So, let’s take a little trip around campus as the 2020 Fall semester starts up and the modified and sometimes bewildering safety rules are being dealt with and honored so that Hokies can have some semblance of a normal school experience.
The ACC is still planning on kicking off in mid September for their modified season, and the players are working hard to make up time lost.
The team is pushing out as much up beat information as it possibly can. The players want to play football, and Hokies want to see them.
The upperclassmen have really stepped up to take charge of corralling the young players and leading them to be smart and safe so that the season is not jeopardized by risky behaviors. They are to be commended for their efforts.
James Mitchell explains:
"Wear your mask when you're out, limit those big interactions. We've worked hard for this and we definitely want to play."@J_Mitch82 to his fellow @Virginia_Tech students— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) August 20, 2020
More from camp https://t.co/mdoM82RIEU #HardHatMentality pic.twitter.com/H9YgI1qB5H
You saw that right. The engineers got a big nod of appreciation from the football players. Remember that Virginia Tech helmet safety scale thing that most folks seem to have forgotten about? Remember that special lightweight splint for supporting arms and legs that otherwise would bench a player? Well, Virginia Tech Engineers step up again, and come up with a customized helmet face shield for players to use on the field.
Game Changer!— Virginia Tech Football (@HokiesFB) August 19, 2020
Nobody does TECH like @Virginia_Tech
Major props to the team at @VTEngineering for developing & testing these face shields along with our crew at @VTSportMed#HardHatMentality | #Hokies pic.twitter.com/Ok40X2QiME
The BioMedical Engineers churned up a massive effort to provide on campus testing for COVID. The Fralin Biomedical School is prepared to churn out 1,000 tests per day and report results within 24 hours.
The VT #COVID19 testing lab is ready for the return of our students — they've assembled thousands of kits to test #Hokies when they return.— Virginia Tech (@virginia_tech) August 10, 2020
With a capacity of 1,000 tests per day and a 24-hour turnaround of results, @FralinBiomed is prepared to serve and care for our community. pic.twitter.com/pKISdiDFMN
The men’s team is working it hard, preparing for the season and getting back in game shape:
The women’s team is doing some PR work with cameras and shot angles...
Virginia Tech is working to make this Fall Semester a good one for the athletes and students. The challenge is being met. Let us hope that we can start jumping at the beginning of the modified season.