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 things to watch in Georgia Tech’s spring game
 Georgia Tech will conclude spring practice Friday with its annual spring game, starting at 7 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The primary objective for coach Paul Johnson will be to make it through the game with no injuries, but for fans (and media) who are getting their first glimpse of the 2018 Yellow Jackets, there is plenty to observe and...

Posted: 11 hours ago

Georgia Tech will conclude spring practice Friday with its annual spring game, starting at 7 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The primary objective for coach Paul Johnson will be to make it through the game with no injuries, but for fans (and media) who are getting their first glimpse of the 2018 Yellow Jackets, there is plenty to observe and...
Nate Woody’s progress report at end of spring practice
 In his first spring practice at Georgia Tech, new defensive coordinator Nate Woody had a couple of key players out with injury (safeties A.J. Gray and Jalen Johnson). The defensive line personnel isn’t quite exactly what he wants. And he could use a few more linebackers. But he expressed his pleasure over what he had overseen in 14...

Posted: 17 hours ago

In his first spring practice at Georgia Tech, new defensive coordinator Nate Woody had a couple of key players out with injury (safeties A.J. Gray and Jalen Johnson). The defensive line personnel isn’t quite exactly what he wants. And he could use a few more linebackers. But he expressed his pleasure over what he had overseen in 14...
‘Tech gold’ to be revealed Friday
 As the official start date of Georgia Tech’s partnership with Adidas approaches, the athletic department will reveal one element of its branding campaign with the shoe company Friday. “Tech gold,” the shade of gold that the athletic department will use for apparel, uniforms and other branding elements, will debut on the...

Posted: a day ago

As the official start date of Georgia Tech’s partnership with Adidas approaches, the athletic department will reveal one element of its branding campaign with the shoe company Friday. “Tech gold,” the shade of gold that the athletic department will use for apparel, uniforms and other branding elements, will debut on the...
Why Georgia Tech’s spring game won’t be broadcast
 Georgia Tech has broadcast its past four spring games online, but will not do so this year. The reason is that the athletic department has committed to using its in-house production capabilities to an online broadcast of the softball team’s home game against North Carolina, which also is being played Friday evening. At the least, coach...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech has broadcast its past four spring games online, but will not do so this year. The reason is that the athletic department has committed to using its in-house production capabilities to an online broadcast of the softball team’s home game against North Carolina, which also is being played Friday evening. At the least, coach...
High praise accorded Tech receiver Stephen Dolphus
 During practice Monday, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall gave Stephen Dolphus what constitutes probably the highest compliment he could have offered the sophomore wide receiver. In a passing drill, Dolphus had to choose a route based on defensive coverage. He could run a “go” route, streaking straight down the field, or...

Posted: a day ago

During practice Monday, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall gave Stephen Dolphus what constitutes probably the highest compliment he could have offered the sophomore wide receiver. In a passing drill, Dolphus had to choose a route based on defensive coverage. He could run a “go” route, streaking straight down the field, or...
4 updates from Georgia Tech spring practice
 Georgia Tech is down to its final two spring-practice workouts of the year. The Yellow Jackets practice Wednesday and then will play under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night in the annual spring game. Some notes and updates on the Jackets. Injuries have thinned out depth on the offensive line this spring. Center Kenny Cooper...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech is down to its final two spring-practice workouts of the year. The Yellow Jackets practice Wednesday and then will play under the lights at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday night in the annual spring game. Some notes and updates on the Jackets. Injuries have thinned out depth on the offensive line this spring. Center Kenny Cooper...
Jackets still in search of back up quarterback
 One goal that Georgia Tech coaches had going into spring practice was to set a depth chart to take into preseason practice in August. In some cases, three weeks of spring practice has allowed that competition to unfold. At quarterback, it will have to wait. Coach Paul Johnson said that the competition for the No. 2 job behind TaQuon Marshall...

Posted: 2 days ago

One goal that Georgia Tech coaches had going into spring practice was to set a depth chart to take into preseason practice in August. In some cases, three weeks of spring practice has allowed that competition to unfold. At quarterback, it will have to wait. Coach Paul Johnson said that the competition for the No. 2 job behind TaQuon Marshall...
Jackets identify most improved offensive players of spring practice
 Georgia Tech’s spring practice is in its final week, with the spring game scheduled for Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. At the media availability on Monday following practice, offensive players were asked to name players who had caught their attention for their improvement. Wide receiver Jalen Camp was named three times, quarterback...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Tech’s spring practice is in its final week, with the spring game scheduled for Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. At the media availability on Monday following practice, offensive players were asked to name players who had caught their attention for their improvement. Wide receiver Jalen Camp was named three times, quarterback...
No winner yet in Tech’s battle for No. 2 quarterback
 One goal that Georgia Tech coaches had going into spring practice was to set a depth chart to take into preseason practice in August. In some cases, three weeks of spring practice has allowed that competition to unfold. At quarterback, it will have to wait. Coach Paul Johnson said that the competition for the No. 2 job behind TaQuon Marshall...

Posted: 3 days ago

One goal that Georgia Tech coaches had going into spring practice was to set a depth chart to take into preseason practice in August. In some cases, three weeks of spring practice has allowed that competition to unfold. At quarterback, it will have to wait. Coach Paul Johnson said that the competition for the No. 2 job behind TaQuon Marshall...
The changes that prompted Chris Martin’s rise up Tech’s depth chart
 At first, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Chris Martin said, his situation was discouraging. In 2016, Martin redshirted in his first year on campus, a decision simplified by a broken thumb suffered in preseason practice. Last year, as a redshirt freshman, he appeared in only two games, an unusually small number. Last season, only four scholarship...

Posted: 3 days ago

At first, Georgia Tech defensive lineman Chris Martin said, his situation was discouraging. In 2016, Martin redshirted in his first year on campus, a decision simplified by a broken thumb suffered in preseason practice. Last year, as a redshirt freshman, he appeared in only two games, an unusually small number. Last season, only four scholarship...
How five Tech students had lunch with Paul Johnson
 When Brian Kuo arrived at Georgia Tech as a freshman in August 2011, he said he had “zero interest” in football. Now, seven years later, Kuo will leave Tech with undergraduate and master’s degrees from the school’s college of electrical and computer engineering. And, thanks to seven years of playing trumpet in the...

Posted: 4 days ago

When Brian Kuo arrived at Georgia Tech as a freshman in August 2011, he said he had “zero interest” in football. Now, seven years later, Kuo will leave Tech with undergraduate and master’s degrees from the school’s college of electrical and computer engineering. And, thanks to seven years of playing trumpet in the...