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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer speaks with media at the official Russell Athletic Bowl press conference. Beamer discussed the similarities between Rutgers and the Hokies, saying both are based on recruiting the right kinds of kids and working hard.

Virginia Tech helmets to honor Shady Hook and Virginia Tech victims

Five and a half years ago Virgina Tech dealt with the deadliest school shooting in history when 32 lives were taken. Just over two weeks ago 26 victims were killed at Shady Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn. “It’s just one of those things that we’ve been through what those people up in Sandy Hook are going through,” Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said according to...

Virginia Tech player Antone Exum uses bowl swag to buy Christmas gifts for kids

Virginia Tech player Antone Exum uses bowl swag to buy Christmas gifts for kids

Virginia Tech releases finished Russell Athletic Bowl Helmet

On December 19th, the Virginia Tech equipment managers released the new Matte Helmet for their Russell Athletic Bowl matchup against Rutgers.  I wanted to know why there wasn’t a logo on the side and why it was so plain, and now we have the answer; it wasn’t finished.Today, the equipment managers released the finished look for the helmets and they look great.  The logo is unique...

First Positive Headline in America This Month: Virginia Tech Players Spend Bowl Game Best Buy Gift Cards on Kids

If you're sick of logging into your computer in the morning to hear about the economy hanging off a cliff by dental floss, tornadoes ripping through Alabama or lunatics starting fires just to shoot at firemen (seriously???) then for the first time in a month, feel free to keep reading. When we ran our Bowl Gifts post last week we told you the Rutgers and Virginia Tech players...

Virginia Tech Honors Sandy Hook Victims

Virginia Tech knows what its like to live through unspeakable tragedy, but they also know what it's like to respond to the horror with inspiring resilience and an undaunted sense of community. The Hokies will aim to inspire the people of Newtown, Connecticut to stand together with the same strength when they take the field in the Russell Athletic Bowl tomorrow night, wearing...

Russell Athletic: Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech

Russell Athletic Bowl Rutgers Scarlet Knights 9-3 vs Virginia Tech Hokies 6-6 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Overall record: 9 – 3 Conference record: 5 – 2 Finished 3rd in the Big East behind Louisville and Cincinnati. Rutgers lost only 3 games and still finished 3rd in the Big East. The top two teams, Louisville and Cincinnati both won 10 games. The Scarlet Knights lost to Louisville...

Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and Prediction: Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers

Two teams with impressive bowl streaks and were once members of the same conference will play each other in the postseason for the first time as...

Va. Tech ends tough season with Russell Bowl win

Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 OT. With AP Photos. By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated Press Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer was candid this week in acknowledging that a lackluster 6-6 regular season was not the standard that the Hokies had grown accustomed to. It took one of their best finishes of the season, but no matter what people remember about this year's team, they will be recalled...

Rutgers Pep Rally

ORLANDO -- Rutgers plays Virginia Tech in Friday's Russell Athletic Bowl, but the final public appearance before the game came at Thursday's pep rally, and was there to bring it to those fans who could not make it.

Virginia Tech shows heart and guts in Russell Athletic Bowl win

Friday night the Virginia Tech Hokies pulled out an ugly 13-10 Russell Athletic Bowl win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. First off if you are a Virginia Tech Hokie player, coach, or fan, you don’t have to apologize for anything. Was the win a thing of beauty? Nope not at all, but the bottom line is the Hokies won and in doing so showed a lot perseverance in gutting out a win...

Rutgers-Virginia Tech Preview

No program has a longer active bowl winning streak than Rutgers, a run it can extend by recording the third 10-win season in school history. Those goals pale in comparison to what the Scarlet Knights nearly had at stake. A golden opportunity to reach a BCS game went by the wayside, so they're relegated to playing in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando on Friday against Virginia...
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