Virginia Tech Releases 2003 Football Schedule
Hokies' schedule includes seven home games
February 4, 2003

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BLACKSBURG - Seven home games, four road conference games and a season-ending game at in-state rival Virginia highlight Virginia Tech's 2003 football schedule, which was released Tuesday by Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver.

The seven home games will feature BIG EAST Conference contests against Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. Joining the conference foes on the home schedule are non-conference opponents Texas A&M, UCF, James Madison and Connecticut.

New Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione and the Aggies will roll into Blacksburg for a Thursday night game on Sept. 18 that will be televised by ESPN.

The Hokies' 2003 road schedule is a challenging one that includes BIG EAST showdowns at West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Temple and Rutgers, along with a non-conference game at UVa on Nov. 29.

Tech will travel to Morgantown, W.Va., to take on the Mountaineers on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Hokies and Mountaineers also met in Blacksburg last season on a Wednesday night.

The 2003 schedule features five bowl teams from last season, three of which won their bowl game. Also featured on the scheduled is a Nov. 1 contest against Miami, who was the runner-up for the national championship a year ago.

Tech, which is coming off a 10-4 season and a win over Air Force in the inaugural Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, has open dates scheduled before its mid-week games against Texas A&M and WVU.

Times and information on additional television games will not be available until a later date.

Hokie fans can expect their season ticket renewal mailing to be sent out in mid-March and Tech will also begin accepting orders from prospective season ticket holders at that time. Individual game tickets will go on sale on July 1, following the season ticket campaign.

Those interested should call the Virginia Tech Ticket Office at 1-800-VA-TECH4.