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Technical Tidbits 3/1: Klock lands at Northwestern, NCAA strikes back against fantasy football

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Hide your lineups and clever team names, the NCAA is coming!

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Trey Klock, who left at the conclusion of last season as a graduate transfer, has decided to continue his college football career with Northwestern. Though he spent a fair amount of his time at Tech dealing with injuries, Klock had become one of the strongest pieces on Paul Johnson’s offensive line. We’ve seen how critical a solid offensive line is in college football (see: Georgia Tech, 2015 and UGA, 2016), and losing a talented starter with two seasons of eligibility remaining always hurts. Hopefully Trey made the right choice for himself and will enjoy playing out his career with the Wildcats.

Georgia Tech baseball got back to its winning ways yesterday evening, downing in-state rival Georgia State by a final score of 12-5 at Russ Chandler Stadium. The game was a much-needed bounceback performance for the Jackets following an ugly loss against Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon and it featured yet another Kel Johnson homerum — his sixth of the young season. It is still early, but this looks like the final season of baseball we’ll get from Kel Johnson. He has cut down on his strikeouts so far, albeit against generally inferior opponents, and continues crushing the ball in his third college season. Those whiffs were the biggest knock against him last draft, but they are down 13% over this small sample size. Hopefully he can keep raking as we head into ACC play.

The NCAA has suspended five Richmond baseball players after it was revealed that they had each partaken in in the disgusting and illicit activity known as fantasy football. The NCAA bylaws apparently prohibit student-athletes from playing fantasy sports because they fall under the association’s evidently very broad definition of gambling. Another day, another instance of the NCAA going after the little guys. Heck, I heard yesterday that Nick Saban’s main draw is that he gives each commit free entry into a bagman-sponsored PPR league — under the table, of course. Despicable. No word yet on whether or not the whistleblower was the guy who drafted Todd Gurley first overall.

FAQ: Yes, there was a basketball game last night! No, it had not concluded at the time of this post’s completion! Tomorrow, I promise.