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What's the Future of the Georgia-Georgia Tech Game?

May 13, 2023

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ATHENS - The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs have been playing each other in football since 1893, making it one of the oldest rivalries in college football. However, the day in which this game is play on may be in jeopardy.

Also, it is possible that the game will be moved to a different time of year - although it will likely stay in November for the near future.

There are a few reasons why the game may be moved. First, Georgia Tech has fallen on hard times in recent years. The Yellow Jackets have not won a conference championship since 1990, and they have not finished with a winning record since 2016. UGA has exploded since then. As a result, the game has become less competitive.

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Second, the game is currently played on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is rivalry weekend. Moving the game to a different time of year could give the game more attention.

But the biggest issue here is television. The Georgia Tech-Georgia game is not one of the most-watched college football games rivalry weekend. Moving the game to a different time of year would make it more likely to be watched.

It is still too early to say for sure whether the Georgia Tech-Georgia game will be moved. 

Possible Scenarios for Moving the Game

If the Georgia Tech-Georgia game is moved, there are a few possible scenarios for where it could be played. One option would be to move it to the beginning of the season. This would make it a more attractive game for television, and it would also give both teams a chance to get a win under their belts before conference play begins.

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Another option would be to move the game to the Friday after Thanksgiving. That could happen as soon as this fall. This would be a good option for Georgia Tech, as it would give the Yellow Jackets a chance to play spoiler for Georgia's hopes of winning the national championship.

What a Move Would Mean for the Rivalry

Moving the Georgia Tech-Georgia game would be a major change for the rivalry. The game has been played at the end of the season for decades. It is one of the most important dates on the calendar for both fan bases. Moving the game would disrupt the tradition of the rivalry, and it could make the game less meaningful.

However, there are also some potential benefits to moving the game. As mentioned above, moving the game to a different time of year could make it more attractive for television, which contols most of college football’s schedule.

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