Are Spring and Summer the Slow Period?

Are spring and summer the slow period for  collegiate sports fanatics?

The football and basketball seasons are over…only baseball is really active as one of the “Big Three” sports.

The baseball team is certainly playing well and are sitting at 18-4 (8-2 ACC) with a Top 5 national ranking.  The rainout against UGA this past week took a little wind out of the season’s sails but with four ACC teams ranked in the RPI Top 10, there is a TON of great baseball coming up.  I only hope that we’re able to make up the UGA game without giving them a doubleheader on their own field.  I hate the fact that we lost our home game this season because of the weather.

Men’s golf is doing well and are hosting the United States Collegiate Championship this coming weekend.  While the team is a bit behind where we’re accustomed to seeing them, the squad does boast one of the top players in the nation in Cameron Tringale.  Tringale is ranked #4 nationally.

Women’s softball is sitting at 26-9 (4-2 ACC) and are enjoying a brand new stadium, built on the site of the old O’Keefe parking lot.

The women’s tennis team is 13-5 (6-1 ACC) and Amanda McDowell is having a good campaign after winning eight of her last nine singles matches.   The team is on a five match win streak after a loss to UGA earlier in the month of March.

The men’s swim team recently finished in the Top 20 at the NCAA Championships…its best finish ever.

Some of these details are probably news to many of our fellow bloggers.  I’m sure most people are following recruiting and searching for spring practice details.  Certainly there is plenty to talk about there.  I haven’t had a chance to make it to a practice yet but am anxiously awaiting April 18th and the Spring Game.

So…how do our fellow GT fans out there in the “blogosphere” get through this spring and summer slow period?  Yard work?  Major League Baseball?  Maybe some of the GT sports mentioned in the blog above?

17 comments Add your comment

Road Scholar

March 31st, 2009
3:14 pm

A rainout took the wind from their sails? What about the 10-1 loss to Georgia State? Tech looked good against Miami. they won the first two games; how did they do on the third?

Buzz29

March 31st, 2009
8:18 pm

Short memory Road Scholar? It’s the one week anniversary of UGAg’s loss to Wright State.But congrats on big wins against the powerhouses like Youngstown State,Presbyterian,Wofford, Quinnipiac and Le Moyne. How’d ya’ll fare against Alabama? Go back to your own blog sh*t breath.

SugarHillDawg

March 31st, 2009
8:36 pm

Yep, and the fall is gonna be REALLY slow!!!

Corey

March 31st, 2009
10:28 pm

This baseball season has been a blast. Missed only 2 games this season so far. As long as we reschedule that UGA game at home it might have been a blessing that it was rained out… the only bad baseball we have played all season was that weekend and following game against georgia state. That time off seemed to help us get back on our game against Miami. We better get that home game though. Playing at UGA is a joke… the fans at that regional last year were some of the worst spectators I have ever seen. It was one of the worst sporting experiences I have ever witnessed. This weekend’s series should be another good test. Everyone should come see us play UNC at home this weekend.

MyWhiskeyClear

April 1st, 2009
2:03 am

With better football there are a lot of great fanblogs out there reporting all kinds of recruiting and practice information as well as just good trivia and some fun rants.

My favorites are at:

http://jacketsmack.blogspot.com/

http://thelegacyx4.blogspot.com/

http://northavenuebulletin.blogspot.com/

These are current GT students that are making a name for themselves blogging in the offseason. It’s good for your fix and a great sign of optimism at the Institute.

Too Easy

April 1st, 2009
8:58 am

Buzz: Chill out. And gt’s early season schedule included who? Losses to Ga. St or Wright St – big deal. You think the best pitchers were in there for either gt or UGA for those? And you didn’t ask how we did against UT or Clemson, but the answer is ‘very well, thanks’.

Corey: Dawgs have proven they can win regionals in Atlanta or Athens. Your fans ain’t so gracious, either.

Corey

April 1st, 2009
2:42 pm

I guess my last post didn’t work. Our early season schedule included a series win against the 2nd in the nation Miami…

I’m not saying that UGA can’t win a regional in Atlanta, I’m just saying they wouldn’t have. It’s a joke that you guys got the regional over us when we were easily the better team in the season series.

And about the fans… At UGA last year your fans broke the NCAA rules (I don’t understand why it wasn’t stopped). Last time we hosted a regional the NCAA stopped FIJI from playing our at bat songs and our fight songs. At UGA last year, the fraternity on the hill played all of those, and more. And you guys had people on ladders propped up against the outfield wall with megaphones yelling profanities and heckling the outfielders the whole game. I’m not even sure that is allowed during the regular season. That game exhibited extremely low class by the fans, even for UGA. It was enough that people were harassing fans (even elderly ones) with megaphones, but when you have 2 guys stationed at each outfielder screaming at them the whole game with megaphones, its just a little out of hand. And people ask Georgia Tech fans why we hate UGA so much…

Buzz29

April 1st, 2009
5:44 pm

I just want the tail chasers to stay off our blogs. Our earley season schedule was a lot more difficult,btw.

Navigator

April 1st, 2009
6:38 pm

Let’s be honest, Tech is a football school no matter what their recent history shows. When Bobby Dodd was coaching in the early ’60’s, Whack Hyder’s teams were 2nd or 3rd best in the SEC, winning the SEC in 1960 and finishing 2nd to Kentucky several times. But, they seldom ever sold out the basketball arena and Dodd had a good following of 60,000 fans in the stadium. Tech will always be more enthused with their football team than their basketball, baseball, track etc. That’s just the way it is.

MyWhiskeyClear

April 1st, 2009
9:56 pm

Navigator, it has as much to do with location as it does History. Look at a map of the major conferences, and Tech is nestled squarely in amongst SEC schools (more so than any other ACC school…and even more than a couple SEC schools too). Atlanta is arguably still the capital of the South, I think this is just football country. That’s something that even we Tech nerds understand.

Go Jackets!

Too Easy

April 2nd, 2009
8:59 am

Gee, Buzz. Looks like you know our schedule at least as well as your own. Obsessed? Beat Clemson again – on the road, so I guess our early season schedule is easy. But yours “a lot more difficult”? Please. Lipscomb, Ga. Southern, Mercer, Kennesaw St., with more Mercer, Ga. Southern, and PRESBYTERIAN down the road. Congrats, though, on reaching the 20K mark for football season tix. Wonder how many were sold to Clemson and UGA fans.

macrotech

April 5th, 2009
5:35 pm

Too Easy, we would like all those clemson and uga fans for supporting Tech’s football program! “Obsessed”?! YOU seem to be a little obsessed by anything to do with Tech…..you’re on every blog i read…. OR, are you one of the many mutt fans that seems to be threatened by the direction Tech is heading in? It’s cool, welcome to the Yellow Jacket Nation!!!! GO TECH!!!!

You are welcome

April 6th, 2009
7:25 am

I am a UGA and Clemson season tickets holder, and yes, I purchased Tech season tickets this year just for those games – and come May 1st I have the opportunity to purchase additional UGA game tickets – that should pay for my Tech season tickets after I scalp them next November!

Jeff Grady

April 6th, 2009
2:19 pm

Rating the sports programs nationaly: Based on your prediction for 2009 combined football, basketball, and baseball, rate top college sports programs: Give 7 bonus points for winning the NCAA Championship in Basketball (now in progress) and baseball, (not for football, since the champsionship is not won on the field); 25 points for finishing tops in the Rivals poll, 24 for 2d, on down to 1 point for finishing 25th.

example (2008) : UNC (44 points total: 0 football, 22 basketball (3d place); 22 baseball (3d place)

Too Easy

April 6th, 2009
4:46 pm

Macro: It took you 3 days to come up with that? You can go back and check, but I only respond to stupid comments I read on this blog, so, if you don’t like it, don’t say anything stupid – again.

basketball question

April 6th, 2009
7:44 pm

Many non ACC fans were laughing about the number of acc teams…wonder if they are laughing tonight?

macrotech

April 6th, 2009
8:22 pm

Too Easy, i apologize for the delay….UNLIKE you, i don’t spend all day cruising blogs. I responded the moment that i read your little quip. Like yourself, i ONLY respond to stupid comments….STUPID! GO TECH!!!!