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 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.”
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …