Member NSMA (National Sports Media Association) Baby Boomer Fighting Gobbler turned Old Hokie 40-year computer professional with a love of writing, football, baseball, and all things Virginia Tech
The first week in November means the start of the Hoops season, and the Lady Hokies opened at home against High Point University. It was a special occasion because the team got their banner and rings for the Final Four appearance. It wasn’t so special for High Point, though. The Hokies dominated. GO HOKIES!!!
Monday, both basketball teams take to Cassell Coliseum’s Carilion Court to get their 2023-2024 basketball seasons underway. The women have a tall hill to climb but their core strength (Kitley, King, and Amoore) is back for one more try at the big show. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s nearly showtime. What’s the football news, and what are the predictions for this one. This one is going to be difficult to predict because the head and heart are at odds with each other. GO HOKIES!!!
The first weekend in November and the first of the final four games of the season ends up being the most difficult. Louisville is a surprise team this season. Their coach has them ranked and pushing for a super season. We’ll see why it’s the most difficult, and then ask you for your opinion. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s the final four games of the regular season (Ooops, did I just say, "regular season"? - knocking wood, knocking wood) and the Hokies have 3 games on the road and 1 at home to prepare for. Louisville, Boston College, NC State, and the Hoos are the home stretch. Let’s look at the adjusted risk levels. No predictions or guesses. GO HOKIES!!!
It was Thursday night lights in Lane Stadium. It officially wasn’t full, some folks have to work, but it was mostly full, and rocking. Of course, the Hokies managed to curb stomp the Orange so there’s that, too. GO HOKIES!!!
It’s not Friday, that’s for sure. It’s Wednesday and the evening before the big Thursday kick. It’s a big game for both teams. Both need wins. Both are on a certain trajectory. Syracuse wants to change theirs, and the Hokies want to reinforce their direction. It’s staff prediction time. AND some news to go with it. GO HOKIES!!!
With a Thursday game comes the need for an early preview and predictions set. First, we get into the preview. Syracuse isn’t a rival per se. The teams just haven’t played enough, but they certainly are a bitter opponent. They have won the last two encounters and Tech needs to wash that bitter taste out of their mouths. GO HOKIES!!!!
When you finish the pictures early you can think of other things to say to go along with looking at most of the game a slide at a time. There were good, bad, and ugly things in this one, there always are, win or lose. Question, though - did the Hokies make a big turn? GO HOKIES!!!
It was a fun game, but not a fun afternoon and early evening with the camera. The sidelines were crowded and people kept jumping in front of the shot or crowding the field of view that affected the focus. There were some good shots, though. Then there was the rain...