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The Wolverines’return to national prominence culminates in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’sDay January 2nd January 3rd when they face the Virginia Tech Hokies. Bothteams enter the contest with two losses (Va. Tech is 11-2 having played intheir conference championship game). The two teams have never met, and it’sonly Michigan’s second trip to the Sugar Bowl so you must be asking who arethese Hokies, and what should we know about them? To answer these and manyother questions, the MZone is proud to present this year's special BCS bowlversion of KNOW YOUR FOE.History – Virginia PolytechnicInstitute and State University, more commonly referred to as Virginia Tech, wasfounded in 1872 when the Virginia General Assembly purchased the facilities ofPreston and Olin Institute and incorporated the Virginia Agricultural andMechanical College. Since then the school has been chasing an identity in theshadow of the Univeristy of Viriginia. It’s very much similar to the bigbrother-little brother rel...
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This years Sugar Bowl features two teams that are amazingly similar. Michigan and Virginia Tech are ranked 34th and 36th in total offense (3.5 yards per game difference) respectively. Defensively they Virgnia Tech is 16th while Michigan is 17th in total defense (3.7 yards per game difference.) They are also both +6 in turnover margin. Sugar Bowl officials were solely criticized for...
Virginia Tech may have nabbed that needed road win against a quality non-ACC foe that could get it into the NCAA Tournament after winning at Oklahoma State over the weekend. The Hokies now have two victories over the Cowboys, both wins have been away from Blacksburg.
Duke was really sharp in winning a pair of games by a combined 70 points. The Blue Devils scored 63 points in the...
I can’t remember the last time I read a college football player requesting less of a per diem, less extravagance, less time away from campus and less amenities. That, though, was the gist of an amazing ESPN.com piece Virginia Tech long snapper Collin Carroll wrote this week, in which he savages the current bowl week setup.
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Free Press sports writer Mark Snyder breaks down three story lines for the Hokies:
It’s been a rough bowl season for the ACC… again. The conference is sitting at 2-4 in the bowl season, and as SouthernTimeGirlsandSports writes it’s now or never for the ACC. I can’t disagree. Florida State came through with a hard fought win over Notre Dame and NC State took care of business against Louisville, and that’s pretty much it. I felt Virginia and Wake Forest...
Free Press special writer Nick Meyer will live-blog tonight's Sugar Bowl between Michigan and Virginia Tech. Discuss the action here.
Virginia Tech 2012 CB commit Donaldven Manning talks to FOXSportsNEXT reporter Beth Long about his week in Phoenix for the Semper Fi All-American game.
Former North Carolina and Virginia Tech head coach Bill Dooley and former Clemson and NFL standout Terry Kinard have been selected for enshrinement into Chick-fil-A Bowl Hall of Fame for 2011. Dooley and Kinard join a select group honored for their participation in Atlanta's 44-year-old bowl game tradition.
Clemson's Dabo Swinney, who took the Tigers to 10 wins, including a win over Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, has been named the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.