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Technical Tidbits 10/24: Georgia Tech Basketball Ready to Begin the Season

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Just one more exhibition game

NCAA Basketball: Georgia Tech at N.C. State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

USA Today put together a preview of the Georgia Tech Basketball team for the 2019-20 season. The article hit all of the major story lines of the year, and is a good primer before the first game against NC State on November 5. It does say that Josh Pastner is on the hot seat, and while that is true, with the financial situation of the athletic department it would take a really bad season for him to be let go. I think as long as he improves on last season, his job is safe.

Every year at the ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte, the conference honors a “Legend” from each school. Last year for Tech the honoree was Joshua Nesbitt, and this year it’s former DB Derrick Morgan. Morgan played in the NFL for nine years with the Tennessee Titans after declaring early for the draft following his junior season at Tech. He was a key part of the 2009 ACC Championship team, and is a great choice to be recognized on December 7.

It seems like Francesca Pan has been playing at Georgia Tech for an eternity. That’s alright though, as she’s played exceptionally well in her first three years. More great play is being expected going into her fourth year, as Pan has been put on the watch list for the 2020 Cheryl Miller Award, which honors the top SF in women’s college basketball. Pan will be a key player on this year’s team, which hopes to return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015. Keep up the good work, Francesca!

This is a fun way to get Georgia Tech students and other fans to the volleyball team’s game against Florida State on Friday night. According to the article, 150 students will be able to design and print their own t-shirt in the adidas Maker Lab just outside of O’Keefe Gymnasium before the game begins at 7 p.m. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Friday evening in Atlanta.

Andres Martin was a highly rated tennis recruit coming out of high school. He’s gotten off to a great start in college, but has had a couple of bad matches, with a record of 6-3 so far. This article does a good job of explaining Martin’s transition from high school to college, and how one of his first matches was a complete shock in a loss for him. Clearly, Martin has learned from that experience, and will continue to get better for the Jackets.

Question of the Day: Any bold predictions for the upcoming basketball season?