For those like myself who were clinging to a faint hope of an upset over No. 2 Virginia by the basketball team last night, our dreams were swiftly crushed by the Cavaliers in what ended up being a 57-28 blowout loss. This was easily the worst game of the season for Tech, and possibly to worst of the Brian Gregory era -- the Jackets shot just 26% from the floor (12-49), including an atrocious 0-12 from three point range. I can confidently say that this is the first time ever that I can't find a single good thing to say about a game. Not a single standout performance was had nor a big player recorded -- Marcus Georges-Hunt led the Jackets with 7 points on 33% shooting and Tech's team combined for 2 total assists in the lost. The only thing that you need to know is that Tech was doubled up in a basketball game, a feat which few teams have to suffer through.
As ESPN's list of the best players in the ACC continues to roll in, so too do the accolades for various Tech football players -- quarterback Justin Thomas was just named the eighth-best player in the entire conference. Such high praise and recognition is usually hard to come by for option quarterbacks like Thomas, so we should all really appreciate the new-found respect that many have gained for both Thomas and our system as a whole. This seems like a perfect place for Smoove to be at this point in his career -- near the top but still with room to improve. You couldn't ask for a better situation for a competitor like him.
Two former UNC athletes have decided to sue both the university and the NCAA itself over the UNC cheating scandal which has emerged in recent months. The two main plaintiffs in the suit are former women's basketball player Rashanda McCants, sister of Rashad McCants, and former football player Devon Ramsay. It accuses the NCAA of negligence, stating the following to support the claim:
The NCAA"knew of dozens of instances of academic fraud in its member schools' athletic programs over the last century, and it nevertheless refused to implement adequate monitoring systems to detect and prevent these occurrences at its member institutions."
This is just an ugly look for UNC, the ACC, and the NCAA as a whole. No one will get out unscathed.
Just in case you missed the big news, three star wide receiver Brandon Singleton decided to open up his recruitment again by decommitting from Georgia Tech. The decision by Singleton is hardly a surprise -- he recently received an offer from Arkansas and has been actively talking to Cal, which he will make a visit to soon. Every loss is discouraging, but I will say that I'm perfectly fine with the currently depth of the 2015 class at wide receiver even without Singleton. Catch the FTRS take on the situation right here.
Are you still confident in the wide receiver depth for the 2015 cycle?
Have a great weekend!