Hokie Softball to Compete in Super Regionals on ESPN

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As
a result of their victory in the Knoxville Regional over the weekend, the
Virginia Tech softball team is heading to Super Regionals in Ann Arbor, Michigan
against the Michigan Wolverines. Tech is one of just 16 teams still playing, and
beating Michigan would send the Hokies to the eight-team Women’s College World
Series in Oklahoma City.

A Super Regional is a best of three series two teams.. Virginia Tech will
play two games next weekend, and a third, if necessary. Unlike the regular
regionals which feature four teams, the Super Regionals are competitions between
just two teams, in this case the Hokies and Wolverines. Seven other Super
Regionals will occur this coming weekend and will trim the field from 16 teams
to eight.

Michigan is ranked #6 in the country, and they are the #4 overall seed in the
NCAA tournament. They’ll enter their series against the Hokies sporting a 51-6
overall record. Virginia Tech is 46-16 on the season.

The Hokies have played two games on ESPN2 recently. The first was Tech’s 1-0
win over the US National team, and the second was a win over Tennessee this past
Saturday. All of the Hokies’ games against Michigan will be televised by ESPN.

Game one is a regional telecast, according to an article on Michigan’s
website. It will be held this Saturday, May 24 at noon. Game two will be Sunday,
May 25 at 1pm. If necessary, game three will immediately following game two.

Michigan also played Team USA this year, falling 5-1 in Ann Arbor on May 6.

NCAA
Tournament Bracket
(up to date; PDF format)

Hokies Pull Peter Rose’s Scholarship

Virginia
Tech has rescinded the scholarship offer of 2008 football signee Peter Rose,
according to a press release from the athletic department on Monday morning.
Rose faces two misdemeanor charges of distribution of marijuana, and two felony
charges of selling drugs within 1,000 feet of a school.

In the press release on Monday, head coach Frank Beamer had this to say.

"Each scholarship offer we make is contingent upon a number of
requirements, one of which is maintaining the high standards required of each
recruit in their community, school and on the football field," Beamer said.
"I am disappointed that this action was necessary."

Rose was the #28 recruit in the state by TechSideline.com, and the #16
recruit on The Roanoke Times’ Top 25. He was the AA Player of the Year in the
state of Virginia, after leading Amherst County to back-to-back state
championships. He was expected to play defensive back for the Hokies.

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