Hokies Finish 48th in Directors’ Cup Standings

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The 2006-07 athletic year ended with the conclusion of the College World
Series back in June, and the annual Directors’ Cup Standings were released
shortly thereafter. The ACC as a whole was impressive as usual, although
Virginia Tech stayed in almost the same position as the previous year.

All 12 ACC schools finished in the top 60 nationally in the Directors’ Cup,
which is given each year to the school with the best overall athletics program.
Here is a look at how ACC schools finished.

ACC
in the Directors’ Cup
School Points National
Rank

UNC
1161.33 3

Duke
988.25 11

UVA
945 13

FSU
924.25 15

Wake Forest
708.5 23

Clemson
527.5 36

Maryland
508.5 40

NC State
487.5 44

Georgia Tech
467.5 46

Virginia Tech
434 48

Boston College
355 58

Miami
348 59

UNC, Duke, UVA and Florida State make up the elite of the ACC, as usual.
Everyone else is fighting to catch up. Wake Forest finished fifth in the ACC
this year, up from their ninth place performance last year. Virginia Tech
finished soundly ahead of Boston College and Miami, who like the Hokies are
recent entries to the conference.

As you can see from the following table, Virginia Tech has drastically
improved since joining the ACC, although they leveled off this year.

Past
Virginia Tech
Directors’ Cup
Standings
Year National
Rank

1993-94
90

1994-95
129

1995-96
91

1996-97
92

1997-98
96

1998-99
86

1999-00
63

2000-01
63

2001-02
105

2002-03
112

2003-04
79

2004-05
58

2005-06
45

2006-07
48

Although Virginia Tech finished two spots lower than they did last year, they
did earn more points this year. The Hokies finished with 434 points in 2006-07,
compared to 430.75 in 2005-06.

In the final spring scoring session, the Hokies earned points in men’s golf,
women’s softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field. Baseball,
women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis failed to score.

Munson to Transfer

Earlier this week, Nigel Munson’s former AAU basketball coach confirmed that
Munson had been granted his release from Virginia Tech and will try to play
basketball closer to home.

"He just wanted to be close to home," Langley was quoted as saying
by the Roanoke Times.

Munson is from Hyattsville, MD, where he played for DeMatha Catholic High
School. He averaged 3 points and 11.1 minutes per game as a freshman last season
playing behind senior guards Zabian Dowdell and Jamon Gordon.

Munson was slated to be Virginia Tech’s starting point guard this year, but
that role will now be filled by either freshman Hank Thorns or freshman Malcolm
Delaney.

TSL Kicks Off Preseason Football Coverage Next Week

Beginning next Monday, TechSideline.com will launch its preseason football
coverage, with detailed previews for Virginia Tech and capsule previews for all
ACC football teams.

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football unit previews will run every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning with
special teams on Tuesday, July 24th and continuing with previews for the
defensive line, linebackers, etc.

ACC previews will be non-subscriber material, and VT unit previews will be
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We’ll close out our preseason coverage the week of August 20-24 with ACC
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bowl predictions.

The week of August 27th through 31st, we’ll have our game-by-game ACC
predictions on Monday, then we’ll preview the ECU game the remainder of the
week.

This is our twelfth season covering Hokie football (1996 was our first year),
and like every year, we’ll have some new bells and whistles in our coverage.
We’re in the process of installing a few items that will add to your enjoyment
of the site as we prepare for what we hope will be another successful season for
Hokie football. Stay tuned!

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