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Technical Tidbits 1/28: Postponed Or Cancelled Games Prove Costly

Make up games crucial to Tech’s budget.

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The side-effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to play out in the sports world. For college athletics and their respective athletic departments, the cancellation of games has meant a major hit to revenue from athletic events — this lost revenue from ticket sales and payout from television contracts. The latter case is one that probably doesn’t come to mind at first but makes sense. Whether it’s contracts with ESPN or other networks, this has impacted schools like Georgia Tech, as well, as this article discusses. With the postponements or cancellation of Tech basketball games that we’ve seen in recent weeks hopefully this isn’t a trend that continues. It would be hard to imagine another season without the NCAA tournament. And as this article implies, the financial repercussions would probably be severe.

The Yellow Jackets golf team is competing in the Southwestern Invitational which is taking place in Westlake Village, California at North Ranch Country Club. At the time that the article was written, Tech was in a tie for sixth place (This was after two rounds were in the books on Tuesday). For that round, Tech’s Will Dickson and Bartley Forrester both shot a 71 to be one under par, leading the Yellow Jackets. The tournament is a 54-hole event, so it was due to wrap up on Wednesday. The Yellow Jackets were ranked 20th in the nation at the time of the tournament.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the Co-Women’s Track Performer of the Week on Tuesday morning. It was Tech’s own long-distance runner Nicole Fegans who was selected. Congratulations to her on this achievement. The track team will be in Clemson tomorrow and Saturday for the Bob Pollack Invitational. Good luck to them as they continue their season.

The Yellow Jackets men’s tennis team will be hosting Kennesaw State today for a doubleheader. The matchers are set for 2 pm and 6:30 pm., as the article points out. Marcus McDaniel and Pablo Schelcher will be paired up for the doubles match. Good luck to them and the men’s tennis team.