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The sellout crowds and electricity that attended Georgia Tech basketball when James Forrest played for the Yellow Jackets are missing.
Forrest, though, is not. The Tech great plans to be in attendance Tuesday when the Jackets play Clemson at Philips Arena.
“I try to go down as much as I can to support the guys and support the new staff,” Forrest said.
Tech’s season has played out in the grim fashion that many predicted in coach Brian Gregory’s first year. The Jackets have lost 13 of 15 and are in last place in the ACC. Virginia Tech delivered the latest gut punch Saturday, a 74-73 overtime loss on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Former players like Forrest, accustomed to Tech making the NCAA tournament and challenging for ACC titles, have braced for the ride.
“Everyone says the same thing,” said Forrest of former players such as Jon Barry, Dennis Scott and Travis Best. “They like [Gregory's] energy and they like the fact that he’s reaching out to the former guys.”
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Northwestern returns home for the first time in nearly a month, but the ninth-ranked Wildcats will not be welcomed with an easy task at hand. The 16th-ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets visit the Combe Tennis Center at 5:30 p.m. Friday for a high-flying nonconference clash.
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1. Guard Jason Morris will be a game-time decision. He warmed up with the team, but will test out his foot sprain just before the game starts. As I write, he’s come out for layups and is moving pretty well. If he can play, he’ll start. If not, coach Brian Gregory will have Mfon Udofia, Pierre Jordan and...
Clemson will face Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Tuesday. The game will be played at Philips Arena, the site of the 2012 ACC Tournament in a couple of weeks. Clemson and Georgia Tech will tip off at 7 PM in a game televised by the ACC's Regional Sports Network.
Former Georgia Tech star Derrick Favors has been chosen to play in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will take place Friday night during the NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Fla.
The No. 17/20 Georgia Tech softball team (7-3) is coming off of a 3-2 week including victories over Furman (4-2 and 8-2) and No. 4 Oklahoma (1-0), and some battles between Tech and SEC powerhouses in No. 2 Alabama (L, 9-12) and Auburn (L, 5-12).
The Georgia Tech men's and women's track and field squads will head up to Boston, Mass. for the 2012 Indoor ACC Championships at the Reggie Lewis Track Center. The meet will be hosted by Boston College for the first time ever.
Guard Jason Morris may not play against Clemson Tuesday because of a foot injury suffered in overtime of the Yellow Jackets’ loss to Virginia Tech Saturday.
If Morris cannot play, Tech will have eight players on scholarship available, including former walk-ons Nick Foreman and Derek Craig. Guard Glen Rice Jr., who is suspended, and backup center Nate Hicks, who has mononucleosis...
The Georgia Tech men's swimming team heads to Christiansburg, Va. this weekend for 2012 ACC Championship, looking to improve on last year's seventh-place finish.
Clemson had a 56-37 victory over Georgia Tech on Tuesday night. Kammeon Holsey finished with 12 points and Brandon Reed had 11 for Georgia Tech (9-18, 2-11 ACC).
The Georgia Tech men's basketball team will look to upend Maryland this Saturday, February 25 at Philips Arena, and we are offering special discounted tickets to all of our social media followers to come out and be part of the action.
Sophomore Alec Clifford of the Georgia Tech men's cross country team was named to the All-ACC Academic cross country team, Tuesday. Clifford, a Biomedical Engineering major placed for the Jackets in five of their six meets this season.
Anders Albertson fired a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday, pacing 5th-ranked Georgia Tech to a 6-under-par total of 282 and rallying the Yellow Jackets to a fourth-place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic.
Looking to extend a three-game winning streak, No. 10 Georgia Tech battles in-state rival No. 30 Georgia Southern Wednesday night in Statesboro. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and the game can be heard live on WREK Radio, 91.1 FM.
2013 offensive lineman Cory Helms visited Georgia Tech’s campus on Monday with several of his Milton High School teammates, and he was pleasantly surprised by what awaited him at the facilities.