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September 15, 2023

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Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Campus Team Sports along with News
from the Atlantic Coast Conference

Yellow Jackets Travel To

No. 17/No. 19 Ole Miss

Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin is confident his Rebels won’t have issues getting ready for a team they handled so easily last season.

That’s partly because No. 17 Ole Miss (2-0) has so many newcomers who weren’t around for that 42-0 win over Georgia Tech (1-1), which visits Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for the first time on Saturday night.

The game does present other challenges in timing. Ole Miss, which has a roster heavy on transfers, is fresh from a 37-20 victory over Tulane in a Top 25 matchup where the Rebels finished on a 30-3 scoring binge. Next week is a visit to No. 10 Alabama for the Southeastern Conference opener.

The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are hoping to continue one early-season trend. ACC teams are 4-1 against SEC competition this season, a blow to the pride of a league that prides itself as college football's best.

Three other ranked SEC West teams — Alabama, No. 14 LSU and now-unranked Texas A&M — have already dropped nonconference games. LSU lost to the ACC's Florida State while the Aggies fell to Miami. No. 4 Texas of the Big 12 Conference beat Alabama.

Georgia Tech beat two ranked teams last season after Brent Key took over as interim coach. Now, he has the job full-time.

Key, who took over two games after that Ole Miss loss, isn't dwelling too much on last year's game.

“I don't remember Sunday. You think I'm going to remember last year? Seriously,” he quipped.

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Georgia Tech's HC Brent Key's Press Conference

Ole Miss Preview

Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin served on the staff together at Alabama in 2016, when Kiffin was in his third and final season as the Crimson Tide's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and Key was in his first of three seasons as the Tide's offensive line coach.

He was asked if that familiarity helps in planning:

"I worked with him a long time ago. Really no factor in the game.

"The Rebels are the #3 passing team in the SEC with Tre Harris and (Jordan) Watkins.

"They get the ball deep a bunch of different ways. They do a good job of the play action complimenting the RPO game.

"I know what I've seen in the first two games. They're explosive with one of the best running backs in the country (Quinshon Judkins). That's what I know about Lane Kiffin. He's going to run the football. He's going to get number four going."

On Georgia Tech Wide Receiver

Chase Lane's Injury

"Chase will be out this week. We will continue to kinda see week-to-week with him and where it ends up. It is not a season-ending injury by any means." 

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Ole Miss Head Coach Lane Kiffin Press Conference Previewing Georgia Tech

On Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key, who Kiffin coached with at Alabama:

"He did a really good job. I've actually tried to hire him before at one point. Really good line coach, really good teacher, good recruiter, and he's doing a good job there."

On if the team will overlook Georgia Tech after beating them 42-0 last year:

"I don't think so. I think that normally, like you said, that would be a major issue, but, like you said, half the guys weren't here. I mean look at our starting defense. I think nowadays the year before doesn't mean hardly anything, and especially in this case."

On his first impressions of Tech:

"I think (QB Haynes King) is playing well, I think they run a good offense that presents some challenges. They look better on defense too, so they really do look like they're playing better than they were a year ago."

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The Full Press Conference

ACC Football Power Rankings

Two full weeks of college football are now in the books, and it was another successful one for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Highlighted by Miami's win over No. 23 Texas A&M, ACC schools went a combined 10-4 against non-conference teams in week two, bumping the league's overall record to 18-6.

1. Florida State Seminoles

Record: 2-0, 0-0 ACC

Last Week's Ranking: No. 1

2. North Carolina Tar Heels

Record: 2-0, 0-0 ACC

Last Week's Ranking: No. 2

3. Duke Blue Devils

Record: 2-0, 1-0 ACC

Last Week's Ranking: No. 4

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Fall Fan Day Experience Set For September 15

To continue its celebration of women in sports, Georgia Tech athletics will host a Fall Girls and Women in Sports Fan Day Experience on Sept. 15 ahead of the Georgia Tech vs. Georgia volleyball match presented by Delta in McCamish Pavilion.

The fan day experience will begin at 6 p.m. on the concourse of McCamish Pavilion. A ticket to the volleyball match is required for entry. The Yellow Jackets will hold first serve at 7 p.m. against Georgia in their home opener.

Several initiatives will be incorporated to the match day experience, including:

* Opportunity to interact with student-athletes from several Georgia Tech women’s teams: basketball, cross country, softball, spirit, swimming and diving, tennis

and track and field;

* Autograph sessions

with custom event posters;

* Giveaway provided by Delta

featuring 1,000 “Point Tech” t-shirts;

* Georgia Tech student giveaway featuring 200 gold adidas “Point Tech” t-shirts

(Buzz Card must be provided);

* Poms and THWg rally towels for all fans;

* T-shirt tosses in-match

featuring Georgia Tech women’s teams.

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Georgia Tech Hosts South Carolina State For Bobby Dodd Home Opener

Saturday, Sept. 16,

7:30 p.m. ET

Oxford, Miss. ·Vaught/Hemingway Stadium

Georgia Tech (1-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 17/19 Ole Miss (2-0, 0-0 SEC)

TV: SEC Network

Play-by-Play: Tom Hart

Analyst: Jordan Rodgers

Sideline Reporter: Cole Cubelic

Mobile App: ESPN


RADIO: 680/93.7 The Fan. Play-by-Play,

Andy Demetra; Analyst, Joe Hamilton;

Sideline Reporter, Chris Mooneyham

Mobile Apps: GT Yellow Jackets,

XTRA 106.3 FM / 1230 AM, SiriusXM, TuneIn


Satellite: SiriusXM 113 or 194

Georgia Tech Game Notes: Click Here

Ole Miss Game Notes: Click Click Here

ACC Weekly Report: Click Click Here

Georgia Tech hits the road for the first time this season on Saturday when it travels to No. 17/19 Ole Miss.

• Despite being members of the Southeastern Conference together from the conference’s inaugural season in 1933 until Georgia Tech’s departure following the 1963 campaign, the Yellow Jackets are making their first-ever trip to Ole Miss. The Jackets and Rebels have met five times previously — twice at Tech (1946 and 2022) and three times in bowl games (1953 Sugar, 1971 Peach and 2013 Music City). Ole Miss leads the all-time series, 3-2.

• Saturday’s matchup pits two of college football’s most prolific offenses, as Georgia Tech and Ole Miss are ranked ninth and 13th, respectively, in total offense this season.

• The high-powered offenses are led by two of the nation’s top quarterbacks in Georgia Tech’s Haynes King (sixth nationally in touchdown passes, 12th in passing yards per game, 12th in total offense and 15th in passing efficiency) and Ole Miss’ Jaxon Dart (third in passing efficiency, ninth in TD passes, 11th in total offense and 13th in passing yards per game).

• Georgia Tech head coach Brent Key and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin served on the staff together at Alabama in 2016, when Kiffin was in his third and final season as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and Key was in his first of three seasons as the Tide’s offensive line coach.

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Kennard Named

ACC Defensive Lineman

of the Week

The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized for their standout performances in Week 2.

Georgia Tech, DE Kyle Kennard was named Defensive Lineman of the Week. The junior from Riverwood HS in Atlanta turned in one of the most dominant defensive performances in school history with an interception, forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Georgia Tech's 48-13 win over South Carolina State.

The defensive end became only the second Georgia Tech student-athlete since 2000 with an interception, forced fumble, and fumble recovery in a game (Bruce Jordan-Swilling at Virginia - 2017) and only the sixth GT player since 2000 with an interception and fumble recovery in the same contest.

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Tech-Wake to Kick Off

at 6:30 p.m. on The CW

Georgia Tech football’s Sept. 23 game at Wake Forest will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET and be televised on The CW Network stations across the nation, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday.

The game will be Georgia Tech’s first on The CW, which entered into an agreement to televise ACC football and men’s basketball games on its affiliates throughout the nation beginning this fall. The CW is available in the Atlanta market on Peachtree TV (Ch. 17). 

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Mendes Earns Second Straight ACC Volleyball

Co-Freshman of the Week

Georgia Tech’s Larissa Mendes and Pitt’s Olivia Babcock shared Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Week honors for the second consecutive week.

Mendes pushed No. 10 Georgia Tech to three consecutive sweeps over the weekend. The freshman outside hitter posted a .423 clip with 36 kills, averaging 4.00 per set. 

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#10 GT Volleyball Hosts Georgia Tech Classic This Weekend

Georgia Tech volleyball (7-0) has been ranked No. 10 in the week three AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Women’s Poll, the organization announced on Monday. The White and Gold’s 10-spot ties the seventh highest ranking in program history, joining the squads from 2003, 2021 and 2022 as the only teams to enter the top 10.

After holding at No. 11 for two straight weeks despite back-to-back victories over then No. 12 Ohio State a week ago, the Yellow Jackets slid up after sweeping the field at the Florida A&M Invitational to tie the fourth hottest start in program history.

Georgia Tech will make its home debut by hosting the Georgia Tech Classic, beginning with Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate against Georgia in McCamish Pavilion, presented by Delta on Friday, Sept. 15. That begins at 7:00 p.m. .

The White and Gold will also take on the Howard Bison on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4:00 p.m. and San Diego Tereros in O’Keefe Gymnasium Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1:00 p.m. All three matches can be seen on ACC Network Extra.

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Buzz Spinning Basketball

Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Renewals Now Available

Renewals for the 2023-24 Georgia Tech women’s basketball season tics are currently underway. The upcoming season, the 5th under HC Nell Fortner, officially tips-off on Nov. 6 against Coastal Carolina.

Season ticket members are guaranteed the best seating locations for Georgia Tech’s exciting home schedule that features 16 games in McCamish Pavilion this season.

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No. 4 Georgia Tech Golf Tees Off Fall Season in Illinois

Georgia Tech’s golf team, preseason ranked No. 4 in the Bushnell/Golfweek coaches poll, opens its 2023 fall schedule Friday at the Olympia Fields Country Club/Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club.

The tournament kicks off a five-event fall slate that will take the Yellow Jackets to Illinois, Texas and California, with the other two events in the Atlanta area.

After guiding the Yellow Jackets to the program’s 19th Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship, head coach Bruce Heppler welcomes back three starters for his 29th season on The Flats, including seniors Bartley Forrester (Gainesville, Ga.) and Christo Lamprecht (George, South Africa) and sophomore Hiroshi Tai (Singapore), each of whom are ranked among the world’s top 50 amateur players.

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Cross Country Lacing Up for Mt. Dew Invitational

Georgia Tech cross country will travel to Gainesville, Fl. to compete in their second meet of the season at the Mt. Dew Invitational on Friday, Sept. 15. The meet will begin at 7:40 a.m. with the men’s 8K race and the women’s 3M race will follow, with a scheduled start time of 8:20 a.m.  

Both races will take place at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. The men and women head into the meet after satisfactory performances in their season opener at the Stan Sim’s XC Opener two weeks ago. 

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Softball Announces

Fall Slate

Georgia Tech softball and coach Aileen Morales announced a five-game fall slate for 2023 on Tuesday. The schedule is highlighted by three home games, including the first pair and fall finale at home.

The White and Gold will open fall play on The Flats with 10 innings against crosstown foe Emory on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at Mewborn Field. That same weekend, Tech will also take on North Georgia in a doubleheader on Oct. 1 beginning at noon in front of the home crowd.

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This Week's Georgia Tech
Campus Sports Composite Schedule
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Friday, September 15


@ Mountain Dew Invitational, Mark Bostick Golf Course, Gainesville, FL, 7:40 a.m.

Friday, September 15

WOMEN'S TENNIS - @ Debbie Southern

Furman Fall Classic (Day 1)

Mickel Tennis Center, Greenville, SC, All Day

Friday, September 15

MEN'S GOLF - Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Round 1, Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, IL, TBA

Friday, September 15

VOLLEYBALL - vs Georgia Bulldogs

(Georgia Tech Classic)

McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16

MEN'S GOLF - Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Round 2, Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, IL, TBA

Saturday, September 16

WOMEN'S TENNIS - @ Debbie Southern

Furman Fall Classic (Day 2)

Mickel Tennis Center, Greenville, SC, All Day

Saturday, September 16

FOOTBALL - @ Ole Miss Rebels

Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/ Hollingsworth Field, Oxford, MS, 7:30 p.m.(SEC Network)

Saturday, September 16

VOLLEYBALL - vs Howard Bison

(Georgia Tech Classic)

McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA, 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 17

WOMEN'S TENNIS - @ Debbie Southern

Furman Fall Classic (Day 3)

Mickel Tennis Center, Greenville, SC, All Day

Sunday, September 17

MEN'S GOLF - Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational, Round 3, Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, IL, TBA

Sunday, September 17

VOLLEYBALL - vs San Diego Toreros 

(Georgia Tech Classic)

McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, GA, 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

VOLLEYBALL - @ Clemson Tigers,

Jervey Gym, Clemson, SC. 7:00 p.m. 

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Composite Sports Schedule

Women’s Tennis

Set to Open Fall Season

Georgia Tech women’s tennis will send five Yellow Jackets to the 36th annual Debbie Southern Furman Fall Classic this weekend, Sept. 15-17. The three-day tournament will be played at the Mickel Tennis Center and hosted by Furman University.

Featuring 14 teams, the tournament format will be flighted competition (no team winner, just individual flight champions for singles and doubles). Two rounds of doubles will be played on Friday, followed by one round of singles.

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