On August 3rd, the Yellow Jackets will host their annual Fan Day. It should be a great opportunity to see the Yellow Jackets squad in action as the event includes an open practice. There will also be an autograph session afterward with Geoff Collins and student-athletes. The free event will take place at Bobby Dodd Stadium and free parking will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Here is the schedule for the day:
- 10:00 a.m. – Open practice and Wreckfest
- 12:00 p.m. – Autograph session for season-ticket members
- 12:15 p.m. – Autograph session for non-season-ticket members begins
- 2:00 p.m. – Autograph session ends
Wreckfest will include several activities, including “face painters, balloon artists, caricature drawings, inflatable games, a photo op with the Ramblin’ Wreck.” It should be an exciting day for Yellow Jacket fans, so be sure to mark the date on your calendars.
For Yellow Jacket fans who know they can’t make it to the first two games of the football season, yet would still like to watch the games on television, make sure you have a way to access the ACC Network. Apparently, not all providers have picked up the network.
At the moment, the following major providers have picked up the ACC Network: DirecTV, Google Fiber, Hulu, and Verizon Fios. The following are yet to reach an agreement with ESPN/Disney: AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, and the Dish Network.
In the worst case, if your provider doesn’t carry the ACC Network by gameday, you can always sign up for a trial version with one of the carriers that do. Whatever you do, just make sure you have a plan. You don’t want to end up trying to tune in on game day only to find out the game isn’t available. That is a frustrating experience that I certainly wouldn’t want to go through, uhhm, again.
Las Vegas oddsmakers predicted win totals for every ACC team. They have Tech at 3.5 games. Being a transition year, it’s understandable that it won’t be an easy year for the Yellow Jackets. Personally, I will continue to insist that this Tech team shows more promise than they are receiving credit for. But I’m just as fine with Tech being the underdog. Some of their most memorable games were ones they weren’t expected to fare well in but went on to surprise everyone by with a victory.