Contest Nearing End
August 12, 2002

The widely-popular "Nickname the Backs" contest will end on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at exactly 5 p.m., Eastern time. As of 2 p.m., on Monday, over 2,950 entries have been submitted.

After the deadline has passed, Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs will go through them and decide on which nickname they will go by this year.

Fans can submit their entry for the duo by logging onto www.hokiesports.com/nickname and submit your name, location, e-mail and nomination for the contest. It needs to be short (six words or less), catchy and be the perfect description of the two.

The winner's slogan and name will adorn any game notes or promotional pieces used by the Virginia Tech Sports Information Department. In addition, the winner will receive an autographed 8x10 picture of the two with the winning slogan printed on the picture. In the event that the duo picks a slogan submitted more than once, the person who submitted it first will be declared the winner. The winner will be announced on Friday afternoon on hokiesports.com.