Georgia Tech 2016 FB Schedule for Outlook

Another year, another schedule! Last year wasn’t so great, but I’m sure Georgia Tech will bounce back this season! As I do every year, I help you keep up with downloadable versions of Georgia Tech’s 2016 football schedule. There are versions for both Microsoft Outlook and Gmail-Apple devices.

Because college football start times usually aren’t known until a few weeks in advance, most games on the schedule are listed as starting at 8AM the day of. There are two exceptions: this year’s opening game against Boston College (which will be played in Ireland at 7:30AM ET) and the Clemson game, which is a Thursday night game.

The schedule also lists the location of the game instead of the network. So “Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA”, instead of “ESPN”. A reminder is also scheduled for 13:00 (1:00PM ET) the day before each game.

The schedule is available in two formats: CSV (for Microsoft Outlook and Yahoo! Calendar) and iCal (for Google Calendar and Apple devices). The CSV version is compatible with Microsoft Outlook 98 or later, but has only been tested with Outlook 2016. It may work with other apps that can import events from CSV files. The iCal version of the schedule has not been tested at all. I used this handy tool to convert the CSV to iCal format. Both versions are included in the zip file; please be sure to import the right one after downloading!

Georgia Tech 2016 Football Schedule

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Outlook users may use these instructions to import the schedule. Make sure to read the all the instructions before you begin, as there are some options you may wish to change before importing the calendar:

  1. Download the file to your desktop and unzip.
  2. For OUTLOOK 2007 and earlier: select “File” > “Import and Export” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”. For OUTLOOK 2010 and later: Select “File” > “Open” > “Import” > “Import from another program or file”, then click “Next”.
  3. Choose “Comma Separated Values (Windows)”, then click “Next”.
  4. Use the “Browse” button to select the CSV file you unzipped in step 1.
  5. On the next screen make sure to select “Calendar” as the destination then click “Next” and “Finish”.

DISABLING REMINDERS: If you wish to disable the reminders, open the CSV file and change the value of “reminder on/off” (column G) to FALSE for each game before you import the Calendar into Outlook.

CHANGING “SHOW TIME AS”: By default, the entries will display their time as “Free” on your calendar. If you wish to change this to something else, change the value of each entry in Column V (“Show Time As”) from FREE to “1? (Tentative), “2? (Busy), “3? (Free) or “4? (Out of the Office) – without the quotes.

TROUBLESHOOTING: If you try to import the schedule but don’t see any of the games listed in your calendar, shut Outlook down (open Task Manager to make sure that OUTLOOK.EXE is not running) and re-open Outlook and try the import again. If you’re still having problems, leave a comment below and I’ll try to help!

VERSION INFORMATION: These files were created on January 28, 2016 on a computer running Windows 10 Pro x64 and Microsoft Office 2016 x86. They were scanned with Bitdefender and found to be virus-free. It’s the exact same file I’ve used for a over decade now, so it should work for just about everyone.

NIFTY GADGET: Proxicast USB Cable

First things first: I apologize for my latest “nifty gadget” posts. I know some of them are, well, kind of lame. But in every case, these “nifty gadgets” have solved some real-life problem I was having. I just want to spread the news to others who might be having the same issue.

I know this has either happened to you, or happened to someone you know: you go out and buy a new phone. Maybe that same day, or maybe later on, you buy a case for the phone. Only problem is, the case is just a millimeter or two too thick, and the micro USB charging cable won’t fit in all the way. So you have to either take the phone out of the case every time you want to charge it, or you have to jam the cable in and use something – books, or maybe a nightstand drawer – to keep the cable in place while the phone charges.

Well, you don’t have to jump through those hoops any more! Amazon sells USB cables from a company called Proxicast that have extra long USB connectors:

Proxicast USB cable
(photo via Amazon)

On the right is a standard micro USB connector; on the left is a Proxicast cable with their extended USB connector. It’s only a couple millimeters longer than a standard connector, but it can make all the difference with phones or tablets and a “thicker than anticipated” case. I’ve had one for a few days, and it works a treat with my new LG Stylo phone and wallet-style case.

A 6-foot (1.8m) Proxicast USB cable costs around $6.99 and is available from Amazon here. If you’d like to save a dollar, you can get a “charging only” cable for $5.99 here.