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Georgia Tech heads to Big Easy for stadium debut

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is not too concerned about breaking in another school's new stadium. Back in 2006, while coaching at Navy, Johnson took his team into a game at Stanford's rebuilt facility. The Midshipmen ruined the celebration with a 37-9 victory. On Saturday, Johnson's Yellow Jackets (1-0) will be in a similar situation when they head to...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terrier Notebook: Football, Women's and Men's Soccer, Volleyball

Here's a look at what's happening around Terrier athletics.FOOTBALL: Terriers look forward to off week, welcome DII opponent on Sept. 13After a nice showing in their season opening 38-19 loss to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Terriers (0-1) will have an extra week to rest and prepare for their September 13th meeting with the North Greenville...
Via Talkin' Terriers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Georgia Tech’s DeAndre Smelter Shakes Off A Defender, Scores A 71-Yard Touchdown

This throw by Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas to wide receiver DeAndre Smelter should have only gone for about 26 yards. The second Smelter caught the ball, he was wrapped up by a Wofford defender, and two other members of the Terriers’ defense were swarming to the ball, ready to help bring Smelter to the ground. Instead, Smelter shook the defender trying to bring him town...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas, Laskey help Georgia Tech double-up on Wofford

ATLANTA -- Justin Thomas had 353 yards of total offense and DeAndre Smelter caught two third-quarter touchdown passes in Georgia Tech's 38-19 victory over Wofford in both teams' season openers on Saturday. Making his first career start, Thomas went 11 of 15 for 282 yards and completed his last eight passes for 250 yards to help the Yellow Jackets hold off the pesky FCS Terriers...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game One: Terriers vs. Georgia Tech

Today, the Terriers kicked off the 2014 football season in Atlanta, taking on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets of the ACC. It's the two squads' first meeting since 1901, so we can't really say much in that respect. Everything will have to be settled on the gridiron at Bobby Dodd Stadium.Terriers start off slow, come up huge late to make it a 10-9 deficit at halftimeLorenzo...
Via Talkin' Terriers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Stephen Hill on the way out?

Jets receiver Stephen Hill, foreshadowing his career, in 2012. Associated PressIn 2012 the Jets organization thought they had an answer to their woeful passing game when they drafted Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill in the second round. A few years later and now the New York franchise is trying to dump him, and no one is interested. According to Adam Schefter: Jets tried...
Via Patriots Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cam Newton Surprises Georgia Tech Recruit Recovering From Serious Brain Injury

Jaylend Ratliffe, a 3-star dual-threat QB recruit committed to Georgia Tech, suffered a serious brain injury following an ATV accident on July 30th. Following a couple weeks of surgery and dwindling optimism for a full recovery, the Scotland County player began making tremendous strides and appears headed in the right direction, although the road remains long. Ratliffe, recovering...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Georgia Tech kicker saves the day during practice

Sometimes, being the kicker on a football team can be a thankless job. If you make the kick, you’ve done your job and ninety-nine percent of the time, no one cares. But, when you miss a field goal, especially a close one, the announcers, fans and teammates can turn on you quickly. It does not happen often, but kickers sometimes get the chance to play the hero and save the day....
Via Down and Distance
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kickers Take Note: Here Is How To Win Over Your Teammates

Check out video of Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker nailing a 50-yard field goal during the first day of practice, which somehow saved the team from running following practice. The teams reaction was priceless and Harrison knew it was good from the second it left his foot. If Georgia Tech is lacking in the conditioning department come game 10 of the college football season...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech Recruit Jaylend Ratliffe in Serious Condition After ATV Accident

The family and friends of Scotland County High School (North Carolina) standout Jaylend Ratliffe were looking forward to seeing the Georgia Tech commit lead his team to glory one more time before heading off to college next season. Now they are likely just hoping he ends up being okay after getting in a nasty ATV accident.@CdclarksportsWhile riding on the back of a four-wheeler the...
Via FatManWriting
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech Committed QB Suffers Head Injury In ATV Accident

Tragic news for Georgia Tech, as their committed QB, Jaylend Ratliffe, suffered a head injury after being involved in an ATV accident on Tuesday. Ratliffe was a standout QB for Scotland High School in North Carolina, and was committed to play for Georgia Tech in the fall. Ratliffe is suffering bleeding of the brain after suffering a fractured skull due to the accident and is listed...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 29, 2014  |  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
July 24, 2014  |  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
July 17, 2014  |  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
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia Tech wins ACC baseball title; Maryland exits league

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- For a while, it looked like Maryland might finish its final competition as an ACC member in any sport as a champion. And then the wheels fell off for the Terrapins, allowing Georgia Tech to take advantage and come away with a 9-4, clinching the ACC tournament championship. Maryland tok a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Terps would not score...
Via Fox Sports South
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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