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Kyle Cerge-Henderson apologizes for personal-foul penalty

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson took to Twitter to apologize for a personal-foul penalty committed late in the Yellow Jackets’ 43-20 loss to Duke Saturday. “Heat of the moment,” Cerge-Henderson wrote. “I apologize to #21 that was uncalled for, selfish, and stupid. My passion for this game runs deep. Sometimes too deep.” At the end of a kickoff return...


Report card: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20

Report card: Duke 43, Georgia Tech 20

In position to secure bowl eligibility against a Duke team that had lost six consecutive games, Georgia Tech failed in stunning fashion, losing 43-20 to the Blue Devils Saturday. Duke, which had not averaged 12.2 points and 286 yards in its losing streak, hit a season scoring high for the season against FBS competition and finished with 500 yards. Tech (5-5 overall, 4-4 ACC) will need to defeat No...
Live blog: Georgia Tech vs. Duke

Live blog: Georgia Tech vs. Duke

Hello— Hope you’ll join us for the live blog today from Durham, N.C. It’s a windy day here at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium – right to left on your television – strong enough that it could impact the kicking game. As I write, the American flag at the open end of the stadium is pretty much completely unfurled, if that’s the right word...
How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, networks, online (11/18/17)

How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, networks, online (11/18/17)

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games today. All times are EDT.  Noon, Delaware State at Florida State, FSSO Noon, Virginia at Miami, ABC 12:20pm, The Citadel at Clemson, Raycom/ACC 12:20pm, Pitt at Virginia Tech, Raycom/ACC 3pm, Western Carolina at North Carolina, Raycom/ACC 3:30pm, Georgia Tech at Duke, FSSO 3:30pm, Syracuse at Louisville, ESPNU 7pm...
Georgia Tech legacy Bailey Ivemeyer makes ‘surreal’ first start

Georgia Tech legacy Bailey Ivemeyer makes ‘surreal’ first start

It’s been an unpredictable season for the Georgia Tech offensive line, but in Saturday’s win against Virginia Tech, walk-on Bailey Ivemeyer stepped up in a big way.  The Yellow Jackets entered the season with what appeared to be a fairly deep and talented offensive line. But a season-ending injury to left tackle Andrew Marshall before the Tennessee game was only the beginning of nagging...
School pride: Wreck’s driver is son of former Duke mascot

School pride: Wreck’s driver is son of former Duke mascot

Growing up in Winston-Salem, N.C., Chris Healy aligned himself with Duke, cheering for the Blue Devils when they made their trip to Joel Coliseum to play Wake Forest and making the occasional trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium. It stood to reason – his father Pat had graduated from Duke, as had an uncle and an aunt. His father, in fact, served as the Blue Devil mascot as a senior. However, Healy...
Josh Pastner on Ben Lammers: ‘He’s a stud’

Josh Pastner on Ben Lammers: ‘He’s a stud’

In Shanghai last week for the season opener against UCLA, Georgia Tech center Ben Lammers offered his own personal construct that helps him stay grounded in the present. It’s called Future Ben. On road trips, for instance, Lammers tries to concentrate on the game at hand and not worry about the schoolwork that awaits him as a mechanical engineering major. “That’s problems for Future...
Offensive tackle Jahaziel Lee off injury report for Georgia Tech

Offensive tackle Jahaziel Lee off injury report for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech will have a fuller complement of offensive line for its game Saturday at Duke. After not playing last Saturday against Virginia Tech due to an upper-body injury, offensive tackle Jahaziel Lee was not on the Yellow Jackets’ injury report released Thursday. With Lee healthy, he can join tackles Jake Stickler and Bailey Ivemeyer, who started against Virginia Tech, Ivemeyer for the...
Georgia Tech’s Ricky Jeune: Quiet, steady, almost to the end

Georgia Tech’s Ricky Jeune: Quiet, steady, almost to the end

Two years ago in Durham, N.C., Georgia Tech wide receiver Ricky Jeune announced himself as the successor to the Demaryius Thomas-Stephen Hill-DeAndre Smelter line. On a wet and bleak afternoon, Jeune was a bright spot in the Yellow Jackets’ 34-20 loss to the Blue Devils. In the fourth start of his career, Jeune caught four passes from quarterback Justin Thomas for 91 yards, including his first...
What Georgia Tech’s newly signed class says about progress, strategy

What Georgia Tech’s newly signed class says about progress, strategy

It’s not a class that will make the recruiting gurus hyperventilate. But the trio of prospects who signed letters of intent with Georgia Tech during the early signing period represent progress for men’s basketball coach Josh Pastner and his staff. From the perspective of recruiting rankings, the class is a step up from Pastner’s first class, which has shown potential through the...
How to watch: College football this week with TV times, networks, online (Week 12)

How to watch: College football this week with TV times, networks, online (Week 12)

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the 12th full weekend of the season. All times are EDT.  Noon, Delaware State at Florida State, FSSO Noon, Virginia at Miami, ABC 12:20pm, The Citadel at Clemson, Raycom/ACC 12:20pm, Pitt at Virginia Tech, Raycom/ACC 3pm, Western Carolina at North Carolina, Raycom/ACC 3:30pm, Georgia...
Bobby Dodd Stadium turf named best in country

Bobby Dodd Stadium turf named best in country

Georgia Tech’s football field is an award winner. Grant Field has been named the college football field of the year by the Sports Turf Managers Association, a prestigious honor in the industry. For Chris May, Tech’s director of athletic grounds, it’s the second time that a field under his care has been so honored. In 2014, Russ Chandler Stadium’s field, which was then under...
Paul Johnson wants more snaps for Jerry Howard

Paul Johnson wants more snaps for Jerry Howard

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday he’d like to get more playing time for backup B-back Jerry Howard, but that circumstances haven’t permitted it. “I’d like to have seen Jerry play more,” Johnson said. “He probably deserves to, but just the way the games have gone, it just hasn’t happened.” Howard has 22 carries in seven games backing up...
Paul Johnson explains why Georgia State couldn’t be scheduled

Paul Johnson explains why Georgia State couldn’t be scheduled

Georgia Tech and Georgia State had sought to schedule a game for the Yellow Jackets’ open date in October, but couldn’t get the help it needed from a member of the Panthers’ Sun Belt Conference, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday on the ACC teleconference. “We thought we had a game with Georgia State here that would have fit the bye game, but it would have required them to move...
Josh Pastner addresses NCAA ruling on Georgia Tech violations

Josh Pastner addresses NCAA ruling on Georgia Tech violations

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner addressed the NCAA’s suspensions of team members Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson on Wednesday, but attempted to keep his message forward-looking. Tech announced Tuesday that the NCAA had suspended Jackson for three games and Okogie for six for accepting impermissible benefits in the form of airfare, meals and apparel. The NCAA guidelines for suspension length for...
Georgia Tech’s Tre’ Jackson and his ‘dream’ wedding proposal

Georgia Tech’s Tre’ Jackson and his ‘dream’ wedding proposal

Georgia Tech linebacker Tre’ Jackson is a young man of grand gestures. Soon after he met Desiree’ Nathe in July 2015, he drove from Atlanta to her home in Dade City, Fla., to surprise her. “He was standing there with flowers and everything,” Nathe said. As the relationship developed, the gifts kept coming. He sent fruit arrangements. For a Christmas gift, he bought her a pair...
Quick thoughts about NCAA suspensions of Okogie, Jackson

Quick thoughts about NCAA suspensions of Okogie, Jackson

The NCAA’s ruling that Georgia Tech guards Josh Okogie and Tadric Jackson will have to sit six and three games, respectively, is a win for the Yellow Jackets. The NCAA’s guidelines call for athletes who receive impermissible benefits in the amounts that Okogie and Jackson did to be suspended nine and six games, respectively, before being reinstated. However, the reinstatement staff is...
NCAA issues suspensions for Jackson, Okogie

NCAA issues suspensions for Jackson, Okogie

The NCAA suspended Georgia Tech guards Tadric Jackson and Josh Okogie three and six games, respectively, for violating rules regarding preferential treatment, according to a person familiar with the decision. The school released a statement Tuesday evening confirming the ruling. The judgments were lower than the guidelines that the NCAA has set for the length of suspensions based on the value of the...
Looking at Georgia Tech’s bowl picture

Looking at Georgia Tech’s bowl picture

Georgia Tech’s win over then-No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday accomplished a number of things. One, it kept alive the Yellow Jackets’ goal of going undefeated at home, something they have done just twice (1990 and 1999) since coach Bobby Dodd’s retirement in 1966. Two, it improved coach Paul Johnson’s home record against ranked opponents to 9-4. Three, it moved Tech a big step...
Paul Johnson doubtful about Georgia Tech adding 12th game

Paul Johnson doubtful about Georgia Tech adding 12th game

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson was pessimistic Tuesday regarding the team’s hopes for playing a 12th game to replace the Sept. 16 game against Central Florida that was cancelled because of Hurricane Irma. “I don’t think it’s going to happen,” Johnson said at his weekly news conference. “We can’t seem to find anybody that seems to want to play.” Last...
8 takeaways and photos from Tech’s trip to China

8 takeaways and photos from Tech’s trip to China

I’m back from China after a nine-day, eight-night trip to Hangzhou and Shanghai with the Georgia Tech basketball team. I think as much as the actual trip was a great experience – I’d never been to China before and suspect I’ll never go again – the time abroad was additionally valuable thanks to the access provided the AJC by Josh Pastner, who permitted me to be around...
Tech makes progress in passing game

Tech makes progress in passing game

The passing attack for Georgia Tech has been inconsistent for most of the season. Averaging less than 100 yards per game through the air on a 40 percent completion rate, the Yellow Jackets have struggled to develop big plays. Saturday’s win against Virginia Tech appeared to follow that trend after a first half with no completions. But quarterback TaQuon Marshall got it going in the second half...
Tech may face bad weather - again

Tech may face bad weather - again

Georgia Tech hasn’t had much luck when it comes to weather on the road this season. The Yellow Jackets have only played three true road games this season -- with one neutral-site game in Atlanta -- and all of them have been in bad conditions.  Their fourth and final road game this Saturday at Duke may be no different. The forecast calls for cool and wet conditions for the 3:30 p.m. start...
Georgia Tech’s Brad Stewart elated after first career touchdown

Georgia Tech’s Brad Stewart elated after first career touchdown

Brad Stewart has started 27 games at Georgia Tech since playing his way into the rotation at wide receiver as a freshman in 2015. He’s had memorable plays -- including a couple in an 87-yard performance at Georgia last season -- and he’s been the Yellow Jackets’ dependable punt returner for more than a year now, but in Saturday’s 28-22 win against Virginia Tech, he did something...
China photos from Georgia Tech players, coaches and staff

China photos from Georgia Tech players, coaches and staff

So what was China like for Georgia Tech players, coaches and staff? Their pictures might help answer the question. At the AJC’s request, they provided some of their favorite photos, taken either by them or of them, that help tell the story of the nine-day, eight-night trip to Hangzhou and Shanghai. Special thanks to Tech student Erik Maday, the team’s assistant video coordinator who took...
Anthopoulos might be fine but Braves blew it with best choice

Anthopoulos might be fine but Braves blew it with best choice

This is nothing against Alex Anthopoulos, who will be the Braves’ new general manager and might end up doing a fine job in cleaning up the mess he has inherited, giving the organization the leadership and stability it desperately needs. But he wasn’t the first choice. The first choice, Kansas City’s Dayton Moore, a former Braves’ executive, isn’t coming back to Atlanta...
How far will Georgia, No. 7 in other polls, fall in CFP rankings?

How far will Georgia, No. 7 in other polls, fall in CFP rankings?

After a weekend in which two of the top three – and four of the top nine – teams lost, the College Football Playoff rankings face major upheaval. When the playoff selection committee releases a new set of rankings Tuesday night, it will make adjustments to reflect lopsided losses by previously No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Notre Dame, as well as defeats by No. 6 TCU and No. 9 Washington. ...
5 observations from Georgia Tech victory vs. Virginia Tech

5 observations from Georgia Tech victory vs. Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech pulled off a rousing upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon, winning 28-22 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall ran for two touchdowns (covering three yards and one yard) and threw two touchdown passes to account for all of the Yellow Jackets’ touchdowns. His passes went for 60 yards to Brad Stewart and 80 yards to Ricky Jeune. Here are five observations...
What Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said after beating Virginia Tech 28-22

What Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said after beating Virginia Tech 28-22

Here is what Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson had to say after his Yellow Jackets beat No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-22 on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  Opening Statement: I was proud of our guys. I think they showed a lot of grit and determination. We got up and then we threw the pick-six and got down, it would’ve been easy to hang our head. And we hit a play to get the lead back...
Georgia Tech offense gets back on track in win over Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech offense gets back on track in win over Virginia Tech

For the first time in three weeks, Georgia Tech’s triple option finally looked like Tech’s triple option. Coach Paul Johnson threw in the right wrinkles, made the right calls and his players did their parts while facing coordinator Bud Foster’s Virginia Tech defense. When the final buzzer sounded Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, quarterback TaQuon Marshall, B-back KirVonte Benson...
Bill Walton: Georgia Tech ‘perfect’ as guest in China

Bill Walton: Georgia Tech ‘perfect’ as guest in China

Hall of famer and ESPN commentator Bill Walton said he didn’t know much about Georgia Tech, the team or the school, prior to arriving in China to call Saturday’s game against UCLA. But he’s apparently a fan now. Prior to the game, a 63-60 win for UCLA, Walton said that the Tech team “has been perfect” as a participant in this week’s events for the Pac-12 China game...
Police, Disneyland and haggling: Georgia Tech’s trip to China

Police, Disneyland and haggling: Georgia Tech’s trip to China

Kerri Pastner’s phone rang at about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. On the other end was Georgia Tech recruiting and compliance director Julian Swartz, who was looking for her husband Josh, the Tech basketball coach. “He says, ‘Is Coach around?’” Josh Pastner recalled. “‘Because there’s 20 police on the floor questioning our guys.’ That’s when I knew...
Georgia Tech depth chart vs. Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech depth chart vs. Virginia Tech

Here is Georgia Tech’s depth chart for Saturday’s game vs. Virginia Tech. Game time is at 12:20 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be televised on the Raycom ACC network of stations, including WUPA/Channel 69 in Atlanta. Tom Werme will handle the play-by-play and former Falcons quarterback Dave Archer the analysis. D.J. Shockley will be the sideline reporter.  (Note: The depth...
How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, network, how to watch online (11/11/17)

How to watch: Today’s college football games, with TV times, network, how to watch online (11/11/17)

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games today. All times are EDT.  Noon, Duke at Army, CBS Sports Network Noon, N.C. State at Boston College, ABC or ESPN2 (depending upon TV market) 12:20pm, Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Raycom/ACC 3pm, Wake Forest at Syracuse, Fox Sports networks 3:30pm, Virginia at Louisville, ESPNU 3:30pm, Florida State at Clemson...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 21 UCLA

5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 21 UCLA

Georgia Tech’s trip to China included several positives, but it won’t include a victory. In their season opener, the Yellow Jackets were competitive with No. 21 UCLA, but lost 63-60 on Saturday in the third annual Pac-12 China game. Coach Josh Pastner’s team had two chances in its final possession to tie the score, but both 3-point attempts were off the mark. Tech had come back from...
Tech president Peterson: ‘Proud to have’ Pastner as coach

Tech president Peterson: ‘Proud to have’ Pastner as coach

Georgia Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson offered his endorsement of coach Josh Pastner on Saturday in the wake of NCAA rules violations by two players and a report alleging that Pastner was aware of the violations but did not report them. “The NCAA’s looking into it, and we’ll see what happens, but I’m proud to have him as our basketball coach,” Peterson...
Jose Alvarado’s moment arrives for Georgia Tech

Jose Alvarado’s moment arrives for Georgia Tech

In a short address to his team at the start of its practice Friday afternoon at Baoshan Arena, Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner had a quick point of information to communicate. He said that players may hear the bench call out “wolf” – it is a signal to alert a dribbler that a defender is coming up from behind to poke the ball away. Pastner called it an old-school basketball term....
Georgia Tech faces tough test in Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech faces tough test in Virginia Tech

Just like last season, Georgia Tech will face Virginia Tech on Saturday coming off a bad performance and needing a win. Despite missing key starters at many positions, the Yellow Jackets stunned the then-No. 18 Hokies 30-20 last season in Blacksburg, erasing the memories of a humiliating 48-20 loss at North Carolina the previous week. The win at Lane Stadium sent Georgia Tech on a four-game run that...
‘Eventful trip’ concludes with Georgia Tech-UCLA game

‘Eventful trip’ concludes with Georgia Tech-UCLA game

Two weeks ago, the Georgia Tech-UCLA season opener taking place Friday night (Saturday morning in China) looked far different than it does now. The Yellow Jackets looked like a decent matchup for the Bruins, who won 31 games and reached the elite 8 last season, but lost a lot off of the roster. Tech also was a different team than the one that surprised the ACC with a 21-win season and a run to the...
Georgia Tech running game looks to rebound

Georgia Tech running game looks to rebound

More often than not, the productivity of the Georgia Tech rushing attack — and the offense as a whole — is determined by the success up the middle. When the B-back is gaining consistent yardage on dives, traps or bellies, the Yellow Jackets become hard to stop. The key to stopping Tech’s option is getting it behind the chains on early downs. That all comes down to limiting the B-back...
Georgia Tech’s secret weapon in Shanghai? Its tour guide

Georgia Tech’s secret weapon in Shanghai? Its tour guide

Yu Xue Feng had the microphone aboard the Georgia Tech team bus, and he had a message for its passengers. “The head coach is very tired,” said Yu, the Yellow Jackets’ tour guide during its stay this week in Shanghai. Coach Josh Pastner had reason to be fatigued – jet lag, the stress of having three of his players questioned by Chinese police (before being cleared) and...
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