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Dec 28, 2012

Virginia Tech Comes Back To Trump Rutgers In Overtime

Virginia Tech completed its 20th consecutive winning season with a 13-10 overtime victory over Rutgers in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl. The Hokies rallied from a 10-0 deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter before Cody Journell’s field goal in overtime gave them their first lead of the game. They sealed the victory when Rutgers kicker Nick Borgese missed a 42-yard field goal attempt in the Scarlet Knights’ overtime possession.   With the win, the Hokies ended a two-game losing […]

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Dec 26, 2012

Virginia Tech and Rutgers Give Back

Virginia Tech and Rutgers gave back to the Central Florida community at the Give Kids the World Village Wednesday morning. “Sometimes you go through life and don’t understand what else is going on out there, so I think it gives everybody a great appreciation for what they’ve got and what they can give to other people, making them happy for a day,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said.  During the two-hour visit, players danced with the kids, played basketball […]

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Dec 24, 2012

Virginia Tech Honors Sandy Hook Victims

Despite being 563 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia Tech knows exactly what they are experiencing. “We’ve been through what those people up in Sandy Hook are going through,” Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer said.  “We prevailed in Blacksburg.  If anything, it brought us closer and more determined and the same thing is going to happen there.  “It’s a terrible thing to happen but we have to prevail.  We can’t let one person define […]

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Dec 21, 2012

Unit Breakdown: Virginia Tech Defense

Virginia Tech is among an elite group of schools.  They are one of three to be playing in 20 consecutive bowl games.  Although this year is uncharacteristic given the Hokies’ recent history under Frank Beamer, the team still has a chance to finish above .500 and it starts with their defense.  National Rankings: 34th Rushing Defense 23rd Pass Efficiency Defense 39th Scoring Defense Though they are in the top third nationally they don’t quite rank as an elite team; however, […]

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Dec 06, 2012

Beamer Hopes Hokies Finish Strong In Orlando

At 6-6, Virginia Tech comes into the Russell Athletic Bowl with their worst record under Frank Beamer since their streak of 20 consecutive bowls started in 1993. Still, Beamer’s boys from Blacksburg could just as easily be 8-4 right now, after close losses to Cincinnati and then-No. 10 Florida State. For that reason and more, Coach Beamer is confident his team’s progress. “I’ve been proud of our football team,” said Beamer. “We haven’t always played well, but we’ve always played […]

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Dec 05, 2012

Beamer, Hokies Will Be Prepared On Dec. 28

“When it’s time to work, it’s time to work.” Frank Beamer kept it simple at today’s Russell Athletic Bowl press event. The long-time Virginia Tech head coach was focused, and come December 28th, his team will be focused on winning their third-straight game to finish the season on a high note. “We’re gonna work real hard to make sure we represent the ACC in a good manner,” said Beamer.  Beamer and the Hokies are well aware that they nearly didn’t […]

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Dec 03, 2012

Virginia Tech Excited For First Orlando Bowl Appearance

Virginia Tech (6-6, 4-4 ACC), who has the third longest bowl-appearance streak in the country 20, will make their first trip to Orlando at this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. “We are very pleased to be going to our 20th consecutive bowl game,” Jim Weaver, director of athletics said.  “We are very happy to be selected by the committee and to be chosen for the Russell Athletic Bowl.” The Hokies come into the game on a two-game win streak. “I think this […]

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Sep 28, 2011

Clemson at Virginia Tech is the Champs Sports Bowl Game Of The Week

This season, pick who you think will win the Champs Sports Bowl Game of the Week and WIN! Answer the question on the Champs Sports Bowl Facebook page before Saturday’s game. If you pick correctly, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Champs Sports Bowl on December 29, 2011! Clemson leads series, 17-12-1 (Last meeting: Oct. 6, 2007: Virginia Tech 41, Clemson 23) No. 15 Clemson takes its undefeated record on the road this week to face […]

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