Ore no longer on Tech team
Running back led Hokies in rushing the last two seasons
March 19, 2008

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer announced Wednesday that running back Branden Ore is no longer a member of the Hokies' football team.

"During recent meetings with Branden Ore, we have decided that it would be best for Branden to pursue other opportunities," Beamer said. "Branden has had many great moments here at Virginia Tech, and we wish him well in the future."

Ore, a rising redshirt-senior from Chesapeake, Va., played in all 14 games last season, starting 13. He led the Hokies in rushing with 992 yards and was second on the team in scoring with 10 touchdowns for 60 total points. In 2006, Ore rushed for 1,137 yards and 16 TDs on the way to first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.

In making the announcement, Beamer said there would be no further comment on the matter.