Virginia Tech Sports Today debut set for Sunday
August 18, 2007

During the past two college football seasons, Virginia Tech's defense has been ranked No. 1 in college football. This year, the Hokies hope to top the charts for a third consecutive year.

And it is that defense which will be the focus of the 2007 season premier of Virginia Tech Sports Today, the weekly television magazine show covering the Hokies, which airs on stations throughout the mid-Atlantic region during the academic year. The show makes its 2007-08 debut this Sunday, August 19th.

On this week's show, Tech coach Frank Beamer will join host Bill Roth to discuss this year's team, and the defense. The August 26th show will focus on offense and preview the Hokies' season opener against East Carolina.

Also on this week's season debut:

  • A complete preview of the defense with coordinator >Bud Foster, other coaches, and key players.

  • The spotlight on Tech defensive end Orion Martin.

  • A flashback to the Hokies' 1995 Sugar Bowl victory over Texas.

  • The story of Virginia Tech equipment manager Lester Karlin, one of the first responders to the Norris Hall shootings this past April.

Virginia Tech Sports Today can be seen in the following markets.

RoanokeWDBJ-TV11 a.m.
RichmondWRIC-TV12:30 p.m.
HarrisonburgWHSV-TVNoon
BluefieldWVVA-TVNoon
NorfolkWAVY-TVNoon
BristolWCYB-TV^9:30 a.m.
RaleighWRAZ-TV11:30 a.m.
CharlotteWJZY-TV10 a.m.
GreensboroWJPX-TV1 p.m.
Comcast SportsNetNoon*

^ Program airs on CW4

* Comcast SportsNet is the official regional sports network of the Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech Sports Today will air every Sunday at 12 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. On Sunday afternoons from 12:30-3:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet will show "Hokie PlayBack," a rebroadcast of that week's Virginia Tech football game. Comcast SportsNet will also broadcast Virginia Tech men's and women's basketball games live through the network's multi-year partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference. Through the deal, Comcast SportsNet will air up to 42 ACC men's basketball games, up to 26 women's games and three ACC Women's Basketball Tournament matchups.