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Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Fifty years ago, Georgia Tech left the SEC

By Mark Bradley

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Friday marked the 50th anniversary of a day in Georgia Tech athletic annals that isn’t celebrated and only vaguely remembered. On Jan. 24, 1964, the Institute announced its intent to leave the SEC. It’s a move that seems unthinkable today, when the SEC stands as the colossus of college football, and even then it was hard to fathom.

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