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Gobbler Country’s Virginia Tech Hokie News Roundup: The Catch-up Edition

We haven’t had a news roundup in a while. You remember these, we start them up when we get the flurry of non-revenue sports, hoops, and baseball to cover after the football season fades into the Winter evening. So let’s take a peruse around for some news and info regarding Hokie Sports and Hokie Nation.

Cassell Coliseum in the Spring
John Schneider - SB Nation

Hokie Football

The lists of superlatives are coming out, and there are a couple of mentions on the All-ACC Teams but really, Tech was seriously snubbed by the voters. More guys from the Honorable mention list, including Oscar Bradburn deserved to make one of the three teams.

Rayshard Ashby was seriously dissed by bumping him down to the 2nd Team, when he dominated the ACC Linebacker of the week awards (5) this season.

That Christian Darrisaw, Oscar Bradburn, and Jermaine Waller only made Honorable Mention is a travesty as well.

Even Jarrod Hewitt and Damon Hazelton should have notched a third team mention. I know they are happy for the recognition, and we are thrilled for them, but once again the ACC shows how it really feels about the Virginia Tech Hokie program.

Hokies in the NFL

So the Edmunds brothers, Trey and Terrell, are playing top notch football for the Pittsburgh Steelers. (yours truly’s favorite team)

Bruce Smith made the NFL’s top 100 best, ever

Hokie Basketball


We’ll be picking up more sports. The Women’s Basketball team is 6-1 overall, but that 1 came from a late fade loss to the Georgia Bulldogs in a big test non conference game.

They play Purdue on December 5th at home in the Cassell it’s an opportunity to get some momentum back before the ACC schedule starts up.

Hokie Soccer


The Hokies made it all the way to the Round of 16 (Sweet 16 for those of us more inclined to be poetic) but ran into a one point loss to Stanford in a close fought match that was tied nil-nil at the half. That ends the Hokie run at the NCAA 2019 championship but it was a great effort and the team is only going to get better.

So that’s a bit of a trip through the Hokie Sporting News. This is the last full week of classes for the Fall Semester. Reading Day is next Thursday. The campus is pretty quiet, even with the cold snap and the wind, most folks are only vaguely interested in the holiday spirit.

Finals Loom.