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Virginia Tech-Cincinnati Game in 2012 Will Be Played in DC Area

I said on The Twitter during the Couch Burner-Bearcat game that I hoped Virginia Tech didn't move its upcoming game at Cincinnati to a neutral field because Nippert Stadium looked like a cool place to watch a game. Well, that's exactly what they did.

Virginia Tech will play Cincinnati in 2012 at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, Tech announced yesterday.

The Hokies and Bearcats will meet at FedEx Field in suburban Washington, DC, in 2012 on a date to be named later. This kind of bums me out because I was looking forward to making the trip to Nippert, which is a nice on-campus site with personality.

The made-for-TV games like the Alabama game kind of have to be in neutral NFL stadiums, but this one didn't because it's the Hokies' return game for Cincy's 2006 trip to Blacksburg. The two teams were supposed to meet this year, but the game was moved to 2012 to accommodate the Alabama game.

The neutral site games were fun at first, but now it's kind of getting ridiculous. This is college football and the games were meant to be played on campus. That's what makes it fun. Now, the Hokies are scheduled to play four neutral site regular season games in five years.

And it's not like these games are helping Tech in the win column. The last three neutral site regular season games have resulted in losses to USC, ECU and Alabama.