William Wall Staying Home; Frye and Royal Making the Trip

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Wall Staying in Blacksburg

R-freshman
defensive end William Wall, who was very impressive during the spring game and
against Northeastern, will not be making the trip to UNC. Because of an “outburst
at the end of Wednesday’s practice
”, Beamer said Wall will not
travel with the team to Chapel Hill. He did not practice with the team on
Thursday, either.

With Wall staying in Blacksburg, true freshman Jason Adjepong will now serve
as Tech’s fourth defensive end. Wall took 19 snaps from scrimmage against
Northeastern, while Adjepong took 22, plus 13 more on special teams. Behind
Adjepong, the only other scholarship defensive end is Steven Friday, who is
taking a redshirt season.

Wall’s status will be discussed when he attends a meeting on Monday with
head coach Frank Beamer. Chris Ellis, Noland Burchette and Orion Martin are
expected to carry the load at defensive end for Tech during the UNC game.

Frye and Royal Making the Trip

Injured starters Brandon Frye and Eddie Royal have received work in practice
this week, and will be making the trip with the team to Chapel Hill on Saturday.
Neither player will start, but it appears that they both will be able to play.

Brandon Frye, Tech’s senior starter at left tackle, dislocated his elbow in
the season opening win against Northeastern. The Tech training staff immediately
fitted him with a soft cast, and he has practiced all week. Nick Marshman will
start at left tackle for the Hokies, but it would be amazing if Frye is able to
play just one week after such a nasty injury.

Eddie Royal, who started for the Hokies at flanker against Northeastern,
sprained the big toe on his right foot during the opening game. He got limited
work in Thursday’s practice, returning some punts and running some pass
routes. He will make the trip with the team to Chapel Hill, and his injury will
be evaluated further following the walk-through practice on Friday in Keenan
Stadium.

David Clowney, who led the Hokies in receiving last season, will start in
Royal’s place on Saturday.

Radio Frequency Set

If you are attending the Virginia Tech-North Carolina game, you can hear Bill
Roth’s call of the game by tuning in to 92.1 on the FM dial. The game kicks
off at noon, but the radio pregame will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For a complete list of stations that will be broadcasting the game, click here.

Men’s Soccer Team Undefeated, Untied

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team is off to a quick 4-0 start, and are
ranked #8 in the nation in Soccer America’s latest poll. It is the highest
rank in the history of the program. The previous high was from the 2005 season,
when the Hokies were ranked as high as #10 in the country.

Despite being so highly-ranked, the Hokies are only the seventh-highest
ranked team in the ACC. Check out Soccer America’s Top 10.

Soccer
America’s Top 10

Rank

Team
1
UNC
2
SMU
3
UVA
4
Maryland
5
Clemson
6
Duke
7
Wake Forest
8
Virginia Tech
9
San Francisco
10
UCLA

ACC men’s soccer is arguably the most talented and competitive conference in
the nation, including every sport. It should be a fun year for Tech’s men’s
soccer team, and their growing fan base. The team will return to action today
when they take on Boston College in Chestnut Hill.

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