A staple of both teams’ schedules every year since 1925, the Georgia Tech-Georgia rivalry will sit out 2020. The SEC made it official Thursday with its adoption of a 10-game, conference-only schedule, which eliminates the possibility of the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs meeting on the gridiron for the 115th time in a rivalry that dates to 1893.
The 2020 edition of Clean Old-Fashioned Hate becomes one more sporting event placed upon the heap of games, tournaments and seasons that have been canceled or suspended by the coronavirus pandemic. A rivalry that is the state’s focal point every year, usually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Tech-Georgia game will have to wait until November 2021 to be resumed on the field.
“I guess I’ll miss this year and just have to hang in there and hope that things will get better in the coming months,” said Tech grad Bobby Joe Anderson, who has attended the Tech-Georgia game for 75 years in a row.
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