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Cremins being considered as Charleston interim

  • 10:46 am Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Bobby Cremins may be getting back in the game. The Georgia Tech coaching legend is being considered as an interim coach at the College of Charleston after its Aug. 5 firing of coach Doug Wojcik, according to multiple reports.

In a text message Thursday morning, the 67-year-old Cremins declined comment, writing that he would “glad to talk” once a decision is made.

After resigning from Tech in 2000, following a 19-year tenure in which he became the school’s winningest coach and led the Yellow Jackets to three ACC tournament titles, Cremins coached at Charleston 2006-12, but took a medical leave of absence [More]

What do t-shirt sales say about Georgia Tech?

  • 11:02 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

How strong is the Georgia Tech brand, as judged by sales of t-shirts, magnets and other college insignia-festooned merchandise?

It looks like No. 50, according to the Collegiate Licensing Company, an Atlanta-based company that licenses merchandise for colleges, bowl games and conferences, among other things. Earlier this month, the CLC released its annual rankings of top-selling schools based on royalties reported by colleges that the company represents. The rankings covered Aug. 2013-July 2014.

The unsurprising top 10:

1.      Texas

2.      Alabama

3.      Michigan

4.      Georgia

5.      Notre Dame

6.      Florida

7.      LSU

8.     [More]

Brian Gregory takes ice bucket challenge

  • 5:17 pm Saturday, August 16th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech basketball coach Brian Gregory didn’t just take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fund-raiser to benefit the fight against the insidious disease. With typical enthusiasm, Gregory was dumped with four buckets of ice water by his very willing players, posting a video to his Twitter account Saturday afternoon.

The challenge has sped around social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, creating awareness and donations for the ALS Association. In Gregory’s video, the coach accepted the challenge made by a Tech season ticket holder, paying homage to the mother of former Tech player and staff member Jon Babul, who [More]

Notes: A significant honor for Cremins

  • 4:11 pm Saturday, July 19th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Three notes a little late in coming, but each worth a read, I think.

1. Georgia Tech coaching great Bobby Cremins was named the Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Men’s College Basketball. He was given the award by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Past recipients include Dean Smith, Red Auerbach, John Wooden and Phog Allen, among a slew of other legends of the game.

Cremins coached at Tech for 19 seasons, leading the Yellow Jackets to the 1990 Final Four and three ACC tournament titles. He was also named ACC coach of the year three times and was an assistant coach for the U.S. [More]

Manget, Butler among newest Tech hall inductees

  • 4:13 pm Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech’s newest hall of fame class includes six of the most decorated athletes to wear the school’s uniforms. They include football players James Butler and Luke Manget, both two-time first-team All-ACC choices, and all-time men’s basketball shot blocker Alvin Jones. The class was released Thursday.

The other three NCAA track champion Michael Johnson, former ACC volleyball player of the year Lynnette Moster and two-time first-team All-ACC catcher Bryan Prince. All competed for Tech between 1997 and 2004.

Butler still holds the school record for most tackles in a season by a defensive back, 119 (in the 2003 season). He later won [More]

11 Tech-related things to know about ACC’s newest member (Louisville)

  • 9:55 am Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Louisville is officially an ACC member today, occupying the spot Maryland left to join the Big Ten.

Aside from bringing a football team that played in the 2013 Sugar Bowl and has averaged nine wins in the past four seasons, a basketball team that has made two Final Four trips in the past three years (winning the title in 2013 in Atlanta) and a baseball team that made the College World Series in 2013, the school will bring in plenty of television sets.

The conference will retain its status as the conference with the most television households (44.4 million) and population (107.4 [More]

Miller to play for Wizards’ summer-league team

  • 7:51 am Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

After going undrafted last Thursday, former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller has agreed to play on the Washington Wizards’ summer-league team, according to a tweet from Yahoo Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski.

It doesn’t guarantee Miller anything beyond the minimum five games that the summer-league team will play beginning July 12. But, obviously, he’ll have a chance to earn a spot in their preseason camp and play in front of the rest of the NBA. Miller’s cause will be helped by the fact that Washington did not have a first-round pick and traded away their second-round pick for cash.

Miller will likely play [More]

Daniel Miller unlikely to be drafted, but should get NBA chance

  • 8:08 pm Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech center Daniel Miller most likely won’t hear his name called Thursday night at the NBA draft. The All-ACC player will almost certainly will eventually get the opportunity to earn a spot in the league, however.

Miller is not ranked in the top 100 draft prospects on draftexpress.com, not a promising indicator in the draft, which goes two rounds and 60 players. He does make the site’s list of top 100 seniors, ranking No. 74.

There has been interest. Several scouts watched him play this past season, when he averaged 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per [More]

Maryland transfer Mitchell visiting Tech

  • 10:39 am Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

The re-shaping of the Georgia Tech basketball roster may take another step. Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell was in for an official visit to Tech Tuesday and Wednesday. This past season, the 6-foot8, 260-pound forward played in all 32 games for the Terrapins, starting 10, and averaged 6.5 points and 6.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per game. He shot 51.7 percent from the field.

Mitchell, a Wheeler High grad, left Maryland to be closer to his ailing grandmother, which likely would make him eligible to receive a hardship waiver from the NCAA that would enable him to play immediately and have two [More]

Price reportedly up for Cleveland job

  • 7:25 am Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Ken Sugiura

Georgia Tech legend Mark Price is scheduled to interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers Tuesday for their head coaching opening, according to multiple reports.

Price was an assistant coach last year with the Charlotte Bobcats and has previously worked as a shooting coach with the Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors. Price interviewed for Tech’s job after the 2010-11 season, following Paul Hewitt’s firing, that ultimately went to Brian Gregory.

Price is popular in Cleveland. He played there for the first nine of his 12 seasons and was a four-time All-Star. His No. 25 jersey was retired after his retirement [More]