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Technical Tidbits 6/1: Georgia Tech Baseball makes NCAA Tournament

It’s not a surprise, but it’s still news.

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be a 2-seed in this year’s NCAA Baseball Tournament, and are headed to Nashville this weekend after being placed in Vanderbilt’s regional. The other teams that made the Nashville regional include no. 3 seed Indiana State and no. 4 seed Presbyterian. Danny Hall & co. will begin play Friday afternoon (1 p.m. ET, ESPN3) against the Indiana State Sycamores. The Sycamores (30-19) were no pushover this season, taking a game from Pittsburgh and two from Tennessee earlier in the year before finishing second in the Missouri Valley Conference Baseball Tournament to Dallas Baptist. A win on Friday is crucial to any hopes of advancing to the super regional round.

After surviving the first cut at the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, the Yellow Jackets couldn’t keep their good mojo going and were eliminated from the tournament Monday afternoon. Tech won a sudden death playoff against TCU to keep competing into the fourth round at the tournament; however, remained in 15th place throughout the round, well short of the top-8 team finish needed to advance to match play. Both Christo Lamprecht and Noah Norton finished T44 (+10) and were the low scorers for the Jackets. It certainly wasn’t the best NCAA Tournament performance, but definitely gives Tech something to build upon for the future.

The Georgia Tech Athletics Association has a money problem: plain and simple. The department is drowning in debt, and that’s affecting the amount of money it can spend on scholarships and other items that make Georgia Tech a reputable place for collegiate athletics. Our own Akshay Easwaran went in-depth on the money issues that the GTAA is facing, and how it’s causing problems for the Institute as a whole (the GTAA accounts for 48% of the school’s debt). Akshay takes a look at potential solutions for the money issue, like lowering ticket prices and giving away more tickets, and how those could pay off in the long run. Definitely some great content that’s worth a look!

That’s a great sight to see. Even better, the on-campus recruiting dead period ended at 12:01 A.M. today! It’ll be great for the staff to get recruits onto campus and in Atlanta.

Question of the Day: What is your prediction for the Nashville regional?