Georgia Tech came away with one of its biggest wins of the season late Wednesday night, defeating the Florida State Seminoles by a final score of 86-80 in Tallahassee. The Jackets, now 14-12 overall, notched a fourth ACC win for the season, improving to 4-9 within the conference. The victory also means that Tech's long losing streak versus the 'Noles, which dates back to 2007, is finally over; that's at least something for us to hold on to as the season moves forward. If Tech manages to win out against a pretty tough remaining schedule, the final conference record would stand at 9-9 for the season. It isn't great, but it could be just enough to buy Brian Gregory another year. Congratulations to the team on a big win no matter what happens the rest of the way.
Georgia Tech baseball is just about ready to kick off their 2016 season -- first pitch is scheduled to take place today at 4:00 PM versus the Purdue Boilermakers at Russ Chandler Stadium. Tech is currently ranked No. 21 in the nation following a strong end to last season and an even stronger recruiting class, one which features five players drafted by MLB teams a few months back. Though Purdue isn't the biggest powerhouse in the college baseball world, the team finished 20-34 overall last season, they should be much improved this year. A game versus the B1G opponent is a more-than-suitable first game for Danny Hall's Yellow Jackets.
We might as well finish off today by hitting on the final major sport, football, where speculation over whether or not senior quarterback Justin Thomas will have a better season in 2016 than he did in 2015. To be perfectly honest, the only thing I took away from that sentence is that this season is Thomas' final campaign on The Flats. I can't believe how fast his tenure has flown by, from the days of backing up Vad Lee to the 11-win campaign of 2014 to the 2015 season which was so unfortunately cancelled due to weather concerns spanning a five-month period. I can't tell you what to expect from Thomas in 2016, but it sure is safe to assume that he'll be ready to give his all just like he always has. Hopefully this season it all comes together.
OH WHAT'S THIS, A 2014 HIGHLIGHT REEL? HOW DID THAT GET IN HERE? Oh well, might as well watch it to refresh my memory.
Have a great weekend!