In case you’ve just awoken from hibernation: first, the weather warmed up weeks ago; second, the annual Georgia Tech spring game is today! Parking lots and pregame festivities open at 5 p.m. with kickoff proper at 7. Be sure to bring a raincoat, because no matter what the weather report says, it’s the Georgia Tech spring game and it’s going to get rained on. You’ll also be able to stream the game on WatchESPN if you prefer others to not know how closely you follow spring football. Just remember it is the last football-like substance we’ll have to enjoy until August, so after tomorrow you’ll have to rely on GT Bob’s YouTube channel to tide you over. Paul Johnson says he’d be happy with any of his four quarterbacks playing in a realfootball game, which has to be a subtle troll directed at fans dying to know who will start against Tennessee in September. “Bet you wanted some answers from spring ball, didn’t you? Well I’ll tell you what, you sit right there, till about August, and I’ll be back to give you every single one.”
Bruce Heppler and his Swingin’ Jackets are headed to Musgrove Hill Golf Club in Clinton, South Carolina for the 64th ACC golf championship. This is Heppler’s 22nd tournament, and the Jackets have won exactly half of those, contributing to a team total of 16 conference titles, second only to Wake Forest’s 18. Although Tech enters the tournament ranked #20 in all the land, it won’t be easy going as the ACC boasts four other ranked teams, including the Demon Deacons themselves at #9. The Jackets tee off at 9 a.m., paired with Duke and Florida State. Rounds 2 and 3 on Saturday and Sunday will be available to watch via ACC Network Extra.
Danny Hall’s crew has hit a rough patch since entering ACC play, having lost all six of their ACC series and being swept in their last two, but they’re hoping to turn things around this weekend at Virginia Tech. The Jackets now play a doubleheader tomorrow in Blacksburg after a late schedule change; Xzavion Curry is set to take the mound against the Hokies’ Kit Scheetz in game 1 at 11 a.m. and Jay Shaday set to face Connor Coward in game 2 at 3 p.m. The pitcher for game 3 remains TBD, which, given the Jackets haven’t won a game 3 of any series this year, seems like it might be a point of concern?