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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5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to Virginia Tech
 Georgia Tech tasted defeat for the ninth time in the past 10 games, this time to Virginia Tech by a 76-56 score at McCamish Pavilion Saturday. After a hot start, the Yellow Jackets were overtaken and subdued by the Hokies, who led by as many as 35 points before relenting. Georgia Tech (11-16 overall, 4-10 ACC) is now assured of a losing record...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech tasted defeat for the ninth time in the past 10 games, this time to Virginia Tech by a 76-56 score at McCamish Pavilion Saturday. After a hot start, the Yellow Jackets were overtaken and subdued by the Hokies, who led by as many as 35 points before relenting. Georgia Tech (11-16 overall, 4-10 ACC) is now assured of a losing record...
Josh Okogie playing at All-ACC level
 Georgia Tech doesn’t have much to celebrate at this point of the season, but what guard Josh Okogie is doing this season hasn’t been done in several years. Entering the Yellow Jackets’ game against Virginia Tech on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion, Okogie is averaging 19.1 points per game. No Tech player has finished a season...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Tech doesn’t have much to celebrate at this point of the season, but what guard Josh Okogie is doing this season hasn’t been done in several years. Entering the Yellow Jackets’ game against Virginia Tech on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion, Okogie is averaging 19.1 points per game. No Tech player has finished a season...
A second look at Georgia Tech’s loss to Wake Forest
 A closer inspection of how Georgia Tech lost to Wake Forest Wednesday night. For the “5 observations” story, please read here. 1. With just under seven minutes to play in the first half of Georgia Tech’s 79-62 loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night, the Yellow Jackets had the ball with the chance to take the lead and maybe...

Posted: 2 days ago

A closer inspection of how Georgia Tech lost to Wake Forest Wednesday night. For the “5 observations” story, please read here. 1. With just under seven minutes to play in the first half of Georgia Tech’s 79-62 loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night, the Yellow Jackets had the ball with the chance to take the lead and maybe...
Georgia Tech baseball preview
 Tech 2017 record: 27-28, 11-19 ACC Season opener: vs. Minnesota, 4 p.m. Friday Here are three important issues heading into the season: 1. Setting the pitching staff Tech’s five starters likely will come from these six pitchers: Xzavion Curry, Jonathan Hughes, Jake Lee, Connor Thomas, Brant Hurter and Hugh Chapman. Curry showed great...

Posted: 3 days ago

Tech 2017 record: 27-28, 11-19 ACC Season opener: vs. Minnesota, 4 p.m. Friday Here are three important issues heading into the season: 1. Setting the pitching staff Tech’s five starters likely will come from these six pitchers: Xzavion Curry, Jonathan Hughes, Jake Lee, Connor Thomas, Brant Hurter and Hugh Chapman. Curry showed great...
Georgia Tech’s Danny Hall returns to ‘more intense’ style
 Georgia Tech shortstop Austin Wilhite has seen one full season of coach Danny Hall, but he already knows that the 2018 version is a different model than the 2017 one. “We had one day where he told one kid to just get out of practice because he was loafing around,” Wilhite said. “It’s really been more prominent this...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Tech shortstop Austin Wilhite has seen one full season of coach Danny Hall, but he already knows that the 2018 version is a different model than the 2017 one. “We had one day where he told one kid to just get out of practice because he was loafing around,” Wilhite said. “It’s really been more prominent this...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to Wake Forest
 A team that had lost 10 of its past 11 games proved too much for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were overwhelmed by Wake Forest Wednesday, falling 79-62 at the Joel Coliseum. Tech (11-15 overall, 4-9 ACC) turned the ball over 14 times to the Demon Deacons’ five and was splattered once again from 3-point range by the opposition. Wake...

Posted: 3 days ago

A team that had lost 10 of its past 11 games proved too much for Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were overwhelmed by Wake Forest Wednesday, falling 79-62 at the Joel Coliseum. Tech (11-15 overall, 4-9 ACC) turned the ball over 14 times to the Demon Deacons’ five and was splattered once again from 3-point range by the opposition. Wake...
Georgia Tech suffers another painful loss
 Georgia Tech was entirely outclassed Saturday, losing 76-56 to Virginia Tech at McCamish Pavilion. The Yellow Jackets had difficulty creating open shots for one another and gave up numerous baskets in transition. A 13-1 run by Virginia Tech to start the second half raised the Hokies­’ lead to 56-30 with 15:16 to play in the second...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Tech was entirely outclassed Saturday, losing 76-56 to Virginia Tech at McCamish Pavilion. The Yellow Jackets had difficulty creating open shots for one another and gave up numerous baskets in transition. A 13-1 run by Virginia Tech to start the second half raised the Hokies­’ lead to 56-30 with 15:16 to play in the second...
Hamilton, Hyder to be inducted into Atlanta sports HOF
 Two Georgia Tech greats, Joe Hamilton and Whack Hyder, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame on Friday. As a quarterback for the Yellow Jackets from 1996-99, Hamilton became one of the more popular players in team history and set ACC records for total offense, touchdown passes and total touchdowns. He was inducted into the...

Posted: 4 days ago

Two Georgia Tech greats, Joe Hamilton and Whack Hyder, will be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame on Friday. As a quarterback for the Yellow Jackets from 1996-99, Hamilton became one of the more popular players in team history and set ACC records for total offense, touchdown passes and total touchdowns. He was inducted into the...
Georgia Tech planning improvements for fan experience
 Improvements for fan experience are on the way for Georgia Tech football games next season at Bobby Dodd Stadium, with more en route over the next six seasons. Tech announced its plan for fan experience enhancements Wednesday, including additional premium seating and improvements in general seating options, cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity...

Posted: 4 days ago

Improvements for fan experience are on the way for Georgia Tech football games next season at Bobby Dodd Stadium, with more en route over the next six seasons. Tech announced its plan for fan experience enhancements Wednesday, including additional premium seating and improvements in general seating options, cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity...
Without Jose Alvarado, what’s next for Georgia Tech
 The last person who might hold a “woe is us” response to Georgia Tech point guard Jose Alvarado’s season-ending elbow fracture and dislocation is probably Alvarado’s teammate Josh Okogie. The sophomore is confident, capable of playing point guard and also someone quite familiar with having a key player miss time because...

Posted: 5 days ago

The last person who might hold a “woe is us” response to Georgia Tech point guard Jose Alvarado’s season-ending elbow fracture and dislocation is probably Alvarado’s teammate Josh Okogie. The sophomore is confident, capable of playing point guard and also someone quite familiar with having a key player miss time because...
With more recruiting staff, Georgia Tech to expand base
 Three new assistant coaches and a re-energized recruiting plan will be the basis for an adjustment and broadening of Georgia Tech’s recruiting base. Speaking on the first day of the regular signing period Wednesday, coach Paul Johnson  said that Tech will put more attention on private schools, naming Cincinnati and Washington as possible...

Posted: 5 days ago

Three new assistant coaches and a re-energized recruiting plan will be the basis for an adjustment and broadening of Georgia Tech’s recruiting base. Speaking on the first day of the regular signing period Wednesday, coach Paul Johnson said that Tech will put more attention on private schools, naming Cincinnati and Washington as possible...