On Tuesday, Tech’s baseball head coach Danny Hall announced the team’s 55-game schedule for the 2020 season. The team will be returning a majority of its position starters. There will be several new players as well, as the team will add 19 freshmen. Last year’s recruiting class ranked 4th, so with the returning players, the baseball team should be in good shape. The first game of the season is not until February 14th, 2020.
The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will be hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers tonight. At 3-2, the Yellow Jackets will be aiming to stay above .500 on the season. This will be only the second meeting between the two schools. Tipoff is set for 7:15 PM and the game will be televised on ESPNU. #GoJackets
Georgia Tech’s football team picked up a key commitment. Albany Casey announced his commitment on Twitter yesterday. The 6’4”, 240 pound defensive end from Bay Minette, Alabama will add much needed size to the defensive line. Welcome to The Flats!
Congratulations to sophomore running back Jordan Mason, junior linebacker David Curry, junior offensive guard Jack DeFoor, and sophomore defensive back Tre Swilling. All four players were named to the 2019 Atlantic Coast Conference all-conference team. Mason was named third-team running back, while Curry, DeFoor and Swilling all earned honorable-mentions. #GoJackets.
It was bad news for the Tech basketball team and its point guard Jose Alvarado. Alvarado was expected to return in time for the Yellow Jackets’ game versus the eight ranked Kentucky Wildcats. However, he’ll be out for an additional two weeks. He should be returning in time for Tech’s matchup against Florida State on December 31.
In more men’s basketball news, Yellow Jacket forward Kristian Sjolund will be redshirting this season. For those who may remember, the announcement was made earlier in the season that Sjolund would weigh his options. A year off could be an excellent opportunity for him to develop his skills and train further.