Spring Game details, student practice a big hit again
Stay tuned to @VT_Football for potential weather-related updates for Spring Game festivities
April 21, 2017
BLACKSBURG – The 2016 Spring Game is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Forecasts currently call for scattered showers throughout the day. Pack a poncho and stay tuned to @VT_Football on Twitter should any adjustments be made to the weekend’s schedule of events. The safety of Tech’s student-athletes and fans remains the athletics department’s top priority, so if weather conditions warrant, officials will keep fans posted.
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The Hokies conducted a brief practice Thursday evening, making final preparations for Saturday’s Spring Game. The squad was joined by a special guest from New York, as a huge Hokies fan named Carter got a chance to meet some of his favorite Tech players and coaches following practice.
Here’s a look at some of the best images from Thursday’s workout:
Student Practice a big hit again
Despite overcast skies and a few sprinkles, Virginia Tech students showed their support of the Hokies in style by joining Coach Justin Fuente and the squad for practice Tuesday evening. Plenty of selfies were taken with the team. Coach Fuente even took time to get his photo with a couple of Hokie hounds! Check out the cool video from HokieVision:
NFL Draft, 2017 schedule
The 2017 NFL Draft is slated to begin Thursday, April 27 in Philadelphia and will continue through Saturday, April 29. We’ll bring you complete coverage when Hokies land with NFL teams via the draft, plus any guys who sign contracts as rookie free agents. Here’s a highlight video of Bucky Hodges (courtesy The ACC Digital Network) who is anticipated to be the first Virginia Tech player off the board:
The NFL released its 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday. While not a comprehensive list, here is a key list of contests that Virginia Tech fans will want to keep their eyes on:
- Sept. 9 N.Y. Jets at Buffalo (Tyrod Taylor and Logan Thomas open season at home)
- Oct. 9 Minnesota at Chicago (Antone Exum, Jr. vs. Eddie Royal, round 1)
- Oct. 29 Houston at Seattle (Duane Brown and Kam Chancellor reunited)
- Oct. 29 New Orleans at Chicago (Battle of Fullers, as Corey (Saints) and Kyle (Bears) meet)
- Nov. 5 Washington at Seattle (Kendall Fuller, DeAngelo Hall and Kam Chancellor)
- Nov. 12 New Orleans at Buffalo (Darryl Tapp and Corey Fuller visit Tyrod Taylor and Logan Thomas)
- Dec. 31 Chicago at Minnesota (Antone Exum, Jr. vs. Eddie Royal, round 2)
Support of the Hokie Club reaches record levels
Thanks to the generous support of Virginia Tech alumni and fans, the Hokie Club has hit multiple all-time records in terms of total giving, unrestricted annual (scholarship) giving and total number of donors.
Overall giving to the Hokie Club approached $33 million based on the most recent benefit giving cycle that concluded March 31. The Hokie Club had never exceeded $30 million in total giving until this year.
Of that record $33 million total, approximately $16.2 million was designated to the Hokie Scholarship Fund to be utilized specifically for scholarships for deserving student-athletes – a dramatic 65 percent increase in giving from last’s year’s $9.8 million total.
Reserve your seat for Clemson, five other home games
Just a friendly reminder for fans who haven’t reserved season tickets yet – there’s still time. A season ticket is one’s only way to guarantee a seat at Lane Stadium when Clemson visits Blacksburg on Sept. 30. No single-game sales of Clemson tickets are anticipated, so lock in spots for all six Saturday games at Lane today.
2017 season tickets:
Thanks to Virginia Tech students for buying the entire allotment of student tickets for the season’s opening game against West Virginia on Sept. 3 at FedExField. Hokie Club members and season ticket holders members can still scoop up their tickets for the opener.
West Virginia tickets:
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