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In which the game ball from Tech's 222-0 win ends up on the other coast.

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The Georgia Tech basketball team will open up the 2014 Orlando Classic against the Marquette Golden Eagles in what will be the first meeting between the two schools since 1977. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN 2 and should be one of the most exciting match-ups of the Orlando Classic. The tournament features a great group of teams including Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Marquette, Tennessee, and Kansas, which should make for a more than entertaining week of basketball. I'm really interested in seeing Brian Gregory's Jackets meet up against the Spartans, coached by his former mentor, Tom Izzo. It's going to be three days of great match-ups for sure!

The 2014 Heisman trophy odds were released this week, and Georgia Tech was *shockingly* unrepresented. While it's disappointing that Justin Thomas isn't listed with 1/1 odds (get it together, media), there were some pretty interesting picks in the race for college football's most prestigious award. Todd Gurley stands at 14/1 odds (he is now regarded as god, ICYMI) and even Bowling Green's Matt Johnson has some great odds at 100/1. Jameis Winston obviously leads the nation with 9/2 odds to repeat as the Heisman winner, but a solid season from Marcus Mariota, Braxton Miller, or anyone else could easily dethrone the king (crab thief).

The game ball from Georgia Tech's historic 222-0 win over Cumberland was recently found in a storage locker and will be going up for auction soon. I'm not sure what's more criminal about this whole situation, putting the ball in storage in the first place or starting the bidding at just $5,000. If there are any Georgia Tech officials reading this (and let's be honest, what GT official doesn't read this post every day? psh.), just hear me out. Buy that football and let it be the Georgia Tech equivalent of Howard's Rock in Clemson. That would be SO COOL.

Georgia Tech guard Shaq Mason has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming weeks, but perhaps the most exciting is the arrival of his first child, writes the AJC. Mason and his girlfriend, Sabrina Gonzalez, are set to welcome their daughter into the world at some point before the start of the season. It should be one of the happiest moments in the All American's life to this point, right up there with a selection in the NFL draft next year.

Who is your pick to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy? If any Georgia Tech player was going to win it, which would it be?

Go Jackets!