July 16, 2008
Tech agrees to open 2009 season with made-for-TV game
Scheduled opener with Cincinnati pushed back

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced Wednesday that Tech has agreed to push back its scheduled 2009 football opener against the University of Cincinnati to 2012 in order to accommodate a made-for-television game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.

Talks are currently underway with the University of Alabama. In the event an agreement cannot be reached with the Crimson Tide, Tech's opponent will likely be another Southeastern Conference team.

"Both Coach (Frank) Beamer and I believe that participating in this made-for-TV encounter represents an excellent opportunity for our football program and a great event for our fans," Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said.

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