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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Safety commits to join Jackets
 Georgia Tech has the first commitment for its 2019 recruiting class. Grayson High safety Jeremiah Smith announced his decision Thursday. Smith is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. 

Posted: 17 hours ago

Georgia Tech has the first commitment for its 2019 recruiting class. Grayson High safety Jeremiah Smith announced his decision Thursday. Smith is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. 
Grayson’s Jeremiah Smith is Georgia Tech’s first 2019 commitment
 Georgia Tech has the first commitment for its 2019 recruiting class. Grayson High safety Jeremiah Smith announced his decision on his Twitter account Thursday. Smith is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. He also reported scholarship offers from Minnesota, Indiana, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Mississippi State and West Virginia. He is listed...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Georgia Tech has the first commitment for its 2019 recruiting class. Grayson High safety Jeremiah Smith announced his decision on his Twitter account Thursday. Smith is listed at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds. He also reported scholarship offers from Minnesota, Indiana, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Mississippi State and West Virginia. He is listed...
Mel Kiper on Ricky Jeune’s draft prospects
 Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Ricky Jeune is a legitimate draft prospect, according to draft expert Mel Kiper. Speaking Wednesday, the ESPN analyst projected Jeune as a third-day draft prospect, which would mean selection between the fourth and seventh rounds. “I think Ricky Jeune is the most interesting one – the wide receiver...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Former Georgia Tech wide receiver Ricky Jeune is a legitimate draft prospect, according to draft expert Mel Kiper. Speaking Wednesday, the ESPN analyst projected Jeune as a third-day draft prospect, which would mean selection between the fourth and seventh rounds. “I think Ricky Jeune is the most interesting one – the wide receiver...
Check out Georgia Tech students’ Rube Goldberg machine
 With the assistance of the Harlem Globetrotters, Georgia Tech students designed and created a Rube Goldberg machine that launched a basketball through a hoop. The machine was built at the school’s digital fabrication lab, a semester-long project in which 34 students participated. They made 12 separate machines, and students from the...

Posted: 19 hours ago

With the assistance of the Harlem Globetrotters, Georgia Tech students designed and created a Rube Goldberg machine that launched a basketball through a hoop. The machine was built at the school’s digital fabrication lab, a semester-long project in which 34 students participated. They made 12 separate machines, and students from the...
A second look at Georgia Tech-Virginia
 More from Georgia Tech’s 76-56 loss to No. 1 Virginia on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. You can read the “5 observations” story here. 1. Two very different losses Saturday’s 76-56 loss to Virginia Tech and Wednesday’s 65-54 loss to No. 1 Virginia both counted the same in the standings, but the...

Posted: 21 hours ago

More from Georgia Tech’s 76-56 loss to No. 1 Virginia on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. You can read the “5 observations” story here. 1. Two very different losses Saturday’s 76-56 loss to Virginia Tech and Wednesday’s 65-54 loss to No. 1 Virginia both counted the same in the standings, but the...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 1 Virginia
 Georgia Tech gave No. 1 Virginia trouble, but the Cavaliers gave a demonstration of how they’ve reached the top rung in the country. On a night when the Yellow Jackets’ challenged Virginia’s defensive standards, the Cavaliers shot 47.9 percent from the field and took advantage of its opportunities to claim a 65-54...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech gave No. 1 Virginia trouble, but the Cavaliers gave a demonstration of how they’ve reached the top rung in the country. On a night when the Yellow Jackets’ challenged Virginia’s defensive standards, the Cavaliers shot 47.9 percent from the field and took advantage of its opportunities to claim a 65-54...
Tech Hall of Famer Nicholas Thompson supporting shooting victims
 Georgia Tech Hall of Fame golfer Nicholas Thompson was like many Americans who were gripped and heartbroken by the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. The tragedy was more personal to Thompson than most, though, as he is a graduate of the Parkland, Fla., high school. So it was that Thompson and his wife, Christen...

Posted: a day ago

Georgia Tech Hall of Fame golfer Nicholas Thompson was like many Americans who were gripped and heartbroken by the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. The tragedy was more personal to Thompson than most, though, as he is a graduate of the Parkland, Fla., high school. So it was that Thompson and his wife, Christen...
Josh Pastner asking for patience
 Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton knows a little bit about what Georgia Tech is experiencing this season. In his fourth season at Miami and his third at Florida State, his teams slid backward after signs of progress. At Miami, the Hurricanes were 7-11 in 1992-93 in Big East play, Hamilton’s third season, but then fell to 0-18 the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton knows a little bit about what Georgia Tech is experiencing this season. In his fourth season at Miami and his third at Florida State, his teams slid backward after signs of progress. At Miami, the Hurricanes were 7-11 in 1992-93 in Big East play, Hamilton’s third season, but then fell to 0-18 the...
Taking a second look at Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech
 A secondary review of Georgia Tech’s 76-56 loss to Virginia Tech Saturday. The “Five observations” story can be found here. The rather unlikely reality of Georgia Tech’s slide through the ACC schedule is that the Yellow Jackets are actually playing a little better offensively than they did a year ago. By a number...

Posted: 3 days ago

A secondary review of Georgia Tech’s 76-56 loss to Virginia Tech Saturday. The “Five observations” story can be found here. The rather unlikely reality of Georgia Tech’s slide through the ACC schedule is that the Yellow Jackets are actually playing a little better offensively than they did a year ago. By a number...
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: 5 days 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: 6 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...