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Technical Tidbits 10/8: Tech basketball gears up; football team on the road

Tech basketball news and more!

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There’s a lot of Tech sporting news to catch up with. The men’s tennis team will be heading to Athens for the Bulldog Invitational as this article discusses (#THWG). In football news, the team has a new commit as this article discusses. Four-star quarterback Zach Pyron of Pinson, Alabama has committed to Tech. And as another bonus article, this edition of the Inside the Chart series has some good information about Tech freshmen football players Zeek Biggers and Malik Rutherford. With all that said, let’s get into today’s Tidbits.

The Yellow Jackets men’s and women’s basketball teams will start their seasons soon. The head coaches of both team’s have recently met with the media to discuss their respective teams and the upcoming season. The men’s team will start their regular season with a home game against Miami of Ohio on November 9. As the article mentions, season tickets are available and start at $290.

This article features Yellow Jackets women’s head coach Nell Fortner who also met with the media on Monday. The women’s team will be opening their regular season on the road on November 9 as well. They’ll be traveling to Mount Pleasant, Michigan to face Central Michigan. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be returning several key players. Last year was an exciting one for both teams who qualified for the NCAA tournament.

There’s definitely some interesting stories on this Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. Punter David Shanahan’s own story of how he arrived at the Flats is certainly one of them. The article goes into a lot of depth into his story. His journey took him from Ireland to Australia and finally to Atlanta. I can definitely see how rugby players can end up playing football, and in particular, playing the punter position.

Shanahan definitely has some big shoes to fill. Tech’s previous punter Pressley Harvin was last year’s Ray Guy Award winner. Shanahan does seem to be getting quality coaching from Collins and his staff.