Friday October 13, 2006
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Volleyball losing streak continues

The Volleyball team dropped two more ACC matches on the road last weekend, losing to Maryland and Boston College, and falling to 0-6 in ACC play.

The last time the Jackets started the conference season 0-6 was in 1990, when Tech went winless in 10 contests. They return to action as they host North Carolina tonight and North Carolina State Saturday, both at 7 p.m. at O'Keefe Gymnasium. Tech also travels to Clemson on Tuesday night to face the Tigers in a midweek matchup at 7 p.m.

Athletes give back to community

Several Tech athletic programs are reaching out to lend a helping hand to those in need.

The men's track and field team volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Wednesday, inspecting, sorting and packing donations for distribution. The team will also help distribute 6,238 pounds of food throughout the Atlanta community.

The Tech volleyball team is helping increase awareness and raise money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in association with the Atlanta Chapter.

The women's basketball team is also helping raise awareness for breast cancer. The team began a "Save Lids to Save Lives" campaign with the Atlanta Breast Cancer Two-Day Walk, the first in a series of events the team will participate in. General Mills will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for each Yoplait yogurt lid collected by the team. Fans can bring lids to Tech football games, or mail them to the Tech Athletic Association.

Hamilton released by Predators

Former Tech Quarterback Joe Hamilton was released on Wednesday from the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Hamilton led the Predators to Arena Bowl XX just four months ago.

Hamilton is currently enrolled at Tech to try and finish up his degree during the offseason. He will have two additional courses to complete for graduation after this semester as reported by AJC.com.

The native of Alvin, S.C. was the runner-up to the Heisman Trophy in 1999. After finishing behind Wisconsin's Ron Dayne in the voting, he was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaners of the NFL.

Hamilton is a color analyst on Tuesday CSS replays of Tech's football games.