There’s a lot of Tech sports to talk about around this time of year. Naturally, football is the primary focus, but it’s nice to focus on other sports as well. The cross country team will be in South Bend for the ACC Championships as this article discusses. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be seeing action and their races will be carried by the ACC Network.
For our first article (or articles rather), there are some Tech athletes — both current and former — who are in the news so I wanted to share those articles. With that said, let’s get into Friday’s Tidbits.
The first of the articles in today’s Tidbits focuses on last week’s ACC Specialist of the Week, none other than Georgia Tech placekicker Jude Kelley. He had one heck of a performance with two successful onside kicks plus a sneaky kick that left the Cavaliers pinned deep into their own territory. Congratulation to him on the well-deserved recognition.
This article gets you caught up with former Tech basketball star Moses Wright. Wright will be attending training camp with the Los Angeles Clippers’ G League. Wright will be coached by former Georgia Tech basketball coach Paul Hewitt which I found interesting. Finally, in more Tech player news, Lorela Cubaj of the women’s basketball team was named to the 2022 Katrina McClain Award watch list. As this article mentions, she is easily considered one of the top power forwards in college basketball. Congratulations to her on this recognition.
These last articles for today’s Tidbits focus on predictions for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team’s upcoming game against the Virginia Tech Hokies. At 3-4 overall, if the Yellow Jackets are hoping to earn a bowl berth, then as the article mentions they almost certainly have to win this game. It will be the Yellow Jackets homecoming game against the Hokies, so that should be some additional motivation.
Last week the Yellow Jackets were able to get off to a quick start against the Cavaliers but then all the offensive explosiveness that led to the first 13 points of the game all but disappeared. Both the Yellow Jackets and the Hokies have the ability to put a lot of points on the board, so it probably will be a high-scoring affair. This article (as well as this AJC article) predicts the Yellow Jackets to win. For once, I can say I hope they are right.