The Washington Times - February 16, 2009, 06:51PM

Our friends at the Richmond Times-Dispatch have this nugget about Virginia Tech forward Jeff Allen, who will sit out Wednesday’s trip to Charlottesville.

That would be because Allen flipped off the Maryland student section after fouling out on Saturday.

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Thanks to Al Gore’s Invention, a screen cap of the moment made the rounds very quickly.

According to the report out of Richmond, Virginia Tech issued a statement with responses from pretty much everyone – Allen, coach Seth Greenberg and athletic director Jim Weaver.

It should be pointed out Virginia Tech won the first meeting even as Allen shot 0-for-7 from the field. Yet with the Hokies getting severely outplayed and Virginia coming off a rare win, it’ll be interesting to see how Allen’s absence alters the dynamics between the two teams.

Patrick Stevens