BLACKSBURG – Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will be attending the Tech/Boise State football game at FedExField on Sept. 6 thanks to a donation of tickets from the Washington Redskins and the Tech Athletics Department.
A majority of the Corps of Cadets, approximately 700 members, will travel as a regiment to attend, marking the first regimental movement in over a quarter century. Additionally, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Color Guard will present the Colors from the field for the National Anthem. The Hokies Respect public address announcement on sportsmanship will be given from the field by retired Army Lieutenant General Jerry Boykin, a 1970 graduate of Virginia Tech and the Corps of Cadets. General Boykin spent most of his Army career in Special Operations and Delta Force, and he was a teammate of Frank Beamer on the Virginia Tech football team for three years.
The Hokie football team will be wearing special uniforms for the game as part of the Nike Pro Combat System. The uniforms are in honor of the Corps of Cadets, an integral part of Virginia Tech’s unique football culture and the university’s enduring tradition since it’s earliest days as a full-time military school. The basketball team will wear a special uniform in the winter and the baseball team will also do the same in the spring, also in honor of the Corps.
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