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Technical Tidbits 1/6: Georgia Tech Basketball scheduling updates

Both the men’s and women’s teams have some changes.

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

Just after getting into a good rhythm with wins over UNC and Wake Forest, the Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball team has some COVID-19 issues. Tech has a positive case within the organization, and due to contract tracing issues other players are likely quarantining. The article above states that Tech is pausing all men’s basketball activities for the time being, that includes today’s game scheduled against Notre Dame. No makeup date has been announced. If all goes well and players are able to return, the next scheduled game for the Jackets will take place this Saturday against Louisville (4 p.m. ET, ACCN). Get well, Jackets!

While the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team does not have COVID-19 issues right now, their schedule has been changed as a result of COVID-19 issues earlier this season within the ACC. Tech’s game against Miami that was postponed in December will now take place on February 16 (12 p.m. ET). The Jackets’ contest against Wake Forest on February 7 at 2 p.m. ET has been moved up to 12 p.m. ET (RSN). Tech’s next game will still be played as scheduled, the Jackets tip-off against Clemson Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET (ACCNX).

Georgia Tech Golf’s Tyler Strafaci has had one of the best amateur careers in the school’s history. Besides winning the U.S. Amateur, Strafaci has also taken home titles at the North and South Amateur, the Palmetto Amateur, and the Valspar Collegiate. The news of Strafaci not returning to Tech is disappointing, but he’s making the best decision for his future professional golf career. Strafaci has many tournaments to gear up for in the first half of 2021, including the Masters, U.S. Open, and the Walker Cup. Good luck, Tyler!

The completion of phase II of Russ Chandler Stadium’s renovations will solidify the ballpark as one of the best in college baseball. Construction on the new atrium, suite areas, and indoor training facility is starting to wrap up with the baseball season set to start next month. I can’t wait until many fans are able to fully enjoy the atmosphere that the “Rusty C” provides on gameday.

We all knew that Tech great Calvin Johnson would be in contention for the a spot in the NFL Hall of Fame, but it is nice to see him officially announced as a finalist. Congratulations, Calvin!

Question of the Day: What do you think of Calvin’s HOF nomination?