For the first time in history, Virginia Tech is headed to Orlando, Fla., for a postseason football bowl game. Virginia Tech (6-6) meets Big East Conference representative Rutgers (9-3) in the Russell Athletic Bowl at 5:30 p.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 28 in the 65,438-seat Citrus Bowl Stadium. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN with a national radio broadcast on ESPN Radio. It’s the 20th-straight bowl appearance for the Hokies, the third-longest active streak in college football.
The Virginia Tech bowl tradition dates back to 1947 when the Hokies appeared in the Sun Bowl, and in the 65 years since, more than one million fans have witnessed Tech compete in 25 bowl games in 11 different stadiums and in seven states. Tech's invitation to the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla., extended its bowl appearance streak to 20 consecutive years, the third-longest active streak in the country.See complete bowl history