The Yellow Jackets (hopefully) will be playing their first game in nearly a month this Saturday night. Tech will be hosting Duke on Saturday the 28th of November. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM. The announcement was made recently. The game will be broadcast by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN).
Last Friday the Yellow Jackets men’s and women’s swimming and diving team competed in the UGA Invitational at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga. In the competition they faced off against UGA and FSU. Unfortunately, both Tech teams ended in third place after losing their matches against the two schools. This matches were the last ones for the Yellow Jackets 2020 fall season. In some better news, the men’s 400 Free Relay team did set a new school record, as the article points out.
The Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team begins its season in two more days. They’ll be hosting Georgia State at McCamish Pavilion. As many know and as the article mentions, Tech was picked to finish ninth in the ACC in a media poll. However, the article argues that a number of ACC Network analysts think much higher of the Yellow Jackets’ prospects in what will be Josh Pastner’s fifth season as head coach. Of course, in his time here the team has never qualified for the NCAA tournament, but according to these analysts they believe Pastner has his strongest team so far. Hopefully, with several of its key players from last season returning, the Yellow Jackets can have a strong enough finish and make the NCAA tournament. We’ll get to see them in action this week.
Last week the Yellow Jackets golf course held its annual fund-raise tournament, the Ramblin’ Wreck Cup. There were 175 golfers who were hosted for the event. It’s an interesting event that pairs the participants with former and current Yellow Jacket golfers in the groups of five. Some of the Yellow Jackets golfers included Stewart Cink, Larry Mize, and recent Masters low amateur Andy Ogletree who just recently turned professional.