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Strong second half lifts Tech over Vanderbilt
Georgia Tech guard Travis Jorgenson (10) saves the ball from going out of bounds against Vanderbilt during the first half Saturday. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

7:34 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

In an evenly matched struggle, Georgia Tech revealed a little bit more of itself Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets had to like what they saw.Tech overcame an eight-point halftime deficit with some of its best offensive play of the season and rigor on the backboards to take care of Vanderbilt ...
Tech offensive line probably best in Johnson era
Georgia Tech running back Synjyn Days (10) dives over the goal line for a touchdown against FSU in the ACC Championship game in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 6. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

6:14 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Georgia Tech guard Shaquille Mason noticed in the grind of spring practice. “It was like the second week of spring,” Mason said this past week, during the Yellow Jackets’ preparations for the Orange Bowl. “I was like, you know, this offensive line has got a pretty good chance of doing ...
Tech holds on against Vanderbilt
Georgia Tech guard Travis Jorgenson had a career-high six assists with eight points in the Yellow Jackets’ 65-60 win over Vanderbilt Saturday (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

4:58 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Georgia Tech had to make a series of winning plays in order to stave off Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets provided them, earning a well-deserved 65-60 win over the Commodores at McCamish Pavilion. The Jackets never led by more than six but matched Vanderbilt shot for shot down the ...
Johnson salary tops $3 million annually
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson shouts instructions from sideline in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium in Athens on Saturday, November 29, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

8:41 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s extension gives him security and a salary bump, but compared with his highest-earning peers, is hardly exorbitant.Johnson’s four-year extension, which goes into effect next season and runs through 2020, is worth a total of $18.1 million, annually averaging $3.02 million. By average, it makes him ...
Tech starts closing non-conference stretch vs. Vanderbilt

7:05 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Georgia Tech’s first nine games have put the Yellow Jackets in promising position. They’re 7-2 with wins over two power-conference teams, Georgia and Northwestern, the latter breaking Tech’s four-game road losing streak in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. As of Friday night, the Jackets were a decent No. 67 in RPI, ...
Tech’s Hunt-Days won’t be eligible for Orange Bowl

5:17 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Georgia Tech defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days has not regained his eligibility following the fall semester and will not be able to play for the Yellow Jackets in the Orange Bowl against Mississippi State. Tech’s NCAA compliance office reached the conclusion after its certification process, according to Tech spokesman Chris Yandle. ...
Johnson’s extension worth $3.02 million annually
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s contract extension, through the 2020 season, makes him the fourth-highest paid coach in the ACC. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Updated: 3:43 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s extension gives him security and a salary bump, but, compared to his most well-compensated peers, is not exorbitant.Johnson’s four-year extension, which replaces the final two years of the previous agreement and runs through 2020, is worth a total of $18.1 million, an annual average of ...
Bowl blitz, bigger than ever, starts Saturday

12:42 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

College football’s bowl season — reordered, restructured and once again enlarged — is about to kick off. The first five of 38 bowl games will be played Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. with Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Nevada in the New Orleans Bowl — a low-key launch for the biggest bowl blitz ...
Ranking local coaches, from Budenholzer to…

12:21 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

When asked about increasing criticism directed at coach Mark Richt, Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity took the safe and expected route, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mark Bradley, “I hear after the Arkansas and Missouri wins that it’s ‘the best coaching job ever,’ and then (after the Florida loss) it’s the ...
College football awards show moving from Disney to Atlanta

12:04 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

College football’s top players, who in the past have gone to Disney World to collect awards at the end of each season, will come to Atlanta instead starting next year. The College Football Hall of Fame has agreed to a multiyear deal with ESPN to move the Home Depot College ...
Hancock: ‘Fascinating discussions’ by playoff committee

5:31 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

During a visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock discussed the new event, the team-selection process and this city’s role. Here are highlights from Hancock’s conversation with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:Q: What should colleges learn from the selection committee’s work this year to improve their chances ...
No answer yet on Hunt-Days’ status
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson did not have an update Wednesday regarding defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days’ eligibility. (AJC file photo by Johnny Crawford)

4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

There was no update Wednesday regarding Georgia Tech defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days’ eligibility for the Orange Bowl.“Still waiting on the grades,” coach Paul Johnson said following the Yellow Jackets’ practice.Hunt-Days was declared academically ineligible in May following the spring semester for falling behind an NCAA checkpoint measuring progress towards graduation. ...
Freshman All-America honors for Tech’s Freeman
Georgia Tech freshman defensive end KeShun Freeman was named to his second and third freshman All-America teams on Tuesday. (AJC photo by Hyosub Shin)

5:32 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Georgia Tech defensive end KeShun Freeman was recognized for his standout play with his selection to two freshman All-America teams Tuesday. Freeman, who leads the team and all ACC freshmen in sacks (4.5) and tackles for loss (9.0), was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team and the ESPN ...
Mason named to AP All-America team
Georgia Tech right guard Shaquille Mason is the Yellow Jackets’ first offensive lineman to make the Associated Press All-America team since Chris Brown in 2000. (AJC photo by Hyosub Shin)

5:02 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Kamrie Mason’s dad has done his family proud. Georgia Tech right guard Shaquille Mason was named Tuesday to the Associated Press All-America third team, recognized as one of the top six among roughly 260 starting guards in FBS, not to mention hundreds more playing as backups. Mason has been the ...
College football attendance drops
Football Bowl Subdivision crowds for home games averaged 43,483 fans per game, down 4 percent from 2013, according to data released by CBS Sports. The Georgia State Panthers averaged 15,006 fans at the Georgia Dome this season, ranking them 119th out of 128 schools. Here's how other schools fared:

Football Bowl Subdivision crowds for home games averaged 43,483 fans per game, down 4 percent from 2013, according to data released by CBS Sports. Here's the local and top 10 crowd getters.

Busy times for Tech’s Braun
Georgia Tech left guard Trey Braun (No. 78) will go to the Orange Bowl with his mechanical engineering degree in hand and wedding plans in the offing. (AJC photo by Hyosub Shin)

11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

At the team banquet last Friday, Georgia Tech left guard Trey Braun was given the offense’s effort award, and that’s not even close to being the most noteworthy event in his life of late.Braun has started all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets this season, helping the team lead the ...
Jackets, Sampson too much for Appalachian State
Brian Gregory's Tech squad heads into a rigorous final three-game stretch of the nonconference  –Vanderbilt Saturday, at Dayton Dec. 23, and Charlotte, Dec. 30.

9:17 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Georgia Tech did the best thing it could possibly do Monday night against Appalachian State — not lose.Nine days after the Yellow Jackets’ loss to USC-Upstate and in a season where mid-major upsets have flourished, Tech pushed past the Mountaineers 70-57 at McCamish Pavilion.“I thought we moved the ball well, ...
Hunt-Days’ status for Tech’s bowl game in air
Georgia  Tech defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days was  declared academically ineligible in May.

5:31 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

An answer to perhaps the biggest question of Georgia Tech’s Orange Bowl preparations will have to wait. Defensive lineman Jabari Hunt-Days’ eligibility status is still up in the air. “We’ll have to wait to get final grades,” coach Paul Johnson said Monday following Tech’s second bowl practice. “We should have ...
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