It only seems right to kick off the Memorial Day edition of Technical Tidbits by remembering former Georgia Tech running back Clint Castleberry, who disappeared on a mission with the Army Air Force while flying over North Africa in 1944.Castleberry remains the only player in Georgia Tech history to have his number retired-- you can still see his number 19 and name displayed proudly on the inside wall of Bobby Dodd Stadium to this day. Castleberry, who finished third in the Heisman voting in 1942, led Tech to a 9-0 start to the season, including a win over Navy which was broadcast across the entire world via the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Georgia Tech baseball won the ACC Tournament in historical fashion yesterday, downing the red-hot Maryland Terrapins and becoming the first nine-seed to win the tournament in ACC history. The win guarantees that the Jackets will make an appearance in the NCAA Tournament no matter what happens, most likely as a number two seed. The seeding for the Tournament will be released today at noon, and hopefully the Jackets will have enough gas left in the tank to take them all the way to Omaha this season. Otherwise, we'll be out of Tech sports until football kicks off in August, which is very overwhelming to me.
Georgia Tech football color analyst Rick Strom will be stepping away from the microphone for a while so that he can watch his kids play sports of all different levels. Strom worked as a commentator for the Tech football for the past eight years, talking alongside the likes of Wes Durham and Brandon Gaudin in his time with the Jackets. This is just my opinion, but I'd like to see Nolan Alexander get a shot at the job-- he just graduated from Tech after calling every Yellow Jacket baseball game for a number of years. He had a very emotional goodbye after today's ACC Championship, his final game, and his passion for Tech is clear.
Everyone has their own opinion on Mike Bobinski's decision to block Robert Carter, Jr. from transferring to uga, but what Kansas State's athletic director John Currie did took that decision to a whole new level. Leticia Romero, a player on K-State's women's basketball team, made a list of 94 schools which she would like to transfer to, and Currie declined... all 94 of them. Now that is just irresponsible. Come on, KSU.
Daily Debate: Who should step in to replace Rick Strom as a radio voice for the Jackets?
How far is too far when it comes to blocking a transfer request?
Have a deliberate and reflective Memorial Day.