The school's sports teams are variously called the Yellow Jackets
, the Ramblin' Wreck
, and the Engineers
but the official nickname is Yellow Jackets
. They participate in NCAA Division I-A,
in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school
mascot is Buzz. The school's
traditional football rival is UGA; the rivalry was, at one time, considered one of the fiercest in college football.
Georgia Tech's football team plays at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Georgia Tech claims 4 national championships in football, in 1917,
and 1990. The current head coach is Chan Gailey. Georgia Tech has made eight straight bowl games, tied for the longest such streak in the country
among active teams. Tech also owns the country's best bowl winning percentage.
Georgia Tech's men's basketball team is currently coached by Paul Hewitt. The Yellow Jackets advanced to their first NCAA finals in 2004, losing to UConn. The Jackets have since become a perennial Top 25 team.Bobby Cremins, the previous
coach, led Georgia Tech to several NCAA basketball tournaments and finished with a 354-237 record. The Yellow Jackets reached the
NCAA Final Four in 1990 under Cremins with his "Lethal Weapon 3" team featuring
Brian Oliver, Dennis Scott, and Kenny Anderson. The basketball court at Georgia Tech was later named Cremins Court for Cremins'