The Hokie Hotline (football and basketball season)
When: Every Monday from 7:00-9:00 during football season, 7:00-8:00 during basketball season.
Where: Click here for a list of radio stations, and to find the link for listening to the show on the Internet (look to the right on the hokiesports.com page that loads when you click the link). You can also watch the archive on hokietv.com.
Due to technical difficulties, these Hotlines Notes could not be posted yesterday. Seth Greenberg’s comments on the Miami game have been removed, since the game has already been played.
Seth Greenberg (from Miami)
- The Hokies have now beaten three of the last six ACC teams that have won
the National Championship.
- Cheick Diakite has continued to work very hard, and he played great
against Maryland. He scored against Maryland, but his defense was even more
- Coleman Collins had his best game of the season against Maryland. He
attacked the basket and really did a great job on the boards.
- The administration is having some conversations about student attendance.
Greenberg thinks he has a plan that makes sense, and he will present it to
Jim Weaver later in the week.
- Maryland is one of the top scoring teams in the ACC, and the Hokies held
them to 64 points, with an overtime period. Tech was excellent defensively.
Bill Roth and Mike Burnop
- It’s a delicate situation to making students happy and alums happy with
regards to basketball seating.
- It was probably the best atmosphere in Cassell since the NIT game against New
Mexico State in 1995.
- Cassell Coliseum is a great homecourt advantage because the fans are right on
top of the court.
- Megan Armbruster, Virginia Tech’s Director of Student Life, was on the show
briefly. She encouraged Tech fans that are coming to the Virginia Tech-UVA game
in Cassell Coliseum on February 10th to donate a can of food as they enter
Cassell. Tech and UVA are competing against each other in a canned food drive,
and VT wants to have a big advantage after February 10.
- Don’t expect anything to happen this season with regards to student ticket
distribution. But something could definitely happen in the offseason.
- In the last 15 days, Virginia Tech has beaten three of the last six NCAA
- Mike Burnop tried to get Cheick Diakite for an interview after the Maryland
game, but he wasn’t comfortable talking. Jamon Gordon, on the other hand, is
very comfortable with a microphone.
- Burnop thinks seven or eight ACC teams will get in the NCAA tournament. Roth
thinks seven ACC teams will go dancing, and three will make the NIT.
Monday was Day 786 of Virginia Tech’s continuous possession of the Commonwealth Cup.