Over 500 On Hand For Ladies Clinic
Freshmen report to Blacksburg on Monday
August 4, 2001

BLACKSBURG - Over 500 women were in attendance Saturday for the first Frank Beamer Ladies Football Clinic held in Blacksburg. The clinic, which featured presentations from Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer and his staff, proved to be a popular event for the female population who follow the Hokies.

The day started with a check-in, coupled with the opportunity for the women to have their picture taken with Coach Beamer.

The clinic featured Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster talking about the Hokie defense and Offensive Coordinator Rickey Bustle going over the typical game week schedule for the Hokies. The women also took tours of the weight room, the training room, the players' meeting rooms, the coaches' offices and the locker room.

Another high moment for the women in attendance was rover Kevin McCadam and running back Lee Suggs showing the ladies the components of a football uniform, down to the shoulder pads and the girdle, which holds the hips and thigh pads.

The day ended with the women meeting on the new practice field where they were allowed to enter the stadium through the players' tunnel, complete with the touching of the Hokie Stone.

Among the voluntary activities available on the practice field were the chance to throw a football through targets, field goal kicking, tackling dummies, a 40-yard dash for time and the opportunity to try on a Hokie football uniform.

This event came as the summer officially came to an end for the Hokie football players. Freshmen will report to Blacksburg on Monday before beginning practices on Tuesday. The returning varsity players report on Thursday, the last day of summer school.

On Friday, all players will participate in the annual media day before beginning practice on Saturday morning. All practices are closed to the public.

The Hokies open up the 2001 season at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field on Sept. 1, hosting Connecticut.