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Technical Tidbits 6/30: Basketball Season Tickets Go On Sale

Time to pick up your season tickets!

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 ACC Tournament - Georgia Tech v Pittsburgh Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Season tickets for Georgia Tech’s 2020-21 men’s basketball season began going on sale yesterday. As the article mentions, next season will include 10 ACC home games and several non-conference games. Season ticket prices start at $290, which isn’t too bad considering it’s the same price they were last season. One important note that the article does point out is that there will be a fan-friendly refund policy due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Give credit where it’s due and this article focuses on giving credit to ACC commissioner John Swofford. As the article mentions, Swofford is retiring next June after serving for 23 years as the league’s commissioner. In this time, he was able to oversee significant changes and improvement to the ACC. There’s been a good number of national championships claimed by ACC teams as well, as mentioned. One move I was glad to see (better late than never) was the creation of the ACC Network.

For Tech students, faculty, and staff, whose cell phones blared emergency alerts in regards to, of all things, a water main break this past weekend, here’s a FTRS article providing a lot of background information. It essentially explains how the whole thing was in all likelihood inevitable. Despite the aversion to what seems to be perpetually ongoing construction on the campus, (progress does come at a price) I’ve always believed Tech had excellent facilities and in particular an outstanding aquatics center. It looks like now it has itself a wonderful, uhhm, man made pond in its backyard.

For fans who don’t know all of the history or the older faces, the Behind The Banner series is a great way to learn about some of Tech’s past athletic stars. The subject of this edition is former Yellow Jacket basketball player Matt Harpring.