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Technical Tidbits 12/31: Remembering Bryce Gowdy

RIP Bryce Gowdy

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Hey guys, Ben here. As I’m sure most of you know by now, we found out yesterday that Georgia Tech signee Bryce Gowdy died in a train accident yesterday. I was absolutely heartbroken when I heard about this, and that’s part of the reason I didn’t put anything about it up yesterday. I just didn’t have the words. To the Gowdy family, you are in the thoughts and prayers of the FTRS staff. From everything I know about Bryce, I know he had a bright future here on the Flats, and he will be greatly missed. If you would like to do something for the family, they have set up a GoFundMe page to which you can donate. At the time of writing this, they have $12,813 raised which is a true testament of the impact that Bryce had on those around him.

Congratulations to Yellow Jacket basketball player Moses Wright on being named the ACC Player of the Week. Wright had a strong showing at the Diamond Head Classic that took place last week in Hawai’i. The Yellow Jackets were able to finish third in the tournament and were led by Wright who averaged 17.7 points over three games shooting 63.6 percent.

It seems like a viable strategy that men’s basketball head coach Josh Pastner has his team focused on. By being competitive in ACC play and doing well enough in the standings there could be an argument to include Georgia Tech in the NCAA tournament. The article does point out that the last time Tech finished above .500 in ACC play was back in 2004, the same season the Yellow Jackets reached the national championship. I imagine it won’t be an easy task, as Tech has some difficult ACC opponents ahead on its schedule. Hopefully they will do well over the next few games.

So, the Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team faces off against the Florida State Seminoles today at noon. This article has all the details you’ll need to know for what will be Tech’s last game of the year decade. Yeah, it sounds more melodramatic that way, but I blame it on Cris Collinsworth and Al Michael and their coverage of the last NFL game of the decade.

So, apparently college football may have its own version of spygate and its own version of Bill Belichick. Although it certainly hasn’t seemed to have ruffled many feathers. Perhaps if it were another school this would have been a bigger deal. I’m only surprised more wasn’t said about it last year when Tech faced off against Minnesota. Still if there’s truth to the statements made by Jalen Johnson in his Tweet, I’d hope the NCAA would investigate it further. At a minimum, hopefully it serves as a warning to college football coaches to keep an eye on P.J. Fleck.