The results are in for the Uniform Combo voting. The fans have selected the gold helmets with the white jersey with gold numerals, and gold pants as their favorite uniform combination. This particular combination was featured during the Yellow Jacket’s opening game against Clemson this past season. It doesn’t come as a major surprise to me as the white jerseys have always been a fan favorite. The runner up was pretty much the same combination except it featured the white helmets.
This was an interesting article that featured former Yellow Jacket and NFL star Derrick Morgan. Morgan had quite a career in the NFL before announcing his retirement last summer. As mentioned in the article, Morgan is now shifting his focus and talents to the business world. The article includes a Q & A with Morgan where he provides a lot of insight into what he’s doing now as well as some of his fonder memories as a Yellow Jacket. As pointed out, he was part of the 2009 ACC championship team.
Yesterday was the annual National Student-Athlete Day. Georgia Tech athletics featured several messages posted on Twitter and social media.
Here’s a few of those posts:
Forever inspired by what our student-athletes accomplish on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Yellow Jackets through and through!#NationalStudentAthleteDay | #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/VcHDDljGAo— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) April 6, 2020
Happy #NationalStudentAthleteDay to our incredible student-athletes. I am honored to be your athletics director every day, and am especially proud and appreciative of your extraordinary efforts during these unprecedented times! Can’t wait to see everyone again. #SwarmStrenGTh— Todd Stansbury (@GTToddStansbury) April 6, 2020
Though there aren’t any sports going on this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s nice to see GT’s student athletes and all student athletes for that matter getting the recognition they deserve.
As many of you probably have heard by now, it’s now official that the NCAA will grant an additional year of eligibility to Division I athletes. This is due in part to the cancellation of spring sports that has occured. Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury released a statement yesterday approving the NCAA’s decision, as the article mentions. It’s definitely a smart and fair move by the NCAA, it’s just going to be a long spring without any sports.