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Tech selects Roddy Jones as radio broadcast analyst

Georgia Tech selected one of the Yellow Jackets more popular football players to fill its opening for a color analyst on football radio broadcasts.

Roddy Jones will join Brandon Gaudin, who himself will be the Jackets’ second-year radio play-by-play announcer, in the booth for games in the coming season.

“I am honored and incredibly excited to be a part of the Georgia Tech radio team in the fall,” Jones said in a release. “… Georgia Tech certainly has a special place in my heart, and the games can’t start soon enough!”

Jones’ debut comes Aug. 30 when Tech plays host to Wofford, but he has gained lots of broadcasting experience. It includes extensive analyst work (with Gaudin) on ESPN3 online telecasts, including Tech’s Pro Day and spring football game as well as numerous baseball and softball broadcasts. In 2012, Jones had a featured weekly segment on the football radio pregame show.

While a Tech undergrad, Jones hosted “This Week in Tech Athletics” on …

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Week 1 ACC football game times, TV

Thursday, Aug. 28

Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe, 7 p.m., ESPNU

Friday, Aug. 29

Villanova at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

UCLA at Virginia, noon, ESPN

Delaware at Pitt, noon

Wofford at Georgia Tech, 12:30 p.m., FSSO

Georgia Southern at N.C. State, 12:30 p.m., WUPA

William & Mary at Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m.

Clemson at Georgia, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

Elon at Duke, 6 p.m.

Liberty at North Carolina, 6 p.m.

Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (Arlington, Texas), 8 p.m., ABC

Boston College at Massachusetts, time TBD

Monday, Sept. 1

Miami at Louisville, ESPN, 8 p.m.

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Ex-Tech star Chris Bosh not eager to leave Heat

In an interview Tuesday with Dan Le Batard’s show on ESPN Radio in Miami, ex-Georgia Tech star Chris Bosh said he wants to stay with the Heat.

“I don’t want to go anywhere. I like it here. It’s Miami,” Bosh said. “Everybody wants to come here. Yeah.”

Bosh has two seasons and $42 million left on his contract with the Heat, but can opt out before June 30 and become an unrestricted free agent.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Mavericks and Lakers would be among multiple teams that would have interest in Bosh, should he opt out and become a free agent. Bosh likely would attract another large offer, such as the six-year, $110 million deal signed in 2010, but when asked on Le Batard’s show if he would accept an offer below market value, he said: “If that’s what it takes.”

Fellow Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James also can opt out of their contracts before June 30.

Bosh, James and Wade are in the fourth season together with the Heat. They won the past two NBA …

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Tech’s Attaochu signs Chargers’ deal

Former Georgia Tech linebacker Jerry Attaochu, the school’s career sacks leader, signed a four-year deal with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, according to Chargers.com and the Associated Press. The terms were not revealed.

The Chargers traded up to to draft Attaochu with the No. 50 overall selection in the second round. He is the fifth draft choice to come to terms quickly with the Chargers. Cornerback Jason Verrett, who was taken with the No. 25 pick, remains unsigned.

Attaochu was a three-year starter with the Yellow Jackets. He has played both outside linebacker and defensive end.

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New ACC logo leaked

As the Atlantic Coast Conference bids farewell to Maryland and says hello …. Louisville, it was set to introduce a new-look logo.

And then Twitter happened.

The “forward” moving lettering isn’t a far departure from its current look.

(Lance King / Getty Images)

(Lance King / Getty Images)

But keep it quiet. It’s a surprise until AFTER Memorial Day.

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Isner advances at BB&T Atlanta Open; UGA/GT tandem lose

John Isner fired 16 aces to advance to the quarterfinals of the BB&T Atlanta Open with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Ruben Bemelmans on Thursday night at Atlantic Station.

Because he was playing his first hard-court match since Miami in March, Isner said he didn’t feel comfortable early in he first set in which Bemelmans broke his second serve.

“I just told myself not to get too frustrated and to try to let the match run its course,” Isner said.

Isner bounced back, breaking Bemelmans’ first serve in each of the next two sets to take command. Isner, the No. 1 seed and a former standout at Georgia, will play 19-year-old Jack Sock on Friday, not before 9 p.m.

Isner is attempting to win his second consecutive tournament after taking the title in Newport, R.I. last week. He is one of four U.S. players in the BB&T who will represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

The match was delayed for 25 minutes between the second and third sets when a circuit breaker overheated in a bank of …

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Winning weekend for UGA, Tech, GSU

College football fans in Georgia have lots to celebrate after the Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets and Panthers all emerged victorious from their Saturday matchups.

Here’s the rundown on how they won and how they looked on the gridiron doing it all:

UGA 43, Vanderbilt 0
Game story: Georgia shuts out Vanderbilt | Photos
Uga VIII officially debuts as new mascot | Photos

Georgia Tech 42, Middle Tenn. State 14
Game story: Jackets pick off MTSU | Photos

Georgia State 20, North Carolina Central 17
Game story: Panthers pull out OT win | Photos

TALK ABOUT IT: Share your thoughts on the UGA, Tech and GSU victory trifecta this Saturday.

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How badly did Kansas bust your bracket?

Kansas  forward Marcus Morris is crushed. So were many Jayhawk supporters.  (Rich Sugg, Kansas  City Star)

Kansas forward Marcus Morris is crushed. So were many Jayhawk supporters. (Rich Sugg, Kansas City Star)

The top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks were ousted from the NCAA Tournament Saturday, and mostly likely the dreams of many who had them winning it all in the office pool.

Northern Iowa’s miraculous win was far from being the only upset of the day – St. Mary’s toppled Villanova – but likely had the largest implications.

Of the more than 5 million participants in ESPN’s bracket contest, only 0.57 percent had the Panthers moving to the Sweet Sixteen. Dare we say a much larger audience had Kansas going all the way, including one Commander in Chief.

Closer to home, AJC’s own Mark Bradley’s Final Four Fiaso … well, it’s just that. As he put it: he’s been burned by Kansas.

But not all hope is lost. Some AJC readers weren’t swayed by public opinion and are still alive in the contest.

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How would you rate the Jackets’ performance?

Time for the report card on Georgia Tech’s effort Tuesday against the Iowa Hawkeyes in the FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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How would you rate the Jackets’ performance in ACC title game?

Time for the report card on the Jackets’ effort Saturday against the Clemson Tigers in the ACC Championship game in Tampa. Rate the team on the following four categories: offense, defense, special teams and coaching.

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ offense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ defense?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ special teams?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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What grade would you give the Jackets’ coaches?

  • A: Excellent
  • B: Good
  • C: Fair
  • D: Poor
  • F: Failed

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