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Topic - Virginia Tech Hokies
The Virginia Tech Hokies are the athletic teams officially representing Virginia Tech in college sports. The Hokies participate in the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference in 19 varsity sports. Virginia Tech's men's sports are football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. Virginia Tech's women's sports are women's basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. Although Virginia Tech is still seeking its first national title in a varsity sport, it has won a national championship in bass fishing, as well as individual track and field events. - Source: Wikipedia
The Cavaliers have ended nine consecutive seasons with losses to their conference rival Hokies, and they've dropped eight straight games this season since winning two of their first three. The Hokies have struggled with three losses in their last four games, but still have a chance to win the ACC's Coastal Division, so the stakes will be high on Saturday.
Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller was not always the excellent open-field tackler he is now. He admitted after Saturday's 14-10 win at Duke that what everyone just saw took hours of practice, and that great tacklers make themselves great.
Virginia Tech's offensive players lined up at Miami's 19-yard line as the clock ticked toward one minute remaining Saturday night. The Hokies, trailing by four, had fourth down and 1 as they tried to again answer Miami's second-half surge. Nothing less than a touchdown would do if Tech wanted to avoid an 0-2 ACC record.
Last week, Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer acknowledged what everybody had been thinking since the spring about the Hokies' upcoming game against Clemson.