Hahn Hurst Practice Facility

This new $21 million practice facility is adjacent to the east side of Cassell Coliseum. The 49,000 square-foot facility contains the best in everything basketball programs could ever want, from spacious locker rooms that include film classrooms, to lounges that feature computer stations and large flat-screen televisions. The ground floor also includes a vast equipment room; a large training room with two examination rooms, two therapy tubs and six reclining tables, and an enormous strength and conditioning area.

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Cassell Coliseum

Cassell Coliseum has become known as one of the top college basketball environments in the nation. For more than half a century, exciting games have been the norm in “The Cassell.” More than 4.5 million fans have packed the coliseum to see great players, great teams and outstanding basketball. Since joining the ACC in 2004, that atmosphere has become even greater. A passionate fan base ready to support the Hokies playing basketball at the highest level awaits in Cassell Coliseum.

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A little more than a half hour before tip-off on game day, some lucky Hokie fans got air time with Dick Vitale. It was AWESOME, BABY! A fish-eye lens gives an interesting perspective on the bedlam that ensued in the moments after the Hokies defeated the top-ranked Blue Devils in front of a national television audience and the cameras of College GameDay. “Cassell Coliseum is a very spirited, very enthusiastic homecourt. The fans have an undying passion for basketball displayed on a game-by-game basis that you can’t find everywhere in college basketball. I love the atmosphere displayed in Blacksburg.” Dick Vitale

Electric Atmosphere

“When it comes to big-game excitement and atmosphere, Cassell Coliseum takes a back seat to no one in the ACC. The feel is electric, leaving my headset tingling long after the game is over.”

Len Elmore, ESPN

What's a Hokie?

Traveling with Tech

The Hokies have visited some of the most desirable destinations over the last decade. From the warm beaches of the Bahamas, Cancun and Puerto Rico, to the excitement of New York City, Las Vegas and New Orleans, the Virginia Tech basketball team has experienced it all. Conference games alone allow Tech and the Hokie Nation to visit Boston, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, not to mention a multitude of other locales.

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No conference has compiled a better NCAA Tournament record than the ACC. Since the inaugural tournament in 1939, league teams have posted an NCAA Tournament-best mark of 364-188 for a sterling .659 winning percentage against the nation’s toughest competition. Over the past 12 years (2001-2012), the ACC has won an NCAA-best five National Championships ... the Big East and SEC are tied for second with three. The ACC is second among all conferences with 42 Final Four appearances ... the Big Ten has 43 leads.

Building the total athlete

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don't just play sports. Hokies have the advantages of top-notch services to prepare them for action on the field and for life after graduation.

A university that prepares scholars to be leaders

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.

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Athletic Performance

(Pictured: David Jackson, Director of Strength and Conditioning for Basketball)

One of the main support centers of Tech men’s basketball is the strength and conditioning program. The men’s basketball team trains in the 4,000-square foot strength and conditioning center in the Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Center. This dedicated weight room facility features free-weight equipment, a full line of Hammer Strength equipment, and four platforms. With this facility, Hokie basketball players do not need to split time between different weight rooms; everything needed to build a winner is under one roof.

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Sports Medicine

(Pictured: Dave Dietter, Athletic Trainer for Men’s Basketball)

This team of certified athletic trainers, orthopaedic surgeons, Board Certified primary care physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, massage therapists and orthotists is available on site to manage the health care needs of Tech athletes. Tech now has more than 10,000 square feet dedicated to sports medicine, placing it in the top five percent nationally. The $10 million Merryman Center includes 2,400 square feet of medical space and a physician’s suite.

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Academic Support

(Pictured: Jermaine Holmes, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services)

Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) is committed to providing a comprehensive academic and personal development program with counseling and advising for student-athletes, offering academic counseling to ensure students receive a complete system of support consistent with university and NCAA policies. The collection of SAASS programs housed in Lane Stadium guarantees that all student-athletes achieve success during their time at Virginia Tech. Hours of operation are flexible and may be tailored to maximize the student-athlete’s limited time.

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Student Life

(Pictured: Reyna Gilbert-Lowry, Assistant Athletics Director for Student Life)

With help from the Athletics Office of Student Life, Hokie student-athletes work outside the athletic venue to develop into responsible adults who are assets to their communities. Inspired by the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs commitment areas, the Athletics Office of Student Life creates programs designed to enhance student-athletes in five areas: athletic excellence, academic excellence, personal and leadership development, and community outreach and career development.

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