September 3, 2009
Hokies to wear special white uniforms and maroon helmets vs. Marshall September 12
Maroon helmets to be autographed following game

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Virginia Tech football team will wear a special white uniform for the second straight year when it takes the field against Marshall on Saturday, Sept. 12. The white uniforms will feature components of past uniforms in honor of a group of former Virginia Tech head coaches and teams from 1961 to 1986. In addition, the Hokies will wear maroon helmets with orange and white stripes and the old "T" within the "V" logo in honor of Tech great Frank Loria. The helmet is a replica of the one worn by Loria during a brilliant Tech career.

Following the game, each player will autograph his helmet to be put up for auction on The auction will begin at 7 p.m. following the game and will continue through until Sunday, Sept. 20, at 5 p.m. Anyone wishing to bid on these helmets can do so by going to There will be a minimum bid of $200 and all orders will have a $25 shipping fee added to the end of the bid. All proceeds will go back to the Virginia Tech Football program.

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