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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Former Texas center James Banks transferring to Georgia Tech
 Georgia Tech has dipped into the transfer market to secure Texas forward James Banks, a Decatur native who was a consensus top-100 recruit coming out of high school. Banks announced his decision from his Twitter account Tuesday evening at the end of a three-day official visit to Tech. Banks, listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, played in 32...

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Georgia Tech has dipped into the transfer market to secure Texas forward James Banks, a Decatur native who was a consensus top-100 recruit coming out of high school. Banks announced his decision from his Twitter account Tuesday evening at the end of a three-day official visit to Tech. Banks, listed at 6-foot-10 and 240 pounds, played in 32...
Considering Tech’s options with injury to Kenny Cooper
 One of the main pieces of Georgia Tech’s offense watched last Friday’s spring game with his right lower leg heavily bandaged. Center Kenny Cooper moved about the west sideline of Bobby Dodd Stadium with the aid of a scooter. The Yellow Jackets had escaped serious injury in spring practice until Cooper suffered the injury in a...

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One of the main pieces of Georgia Tech’s offense watched last Friday’s spring game with his right lower leg heavily bandaged. Center Kenny Cooper moved about the west sideline of Bobby Dodd Stadium with the aid of a scooter. The Yellow Jackets had escaped serious injury in spring practice until Cooper suffered the injury in a...
The young Jackets who are showing up in Tech’s new defense
 They were merely two plays out of 110 snaps in Friday’s spring game and out of perhaps hundreds of practice snaps throughout Georgia Tech’s spring practice. One was a tackle that likely didn’t register much with the 8,500 in attendance at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The other two was an interception, one of two takeaways in the...

Posted: a day ago

They were merely two plays out of 110 snaps in Friday’s spring game and out of perhaps hundreds of practice snaps throughout Georgia Tech’s spring practice. One was a tackle that likely didn’t register much with the 8,500 in attendance at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The other two was an interception, one of two takeaways in the...
Georgia Tech golf team nails down 17th ACC title
 The Georgia Tech golf team won its ninth ACC championship in the past 13 years, clinching the title Sunday with a birdie on the 18th hole by anchorman Chris Petefish. It’s Tech’s 17th ACC title overall, and coach Bruce Heppler’s 12th. The fifth-ranked Yellow Jackets defeated Clemson by two strokes at the Old North State...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Georgia Tech golf team won its ninth ACC championship in the past 13 years, clinching the title Sunday with a birdie on the 18th hole by anchorman Chris Petefish. It’s Tech’s 17th ACC title overall, and coach Bruce Heppler’s 12th. The fifth-ranked Yellow Jackets defeated Clemson by two strokes at the Old North State...
5 observations from Georgia Tech’s spring game
 For those keeping track, the Blue team bettered the White team 24-14 in Georgia Tech’s annual spring game Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. In the score kept by coach Paul Johnson, the most important statistic was zero serious injuries suffered. “He said, ‘The most positive thing was that at the end of the scrimmage, everybody...

Posted: 3 days ago

For those keeping track, the Blue team bettered the White team 24-14 in Georgia Tech’s annual spring game Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. In the score kept by coach Paul Johnson, the most important statistic was zero serious injuries suffered. “He said, ‘The most positive thing was that at the end of the scrimmage, everybody...
5 updates from Georgia Tech’s spring practice
 Georgia Tech concludes its spring practice Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium with its annual spring game, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Before the game, five updates from the Yellow Jackets’ four weeks of practice. The first-string offense and second-team defense are on the blue team, and first-string defense and second-string...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia Tech concludes its spring practice Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium with its annual spring game, starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Before the game, five updates from the Yellow Jackets’ four weeks of practice. The first-string offense and second-team defense are on the blue team, and first-string defense and second-string...
Georgia Tech introduces Adidas gear, word mark, gold shade
 When Georgia Tech’s athletic department sought to create a uniform word mark for its uniforms, gear and the like, the process looked back and up. Back into the school’s history and up to its iconic Tech Tower. The new word mark, debuted Friday through the athletic department’s website and social media and in the form of...

Posted: 4 days ago

When Georgia Tech’s athletic department sought to create a uniform word mark for its uniforms, gear and the like, the process looked back and up. Back into the school’s history and up to its iconic Tech Tower. The new word mark, debuted Friday through the athletic department’s website and social media and in the form of...
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: 5 days 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: 5 days 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: 5 days 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: 6 days 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...