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

Latest from Ken Sugiura

The hustle tape and other ways Georgia Tech is getting faster
 The video comes on, and the search is on, Georgia Tech football players searching for their flickering images on the screen. “I’ve been on it’s a few times,” nose tackle Chris Martin said. “I’m trying to get on it more.” It’s what Yellow Jackets defenders call the “hustle tape,”...

Posted: 8 hours ago

The video comes on, and the search is on, Georgia Tech football players searching for their flickering images on the screen. “I’ve been on it’s a few times,” nose tackle Chris Martin said. “I’m trying to get on it more.” It’s what Yellow Jackets defenders call the “hustle tape,”...
Georgia Tech reschedules Central Florida for 2022
 Georgia Tech will play Central Florida in Orlando, in 2022, a rescheduling of the game that was cancelled last season because of the effects of Hurricane Irma. The teams also will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2020, part of the two-game home-and-home arrangement between the two schools. The cancellation of last year’s game proved a...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Georgia Tech will play Central Florida in Orlando, in 2022, a rescheduling of the game that was cancelled last season because of the effects of Hurricane Irma. The teams also will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium in 2020, part of the two-game home-and-home arrangement between the two schools. The cancellation of last year’s game proved a...
The maturity Brad Stewart sees in Georgia Tech offense
 Preseason training is a punishing, repetitive routine all its own, and thus it was that Georgia Tech wide receiver Brad Stewart found himself at a loss earlier this week. “What is it, Tuesday or Wednesday?” Stewart asked reporters on, for the record, Wednesday. “Thursday? It’s Wednesday? I don’t even know. I...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Preseason training is a punishing, repetitive routine all its own, and thus it was that Georgia Tech wide receiver Brad Stewart found himself at a loss earlier this week. “What is it, Tuesday or Wednesday?” Stewart asked reporters on, for the record, Wednesday. “Thursday? It’s Wednesday? I don’t even know. I...
As Tobias Oliver ascends, Jackets ‘going to miss’ Lucas Johnson
 Georgia Tech quarterback Tobias Oliver will bring talent and inexperience to his role as the Yellow Jackets backup quarterback. Oliver’s spot as the No. 2 behind TaQuon Marshall became a full-fledged reality Thursday as Lucas Johnson underwent season-ending surgery for a lower-body injury suffered in the team’s scrimmage on Saturday...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech quarterback Tobias Oliver will bring talent and inexperience to his role as the Yellow Jackets backup quarterback. Oliver’s spot as the No. 2 behind TaQuon Marshall became a full-fledged reality Thursday as Lucas Johnson underwent season-ending surgery for a lower-body injury suffered in the team’s scrimmage on Saturday...
Georgia Tech nearing end of camp
 The finish line is in sight for Georgia Tech as it pushes through the preseason. The Yellow Jackets practiced in full pads Thursday, will be in shoulder pads and helmets Friday and then scrimmage Saturday, which will end the camp portion of the preseason. After that, classes will begin Monday and the team will begin preparing for the season...

Posted: a day ago

The finish line is in sight for Georgia Tech as it pushes through the preseason. The Yellow Jackets practiced in full pads Thursday, will be in shoulder pads and helmets Friday and then scrimmage Saturday, which will end the camp portion of the preseason. After that, classes will begin Monday and the team will begin preparing for the season...
Lucas Johnson’s tweet acknowledges surgery
 Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson tweeted the news that he underwent surgery Thursday, a procedure that will end his sophomore season before the season opener. Johnson tweeted Thursday afternoon that the surgery went well, offered his thanks “for all the love” and ended the message with the hashtag #RoadToRecovery.&rdquo...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson tweeted the news that he underwent surgery Thursday, a procedure that will end his sophomore season before the season opener. Johnson tweeted Thursday afternoon that the surgery went well, offered his thanks “for all the love” and ended the message with the hashtag #RoadToRecovery.&rdquo...
Georgia Tech looking for answers in a few spots
 With a little more than two weeks to go before Georgia Tech plays its opener, coach Paul Johnson has concerns about the depth and performance of some areas of his team. Namely, depth at wide receiver and guard and the state of the kicking game. A trustworthy No. 3 receiver has yet to emerge. “The pecking order is Brad Stewart and Jalen...

Posted: a day ago

With a little more than two weeks to go before Georgia Tech plays its opener, coach Paul Johnson has concerns about the depth and performance of some areas of his team. Namely, depth at wide receiver and guard and the state of the kicking game. A trustworthy No. 3 receiver has yet to emerge. “The pecking order is Brad Stewart and Jalen...
Rape charge against former Tech star dropped
 A rape charge against former Georgia Tech star Adam Gotsis has been dropped by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Fulton County district attorney Paul Howard made the announcement Wednesday. Gotsis, who played for the Yellow Jackets 2012-2015 and was voted a team captain as a senior, was charged and arrested in March after...

Posted: 2 days ago

A rape charge against former Georgia Tech star Adam Gotsis has been dropped by the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Fulton County district attorney Paul Howard made the announcement Wednesday. Gotsis, who played for the Yellow Jackets 2012-2015 and was voted a team captain as a senior, was charged and arrested in March after...
Lucas Johnson may need season-ending surgery
 Wednesday’s update for Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson was grim. Coach Paul Johnson said that the quarterback, who suffered an apparent lower-leg or foot injury Saturday, will be evaluated Thursday for season-ending surgery. Lucas Johnson suffered what the team termed a lower-body injury in the Yellow Jackets’ scrimmage...

Posted: 2 days ago

Wednesday’s update for Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson was grim. Coach Paul Johnson said that the quarterback, who suffered an apparent lower-leg or foot injury Saturday, will be evaluated Thursday for season-ending surgery. Lucas Johnson suffered what the team termed a lower-body injury in the Yellow Jackets’ scrimmage...
Will Bryan’s final season will be accompanied by his beard
 Will Bryan has a beard and a plan. Bryan, the Georgia Tech senior offensive lineman, began growing  his beard in the spring with a plan to keep it until the season began. It is now facial growth in bloom, a radiating symbol of masculinity. The initial goal was hatched from an interview with Tech voice Andy Demetra. “So Andy was like...

Posted: 2 days ago

Will Bryan has a beard and a plan. Bryan, the Georgia Tech senior offensive lineman, began growing his beard in the spring with a plan to keep it until the season began. It is now facial growth in bloom, a radiating symbol of masculinity. The initial goal was hatched from an interview with Tech voice Andy Demetra. “So Andy was like...
Georgia Tech’s ‘overarching focus’ this preseason
 Depending on the perspective, the weather has either cooperated for Georgia Tech’s preseason or it hasn’t. Beginning with the first practice Aug. 3, the Yellow Jackets have had a steady stream of afternoon practices with temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s with high humidity The conditions are miserable for strenuous exercise...

Posted: 2 days ago

Depending on the perspective, the weather has either cooperated for Georgia Tech’s preseason or it hasn’t. Beginning with the first practice Aug. 3, the Yellow Jackets have had a steady stream of afternoon practices with temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s with high humidity The conditions are miserable for strenuous exercise...