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The Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which 20 children and six faculty members died, was the second-deadliest school shooting in the United States. The deadliest occurred on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg on April 16, 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people and wounded 17 others.
To remember those killed in both tragedies, the Hokies’ helmets will feature a large orange-and-green ribbon, the word “Prevail” and the number 58 for the total number of victims.
“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 Monday, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “We prevailed in Blacksburg. I think if anything, it brought us closer and more determined, and the same thing is going to happen there. The way the community is coming together. It’s a terrible thing to happen.”
Virginia Tech will play Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday in Orlando. The Hokies will wear a smaller version of the ribbon during the game, the Sentinel reported.
“We’ve got to prevail,” Beamer said. “We can’t let one person define Blacksburg or Virginia Tech, and we can’t let (one) person define (Newtown).”
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A Virginia Tech player decided to spend his bowl game gift on some young kids he just met in a store to give them a nice Christmas.
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 is planning to honor the shooting victims in Newtown and from the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings with a helmet decal.
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
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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...
Tweet On Friday, the Virginia Tech Hokies football team will take the field in Orlando, Florida for the Russell Athletic Bowl against Rutgers. The Hokies will not have the traditional “VT” on the side of their helmets, though. Instead, the helmets will feature an orange and green ribbon to honor the victims of the [...]
Stories like this don't get enough attention so it feels like the perfect time to share a great story revolving players from two ACC schools.
Here's a great story from StarNewsOnline on a couple of Duke and Virginia Tech players with some Christmas Spirit.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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Great story from StarNewsOnline on a couple of Duke and Virginia Tech players with some Christmas Spirit.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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 ScarletReport.com was there to bring it to those fans who could not make it.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Speaking to local media before the pre-game luncheon, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood touched on a variety of topics in his Russell Athletic Bowl press conference. Flood discusses his respect for Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, the importance of ending the season with a win and more.