Virginia Tech Sports Today debuts Sunday
Hokie Hotline debuts Monday at 7pm
August 16, 2003

Television and radio coverage of the 2003 Virginia Tech Hokies begins this weekend on the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network.

On television, Virginia Tech Sports Today, presented by the University Bookstore and Volume II Bookstores, makes its 2003-2004 season debut on television stations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia this coming Sunday, August 17th, 2003.

On radio, the Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline, featuring Tech coach Frank Beamer makes is season debut the following night, August 18th. This year's show, extended to two hours, will run from 7-9 p.m. eastern time on Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network radio stations throughout the region.

This week's television program will preview Tech's 2003 football team and will focus on the Hokies' offensive unit. Joining host Bill Roth will be Tech head football coach Frank Beamer, who will assess his team's pre-season practice to this point. The Hokies, who open their season August 31st against Central Florida, are ranked 9th in the pre-season Associated Press poll.

Also on this Sunday's show:
  • Quarterbacks Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick are featured in a fast-paced, quick-fire interview that will leave you laughing and begging for more.

  • Offensive Coordinator Bryan Stinespring will break down his 2003 unit and assess its strengths and weaknesses.

  • Center Jake Grove will discuss the team's goals and his personal thoughts as he begins his final season at Tech.

The focus will switch to defense for next week's show which will include coordinator Bud Foster, cornerback DeAngelo Hall, and defensive end Nathanial Adibi.

Virginia Tech Sports Today can be seen this coming Sunday at the following times:
  • Washington, DC: Newschannel 8, 10 a.m.

  • Norfolk: WAVY, Channel 10, 10 a.m.

  • Richmond: WRIC, Channel 8, 1 p.m.

  • Roanoke: WSLS, Channel 10, 10 a.m.

  • Harrisonburg: WHSV, Channel 3, 11:35 p.m.

  • Bristol-Kingsport-Johnson City: WCYB-WB, Channel 4, 9:30 a.m.

You can also see Virginia Tech Sports Today on Comcast SportsNet every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. eastern time.

This week's Advance Auto Parts Hokie Hotline show will feature Roth, Beamer, Stinespring and Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver. The radio show will originate from Beamer's Restaurant in Christiansburg, Virginia. Fans are welcome to attend in person, or can listen to the show live on