Winter is biting in the air, we are 10 degrees below average and that number is only reached for about an hour between 3:00 and 4:00 PM. Looks like the Almanac might be right, again. A cold winter looks like it’s building. All of the kids are out of town for Thanksgiving Vacation and the clock is ticking for Black Friday and the annual meeting with the Wahoos.
In the mean time there are some really interesting developments to share.
The Men’s Basketball Team started the season on an amazingly great note, by beating #23 Purdue for the Championship of the season opening Charleston Classic tournament.
#HOKIES WIN!— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) November 19, 2018
Virginia Tech - 2018 @ESPNCharleston Champions! pic.twitter.com/xQU1JUlDTB
There were lots of impressive players through the tournament but the Hokies’ Nickeil Alexander-Walker dominated the stats and netted an ACC Player of the Week award.
After a big weekend at the Charleston Classic (@ESPNCharleston), Nickeil Alexander-Walker (@TheReal_NAW1) earns @accmbb Player of the Week!— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) November 19, 2018
» https://t.co/K4YUOUJplK#getBETTER | #Hokies pic.twitter.com/vTbqpgDTJF
What’s more, the emphatic run through the brackets also perked up the ranking voters because your Virginia Tech Hokies are now ranked #10 in the ESPN Power rankings! Great way for Coach Williams and the 2018-2019 Hokie Men’s Basketball program to start off the season.
According to @espn's Power Rankings by Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello), we move up to No. 10 in the nation after winning the Charleston Classic (@ESPNCharleston)— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) November 19, 2018
» https://t.co/P81peehVVE#getBETTER | #Hokies pic.twitter.com/7oRl9psIeq
Maybe the football team and Hokie Nation need to look at this little inspiration from Buzz.
We UNDERESTIMATE today.#MondayMotivation #getBETTER pic.twitter.com/UkgT27v5Ux— Buzz Williams (@TeamCoachBuzz) November 19, 2018
Meanwhile the Women’s team is churning up the wins. They put up win #4 against Monmouth.
Win number 4️⃣ ✅ pic.twitter.com/eUUzMXZzkQ— Virginia Tech Women's Basketball (@HokiesWBB) November 17, 2018
And will face off against Chattanooga at Cassell this evening at 7:00 PM.
It's gameday in Blacksburg— Virginia Tech Women's Basketball (@HokiesWBB) November 19, 2018
7 p.m. ET
https://t.co/prnCy82cBq #Hokies pic.twitter.com/Tds48cU6Kx
The Men’s Soccer Team has advanced to the Sweet 16 by defeating Charlotte 1-0.
FINAL #Hokies win ‼️ pic.twitter.com/59dhEC03y0— Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer (@HokiesMSoccer) November 18, 2018
How sweet it is ‼️— Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer (@HokiesMSoccer) November 18, 2018
We're dancing into the Round of 16 next weekend pic.twitter.com/pFgyCP0GuI
Meanwhile Nick Blacklock and Kyle Stenzel have signed his letters of intent; so welcome to Hokie Nation!
The NLI is in ‼️ ✍️— Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer (@HokiesMSoccer) November 19, 2018
Welcome to the family @nick_a17#Hokies ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/JQNJGfjeR2
Hokie Nation, join us in welcoming Kyle Stenzel ‼️#Hokies ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/iaa3zqtxT7— Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer (@HokiesMSoccer) November 16, 2018
The women’s team advanced to the round of 16 but just couldn’t get on the board against the UNC Tar Heels. This was a great season for the Hokies and next year is even more promising. Hokie Nation is very proud.
Tech's season ends in the @NCAASoccer Championship's Round of 16, falling to the top seed in the quadrant Tar Heels. pic.twitter.com/5AEQwLVGGV— Virginia Tech Women's Soccer (@HokiesWSoccer) November 18, 2018
When the rain comes down it comes down hard and keeps coming. Sean Savoy is departing. Sigh.
November 19, 2018
Guess some folks just have to move on for their own reasons.
Football needs to talk to Buzz about the #GetBetter and #JustGotBetter hashtags.