Tech draws Illinois in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Georgia Tech men’s basketball team will visit Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Nov. 28. The Yellow Jackets will try to break their four-game losing streak in the challenge.

It will be Tech’s second trip to the state of Illinois in three seasons. The Yellow Jackets lost to Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., in the challenge in 2010 and lost to the Wildcats again 2011 at Philips Arena. The game will also be a homecoming for coach Brian Gregory, who grew up in a suburb of Chicago.

Illinois will be led by new coach John Groce, hired from Ohio following the season. The school fired Bruce Weber after nine seasons. Illinois went 17-15 last season, including a 6-12 record in the Big Ten. Tech is 1-6 against the Illini all-time, the last meeting a 105-66 Tech loss in 2001.

Ken Sugiura, Tech blog

107 comments Add your comment

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
4:26 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
4:27 pm

Wow, I really was. It is SUCH an honor. LOL

Caught in a Jacket

May 14th, 2012
4:29 pm

This year should be better than last year. Everyone’s a year older. No excuses. No finishing last.

juvenal

May 14th, 2012
4:36 pm

way to go, Super!

Hello Newman

May 14th, 2012
4:42 pm

Please give us a product worth buying tickets for. 8 years of tickets, I’m ready to see a somewhat competitive team for once.

DawginLex

May 14th, 2012
4:43 pm

Hey boys, went to the ballgame this weekend and noticed Matt Skoal playing for Hagerstown(Nationals Class A SAL)

Played the Lexington Legends. I almost drowned. Left in 6th inning.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
4:55 pm

thanks, juvenal. I just hope I am up to the honor. LOL

tiger

May 14th, 2012
4:59 pm

well too bad we didnt get a home game in the big ten challenge to show off the new arena.

Jacket68

May 14th, 2012
5:01 pm

Ken,
Is this our one article for the week? What about Kuchar winning, girl’s softball ACC champs, girl’s tennis advancing. Just a semi-schedule release?

Caught in a Jacket

May 14th, 2012
5:04 pm

Jacket68, Ken’s job is to bring you what you don’t already know. His name isn’t Ken Obvious.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
5:05 pm

@ Jacket68, Ken has 2 articles today….This one and the ESPN/ACC TV deal

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
5:08 pm

If you want daily articles on happenings at Tech, subscribe to “The Sting Daily” It’s FREE at http://www.ramblinwreck.com

GTFan

May 14th, 2012
5:13 pm

I always look forward to reading your blogs about GT and agree with Jacket68 that I’d like to read more.

Jonesy

May 14th, 2012
5:31 pm

Ken- can we get pictures of topless women on the site please.

BLT

May 14th, 2012
6:30 pm

BLT

May 14th, 2012
6:31 pm

Congrats Lady Jackets!

hey Jonesy....

May 14th, 2012
6:53 pm

……try Thumbzilla.com

Delbert D.

May 14th, 2012
7:05 pm

I guess we can call off the search party to find Ken.

1 4 GT

May 14th, 2012
7:17 pm

LMAO @ Jonesy–while you’re wishing, wish for totally au naturel!!!

hey troll...

May 14th, 2012
7:27 pm

stan = T U R D B U R G L A R

Delbert D.

May 14th, 2012
7:30 pm

Super – check the inbox.

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
7:37 pm

@ Delbert……on the other blog Super said he was out until around 9:00 pm

Delbert D.

May 14th, 2012
7:38 pm

Lee – Thanks.

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
7:39 pm

anytime, Delbert!

sports

May 14th, 2012
9:23 pm

The Seminoles will be leaving the weak and stupid ACC very soon. The ACC wants to give all the money contracts to the Carolina schools. If they had brain one…FSU,Miami, and Virgina Tech is all they have going. All three of these team need to bolt as soon as possible…then the puny ACC can go to Dividion II ball, where they belong!!!

BLT

May 14th, 2012
9:33 pm

Thanks sport

BLT

May 14th, 2012
9:35 pm

sorry, thanks “sports”

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
9:39 pm

sports, you are one uninformed idiot

Delbert D.

May 14th, 2012
9:41 pm

Don’t worry about “sports”. He’s on the Schultz blog about FSU, and it’s frankly embarrassing.

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
9:43 pm

Delbert, I was reading some of the FSU blog….looked like quite a few idiots over there….

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
9:45 pm

damn Venters killing us tonite vs Reds

BLT

May 14th, 2012
9:50 pm

GT Lee, an uninformed idiot is better than an informed idiot! Book it! LOL

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
9:55 pm

I’ll take your word for it, BLT !!!!!!!!

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
9:59 pm

friggin Heyward……..aaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhh

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:11 pm

Just checking in for a sec, guys. Delbert, I got your email and responded

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:12 pm

@ Lee……did you notice the post made by “stan” at 7:14? I am pretty sure he is the imposter, and he has now been blocked from using my name. Can you say “SORE LOSER”? LOL

BLT

May 14th, 2012
10:13 pm

I walked into that one Lee! LMAO!

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:13 pm

should have addressed that post to both BLT and Lee, since y’all both know the story here, as does Delbert, but I already emailed him about it

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
10:16 pm

Super, I started to ask stan that very question but somebody else slammed him first so I didn’t bother……too funny!!!

GT Lee

May 14th, 2012
10:18 pm

Everyone but the trolls have a good evening, I’m out!!!!!!!!!

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:19 pm

night, Lee. I’m gone too

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:20 pm

well, damn, I guess I was wrong. SH!T

Supersize that order, mutt

May 14th, 2012
10:21 pm

To my imposter……it’s only a matter of time, bubba. Your days are numbered on these blogs

BLT

May 14th, 2012
10:33 pm

He’s a moron in an enigma in an enema. Ha

ToeMeetsLeather

May 14th, 2012
11:11 pm

Headline in AJC on November 29th, “TECH wins as Marcus Hunt goes off for 22 points, Bolden drains four three pointers, Miller blocks six shots and Jason Morris breaks Illini’s back board with thunder dunk, as Jackets play lock down defense”. Can’t wait for CBG’s second season.

IL Jacket

May 15th, 2012
11:40 am

Hmmm, that will be a night game the week after Thanksgiving. Have to think about it, long ride after the game back to Chi-town.

5150 UOAD

May 15th, 2012
12:34 pm

WHO CARES?

The Lady Jackets(and all ACC Teams) got SCREWED on the Softball brackets. ALL the ACC teams have to do some Crazy TRAVEL. The cESPN has set the SEC up to WIN the Softball Championship. 11 of the (new Mizzou & Texas A&M) SEC teams made the tourney and 6 of the (new Syarcuse) ACC teams made the tourney.

5150 UOAD

May 15th, 2012
12:42 pm

WOW!!!!!!!! UGa took this LONG to know being the #1 Party School causes Date R..E #s to be high? What a bunch of Freaking ROAD SCHOLARS UGa has.

http://www.ajc.com/news/uga-study-alcohol-consumption-1437741.html

Delbert D.

May 15th, 2012
1:47 pm

“Even if the volume of alcohol is the same, when you drink it all at once, you are putting yourself at the highest risk.”

“funding from the UGA Research Foundation.”

Duh. Who didn’t know that?

Delbert D.

May 15th, 2012
1:50 pm

Possible new course for the Psych majors and athletes: “Principles of Inebriation 101.”