Name: Georgia Institute of Technology
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Nickname: Yellow Jackets
But isn't there a song: You're thinking of "Ramblin' Wreck From Georgia Tech," most likely. That's the official school fight song, and the official first line of the lyrics is "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech, and a hell of an engineer" where Ramblin' Wreck is literally referring to a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe.
But the mascot is the insect, right? NOOOOOPE. The official mascot of Georgia Tech is the car itself. Buzz, the traditional "guy in a costume" mascot, has only been an official part of Georgia Tech athletics since 1980, while the Ramblin' Wreck has been a part of GT lore since 1916.
Why "Yellow Jackets?" Literally, because the students wore yellow jackets because they were already the school colors.
Notable Alumni: Former United States President Jimmy Carter; Mike Duke, the founder of Days Inn Hotels; Joe Rogers, Jr., CEO of Waffle House; John Young, Apollo astronaut, NASA's first space shuttle commander, and one of 12 men to talk on the Moon; Herbert Saffir, developer of the Saffir-Simpson Scale, used to measure hurricane magnitude; comedian Jeff Foxworthy; and Barbara "Bobbi" Morse, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Last Season: 16-17, but 6-12 in the ACC.
This Season: 3-0, including a season opening win over noted rival Georgia.
KenPom Ranking: #88
Returning Points Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 11.7 ppg
Returning Rebounds Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 4.3 rpg
Returning Assists Leader: Marcus Georges-Hunt, 2.1 apg
Head Coach: Brian Gregory, in his fourth season at GT. He has a record of 46-52 with the Yellow Jackets, and a career record of 218-146 with an eight year stint at Dayton.
All Time Series: 3-3
Last Meeting: Marquette won at home, 63-45, on January 3, 1977. It was part of a 10 game winning streak during the 1976-77 NCAA championship season.