbyterian...
Two signings will have big impact on Georgia Tech’s kicking game

Two signings will have big impact on Georgia Tech’s kicking game

With kicker Harrison Butker and punter Ryan Rodwell graduating, Georgia Tech had the opportunity to bring in a pair of specialists together. Tech coaches hope that their kicking needs will be taken care of with the signing of kicker Brenton King from Mill Creek High and punter Pressley Harvin from Alcolu, S.C. Harvin, the first player in this class to commit to Tech, was ranked second in the country...
5 things Paul Johnson had to say on national signing day

5 things Paul Johnson had to say on national signing day

“I’m really proud of our coaching staff. I thought they did a good job in recruiting. This is probably our largest recruiting class since I’ve been here. (note: the 2015 class was slightly larger with 27 signees) I thought that we were able to address some needs. It’s a little heavier probably on defense than offense, which is where we had a few more openings, but all in all...
Honolulu lineman now a Yellow Jacket

Honolulu lineman now a Yellow Jacket

MIKEY MINIHAN Position: OL Committed: July 27 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 275 pounds High school, hometown: St. Louis School, Honolulu Ranking: 3-star What to know: Minihan chose Georgia Tech over San Jose State, UNLV and Air Force. WHAT HE SAID On how long it took him to decide on Tech: “It took me two days… My aunt lives in Carrollton, Georgia, and I used to visit (my aunt and uncle)...
Faces of Signing Day in Atlanta

Faces of Signing Day in Atlanta

More than 1,100 athletes in Georgia signed letters of intent to play college football. Here are a few who were present at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta to make their choices public.
Photos: Signing Day in Atlanta

Photos: Signing Day in Atlanta

Athletes from across metro Atlanta make their college choices known on National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.
California lineman signs with Georgia Tech

California lineman signs with Georgia Tech

BOE TUFELE Position: OL Committed: Jan. 29 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 290 pounds High school, hometown: Narbonne, Harbor City, Calif. Ranking: 3-star What to know: Tufele was extended an offer by Georgia Tech on the morning of Jan. 27 and flew to Atlanta for an official visit the next day. Tufele verbally committed Jan. 29. He will convert from a defensive tackle to an offensive lineman at Tech. WHAT...
Newton High linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

Newton High linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

JAQUAN HENDERSON Position: LB Committed: Jan. 22 Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 197 pounds High school, hometown: Newton, Covington Ranking: 3-star What to know: Henderson committed to Tennessee in June, but withdrew his commitment after his official visit to Georgia Tech during the weekend of Jan. 20. Henderson was one of three recruits on their official visits to commit. Henderson chose Tech over Indiana...
Stockbridge lineman signs with Georgia Tech

Stockbridge lineman signs with Georgia Tech

KELTON DAWSON Position: DL Committed: Jan. 22 Height, weight: 6-foot-3, 242 pounds High school, hometown: Stockbridge High, Stockbridge Ranking: 3-star What to know: Dawson went on his official visit the weekend of Jan. 20 and was one of three recruits on their official visit to commit Jan. 22. Dawson chose Tech over Appalachian State, Illinois, Kentucky, Mercer, Missouri and 12 others, according...
Buford High linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

Buford High linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

T.D. ROOF Position: LB Committed: June 6 Height, weight: 5-foot-11, 205 pounds High school, hometown: Buford High, Buford Ranking: 3-star What to know: Roof is the son of Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof and had scholarsip offers from Army, East Carolina, Indiana, South Alabama, Troy, UCF, USF and Western Michigan. WHAT HE SAID On if his father, Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof, had...
New Orleans linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

New Orleans linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

BRUCE JORDAN-SWILLING Position: LB Committed: Aug. 23 Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 209 pounds High school, hometown: Brother Martin, New Orleans Ranking: 4-star What to know: Bruce Jordan-Swilling is the highest ranked commit in Georgia Tech’s 2017 signing class and is listed at No. 14 on 247 Sports’ list of best outside linebackers in the recruiting class of 2017. Jordan-Swilling played...
Louisiana defensive back signs with Georgia Tech

Louisiana defensive back signs with Georgia Tech

TRE SWILLING Position: DB Committed: Aug. 22 Height, weight: 6-foot, 185 pounds High school, hometown: Brother Martin, New Orleans Ranking: 3-star What to know: Since Tre Swilling became the 10th member of Georgia Tech’s 2017 class, he’s been a recruiting force for Tech. Swilling encouraged his own brother — Bruce Jordan-Swilling — to commit to Tech one day after Swilling&rsquo...
Norcross High defensive back signs with Yellow Jackets

Norcross High defensive back signs with Yellow Jackets

DAMEON WILLIAMS Position: DB Committed: June 11 Height, weight: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds High school, hometown: Norcross High, Norcross Ranking: 3-star What to know: Williams chose Georgia Tech over Michigan State, Wake Forest, Mississippi State and Missouri and is one of six defensive backs in Tech’s 2017 signing class. Williams played cornerback at Norcross High School. WHAT HE SAID On what the...
Mill Creek kicker signs with Georgia Tech

Mill Creek kicker signs with Georgia Tech

BRENTON KING Position: K Committed: Jan. 23 Height, weight: 6-foot, 167 pounds High school, hometown: Mill Creek, Auburn Ranking: none What to know: King committed to Old Dominion in December, but after former Georgia Tech commit and kicker Joseph Bulovas withdrew his commitment from Tech on Jan. 23, King received a scholarship offer from Tech. King was one of two commits Tech flipped Jan. 23, along...
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