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Gobbler Country Hokie News Roundup for the End of February

There are lots of things going on in the Virginia Tech sports world. Wrestling is now in tournament mode, waiting. The Women’s basketball team is reaching the regular season end with the penultimate game tonight vs. Duke. Football Spring Practice is rapidly approaching. And MORE! GO HOKIES!!!

Spring flowers in the trees around Hokie Village
John Schneider - SB Nation

Hokie Women’s Basketball

The contest with UVA didn’t go as well as could be expected. There were quite a few issues and the game was more than frustrating with the way it was called by the refs. Tech just could not close the gap and ended up with a 10 point loss that really wasn’t 10, but it was still a disappointing L.


The Softball team is still on the road. They will be playing in a Spring Break Tournament in Jacksonville, FL. So far we haven’t been able to see a game because they haven’t even played at home, yet. The #19/#20 ranked Hokies (12-3) will be taking on the Purdue Boilermakers tomorrow.


Well how about that! The Spring Game will be televised on the ACC Network! Of course Comcast/Xfinity views are still in the dark, but everyone else will get to take a look see at the 2020 Hokies after April 18th. It won’t be live but you’ll still get to catch the action. We plan on being on the field (camera in hand) and in the booth to cover.

Hokies in the Pros (Or trying to make the pros)

Dalton Keene is at the NFL Combine. He managed a 4.72 in the 40 (then shaved off a hundreth for a 4.71 on the second attempt). That’s not someone with a rocket hidden somewhere, but it was a respectable 5th place finish in the TE group.


It’s waiting for things to happen time for the grapplers. They are 10 days away from the ACC Tournament. Everyone is working out, and sweating the details. The ACC Tournament is tough going and finishing well is important for the NCAA tournament. The new rankings are due out tomorrow. Tech was #7 last week, but their loss at the Pitt Duals, 13-18 might have an impact on the ranking. The tournament is critical because of the ACC Conference 2-3 record. It’s going to take winning it to get the automatic seed.

It’s going to be an interesting transition as baseball, softball, and outdoor track dominate the sports news, and Spring Football is on every fan’s mind.