ATLANTA, GEORGIA – There’s not much to discuss in the world of Georgia Tech sports just yet, but, with this weekend including both the sports calendar reset and the student move-in, it’s high time for Roundup of yellow jackets to end his summer break. On Sunday, the first Tech sporting event in more than two months took place, as Georgia Tech Volleyball welcomed the general public to its annual gold and white scrimmage. Moreover, now we know the calendar not only for football and volleyball, but also for cross-country.
Earlier this month, Cross Country released its fixture schedule for the fall season. The schedule features six regular-season entries, with the usual three post-season fixtures also including the ACC, NCAA South Region and NCAA National Championships. It should be noted that Tech will take part in a run in Huntsville in the regular season at the North Alabama invite before returning to the city for a follow-up via the NCAA South Region meet. Interestingly, Tech will travel to local DIII Berry College twice for their season opener and one of two season finale weekend events, both in Mount Berry. Tech will also travel to Pennsylvania twice, with this latest trip to Keystone State being a return to the Penn State National Open, which regularly features a number of outstanding programs. Rounding out the schedule is the Alexander/Asics Invitational at Fairburn, another familiar race for Tech. It should be noted that several of the competitions are split team affairs, so the team will not race together between the North Alabama Invitational and the ACC Championships hosted by Virginia. If selected, the Jackets will travel to Oklahoma State for the NCAA.
Georgia Tech Volleyball kicked off this Sunday with an intrasquad scrimmage at O’Keefe Gymnasium. For more takeaways from the action, check out the recap of the day’s events from FTRS’ Jack Purdy by clicking here.
For those who missed the other recent court updates, namely the release of the schedule, you can check out our fall slate breakdown here. Highlights include a Sweet Sixteen rematch against Ohio State, a non-conference game against a BYU team that was part of that school’s “No Loss November” in 2021, a month in which their football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and volleyball teams haven’t lost a single game, and home games against conference heavyweights Louisville and Pittsburgh, the latter coming to McCamish Pavilion on homecoming Sunday.
Tech will be in action next Sunday as they visit Columbia for their final preseason tune-up against South Carolina. The Jackets return to face the Gamecocks a year after the two teams played out a light game with numerous roster swaps and five long sets offering plenty of preseason looks last August. South Carolina will be a great opponent for exhibition play given the hosts were a tournament team last fall, albeit one of the last teams on the court. The Gamecocks’ 2021 season ended, interestingly enough, at O’Keefe Gym, as a very good Western Kentucky swept them 3-0 in the first round before finally falling to Tech in a electric game Saturday night.
For more Tech Volleyball content, stay tuned to From the Rumble seat tomorrow for an interview with head coach Michelle Collier as part of the Scions of the Southland season preview.
8/21 – in South Carolina (exhibition)
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