One of the biggest marketing endeavors of Geoff Collins’ career at Georgia Tech, games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, have another matchup set. In 2023, the Jackets will open the season in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game against the Louisville Cardinals. The Louisville game is only the third of six total contests at Mercedes-Benz to be announced, with Clemson (2022 Chik-fil-A Kickoff) and Notre Dame (2023) on the docket. Tech’s match-up this fall at “the Benz” will be the first time the Jackets have played in the stadium since their Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game against Tennessee in 2017 (#TaQuonforHeisman).
COVID-19 issues are still rocking the Tech Men’s Basketball team, with another scheduled game getting postponed. Ironically, it’s Louisville that the Jackets will have to play at a later date this season. It was reported yesterday that there was at least one confirmed positive COVID-19 case among the Jackets, with contact tracing holding others out. Hopefully, this situation will be contained shortly and all involved will stay healthy. If all goes well, Tech’s next scheduled contest is against Pittsburgh on Tuesday (5 p.m. ET, ACCN).
Chaunté Lowe is one of the best track athletes in Georgia Tech history. At Tech, Lowe won three NCAA Championships, was a six-time all-American, and a 13-time all-ACC winner. Lowe has competed in four Olympics, winning a bronze medal, and has won multiple US National Championships. In 2019, Lowe was diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she continued to train for the 2020 Olympics while sharing her story through many outlets. For her courage, Lowe has been given the 2021 NCAA Inspiration Award. You can read more about it in the article above. Congratulations, Chaunté!
The Tech Women’s Basketball team has a big game against Clemson (8-2) scheduled for tonight. The Tigers haven’t had a bad season so far, losing to Pittsburgh and Miami but beating Notre Dame and Florida State. Even though Clemson has a superior record, the game is certainly winnable for Nell Fortner & co. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on ACCNX.
Here’s a look at the interior of the beautiful renovations to Russ Chandler Stadium that are taking place.
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I also would like to give a shout out to my Dad. He’s one of the biggest Tech fans I know, and today is his birthday!