Stansbury: Conference alliance won’t affect Georgia Tech-Georgia game

Georgia Tech's Buzz and Georgia's Hairy Dawg pose after Georgia won 52-7 over Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Georgia Tech's Buzz and Georgia's Hairy Dawg pose after Georgia won 52-7 over Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

While the alliance announced this week of the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 has few if any certainties as far as what the partnership will look like, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury assured that it won’t affect a most significant aspect of the Yellow Jackets’ existence – its annual game with Georgia.

“They’ll definitely stay part of the football schedule, of course,” Stansbury said during an appearance on 680 the Fan on Thursday.

Stansbury was speaking more broadly about the four ACC schools with in-state rivalry games with SEC schools – Tech, Clemson (South Carolina), Florida State (Florida) and Louisville (Kentucky). Part of the alliance’s plans include interconference scheduling.

“Those in-state rivalries, for the four of us that have them, are just too important to our states and our programs,” Stansbury said. “This definitely won’t affect those in any way.”