This weekend on the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network
Women's basketball vs Richmond - Football vs Virginia - Men's basketball vs Mt. St. Mary's
November 15, 2001

This is a big weekend for the Hokies and for Tech fans everywhere. Here is a list of programming and features for the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Networks' radio and television coverage of Tech men's and women's basketball and football for the weekend of November 16-18, 2001.

Friday, November 16, 2001:
Women's Basketball: Virginia Tech vs Richmond.

Virginia Tech's women's basketball team opens its 2001-2002 season against the University of Richmond. Game time is 7:00 p.m. eastern time at Cassell Coliseum. Cory Provus will call the play-by-play on ╬The Bear,' which is the flagship station of the Virginia Tech ISP Sports Network. The game broadcast begins at 6:45 p.m. and can be heard on 105.3 FM (New River Valley including Blacksburg), 97.3 FM (Roanoke), and 106.1 FM. (Lynchburg and central Virginia). In addition, the game can be heard world-wide on the internet at hokiesports.com.

Saturday, November 17, 2001:
Football: Virginia Tech at Virginia.

Radio Coverage: 2:00 p.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 Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on the FM dial. The exact frequency will be announced on Friday, November 16th at 3:00 p.m. eastern time on hokiesports.com.

This week's programming lineup includes:
  • Live Q&A session with Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver from 2:00-2:30 p.m. (eastern time) Fans may call 888-TALK-ISP to join the program.
  • Coordinator's Corner with Rickey Bustle and Bud Foster. "We haven't seen a 50-defense all season, so our protections change," Bustle says. "It's a throw-back style of defense that everyone played in the 70's, but you don't see it much today." As for Tech's defense, Foster is concerned about the Cavalier's Billy McMullen, who is an outstanding record-setting receiver. "I've really seen him improve over the years, and that's a credit to him. He's going to make plays, but we need to make sure he doesn't make a lot of them against us."
  • Kroger Roth Report: What does the Tech-UVa game mean to Tech's players? Even with the Miami game just two weeks away, there's no question this is THE GAME for Tech's players. "Oh, it's the biggest game of the year, bigger than any conference game we play," linebacker Jake Houseright says.
  • Great Moments in Virginia Tech History: Six years ago, Tech rallied for a dramatic fourth-quarter victory at UVa. We'll re-live the final seconds of Tech's thrilling victory over the Wahoos.
  • USA STAFFING PROFILE: This week, up close with Tech offensive line coach Bryan Stinespring.
  • 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 ╬Hoos, presented by Southern Virginia Ford Dealers. Senior linebacker Ben Taylor joins Mike for this insightful feature.
  • Inside Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech researchers are seeking ways to improve the hospital environment for children. Anxiety and stress can have a negative influence on recovery and hospital rooms are often cluttered with intimidating equipment. Now, Tech is working with regional hospitals to create ╬kid-friendly' hospital rooms. Karen Cronin has the details on her weekly feature Inside Virginia Tech which airs at halftime.
  • Play-by-play coverage: Bill Roth and Mike Burnop have the call of the Tech/UVa game from Scott Stadium.
  • 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.
  • Men's basketball vs Mt. St. Mary's: Following the football broadcast, Cory Provus will call the Tech-Mt. St. Mary's game from Cassell Coliseum.

Sunday, November 18, 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/UVa game from Scott Stadium.
  • Post-game interviews with Tech players and coach Frank Beamer.
  • Meet Tech wide receiver's coach Tony Ball.
  • Hokie Insider: This week, Willie Pile will give us a Thanksgiving Week preview. The Tech safety will visit with his fellow Hokies to discuss how various players plan to spend their time during this upcoming holiday week.
  • Inside Tech's strength and conditioning program. A behind-the-scenes look at what happens inside Tech's Merryman Center Weight room.
  • Updated BIG EAST scores and standings.
  • A profile of Tech swimmer Jill Turner, this week's Virginia Lottery Student Athlete of the Week. A junior from Newark, Delaware, Jill has a 3.99 GPA heading into this semester.

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.