Sunday, December 2, 2012

Georgia Tech denies Big Ten defection rumors.

Georgia Tech is denying rumors swirling across the internet that it will be joining the Big Ten on Monday.

"Georgia Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson met reports and rumors about the school leaving the ACC for the Big Ten head on Saturday night.

“Not true. Not true,” Peterson said prior to the ACC Championship game. “We’re happy in the ACC. We’re staying.”

Internet and radio reports cited unnamed sources or repeated rumors that the school will follow Maryland out of the ACC and to the Big Ten, one reporting that the school will hold a news conference Monday to announce its departure.

“We’re not going anywhere,” said Peterson, speaking outside his suite at Bank of America Stadium."

It is a little hard to believe the Big Ten would want more member schools after admitting Maryland and Rutgers.

(via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)