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Georgia Tech QB Ty Griffin to transfer to Oregon

Former Georgia Tech QB Ty Griffin via a Tweet announced that he is transferring to Oregon to be a part of the Oregon Ducks program.  Griffin will have to sit out the 2014 season and will be eligibility beginning 2015.  It should come to no surprise that his younger brother Taj Griffin verbally committed to Oregon earlier this April.  Taj is the Number 1 rated running back...
Via NCAA Football Zone
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The more you tweet, the cheaper Georgia Tech tickets are?

Maybe I’m old fashioned but I’m still trying to figure out this whole social media thing, and I think Georgia Tech might be in the same boat. The Jackets have launched a promotion asking their fans to “tweet, tag or post with #togetherweswarm”. The more posts the hashtag gets, the cheaper tickets will be for the Georgia Tech/Miami game on October 4. Here’s the infographic…...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The more you tweet, the cheaper Georgia Tech tickets are?

Maybe I’m old fashioned but I’m still trying to figure out this whole social media thing, and I think Georgia Tech might be in the same boat. The Jackets have launched a promotion asking their fans to “tweet, tag or post with #togetherweswarm”. The more posts the hashtag gets, the cheaper tickets will be for the Georgia Tech/Miami game on October 4. Here’s the infographic…...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech quarterback Ty Griffin transfers to Oregon

Oregon added another quarterback to its 2015 class with the transfer of Georgia Tech's Ty Griffin. Griffin, a 6-foot, 195-pound freshman announced on his Twitter account that he's decided to join the Ducks. Griffin will have to sit out the 2014 season and will be eligible in 2015 as a sophomore.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ty Griffin To Transfer From Georgia Tech To Oregon, Will Play With Brother, A 5-Star Ducks Recruit

Oregon football thought it was getting one member of the Griffin family, but now it looks like they’ll be getting two for the 2015 season. Georgia Tech quarterback Ty Griffin, who redshirted as a true freshman last year, is transferring to Oregon, the program where his brother, five-star recruit Taj, committed this spring. Its official im an Oregon Duck!!!! I’ll be on the West...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For better or worse: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

After looking like a genius with Chan Gailey’s players, Paul Johnson has settled into an average tenure with the Jackets. Over the last four years the Jackets have never won less than six games and they’ve never won more than eight. They consistently finish 4-4 or 5-3 in the conference. Will the Jackets be better or worse than they were last season? First let’s take a look...
Via College Football Zealots
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Just released - The ACC's 2014 football guide

The ACC’s football guide for 2014 has been released by the ACC.  From Georgia Tech to Louisville to Florida State, this guide covers ACC football from end to end for 2014. I’m sure after a National Title by Florida State, Orange Bowl win by Clemson, a slew individual awards, and a great NFL draft, this was as fun as the ACC has had creating a football guide in years. It’s...
Via SCACC Hoops
13 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 9 Georgia Tech

For seemingly decades in the ACC -- even before the arrival of Paul Johnson and his flexbone option offense -- Georgia Tech has been a model of consistency. They've been to 17 straight bowl games, and their teams have ranged from mediocre, barely reaching that requisite .500 mark, to very good, as many as 10 wins. Regardless, they've never been awful, and that's quite...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Georgia Tech Has The Words To The “I Believe” Chant Displayed On Scoreboard At Bobby Dodd Stadium

One of the biggest things to come from the 2014 World Cup is the emergence of the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant. While it has been around for some time, it has become an insanely popular chant, as ESPN has used it for US soccer commercials, and while it has been used by US soccer supporters for some time, it has become more popular than ever among more casual fans. Today...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Georgia Tech linebacker allegedly locked oldest son in room for two years

Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Recardo Wimbush is facing some serious legal trouble after being accused of locking his oldest son in the basement of their home for two years. Wimbush and his wife have been charged with "cruelty to children" and are expected to turn themselves into authorities on Friday.The following is an excerpt from the Atlanta Journal...
Via Bush League Chronicle
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Georgia Tech LB Accused of Locking Son in Basement For 2 Years

2005 mugshot Recardo Wimbush a former Georgia Tech standout linebacker had an arrest warrant issued for him to surrender to police. He and his wife are being accused of locking their son in a basement for two years do to “disciplinary reasons.” Here are some details from the Atlanta Journal Constitution: The victim had been confined to the room for most of the past two years...
Via BlackSportsOnline
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Recardo Wimbush Sought For Child Imprisonment

((HT: WSB-TV))This story alternates in the HQ's consciousness between classless, weird, and just plain awful.Former Georgia Tech and NFL linebacker Recardo Wimbush is being sought, along with his wife, on charges that they basically imprisoned their 13-year-old son in their basement for the better part of a year. Police say nine other children were upstairs. The teenage boy was...
Via Online Sports Guys
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tech’s Kitchen suspended from team, likely to transfer

Georgia Tech defensive tackle Jimmie Kitchen has been indefinitely suspended from the team and is likely to transfer. In the meantime, he will not be permitted to take part in team activities. Kitchen has played 11 games in his first two seasons in a backup role for the Yellow Jackets. The suspension is not believed to be due to a legal offense or failed drug test. He remains in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: High School Recruit Commits To His Father’s Alma Mater, Georgia Tech, On Father’s Day

It’s not too uncommon that a high school football player chooses to play for his father’s alma mater, especially when he’s a football legacy there. However, not too many players double up the significance by committing on Father’s Day, which makes linebacker Tyler Cooksey’s decision to play at Georgia Tech even more special. Cooksey, a three-star recruit from Norcross,...
Via College Spun
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Georgia Tech Day At Six Flags Looked Like Fun

Georgia Tech athletics had a day out at Six Flags Over Georgia, where Yellow Jacket athletes, coaches, and fans hung out and enjoyed the rides. It certainly looked like a good time for everyone in the Tech community. The athletics department’s Twitter account posted some great photos from the afternoon. Getting set up to welcome fans to #GTSixFlags Day at @sfovergeorgia! #GoJackets...
Via College Spun
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland's Charles Mitchell is heading to Georgia Tech

Charles Mitchell has announced that he will transfer to Georgia Tech.  In an odd series of events, Mitchell and Robert Carter Jr basically switched teams after playing in the same conference a year ago.  Mitchell will apply for a waiver which would allow him to play immediately. “I loved playing for Coach. He is a great man and great coach. The reason I decided to leave Maryland...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland And Georgia Tech Basically Traded College Basketball Players

Trading players is prohibited by the NCAA, but Maryland and Georgia Tech basically made a transaction with two of their college basketball athletes.  Robert Carter, a Georgia Tech power forward, is transferring to Maryland. He’ll be eligible for the 2015-16 season. Charles Mitchell, a Maryland power forward, is transferring to Georgia Tech. So, in essence, the two programs swapped...
Via College Spun
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech receives Alabama basketball transfer Nick Jacobs

The Georgia Tech basketball team has landed its third transfer of the offseason. Friday, it was former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. At Alabama, the 6-foot-8 Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds this past season before taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team in mid-February. Over his career, he averaged 7.3 points on .526 field-goal percentage with 3.8 rebounds...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech adds Alabama transfer Nick Jacobs

Georgia Tech added its 3rd transfer of the summer in former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs.   Jacobs will have to sit out a season and will have one year of eligibility remaining. The Georgia Tech basketball team has landed its third transfer of the offseason. Friday, it was former Alabama forward Nick Jacobs. At Alabama, the 6-foot-8 Jacobs averaged 8.4 points and 3.5 rebounds...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr. commits to the Terps

On the heels of a tumultuous several months filled with roster attrition, the Maryland men’s basketball team secured a commitment Friday morning from Georgia Tech transfer forward Robert Carter Jr., an individual with knowledge of the situation said. Carter will sit out a season per NCAA regulations before becoming a fourth-year junior in 2015-16. Carter, one of the country...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland lands Ga. Tech transfer Robert Carter

Former five-star recruit Robert Carter, Jr. is transferring from Georgia Tech to Maryland. Carter chose Maryland over Kansas, South Carolina, and St. John’s. Welcome to @TerrapinHoops and the #TerpFamily Robert Carter Jr.! #GoTerps pic.twitter.com/5tkPUr7E0k — Maryland Athletics (@umterps) June 6, 2014 As a sophomore, Carter averaged 11.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. The 6-foot-8, 247 pound [...]
Via KCM Sports
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Maryland lands GT transfer Robert Carter

The Maryland men’s basketball team lost a flurry of players to transfer in April. Today, they landed one of their own. Former Georgia Tech forward Robert Carter is transferring to College Park, Md.  Breaking: Robert Carter tells http://t.co/YNjFRTkCRU he’s transferring to Maryland. — Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) June 6, 2014 Carter, who will likely sit out next season and...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Carter Transfers to Maryland

Somehow Robert Carter managed to both be the 7th best defensive rebounder in the country but also not able to get on the floor for Georgia Tech, playing under 20 minutes per game for the team finished tied for 11th in the ACC. He’s now heading up the coast a bit, settling on Maryland as the destination to continue his college hoops career. Carter will have to sit out a year before...
Via Bloguin Best
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Carter Transfers to Maryland

Somehow Robert Carter managed to both be the 7th best defensive rebounder in the country but also not able to get on the floor for Georgia Tech, playing under 20 minutes per game for the team finished tied for 11th in the ACC. He’s now heading up the coast a bit, settling on Maryland as the destination to continue his college hoops career. Carter will have to sit out a year before...
Via Run the Floor
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Teel's proposal to realign ACC Football Divisions

Our friend – and the dean of all Virginia and ACC sportswriters, the veteran David Teel (@DavidTeelatDP on Twitter) of the Norfolk Daily News and Press, recently blogged on the topic of realigning the ACC football divisions.   Specifically, Teel proposed that the ACC: Swap Louisville and Georgia Tech. Send the Cardinals from the Atlantic to Coastal Division, the Yellow Jackets...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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