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Senior Bowl review for Attaochu, Thomas

9:16 am Jan. 31, 2014

Former Georgia Tech defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu wasn’t able to take advantage of his Senior Bowl practices. Former Tech defensive back Jemea Thomas held his ground as he followed up a strong effort at the

6 takeaways from Tech-UNC

12:59 pm Jan. 30, 2014

Thoughts and observations from Georgia Tech’s 78-65 loss to North Carolina Wednesday night at McCamish Pavilion. Game story here. Myajc.com game story here. (For a limited time, myajc.com stories are being offered free of charge as a courtesy to readers.)

1. There wasn’t a lot of mystery Wednesday. North Carolina has a better, deeper team than Georgia Tech and it was readily evident.

North Carolina has six players on the

ESPN: No influence on nine-game schedule

11:04 am Jan. 30, 2014

ESPN has no influence on the ACC’s debate for a possible nine-game conference schedule, according an executive at the network.

“Those are decisions that the conferences make for themselves. The conference and the members make that for themselves,” said Ilan Ben-Hanan, ESPN’s vice president for programming and acquisitions. “ESPN is fine either way.”

Ben-Hanan took issue with an AJC blog post in which Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said that ESPN

Late night for North Carolina

11:22 am Jan. 29, 2014

The North Carolina basketball team experienced firsthand the gridlock caused by the wintry conditions.

The Tar Heels, in town to play Georgia Tech Wednesday night, landed in Atlanta around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Rather than try to travel by bus on the gridlocked interstate, the team took MARTA to the team hotel, with the last member of the traveling party arriving at 1:45 a.m., according to the team’s Twitter account.

The game was

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UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: Tech-UNC will be played, no TV

6:48 pm Jan. 28, 2014

Wednesday night’s ACC game between Georgia Tech and North Carolina will be played.

Conference policy dictates that, so long as both teams and game officials can safely make it to the arena, the game will be

ACC (and ESPN) could be headed for nine-game schedule

11:37 am Jan. 28, 2014

If a nine-game ACC schedule comes to pass, it may not happen for reasons of schedule balance or to satiate fans’ desire to see more cross-divisional teams. Naturally, the impetus could be ESPN.

At the board of trustees meeting for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association last Thursday, athletic director Mike Bobinski shared an update about scheduling discussions among officials at the ACC member schools and brought up ESPN’s possible influence.

At the

Tech NCAA penalty: 12 minutes of practice

10:28 am Jan. 28, 2014

NCAA compliance is a strange world, and two self-reported minor violations by Georgia Tech point it out yet again.

You may remember that the football team produced a web series prior to the season, titled “The Process.” You may also remember some of the episodes spotlighting the team’s summer workouts. It turns out that a video promoting Tech ended up capturing a violation.

In it, strength coach John Sisk was shown talking

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6 observations from the ACC schedule

4:31 pm Jan. 23, 2014

What can we learn from the ACC schedule? At least six things.

1. Georgia Tech will be only one of two ACC teams to play all of its games on Saturday, as 12 of the 14

5 takeaways from Tech-Boston College

1:26 pm Jan. 22, 2014

Some thoughts from Georgia Tech’s 68-60 win over Boston College Tuesday night.

1. For the sake of morale if nothing else, it was an important and critical win, but also another example of difficulty that the Yellow Jackets have a) finishing off opponents; b) scoring against zone defenses.

Tech was smoking at the start, making 14 out of its 15 baskets and taking a 34-15 lead. The Jackets were up 42-27 at