Saturday, December 02, 2006

It's Official - Gator Bowl Invites GT

It's official - Tech is invited to the Gator Bowl -

The Gator Bowl has invited Georgia Tech to play in the Jan. 1 game at Alltel Stadium against Texas, West Virginia or Louisville.

Gator Bowl chairman Scott Keith issued the invitation to Georgia Tech athletic director Dave Radakovich on the field moments after the Yellow Jackets lost the ACC championship game to Wake Forest 9-6 on Saturday.

Though ACC commissiomer John Swofford said the Gator Bowl was not obligated to invite Georgia Tech, bowl officials elected to bring the ACC title game loser back for the second consecutive year.

“Based on Georgia Tech’s strong support of the championship game, and the fact they were divisional champions, we felt they had earned a sport in our game,’’ said Gator Bowl chairman Scott Keith.