This weekend on the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network
Tech at Pittsburgh
October 31, 2001

Here is a list of programming and features for the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Networks' radio and television coverage of the Virginia Tech vs. University of Pittsburgh football game:

Saturday, November 3, 2001:
Radio Coverage: 10:30 a.m. eastern time on radio affiliates throughout Virginia and surrounding states. (For a complete list of radio stations, see the Fan's Guide to Radio and TV). Tech radio broadcasts are presented by the Virginia Lottery, the presenting sponsor of the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network.

The Tech Network radio broadcast can also be heard inside Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on the FM dial. The exact frequency will be announced on Friday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. eastern time on

This week's programming lineup includes:
  • Live Q&A session with Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver from 10:30-11:00 a.m. (eastern time) Fans may call 888-TALK-ISP to join the program.
  • Coordinator's Corner with Rickey Bustle and Bud Foster. "We laid an egg last week and now we've got to move on," Bustle says about Tech's performance last week. "They (Pittsburgh) should be confident. They've moved the ball on us and scored points on our defense the last couple of years," Foster says.
  • Kroger Roth Report: Sean and Jason Witten are terrific college football players. One plays for Virginia Tech while the other plays for Tennessee. That makes things interesting in the Witten household, especially at bowl time.
  • Great Moments in Virginia Tech History: Last year, Tech's rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Pittsburgh 37-34 in a dramatic game in Blacksburg. We'll flashback to the heroics of Dave Meyer and Carter Warley.
  • USA STAFFING PROFILE: Lester Karlin has been in charge of Tech's equipment room since Hunter Carpenter played for the Hokies. Ok, well, maybe not that long, but Karlin has been involved in Tech's program longer than any other member of the Hokies' support staff. Meet the guy behind the scenes who keeps the Hokies' ship running smooth every day in practice and every Saturday.
  • Suncom Frank Beamer Report. Tech's head coach shares his thoughts in this exclusive interview right before kickoff.
  • Ford Inside Scoop: Mike Burnop has the Inside Scoop on the Hokies and Panthers, presented by Southern Virginia Ford Dealers. This week, Mike visits with Tech tight end Bob Slowikowski, who makes a homecoming to Pittsburgh.
  • Inside Virginia Tech: Tech's new Institute for Information Technology links six departments from four university colleges to coordinate Tech's many I.T. Programs. The institute will develop programs to speed technology transfer and create start-up companies in the Washington Capital region. Karen Cronin has details on her halftime report Inside Virginia Tech.
  • Play-by-play coverage: Bill Roth and Mike Burnop have the call of the Tech/Pittsburgh game from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
  • Kroger Point After: Following the game, interviews, highlights, scores, and listener telephone calls (888-TALK-ISP) make for a lively 90-minute post-game show.

Sunday, November 4, 2001:
Television coverage: Virginia Tech Sports Today, airs on a network of television stations state-wide and is hosted by Bill Roth. (Listing at bottom of page).

On this week's show:
  • Highlights of the Tech/Pittsburgh game from Heinz Field.
  • Post-game interviews with Tech players and coach Frank Beamer.
  • A conversation with Tech offensive line coach Byran Stinespring.
  • A profile of the Witten brothers who are making big impacts at Tech and Tennessee.
  • Hidden Microphone: A day at practice with offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle.
  • A preview of next week's game at Temple between the Hokies and Owls.
  • Updated BIG EAST scores and standings.
  • A profile of women's soccer defender Courtney Graybill, this week's Virginia Lottery Student Athlete of the Week. Courtney is from Emmaus High School in MaCungie, PA. A Chemical Engineering major, Courtney carries a 3.97 GPA into the fall term.

Virginia Tech Sports Today can be seen on the following stations:

  • Washington, DC: NewsChannel 8, Sunday at 11 a.m.
  • Norfolk, VA: WAVY, Channel 10, Sunday at Noon.
  • Bristol, VA: WCYB, Channel 5, Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
  • Roanoke, VA: WSLS, Channel 10, Sunday at 10 a.m.
  • Comcast SportsNet: Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

    In addition, Cox Cable Channel 9 of Roanoke re-broadcasts the show at the following times:

    • Monday-Thursday: 3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 3 p.m.