GT Pros Is Taking a Break

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Over the last few months I’ve had a great time writing about Georgia Tech and it’s former athletes, but I think it’s time to take a break. Between summer classes and FTRS writing, I have a lot going on and I really can’t put as much focus into the site as I’d like. With that said, I’d rather just stop posting for a little while so everyone knows the condition of the site.

I have every intent of writing again for GT Pros, but right now I just don’t want to slack on everything I’m doing. If you enjoyed the site or at least some of the posts, follow the site on the right side toolbar, so that way you’ll be notified when I decide to start writing again. Feel free to comment or rate this post as well depending on how you feel about the site. Again, I’ve really enjoyed writing on this site so far and I can’t wait to get back to work when time allows. Thanks for your time everybody!

FTRS Posts

In case you’re one of the few Georgia Tech fans who don’t know, From The Rumble Seat is Georgia Tech’s SB Nation blog. They do a fantastic job covering all of Tech’s sports teams and have been so generous to offer me a writing position there. Right now I’m doing a weekly GT Pros post, which is pretty straightforward considering that’s what I do here. I’ve also been doing some work on GT baseball and it’s really helped me develop more knowledge of the baseball program and its position for the future.

If you’re a frequent visitor of GT Pros, thank you for your support and I’m glad you enjoy the work I’ve put into the site. I would strongly recommend everyone to register on From The Rumble Seat, if you haven’t already so, and frequently check their site out because they all do a great job. There aren’t a ton of internet outlets for Georgia Tech news, but Tech fans are lucky there are some quality sites out there.

Here’s my most recent post from FTRS over the last week for Georgia Tech’s Pros.

Final Round Results from the TPC

Both Roberto Castro and Matt Kuchar entered the day yesterday at -4 on the tournament and were playing for positioning since neither had a chance to win. They were looking to build a little momentum and hopefully finish in a position to take home a nice check. Kuchar had a solid round going through the first 16 holes (-5 on the tournament to that point), but subsequently double and triple bogeyed the last two holes to finish at E. Kuchar certainly had high expectations this week as he looked to repeat on his title from last year, but he didn’t seem to be playing with much confidence after he fell out of contention.

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Castro had a better day yesterday than Kuchar, as he was able to finish at -5 on the tournament. This was his first TPC appearance and it was a great start. He’s still a young player and should see improvement with experience. If he can learn to play with more consistency, then he may find himself winning a few tournaments in the future. If his first round 63 was any indication of his skill set, then he has a very bright future ahead of him.

Charlie Blackmon Gets Called Up

When Michael Cuddyer went on the 15-day DL with a neck injury, the Colorado Rockies called up Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon had a very nice spring for the Rockies, showing solid power and getting on base. He’s also played well in his recent stints in the majors, so all of the signs pointed to him playing well when he got the chance.

Blackmon certainly contributed yesterday when he did this. In his four plate appearances against the Cardinals, he went 2-4 with a HR and 2 RBIs. This was as good of a start as he could have imagined for, and he needs to continue to play well if he wants to see extended time on the team. Right now he will be sent back to the minors when Cuddyer comes off the DL, so he’ll need to make a major impression on the team if he wants that to change.

Third Round Results from the TPC

After each of the first two rounds, a Tech grad was in contention for the lead. That’s not the case going into tomorrow, however, as Matt Kuchar struggled to gain ground on Tiger and the other leaders. Kuchar finished his round with a +3, which dropped him back to -4 on the tournament.

One of the positives on the day though was Roberto Castro’s performance. He was able to fight back after a dismal second round and went under par on the day, shooting a 71. He also sits at -4, which means both should tee off around the same time tomorrow. Neither has a chance to win the tournament, but both can build some momentum with a strong final day at the TPC.

Friday’s NBA Playoff Action: Some Good and Some Bad

Both games from last night’s NBA playoff action saw a Tech player play important minutes. Chris Bosh had a huge game for the Heat in their road win over the Bulls while Jarrett Jack struggled in Golden State’s return home. Both teams got more than they expected and had to put up a fight in two tough games yesterday. Continue reading

Castro Collapses in Second Round of the TPC

Roberto Castro is a young golfer and has not had much experience on the Tour, so reality was bound to set in at some point. Although most expected him to drop in the standings, I don’t think anyone saw a +6 round coming after such an impressive performance yesterday. In today’s round, Castro recorded a birdie, 5 bogeys and a double bogey to end at -3 through the tournament so far. He easily made the cut, but he has to forget today’s meltdown and show up tomorrow with the same mentality he had on Thursday. Continue reading

Changes Coming!

The last few days have been quite hectic, as I’ve taken a writing spot with From The Rumble Seat. I’ll be doing some of the same stuff over there, but I will also do my best to keep up with GTPros. In order to keep it balanced though, I’d love for some feedback from you guys on what you’d prefer to see covered. Obviously I can do my best to keep doing the same things, but I don’t want to cover things that you guys don’t have interest in. If you have any suggestions for what you’d like me to keep writing about, then leave me a comment!

Also, Bryan will start working on a GT Pros HOF tab over the summer. It may take a while to get running, but keep an eye out for that!

Thank you guys for your understanding and continue to keep coming back to check out the site!

First Round Results From the TPC

The Players Championship started this week, which means almost all of Tech’s former golfers will be competing in the field. Some players came out strong today, posting scores under par, while others really struggled. Nick Thompson was able to finish with a -3 on the day and both Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale are one shot behind him at -2. Continue reading

GT Pros is Back! Here’s What You May Have Missed

After a stressful last two weeks, as any Tech grad or student would know, it is now time to get back to writing. There have been some very exciting news over the last two weeks, so hopefully this post covers everything!

The NFL Draft has come and gone and there wasn’t a single Georgia Tech player drafted. Although this draft was abnormally deep, it is still surprising to see guys like Uzzi, Barnes, and Sweeting go undrafted. Luckily for them, however, almost all have signed UDFA deals. Here’s a list of where everyone ended up with the exception of Uzzi, who has not signed with anyone as far as I know.

Orwin Smith- Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TJ Barnes- Jacksonville Jaguars

Rod Sweeting- New Orleans Saints

Tyler Morgan- Carolina Panthers

Izaan Cross- Buffalo Bills

In NBA news, Jarrett Jack and the Warriors were able to pull a major upset over the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round of the playoffs. They now have a date with the San Antonio Spurs in the 2nd round, which means Jack will have to be a big contributor off the bench. Curry will have a hard time keeping Parker out of the paint, which means Jack will have to be even more important on the defensive end. Chris Bosh and Iman Shumpert are also still alive in the playoffs. I expect the Heat to coast by the Bulls, but the Knicks will have a very tough time scoring on the Pacers’ defense. They already lost game 1 at home, which is a really bad start to the series.

Another interesting development is the call up of Tyler Greene by the Chicago White Sox. He has played well when given the chance, and he certainly should stay on the active roster for the foreseeable future. Matt Wieters has improved on his stats recently and is starting to improve on his average. This slump has lingered longer than expected, but he still has a long season ahead of him and needs to avoid pressing.

The last two weeks have been eventful, but we are now heading into the summer, which means baseball, golf and the NBA playoffs will dominate our coverage. Make sure to come back and check out what you have missed as we gradually start to post again!