The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech football team will have a quick turnaround after a physical Monday night win over Georgia Tech when the Hokies host Austin Peay in a non-conference game Saturday inside Lane Stadium. Kick-off is set for 1:34 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com, an online-only format. The announcers will be John Sadak, John Gregory and Rontina McCann.
A limited amount of tickets still remain. Fans can go to hokietickets.com to purchase.
• This will be the first meeting on the gridiron between Austin Peay and Virginia Tech.
Hall of Fame Game
• Former director of athletics Dave Braine and one of the great receivers in Tech football history, André Davis, headline a group of five individuals selected for induction to the university’s Sports Hall of Fame. The other three 2012 inductees are: Sharon McCloskey (administrator), Mike Sergent (track & field) and Amy Wetzel Doolan (women’s basketball).
• The five new honorees will be inducted at a Hall of Fame dinner on campus Friday night and each of the inductees will be introduced to fans at halftime of the football game.
• In an effort to promote reading across the Commonwealth of Virginia through Herma’s Readers, Tech will hold its annual “White Effect” this Saturday when it plays Austin Peay.
• Herma’s Readers is a non-profit organization that promotes the power of reading and literacy to youngsters during their formative years, grades K-3. The organization was formed as a tribute to Tech head football coach Frank Beamer’s late mother, Herma, a teacher for over 30 years in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
• The Hokies will wear a special white uniform against Austin Peay. The white helmets will feature turkey tracks on the helmet for the first time in school history. The baseball team will also be collecting books outside the stadium, which will be distributed to schools across the Commonwealth.
• This will be the fifth “White Effect” game for Tech.
Strong in September
• Tech has a 65-10 mark in September dating back to the start of its bowl streak in the 1993 season, including a 26-5 mark over the past six-plus seasons (2005-2012).
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