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Technical Tidbits 5/19: ACC Commissioner Offers Insights Regarding Return Of Sports

The ACC Commissioner provided some insights into what 2020-21 may look like.

NCAA Basketball: ACC Media Day Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to impact all aspects of daily life, understandably many people must be wondering when sports will return. It’s fair to say that the question is as much about if sports will be returning as it is about when. This AJC article highlights statements by ACC commissioner John Swofford regarding plans that sheds light on just what those answers may be. According to Swofford’s statements the options range from a full academic year of sports to one in which there are no sports at all. Too much seems to remain in the balance to say right now, but it would certainly be disappointing if there were no sports at all.

Here’s a fun article looking back to 2007. On this day (well actually yesterday) in 2007 Georgia Tech’s softball team set a record by winning its 54th win of the season. As the article points out, that record still stands to this day. The Yellow Jackets were ranked 15th at the time and they defeated the 18th ranked Texas Longhorns.

Here’s another look back, this article includes a video clip of Tech’s baseball team’s victory that secured it’s Coastal Division Championship. Connor Thomas, the left-handed pitcher, was the hero of the night pitching a two-hit complete game. This game was back in May of last year. How time flies.

Football head coach Geoff Collins’ All-In Challenge has completed with the winning bid being a generous $12,000. As the article mentions, it was an online fundraiser that benefited charities that assist those in vulnerable populations. Some of the charities include Feeding America, Meals on Wheels, World Central Kitchen and No Kid Hungry. Mike Landry made the winning bid of $12,000 and actually decided, generously, to double his donation.