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Beamer, Hokies prepare to face Tulsa in Independence Bowl

Virginia Tech is in the final week of preparation for Coach Frank Beamer’s final game, as the Hokies take on Tulsa in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26 at 5:45 p.m. Eastern. The team will fly from Roanoke to Shreveport following a practice in Blacksburg on Wednesday morning. At 6-6 on the season, Tech needs a victory to extend its streak of winning seasons to 23 straight. For ticket information and all the basics pertaining to the bowl, check out BOWL CENTRAL on hokiesports.com.

Independence Bowl Guide now available online!

Hokie fans, you can now get all of the information on Virginia Tech’s upcoming bowl game against Tulsa by clicking on the adjacent image. The Virginia Tech Athletics Department and IMG Sports have partnered to bring you this special 2015 Independence Bowl Guide as Coach Frank Beamer prepares to coach the final game of his illustrious career, leading his Hokies against Tulsa in the Independence Bowl, where Tech’s current 23-season bowl streak began with a win over Indiana in 1993.


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Track & Field student-athlete David Prince interviews football player Ken Ekanem


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Women’s basketball stretches win streak to nine games

The Hokies improved to 11-1 before the holiday break with a pair of wins this past week, marking their best start since 2005-06. Tech defeated Mount St. Mary’s 59-42 on Saturday before grinding out a 47-40 victory over Radford on Monday afternoon. Hannah Young led the Hokies in the first game, tallying 15 points on 5 of 7 from outside the arc, and also grabbing six rebounds. Vanessa Panousis added 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Chanette Hicks had eight points, five boards, six assists and four steals. Against the Highlanders, the Hokies struggled on offense, but saw strong bench numbers, as 18 points were scored by reserves, including Rachel Camp and Dominique Powell combining for 15. Regan Magarity led Tech past Radford with 16 points, while Hicks chipped in seven points and seven boards.

Hokies wrap up fall semester with win at Cassell

The Hokies finished exams Thursday and then defeated Grambling State 87-52 on Saturday evening at Virginia Tech Carilion Court. Justin Bibbs came off the bench to score a career-high 31 points; 21 points coming on a career-high 7 of 10 from 3-point range. The seven 3-pointers ties the school record, and Bibbs currently leads the ACC and is second nationally in 3-point field goal percentage. Kerry Blackshear Jr., had his second consecutive double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Zach LeDay added 14 points and nine rebounds, and Seth Allen scored 13 points in the win. Tech scored 42 of their 87 points in the paint and outscored the Tigers 52-20 in the second half, holding GSU to just 30.4 percent shooting in the second half.




Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Justin Bibbs
(Basketball • Sophomore • Dayton, Ohio)
Bibbs came off the bench to record a career-high with 31 points in the Hokies’ 87-52 win on Grambling on Saturday evening in Tech’s only game of the week. He was 7 of 10 from 3-point range, marking a personal career high and tying the school’s record for 3’s in a game. He was also 10 of 14 from the field and 4 of 4 from the line. The 31 points is the most by a Hokie this season and third-most by an ACC player this season. Bibbs is second nationally in 3-point percentage.

Winning——it has a nice ring to it!

Virginia Tech’s streak of 23 consecutive bowl bids is the longest current run recognized by the NCAA. That streak began at the 1993 Independence Bowl and continues with this year’s Independence Bowl matchup with Tulsa. To get all of the facts and figures heading into the bowl game, check out the complete Virginia Tech football game notes HERE.