Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech beat writer

Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech. He started at the AJC in 1998 and has covered a variety of beats, mostly within sports. AJC Georgia Tech blog

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Georgia Tech could be walking into ambush at UNC
 About 40 hours after Georgia Tech walked off the McCamish Pavilion floor to No. 2 Virginia Thursday night, the Yellow Jackets will brace for an examination of a different sort Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. After unsuccessfully engaging the slowest team in Division I (per KenPom) and one of the top defensive teams in the country...

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About 40 hours after Georgia Tech walked off the McCamish Pavilion floor to No. 2 Virginia Thursday night, the Yellow Jackets will brace for an examination of a different sort Saturday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. After unsuccessfully engaging the slowest team in Division I (per KenPom) and one of the top defensive teams in the country...
A second look at Georgia Tech-Virginia
 A few more thoughts and observations from Georgia Tech’s 64-48 loss to No. 2 Virginia Thursday at McCamish Pavilion. The “5 observations” story can be read here. 1. Not to belabor the point, but Georgia Tech really surrendered any chance of beating Virginia by giving up so many possessions with turnovers – 18...

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A few more thoughts and observations from Georgia Tech’s 64-48 loss to No. 2 Virginia Thursday at McCamish Pavilion. The “5 observations” story can be read here. 1. Not to belabor the point, but Georgia Tech really surrendered any chance of beating Virginia by giving up so many possessions with turnovers – 18...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 2 Virginia
 Before the first sellout crowd of the season, Georgia Tech could not capture the magic that had propelled the Yellow Jackets to upset wins of four AP top-15 teams in the past two seasons. Rather, No. 2 Virginia did what highly-ranked teams typically do. The Cavaliers played their style, frustrated the Jackets and finished the game going away...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Before the first sellout crowd of the season, Georgia Tech could not capture the magic that had propelled the Yellow Jackets to upset wins of four AP top-15 teams in the past two seasons. Rather, No. 2 Virginia did what highly-ranked teams typically do. The Cavaliers played their style, frustrated the Jackets and finished the game going away...
Justin Moore not on bench for Georgia Tech
 Georgia Tech guard Justin Moore was not on the bench for the Yellow Jackets’ game against Virginia Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion. A team spokesman did not know of his whereabouts. While healthy and eligible to play, Moore was in warmups for Tech’s first three home games in January. He did not make the trip with the team...

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Georgia Tech guard Justin Moore was not on the bench for the Yellow Jackets’ game against Virginia Thursday night at McCamish Pavilion. A team spokesman did not know of his whereabouts. While healthy and eligible to play, Moore was in warmups for Tech’s first three home games in January. He did not make the trip with the team...
What awaits Todd Stansbury as CFP committee member
 Todd Stansbury’s spot on the College Football Playoff section committee is merited. The Georgia Tech athletic director, named Wednesday to be the ACC’s new representative to the 13-person group, has a long list of credentials that recommend him for the position to help select the College Football Playoff field. “The opportunity...

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Todd Stansbury’s spot on the College Football Playoff section committee is merited. The Georgia Tech athletic director, named Wednesday to be the ACC’s new representative to the 13-person group, has a long list of credentials that recommend him for the position to help select the College Football Playoff field. “The opportunity...
A defining moment arrives for Georgia Tech
 After limping into conference play with a résumé that the NIT selection committee would have fed into a shredder (but only after laughing and passing it around the room), Georgia Tech is starting to puff out its chest three weeks later. The Yellow Jackets are 3-1 in ACC play, good enough for third place in the conference as...

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After limping into conference play with a résumé that the NIT selection committee would have fed into a shredder (but only after laughing and passing it around the room), Georgia Tech is starting to puff out its chest three weeks later. The Yellow Jackets are 3-1 in ACC play, good enough for third place in the conference as...
2018 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets schedule
 Georgia Tech’s 2018 college football schedule will include two non-Saturday games, including its first Friday regular-season game since 1994. Eight of the Yellow Jackets’ 12 opponents advanced to bowl games in 2017, including all four ACC teams that will visit Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2018. Sept. 1 vs. Alcorn StateSept. 8 at USF ...

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Georgia Tech’s 2018 college football schedule will include two non-Saturday games, including its first Friday regular-season game since 1994. Eight of the Yellow Jackets’ 12 opponents advanced to bowl games in 2017, including all four ACC teams that will visit Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2018. Sept. 1 vs. Alcorn StateSept. 8 at USF ...
Georgia Tech’s ACC schedule released
 Georgia Tech’s 2018 schedule will include two non-Saturday games, including its first Friday regular-season game since 1994. Tech will play its first-ever game against Louisville on Oct. 5, a Friday night, in its Atlantic Division crossover game. The last time the Yellow Jackets played on a Friday during the regular season was against...

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Georgia Tech’s 2018 schedule will include two non-Saturday games, including its first Friday regular-season game since 1994. Tech will play its first-ever game against Louisville on Oct. 5, a Friday night, in its Atlantic Division crossover game. The last time the Yellow Jackets played on a Friday during the regular season was against...
Georgia Tech fund-raising effort to add recruiting staff starting well
 A Georgia Tech graduate has challenged Yellow Jackets football fans to financially support a recruiting initiative, and the athletic department has been pleased by the response. The graduate, who has chosen to remain anonymous, offered to put up $200,000 of his own money on a 50 percent matching-fund basis to be earmarked for the hiring of...

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A Georgia Tech graduate has challenged Yellow Jackets football fans to financially support a recruiting initiative, and the athletic department has been pleased by the response. The graduate, who has chosen to remain anonymous, offered to put up $200,000 of his own money on a 50 percent matching-fund basis to be earmarked for the hiring of...
Georgia Tech-Virginia game nears sellout
 Georgia Tech was nearing a sellout Tuesday for its Thursday night matchup with No. 2 Virginia at McCamish Pavilion. It would be the first sellout of the season for the Yellow Jackets. As of Tuesday, fewer than 300 tickets remained for the 8,600-seat arena. It is a significant game for the Jackets, who are 3-1 in the ACC and have won four...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Tech was nearing a sellout Tuesday for its Thursday night matchup with No. 2 Virginia at McCamish Pavilion. It would be the first sellout of the season for the Yellow Jackets. As of Tuesday, fewer than 300 tickets remained for the 8,600-seat arena. It is a significant game for the Jackets, who are 3-1 in the ACC and have won four...
ACC schedule to be released Wednesday
 The ACC will release the schedule for the 2018 football season Wednesday at 2 p.m. Georgia Tech has home conference games against Clemson, Duke, Miami and Virginia and road conference games against Louisville, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. The game against Louisville will be the Yellow Jackets’ first in school history...

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The ACC will release the schedule for the 2018 football season Wednesday at 2 p.m. Georgia Tech has home conference games against Clemson, Duke, Miami and Virginia and road conference games against Louisville, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. The game against Louisville will be the Yellow Jackets’ first in school history...