The Virginia Tech athletic department announced Wednesday afternoon that the
Hokies’ game at LSU September 8th will be played at 9:15 PM Eastern Time, 8:15
PM Central Time. The game will be televised on ESPN, giving Virginia Tech three
ESPN games in 2007, with television for Tech’s other nine regular season games
still to be decided.
Tigers-Hokies clash is the long awaited rematch of a 2002 game played in
Blacksburg and won
by Virginia Tech, 26-8. The game in Baton Rouge was originally scheduled for
the 2004 season but was postponed to 2007. LSU went 11-2 last year and are the
defending Sugar Bowl champions, trouncing overmatched Notre Dame 41-14 in New
Orleans last year. The Tigers are coached by Les Miles, entering his third year
as the head man.
LSU quarterback JaMarcus Russell declared early for the NFL Draft and was the
first player selected in 2007. He was joined by four other Tigers in the NFL’s
draft ranks, and eight other LSU players signed free agent contracts with the
NFL. Nonetheless, LSU returns a ton of talent and will once again challenge for
the SEC crown. The Tigers are getting a lot of respect in preseason polls,
recently earning a #3 ranking from Athlon and a #4 ranking from CBS Sportsline’s
TSL’s football schedules have been updated with the time and TV information.