For former Yellow Jacket Synjyn Days, the Medal of Honor Bowl provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase his versatility on the field in front of NFL scouts, and he did just that by rushing for the first touchdown of the game to give his team a 7-0 lead. While Days may have only rushed for 7 yards on 6 carries, don't underestimate the boost to his draft stock that appearing in the game gave him. We talk all the time about NFL front offices drafting off of potential, and Days certainly has the potential to be a great player in the NFL if a franchise is savvy enough to pick him up.
Georgia Tech senior Ollie Schniederjans, who just so happens to be the first-ranked amateur golfer in the world, will be taking his talents around the globe as he looks to better himself as a player during the NCAA offseason. His journey will begin with a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean as he makes his way to Abu Dhabi for the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, a tournament featuring some of the brightest golfers from around the world in one of the nicest venues on earth. This year's tournament also happens to be the 10th anniversary of the event, hopefully making for an even bigger stage for Schniederjans to win on.
With the first ever CFP National Championship kicking off tonight at 8:30, there are still a number of things you need to learn before you can be truly ready to watch the Buckeyes and Ducks square off in what will be the conclusion of the college season. The ESPN "megacast" for the event will show the game in 12 (!) different ways, including a film room broadcast with Dan Mullen, Pat Narduzzi, and Mike Riley and a spidercam view of the game available on ESPN3 among other things. Be sure to tune in for what should be a great game!
In one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA basketball season to date, the NC State Wolfpack upset the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils 87-75 in Raleigh, ending Duke's hopes of a perfect season. This loss likely means that no team will be able to overtake Kentucky unless the Wildcats manage to lose more than one game on the season, which looks unlikely at best given their surplus of talent. The game also gives Virginia sole possession of first place in the ACC standings while your Yellow Jackets currently reside at the very bottom, tied for last with Boston College.
How will you be watching the championship game?
Have a great Monday!