Welcome to a particularly focused edition of Hokie Headlines! VPI made headlines when they surprised the college football landscape, winning the Coastal and earned a place in the ACC Championship. Virginia Tech turned further heads when they played the eventual national champions to within a single score. The place setting for their rematch couldn’t be better. Both squads are undefeated and not only represent the highest ranked ACC teams meeting, but the most impacting match-up of the week. As a result the collected sports media has turned their focus on the Virginia Tech Hokies. Below you will find a collection of articles focusing on VT.
ESPN’s David Hale explores the unique and positive relationship between the program’s past, present, and future.
“There are few campuses in the country where this scene could play out: the ghost of a program's halcyon days (and his dog) still mingling with the architects of the new era. But at Virginia Tech, it works.”
Virginia Tech has worked its way back into the national spotlight.— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) September 29, 2017
Get used to it. https://t.co/HJ05fq2PiL
ESPN’s Heather Dinich explores the architecture of the ACC and the CFB Playoff that faces both teams after their game this Saturday.
“Even with Florida State out of the top 25 and currently irrelevant in the playoff picture, the ACC still owns the national spotlight this weekend when No. 12 Virginia Tech hosts No. 2 Clemson (ABC and ESPN App, 8 p.m. ET Saturday) in a game that illustrates the depth of the conference, as both undefeated teams can afford to lose and still have a shot at the top four.
Yes, Hokies, it's possible.”
Here's why Clemson-Virginia Tech is a win-win for the ACC:https://t.co/saROHVVPv3— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 28, 2017
Sports Illustrated’s Joan Niesen explores the unique relationship between Coach Fuente and former Coach Beamer, and how they both work to further develop the Hokies.
“With the Hokies’ final game looming and a trip to the ACC championship on the line, Fuente thought a visit from the former coach would energize his players.”
Following Frank Beamer is an unenviable task, but Justin Fuente has brought Virginia Tech back in six easy steps https://t.co/PmGFztCzbQ— SI College Football (@si_ncaafb) September 28, 2017
Sports On Earth’s Matt Brown explores how the ACC’s expansion and inclusion of the Virginia Tech Hokies has not only been great for VT, but the conference.
“When the partnership finally happened in 2003, it turned out to be the best football-related conference realignment decision of the 21st century.”
The AP takes a look at Virginia Tech’s mentality and approach to their game against Clemson.
“Although the Hokies are stepping up in compeition, they insist they aren't putting any added meaning on the outcome. Even being reminded of their close 42-35 loss to the Tigers in last year's ACC Championship doesn't knock them off that narrative.”
Let’s go Hokies!!!