Technical Tidbits 5/17: In Which We Look to Win Lots of Awards

Happy Friday, Jackets fans! Today's Tidbits cover losses, longshots, ludicrous track records, late-breaking news (or maybe not so much), and late-afternoon game shows.

Gt_medium Our baseball team lost its series-opening game last night in Coral Gables by a score of 8-3. It really just continues a wild, up-and-down season for the team, who beat #1 UNC two out of three times last weekend, before allowing 14 runs and losing to a mediocre uga team on Tuesday and now losing to an average, evenly-matched Miami team. Hopefully we can take the final two games of the series, but who knows what this team has in store.

Gt_medium In positive baseball news, our baseball team has 3 players named semifinalists for national awards. Both Zane Evans and Daniel Palka have been named one of 40 semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the best player in college baseball, while Buck Farmer has been named one of 22 semifinalists for the Pitcher of the Year Award. Evans has also been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the best two-way player in college baseball, for his performance behind the plate as a catcher, and on the mound as a closer.

Gt_medium Nick Saban is generally regarded as a phenomenal recruiter. Hate him or his program as much as you want, but you can't really deny that fact. It really starts to show when you consider all of the NFL draft picks he's recruited to various schools in his career.

Gt_medium In what is likely the most shocking news story of the year, a data analysis done by CougCenter (SBNation's Washington State affiliate) shows that Georgia Tech's offense last year was the single most skewed in the country towards its rushing attack, both in play selections and percentage of total yards. Take a deep breath, and feel free to read that again -- because you DID, indeed, read it right.

Gt_medium My friend Kristen Jolley was on the finals of College Jeopardy! last night representing our fine Institute! Hopefully you were aware of that, because even big shots like Coach Paul Johnson and Graduate Assistant Maurice Duncan were fully aware that she was on, and even tweeted messages of encouragement!

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