Virginia Tech-Miami to Kick Off at 7:45

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All speculation about the game time of the Virginia Tech-Miami game on
November 5 was ended Monday afternoon when hokiesports.com announced that the
game would be televised by ESPN and ESPNHD in a primetime setting at 7:45. If
the Hokies defeat Boston College on Thursday night and Miami beats North
Carolina Saturday, the VT/Miami game will likely decide the winner of the ACC
Coastal Division.

The winner of the Coastal Division will meet the winner of the Atlantic
Division on Saturday, December 3 in Jacksonville in the inaugural ACC
Championship Game. If the Hokies beat Boston College on Thursday night, the
winner of the Atlantic Division is likely to be Florida State.

Ron Franklin, Bob Davie and Holly Rowe will serve as broadcasters for the
game. In 2003, the Virginia Tech-Miami game was broadcast on ESPN at 7:45. The
Hokies won 31-7. Virginia Tech has defeated the Hurricanes twice in a row and
seven times in the past ten years.

Hokies Still #3 in the BCS

In a surprise development, Texas overtook USC in the second set of BCS
standings that were released on Monday afternoon. Texas blew out Texas Tech, who
is ranked 17th in the latest BCS standings, 52-17 on Saturday. Despite
being ranked behind USC in the Harris Interactive Poll and the USA Today Coaches’
Poll, Texas is ranked first in five of the six sets of computer polls that the
BCS uses.

Virginia Tech remains in the third spot and can improve their position by
beating Boston College, #14 in the BCS, and Miami, #7 in the BCS, in the next
two weeks. The Hokies still hold a firm lead over undefeated Georgia, Alabama
and UCLA. Tech is ranked third by four of the computers polls, and fourth by the
remaining two.


BCS Standings, October 24

Rank

Team

Points

1

Texas

0.9763

2

USC

0.9756

3

Virginia Tech

0.9164

4

Georgia

0.8679

5

Alabama

0.8513

6

UCLA

0.7384

7

Miami

0.7114

8

LSU

0.7065

9

Penn State

0.6450

10

Florida State

0.5735

Humes Will Return for Boston College

Virginia Tech senior tailback Cedric Humes has been cleared to practice this
week and to play against Boston College on Thursday night. Humes fractured his
arm when pass blocking during the Marshall game on October 8. He had surgery the
next day and was limited in practice leading up to the Maryland game. Humes did
not play against the Terrapins Thursday, but he has been full speed in practice
preparations for Boston College.

Humes is a redshirt senior who has been splitting carries with Mike Imoh this
season. He is currently second on the team in rushing with 325 yards on the
season. He has also scored five touchdowns, tops on the team.

Humes is the second Tech tailback to miss a game this season due to an
injury. Mike Imoh missed the Marshall game with a sprained ankle. Because of
these injures, r-freshman tailback Branden Ore has emerged as a potential star
in the backfield. Ore rushed for 146 yards against Marshall, the most by a Tech
running back this season. He is the third leading rusher on the team, with 300
yards. He is averaging 5.9 yards per carry, far more than the 4.2 yards per
carry averaged by seniors Humes and Imoh.

Men’s Basketball Team Picked Eighth in the ACC

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team was picked to finish eighth in the
ACC by the league media over the weekend. The Hokies were predicted to finish
above Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State and Virginia. Duke was a unanimous
pick to win the ACC championship, garnering all 87 first place votes.

Newcomer Boston College was picked to finish second, followed by Wake Forest,
NC State and Maryland.

UNC, the defending National Champion, was picked to finished sixth in the
conference in 2005-06. Behind UNC come the Miami Hurricanes, who went to the NIT
last season. Virginia Tech was picked behind Miami, trailing the Canes by 89
points. The Hokies return four starters from a team that advanced to the second
round of the NIT and won 16 games. Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida State and
Virginia rounded out the voting. Here is a look at the voting:


2005-06 ACC Men’s Basketball
Preseason Media Poll

Rank

Team

Points

1

Duke

1,044

2

Boston College

918

3

Wake Forest

791

4

NC State

744

5

Maryland

707

6

North Carolina

573

7

Miami

540

8

Virginia Tech

451

9

Georgia Tech

380

10

Clemson

230

11

Florida State

216

12

Virginia

192

The media also picked Preseason Player of the Year, Preseason Rookie of the
year, as well as the Preseason All-ACC Team. J.J. Redick was named Player of the
Year, with his teammate Sheldon Williams finishing second in the voting. Tyler
Hansbrough of UNC was picked to win the Rookie of the Year honors, with Josh
McRoberts of Duke coming in second. Here is the Preseason All-ACC Team:


Preseason All-ACC

Player

Team

Points

J.J. Redick

Duke

87

Sheldon Williams

Duke

87

Craig Smith

Boston College

73

Guillermo Diaz

Miami

59

Justin Gray

Wake Forest

57

Notes on TSL Site Operation

Several weeks after the site changeover, we still have some open issues that
are causing difficulties for some users. Many of you are reporting that our
“Hokie News” Daily Newslink hasn’t changed since last Wednesday (Oct.
19th). To see the latest updates, pull up Hokie News in your browser and hold
down the CTRL key while clicking Refresh. This should force a reload of the
page, showing you the latest updates.

In similar fashion, if the message board or any other pages on the site don’t
appear to be updating, perform the same reload operation described above, and
the pages should update.

This problem is tied into an unexpectedly complicated issue with caching (or
not caching) pages of the site in your browser. If you don’t understand what
caching is, don’t worry about it – just understand that this is a problem that
is bugging us very much, as well.

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