Georgia Tech football fans got some bad news Monday as the team announced that rising junior Matthew Jordan will miss the remainder of spring practice with a foot injury. Jordan suffered the injury on a non-contact play during Saturday’s scrimmage. It is unknown as of yet whether Jordan will miss any time beyond spring practice. The most experienced of the four quarterbacks vying to replace departed starter Justin Thomas, Jordan was the presumptive leader in the quarterback competition. His injury leaves three scholarship quarterbacks fighting for playing time in spring camp, all of whom have drawn good early reviews from Coach Paul Johnson. Rising junior TaQuon Marshall threw for 3 touchdown passes in Saturday’s scrimmage, while redshirt freshman Jay Jones flashed his extreme athleticism. Fellow redshirt freshman Lucas Johnson was limited by some tendinitis but has shown he has plenty of ability according to Coach Johnson. The quarterback battle will be one of the most interesting subplots to follow through the rest of spring practice and into the fall.
The Yellow Jacket baseball team stumbled again in ACC play as they were swept by Notre Dame in last weekend’s three game series. The road trip, the baseball team’s first to South Bend, got off to a bad start as the Jackets’ flight to Chicago got caught up in all of the Delta flight cancellations last week forcing the team to scramble to get to South Bend. They ended up getting a flight to Milwaukee but the long weekend was just beginning. Three tough losses puts Tech at 16-12 overall but just 4-11 in ACC play. The Jackets will look to get back on track tonight in Athens in the first of three midweek editions of Clean, Old Fashioned Hate. The dwags are struggling mightily themselves, coming into the game with a 14-19 record. Catch the game at 7:00 PM on SEC Network.
Of course, the big in-state sporting event (really the big event nation-wide) this weekend was The Masters and Georgia Tech was well represented in Augusta. Though he didn’t win, Matt Kuchar had perhaps the highlight of the tournament when he aced the par-3 16th hole in the final round on Sunday. Kuchar ended up tied for 4th at 5 under par but the ace, the 18th in Masters history, momentarily put him right in the thick of the competition for a green jacket. Rather than hold on to the ball that he used for his first ace in a major tournament, Kuchar signed the hole-in-one ball and gave it to a 10-year old fan who was sitting behind the green, a move that surely made the kid’s day and earned Kuchar a new fan.