Miami Game Time Announced

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Virginia Tech announced on Monday afternoon that the Hokies’ game with the
Miami Hurricanes on November 4 will be televised by ABC at 8 pm. Brent Musburger
will be the play-by-play announcer, while Bob Davie will serve as color analyst.

The Tech-Miami game will be a split national game. The UCLA-Cal game will
also be televised by ABC at 8 pm Eastern, and there may be a third game
televised at 8 pm, as well.

Other major ACC games on TV that day include Maryland at Clemson at noon on
ESPN2, Virginia at Florida State on Lincoln Financial Sports at noon, Boston
College at Wake Forest at 7 pm on ESPN2, and Georgia Tech at NC State at 7 pm on
ESPNU.

Hokie Men’s Basketball Team Picked Sixth in the ACC

ACC Basketball Media Day took place on Sunday, and the conference media
entered their votes for the top teams and top players in the league. They
selected Virginia Tech as the sixth best team in the conference, and two Hokie
standouts were named Preseason Second Team All-ACC.

The general consensus is that Virginia Tech will finish anywhere between
fifth and eighth in the ACC. The Hokies received 13 fifth place votes, 14 sixth
place votes, 11 seventh place votes and 10 eighth place votes. Tech also got
four fourth place votes, five ninth place votes, one 10th place vote and four
11th place votes.

2006-07
ACC Men’s Basketball
Media Preseason Poll (62 Votes)
Total 1st 2nd 3rd Points
North Carolina 59 3 0 741
Duke 2 37 22 660
Boston College 1 20 25 619
Georgia Tech 0 1 13 531
Florida State 0 1 1 410
Virginia Tech 0 0 0 385
Maryland 0 0 0 375
Virginia 0 0 1 365
Clemson 0 0 0 281
Wake Forest 0 0 0 177
Miami 0 0 0 173
NC State 0 0 0 119

North Carolina is the heavy favorite to win the ACC this year. Duke, Boston
College and Georgia Tech are the favorites to fill out spots two through five,
while Florida State, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Virginia are in a dogfight for
the middle of the pack.

As usual, the ACC should be very competitive this season. Members of the
media are very divided on some teams this year. For example, Boston College was
picked as high as first, but as low as seventh. Georgia Tech is thought to be as
good as second place by one person, but as low as 10th by another. UVA got a
third place vote and two last place votes. Florida State had a second place vote
and an 11th place vote.

Zabian Dowdell and Coleman Collins were voted Second Team All-ACC. Anthony
Morrow (Georgia Tech), Reyshawn Terry (UNC) and J.R. Reynolds (UVA) join them on
the second team.

Tyler Hansbrough of UNC was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year. He
received 48 first place votes, while second place Al Thornton (FSU) and Josh
McRoberts (Duke) received four each.

Virginia Tech begins their 2006-07 season on November 10 against Coppin
State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 in Cassell Coliseum.

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