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Georgia tech mascot

Georgia tech mascot

Georgia tech mascot

We all know what a bulldog is. What might be a little less known is that the Georgia Tech mascot is actually, in fact, a bulldog.

Georgia

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), located in Atlanta, Georgia. The teams have also been nicknamed the Ramblin' Wreck, Engineers, Blacksmiths, and Golden Tornado. There are eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Navy blue is often used as a secondary color and for alternate jerseys, while black has been used on rare occasion. The traditional rival in all sports is in-state University of Georgia. This rivalry is often referred to as Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. There are also rivalries with out-of-state Auburn and official conference rival Clemson.

Georgia Tech was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1895. Georgia Tech was one of the 14 schools that split to found the Southern Conference in 1921. Thirteen schools including Georgia Tech split in 1932 to form the Southeastern Conference. The football team is in the top 20 winningest Division I-A programs and was the first team to win all four of the historical big four bowls – the Rose (1929), Orange (1940), Sugar (1944), and Cotton (1955). Georgia Tech has won four national titles in the years 1917 going 9–0 under John Heisman outscoring opponents 419–17 (Source:en.wikipedia.org)

Mascot

Eventually, the school realized how closely students identified with a car mascot and purchased one from a local airline pilot in 1961. The 1930 Ford Cabriolet sport coupe debuted that year and was restored again in 1982 by a Georgia Tech alum who just so happened to manage a nearby Ford assembly plant. In order to help keep Georgia Tech alumni, faculty, staff, and students hyped at all of their sporting events, they need a mascot capable of fanning the flames of fandom. Let’s get to know more about Buzz, the mascot.

After a 1965 fire destroyed a makeshift mascot structure built on the field during pre-season workouts, an official Georgia Tech beat poet composed a new fight song.Fan buzz - Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets mascot Buzz is carried by fans after they win over the Florida State Seminoles in Atlanta, GA 10.24.15.(Source:www.ajc.com))

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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