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Technical Tidbits 6/19: Georgia Tech Women Get ACC/Big Ten Challenge Opponent

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NCAA Womens Basketball: Georgia Tech at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

When reading this, one might initially think, “Wait, didn’t the Jackets already get their ACC/Big Ten challenge opponent?” Kind of. This is the women’s basketball team’s challenge opponent, and the Badgers should hopefully be a much easier opponent for Tech in Head Coach Nell Fortner’s first year. If you don’t remember, last year the Jackets drew Maryland, a top ten team in the nation at the time, and got beat by thirteen. By comparison, Wisconsin finished 15-18 last season. Here’s to hoping that Coach Fortner and the Jackets will pull off a big win in the early stages of the season!

It’s very nice to see a key part of the Women’s Track team for the past three years being showcased like this. Clearly, Jeanine Williams is an all around athlete and individual, as evidenced by her performance at the NCAA Championships and in the classroom, and there are no limits on what she can do. A gold medal winning doctor has a very nice ring to it. Good luck to Jeanine in all of her future endeavors!

This is an interesting article, and the back and forth between the reader and author brings up a few good and bad points. Now, I don’t live in the state of Georgia so I won’t talk too much, but I do believe that the author of the article is on the right side of things. Competition has increased as Georgia Tech has grown more on the global stage and so that naturally eliminates some previously well qualified candidates from Georgia for admission. I don’t have a problem with this as long as a sizeable majority (60% is very good) of the students are from Georgia.

Shaq has found the perfect business. Even though there are better dining options around Georgia Tech, who could resist calling 444-SHAQ to place an order.

Question of the Day: What is your take on the article about Georgia Tech’s rise to elite status?