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Sunday
Dec072014

Florida State Repeats as ACC Champions

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- For the third straight year, the Florida State Seminoles won the Atlantic Coast Conference crown, beating Georgia Tech 37-35 on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Seminoles (13-0) completed another perfect regular season, winning their 29th straight game.

It was not an easy romp for Florida State, who actually trailed multiple times in the contest. The Yellow Jackets (10-3) used their impressive running attack to slow the game down and take an early 7-0 lead after their defense forced a punt on the Seminoles' opening drive. However, Florida State scored on their next seven possessions and led 28-21 at halftime.

Number 11 Georgia Tech tied things up with another touchdown run from Synjyn Davis, his third of the game, but three straight field goals from Roberto Aguayo put the game out of reach. Yellow Jackets quarterback Justin Thomas rushed for 104 yards and threw for 177 more, but a costly fourth-quarter interception helped give Florida State the win.

Jameis Winston tossed three touchdowns while throwing for 309 yards, hoping for a spot in the first ever College Football Playoff to have a chance to defend their national championship. 

"We can't control what other people think," Winston said.


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Saturday
Dec062014

Georgia Tech Agrees on Contract Extension with Paul Johnson

Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the midst of one of their best season in years, Georgia Tech announced a contract extension with head football coach Paul Johnson on Saturday.

ESPN is reporting that Johnson's extension will be for four years.

"I'm pleased to announce an extension of Paul Johnson's contract," Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said. "This extension reflects our confidence in the solid foundation Coach Johnson has built for the future success of our program, which reaches beyond the field and includes increasingly strong academic achievement.

"I look forward to Paul Johnson's continued leadership of our football program and am excited about the possibilities in the years ahead."

Johnson is 58-34 in seven seasons at Georgia Tech, and was named the 2014 ACC Coach of the Year earlier this week.

"I am excited that we were able to work out a contract extension," Johnson said. "I appreciate the support of our fans, students and alumni during my time here. My family and I are looking forward to being a part of Georgia Tech for a long time."

Johnson is now under contract through the 2020 season.


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Friday
Dec052014

ACC Championship Preview

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Fourth-ranked Florida State cannot afford to lose this weekend if they want to remain in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Seminoles (12-0) will take on No. 11 Georgia Tech (10-2) in the ACC Championship game.

"On offense they can move that football," Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said.  "Very dynamic, they can throw it very well.  [Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas] reads all the phases of that option well.  I think Thomas is the key to making them go."

Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson knows he has a tough opponent. "I see a really good football team that knows how to win," he said.

"Winning is hard," Johnson continued.  "They've won 28 consecutive games. That's really hard to believe in this day and age. They've got a bunch of guys that are good athletes, they are very well-coached and they know how to win. They haven't blown as many people out as maybe a year ago, but they've still got a really fine football team. Make no mistake about that."

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been in court this week due to rape allegations, but will get the start.


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Saturday
Nov292014

(16) Georgia Tech Take Down (9) Georgia, 30-24 in Overtime

Thinkstock(ATHENS, Ga.) -- In what might be the program's best win of the year, 16th ranked Georgia Tech defeated 9th ranked Georiga 30-24 in overtime.

This was the Yellow Jackets' first win over Georgia since 2008 and only the second in the last 14 seasons.

"I have a lot of respect for Georgia's program," said Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson. "That makes it even that much more impressive for us to be able to come in here and get a win."

While Yellow Jackets' quarterback Justin Thomas had a tough game, completing just 6 of 16 passes for 64 yards and one touchdown, the running game powered Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Running back Zach Laskey carried the ball 26 times for 140 yards while scoring three touchdowns while teammate Synjyn Days ran for 94 yards on just 16 carries.

"We kind of felt like we had them where we wanted," Laskey said. "So this year it was special, especially for the seniors."

With the win, Georgia Tech improved to 10-2 while Georgia now sits at 9-3.


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Saturday
Oct112014

Scoreboard Roundup - 10/11/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Kansas City Royals 6 - Baltimore Orioles 4 (Orioles Lead ALCS, 2-0)

San Francisco Giants 3 - St Louis Cardinals 0 (Giants Lead NLCS 1-0)

Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 38 (6-0) Syracuse 20 (2-4)

(3) Mississippi State 38 (6-0) - (2)Auburn 23 (5-1)

(3) Mississippi  35 (6-0) - Texas A&M 20 (5-2)

(5) Baylor 61 (6-0) - (9) TCU 58 (4-1)

(6) Notre Dame 50 (5-0) - North Carolina 43 (2-3)

(7) Alabama 14 (5-1) - Arkansas 13 (3-3)

(8) Michigan State 45 (5-1) - Purdue 31 (3-4)

USC 28 (4-2) - (10) Arizona 26 (5-1) 

(11) Oklahoma 31 (5-1) - Texas 26 (2-4) 

(12) Oregon 42 - (5-1) - (18) UCLA 30 (4-2)

(13) Georgia 34 (5-1) - (23) Missouri 0 (4-2)

(16) Oklahoma State 27 (5-1) - Kansas 20 (2-4)

(19) East Carolina 28 (5-1) - South Florida 17 (2-4)

Duke 31 (5-1) - (22) Georgia Tech 25 (5-1) 

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Wins Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

NHL: Washington Captitals 4 (1-0-1, 3 pts) - Boston Bruins 0 (1-2-0, 2 pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (0-2-0, 0 pts)

Anaheim Ducks 3 (1-1-0, 2 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 2 (1-1-0, 2 pts)

Ottawa Senators 3 (1-1-0, 2 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (1-0-1, 3 pts)

New Jersey Devils 5 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Florida Panthers 1 (0-1-1, 1 pts)

New York Islanders 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 3 (0-2-0, 0 pts)

Montreal Canadiens 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 3 (Final/SO)

Columbus Blue Jackets 5 - New York Rangers 2 (1-1-0, 2 pts)

St. Louis Blues 4 (1-1-0, 2 pts)- Calgary Flames 1 (1-2-0, 2 pts)

Nashville Predators 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Dallas Stars 1 (0-1-1 1pt)

Chicago Blackhawks 6 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 2 (0-2-0, 0 pts)

Minnesota Wild 3 (2-0-0 4pts) - Colorado Avalanche 0 (0-2-0, 0 pts)

Arizona Coyotes 3 (1-1-0 2pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (0-1-1 1pt) (Final/ OT)

Vancouver Canucks 5 (2-0-0 4pts)- Edmonton Oilers 4 (0-1-1 1pt) (Final/ SO) 

San Jose Sharks 3 (2-0-0 4pts) - Winnipeg Jets 0 (1-1-0 2pts)


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Wednesday
Mar052014

(7) Syracuse Upset at Home

Rich Barnes/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- It happened again. After starting the season 25-0, No. 7 Syracuse (26-4, 13-4 ACC) has lost four of its last five including a 67-62 home loss to Georgia Tech on Tuesday night.

The Yellow Jackets (14-16, 5-12 ACC) are the second straight team with a sub-.500 record to defeat the Orange in the Carrier Dome.  Trae Golden led the way for Georgia Tech with 16 points, knocking down six free throws in the final 35 seconds to seal the upset.

"Big might be an understatement. It's a huge win for us," Golden said. "We beat one of the top teams in the country."

The late season struggle is no stranger to the Orange. Last year, Syracuse lost four of its final five regular season games before making a run to the Big East championship game and eventually the Final Four.

"I'm not happy with tonight, but I'm very happy to be 26-4," said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.

C.J. Fair, playing in the final home game of his collegiate career, tied his career high with 28 points to lead all scorers. The Orange complete the regular season with a trip to Florida State on Sunday.

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Tuesday
Mar042014

Scoreboard Roundup - 3/4/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NBA:  Golden State Warriors 98 (37-24) – Indiana Pacers 96 (46-14)

San Antonio Spurs 122 (44-16) – Cleveland Cavaliers 101 (24-38)

Houston Rockets 106 (41-19) – Miami Heat 103 (43-15)

Oklahoma City Thunder 125 (46-15) – Philadelphia 76ers 92 (15-46)

Los Angeles Clippers 104 (42-20) - Phoenix Suns 96 (35-25)

New Orleans Pelicans 132 (24-37) - Los Angeles Lakers 125 (21-40)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Florida 72 (28-2) – South Carolina 46 (11-19)

Georgia Tech 67 (14-16) – (7) Syracuse 62 (26-4)

(12) Michigan 84 (22-7) – Illinois 53 (17-13)

Georgetown 75 (17-12) – (13) Creighton 63 (23-6)

Baylor 74 (20-10) – (16) Iowa State 61 (22-7)

(25) Kentucky 55 (22-8) – Alabama 48 (12-18)

NHL:  Boston Bruins 4 (39-17-5; 83pts) – Florida Panthers 1 (23-32-7; 53pts)

New Jersey Devils 4 (27-23-13; 67pts) – Detroit Red Wings 3 (28-21-12; 68pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (32-25-5; 69pts) – Dallas Stars 2 (29-23-10; 68pts)

Colorado Avalanche 4 (40-17-5; 85pts) – Chicago Blackhawks 2 (36-13-14; 86pts)

St. Louis Blues 4 (41-14-6; 88pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (34-23-5; 73pts)

Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (41-16-4; 86pts) – Nashville Predators 1 (26-26-10; 62pts)

New York Islanders 3 (24-32-8; 56pts) – Winnipeg Jets 2 (30-26-7; 67pts) OT

Phoenix Coyotes 1 (28-23-11; 67pts) - Vancouver Canucks 0 (28-26-10; 66pts)

Edmonton Oilers 3 (21-34-8; 50pts) - Ottawa Senators 2 (27-24-11; 65pts)

Carolina Hurricanes 3 (27-26-9; 63pts) - San Jose Sharks 2 (39-17-7; 85pts) OT

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Friday
Nov152013

(8) Clemson Rocks Georgia Tech 55-31

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(CLEMSON, S.C.) -- Tajh Boyd threw for 340 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 8 Clemson rout Georgia Tech 55-31 at Memorial Stadium.

The senior put a scare into Clemson fans everywhere when he fell to the turf in pain at the end of the third quarter with what the school said was a left collarbone injury.

Boyd had X-Rays done during the game and nothing was broken.  He lobbied to return to the game but the Tigers (9-1, 7-1) were leading 41-24 at that point.

"If it was a dire situation I felt like I needed to play I felt like I could've," Boyd said. "But we were in a situation where it wasn't needed."

With four touchdown passes Thursday night, Boyd has passed Philip Rivers as the all-time leader in the ACC. 

It was the first home game for Clemson since they were demolished by No. 2 Florida State last month, and they wanted to make sure to take care of their home field this time around.

Georgia Tech dropped to 6-4 with the loss.

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Tuesday
Jan012013

Georgia Tech shuts down USC, 21-7 in Sun Bowl

Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) -- Georgia Tech shut down the Trojans with a 21-7 victory in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on Monday night.  USC came into the season ranked No. 1 in the nation with quarterback Matt Barkley as a favorite to win this year’s Heisman, but Barkley watched his team lose from the sidelines out with a right shoulder injury.

Tevin Washington came through in the clutch for the Yellow Jackets, running for a touchdown and throwing for one in the rout of the Trojans.

"I'm really proud of our football team," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said of his team finishing 7-7 for the season. "I thought that they showed up and played with a lot of heart and a lot of determination, and I know Southern California has some really good football players. It was a hard-fought game."

Freshman quarterback Max Wittek got the start in place of Barkley and threw three interceptions with only a touchdown and 107 yards of passing in the loss. 

USC head coach Lane Kiffin was asked who should be responsible for the tough season after the loss.

"All of it," he said. "We can't be 7-6. That's not USC, and that's not our expectations. That's not why we came here. Obviously, we have some work here to get that fixed."

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Monday
Dec312012

Scoreboard Roundup - 12/31/12

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - Vanderbilt (9-4) defeated North Carolina State (7-6), 38-24.

Hyundai Sun Bowl - Georgia Tech (7-7) dumped USC (7-6), 21-7.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl - Tulsa (11-3) toppled Iowa State (6-7), 31-17.

Chick-fil-A Bowl: (14) Clemson (11-2) upended (8) LSU (10-3), 25-24.

NBA: The Charlotte Bobcats (8-23) snapped their 18-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bulls (16-13), 91-81.

The Miami Heat (21-8) edged the Orlando Magic (12-19) in overtime, 112-110.

The Indiana Pacers (18-13) stopped the Memphis Grizzlies (19-9), 88-83.

The Houston Rockets (17-14) blasted the Atlanta Hawks (19-10), 123-104.

The San Antonio Spurs (25-8) destroyed the Brooklyn Nets (16-15), 104-73.

The Oklahoma City Thunder (24-6) stormed the Phoenix Suns (11-21), 114-96.

NCAAB: (5) Indiana (13-1) nipped Iowa (11-3), 69-65.

(7) Syracuse (12-1) thwarted Central Connecticut State (4-7), 96-62.

(9) Minnesota (13-1) downed (18) Michigan State (11-3), 76-63.

(10) Gonzaga (13-1) quieted (22) Oklahoma State (10-2), 69-68.

(14) Cincinnati (13-1) popped (24) Pittsburgh (12-2), 70-61.

Saint Louis (10-3) upset (20) New Mexico (13-2), 60-46.

(23) North Carolina State (11-2) pounded UNC Greensboro (2-9), 89-68.

(25) Kansas State (11-2) spanked South Dakota (6-9), 70-50.

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