At one point it appeared the Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team would suffer another tough loss, but the team pulled ahead of the Nebraska Cornhuskers to seal a victory last night. The final score was 75-62. With that win, Tech is now 2-2 on the season. They have a five day break before traveling to Tallahassee for a road game against FSU.
The Yellow Jackets are 6.5 point underdogs against Pittsburgh tonight, according to this article. Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM. It will be the Yellow Jackets final home game of the season and the Panthers final game of the season. At 3-5, a win against the 4-5 Panthers guarantees the Yellow Jackets would finish ahead of them in the ACC. Hopefully they can pull off the upset. #GoJackets
This article focuses on Tech linebacker Quez Jackson and his relation to former Pittsburgh Steeler and Pro Bowler Greg Lloyd. Lloyd, who is Jackson’s cousin, had a profound influence on him and his understanding of the linebacker position growing up. Lloyd’s play earned him the nickname “Just Plain Nasty”. This kind of tough and gritty play has rubbed off on Jackson and his approach to how he plays. As the article mentions, Tech’s defense is a little undermanned going into the Pittsburgh game, and hopefully they can play with similar enthusiasm.
Former Tech athletes now in the NFL have been turning in some strong performances as of late and this article highlights some of the news. Former Yellow Jacket Darren Waller who is now a tight end for the Las Vegas Raiders had a notable performance against the New York Jets last week. Waller tallied 200 receiving yards on 13 receptions plus two touchdowns. His performance earned praise from Raiders head coach Jon Gruden who said of Waller: “He’s special. A lot of guys can’t even dream of doing what [he] can do.” That’s pretty good feedback to get from one’s coach. Kansas City Chiefs kicker and former Yellow Jacket Harrison Butker also turned in a strong performance in the Chiefs victory over the Broncos. He went five-of-five on his field goal attempts and one-of-one on extra point attempts to turn in a total of 16 points making him a must-have for fantasy football owners. Recent Tech graduate Nathan Cottrell was also among some of the notable names to appear on the list.