Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech beat writer

Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He started at the AJC in 1998 and has covered a variety of beats, mostly within sports.

Latest from Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech target Marcus Watson to announce choice Sunday
 Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has asserted that the 2019 signing class needs to be great. What Buford High guard Marcus Watson announces Sunday could go a long way to determining how likely that is. Watson, a four-star prospect rated as high as No. 45 in the class, has indicated that he will make public his decision between Tech, Oklahoma...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has asserted that the 2019 signing class needs to be great. What Buford High guard Marcus Watson announces Sunday could go a long way to determining how likely that is. Watson, a four-star prospect rated as high as No. 45 in the class, has indicated that he will make public his decision between Tech, Oklahoma...
Jackets’ Parker Braun ‘has a motor out of this world’
 Years before he became an expert at delivering punishing trap blocks and forceful drive blocks, Georgia Tech left guard Parker Braun used to find his peace through daily runs of three to four miles through his neighborhood. “Some days, I would listen to music and not think about anything,” Braun said. “And then other days...

Posted: a day ago

Years before he became an expert at delivering punishing trap blocks and forceful drive blocks, Georgia Tech left guard Parker Braun used to find his peace through daily runs of three to four miles through his neighborhood. “Some days, I would listen to music and not think about anything,” Braun said. “And then other days...
Georgia Tech’s goals at the open date
 The scenery for Georgia Tech is not what it once imagined it would be. The Yellow Jackets are in their open date at 3-4 with an ACC record of 1-3. A Coastal Division championship – a primary team goal every season – is highly unlikely. Coach Paul Johnson communicated a message to the team that, with five games remaining, time...

Posted: 2 days ago

The scenery for Georgia Tech is not what it once imagined it would be. The Yellow Jackets are in their open date at 3-4 with an ACC record of 1-3. A Coastal Division championship – a primary team goal every season – is highly unlikely. Coach Paul Johnson communicated a message to the team that, with five games remaining, time...
Georgia Tech’s James Banks seeking immediate eligibility as transfer
 Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has not given up on the possibility of Texas transfer James Banks receiving immediate eligibility this season through a waiver. “I’m working on that with compliance, and I’ll leave it at that right now,” Pastner said Tuesday at a media availability session. Banks, from Decatur, played...

Posted: 3 days ago

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner has not given up on the possibility of Texas transfer James Banks receiving immediate eligibility this season through a waiver. “I’m working on that with compliance, and I’ll leave it at that right now,” Pastner said Tuesday at a media availability session. Banks, from Decatur, played...
The challenge that Moses Wright faces as a sophomore
 The promise and challenge for Georgia Tech forward Moses Wright can be summed up in his production in back-to-back games last February. Getting time in a blowout loss to Duke, Wright gave the Yellow Jackets a spark as he contributed nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks. The highlight was a putback dunk off a missed 3-pointer...

Posted: 3 days ago

The promise and challenge for Georgia Tech forward Moses Wright can be summed up in his production in back-to-back games last February. Getting time in a blowout loss to Duke, Wright gave the Yellow Jackets a spark as he contributed nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks. The highlight was a putback dunk off a missed 3-pointer...
WR Kalani Norris is Georgia Tech’s 16th commit
 Georgia Tech received the 16th commitment for its 2019 signing class Tuesday, from wide receiver Kalani Norris from Miami, Fla. Norris, listed at 6-foot-0 and 175 pounds, is a three-star prospect (247 Sport composite). Norris, a senior at Columbus High, reported other offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, N.C. State and Pitt...

Posted: 4 days ago

Georgia Tech received the 16th commitment for its 2019 signing class Tuesday, from wide receiver Kalani Norris from Miami, Fla. Norris, listed at 6-foot-0 and 175 pounds, is a three-star prospect (247 Sport composite). Norris, a senior at Columbus High, reported other offers from South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, N.C. State and Pitt...
5 Georgia Tech observations at the open date
 Before the season began, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson spoke with typical confidence about his team’s prospects for the season ahead. Speaking at the team’s media day prior to the start of the preseason, Johnson said he went into every season – this one included – thinking that his team had a chance to win every...

Posted: 4 days ago

Before the season began, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson spoke with typical confidence about his team’s prospects for the season ahead. Speaking at the team’s media day prior to the start of the preseason, Johnson said he went into every season – this one included – thinking that his team had a chance to win every...
Problem solving awaits Georgia Tech in open date
 In coach Paul Johnson’s tenure, Georgia Tech had played back-to-back games without turnovers only twice before the Yellow Jackets had no giveaways against Bowling Green and Louisville. The Jackets had also fumbled just twice in those two games after dropping the ball 14 times in their first four games. They had also committed only one...

Posted: 6 days ago

In coach Paul Johnson’s tenure, Georgia Tech had played back-to-back games without turnovers only twice before the Yellow Jackets had no giveaways against Bowling Green and Louisville. The Jackets had also fumbled just twice in those two games after dropping the ball 14 times in their first four games. They had also committed only one...
What Georgia Tech players said after the Duke game
 Comments from Georgia Tech players Anree Saint-Amour, Lamont Simmons, Malachi Carter, Jerry Howard, Tre Swilling and Kenny Cooper following the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Duke Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium: “We’re going into a bye week so we’ve got a lot of time to sit on this loss and get ready for the next game. Just...

Posted: 6 days ago

Comments from Georgia Tech players Anree Saint-Amour, Lamont Simmons, Malachi Carter, Jerry Howard, Tre Swilling and Kenny Cooper following the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Duke Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium: “We’re going into a bye week so we’ve got a lot of time to sit on this loss and get ready for the next game. Just...
12 notes from Georgia Tech’s loss to Duke
 Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson railed at his offensive line for “stupidity” in changing blocking assignments incorrectly at the line of scrimmage. Offensive linemen often have the freedom to change blocking assignments based on what they see at the line, and in this case Johnson said the changes proved counterproductive. Johnson...

Posted: 6 days ago

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson railed at his offensive line for “stupidity” in changing blocking assignments incorrectly at the line of scrimmage. Offensive linemen often have the freedom to change blocking assignments based on what they see at the line, and in this case Johnson said the changes proved counterproductive. Johnson...
What Paul Johnson said after the Duke game
 Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s comments following the Yellow Jackets’ 28-14 loss to Duke on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium: “Just really frustrated. I’m frustrated we didn’t play particularly well in the first half on offense especially on some short-yardage stuff. We couldn’t seem to convert. I thought...

Posted: 7 days ago

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s comments following the Yellow Jackets’ 28-14 loss to Duke on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium: “Just really frustrated. I’m frustrated we didn’t play particularly well in the first half on offense especially on some short-yardage stuff. We couldn’t seem to convert. I thought...