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Technical Tidbits 9/24: Another Non-Noon Kickoff!

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The ACC Network is paying off in many ways.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 USF at Georgia Tech Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

This must be a record. So far, the Georgia Tech football team has only had one noon or 12:30 p.m. kickoff this season. The time slot is interesting, but that’s probably to encourage people to flip over to the ACCN for 30 more minutes of football once the 3:30 kickoff games end. We might even get to see the Cape Day uniforms at night. Exciting.

From all I’ve seen, the GTAA does a great job of setting up student-athletes for their futures after they graduate from Tech. The internship program discussed in the article above further cements those observations, and it’s also great that most of these internships are within Atlanta, connecting the community to the Institute and the Institute to the community.

Although you might not want to see the Jackets get beat in certain games (looking at you Duke), it’s always fun to visit McCamish Pavilion and take in some roundball. This ACC pack is a great way to watch world class basketball at an affordable price, get yourself one today!

I’ll let swimmer Jake take it from here with some swim news:

Big Jake: Hello I’m back for the swimming takes. And with that, I’ll note that SwimSwam is kind of the Buzzfeed of swimming, but recognition is recognition. So that’s good. “Projections” mean about as much as the preseason AP Poll does in football, but, seeing as Pumputis rarely loses races in GT caps, and that he had a great summer, it’s nice to have a Yellow Jacket get some early love. But, they’re also definitely also a way SwimSwam uses to drive traffic in the lull between summer long course season and the start of NCAA competition. So keep that in mind.

Big Jake again: All-name team, for sure. His quote definitely shows he’s bold, and with the long arc of swimming his senior year in front of him, there’s a lot of growth he could still do before he gets here. Tech has found luck in recruiting internationally in the past - just see the previous article for the chief example - but I think he’s a lot of work away from being a contender in any event at the ACC level, let alone NCAA. But, like the article notes, his short course times trend better than his long course ones, and American collegiate competition comes in short course yards. Good start, but we will have to give him time to hopefully grow before we can say Frohde will be a reliable contributor.

Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on the non-noon kickoffs?