TSL Podcast 303: The Hokie Way’s “Countdown to Kickoff”


The Hokie™ Way, a key organization for Virginia Tech NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness), has launched a “Countdown to Kickoff” donation matching campaign that runs August 1 through September 2.

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TSL Podcast 303: The Hokie Way’s “Countdown to Kickoff”

The TSL Podcast brings you up to speed on The Hokie Way’s critical “Countdown to Kickoff” campaign, and we’ll answer the question: is The Hokie Way’s non-profit status in danger of being revoked? (37 minutes)

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About the TSL Podcast

Launched in August 2017, the TSL Podcast is the most widely listened-to and watched Virginia Tech sports podcast. It began as an audio-only podcast, then started streaming live on Facebook in March of 2019 with Episode 66. In the summer of 2019, we built the Tech Sideline Podcast set and started streaming live from the set on YouTube in August of 2019 with Episode 73 (which, bluntly speaking, looks hilariously amateurish to us now).

You can listen on your favorite streaming platform or watch every episode on the Tech Sideline YouTube channel. Be sure to Like and Subscribe while on YouTube.

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About TechSideline.com

Tech Sideline is an independent publication, not affiliated with the university or its athletic programs, so we provide a unique perspective that appeals to the large and growing fan base of Virginia Tech Athletics.

Tech Sideline was launched on March 12, 1996 by 1987 Tech graduate (BSEE) Will Stewart as a small, personal web page. In 1997, the site evolved into HokieCentral.com, and in August of 1999, joined the SportsWar network of college sports web sites. In November of 2000, the site changed names to TechSideline.com, or TSL. Over the years, TSL has grown into what you see before you: a full-time Virginia Tech sports media company, complete with web site, podcast, YouTube channel, and large and active social media presences.

TSL is a member of the SportsWar network of college sports web sites. Visit SportsWar.com for more information.

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  1. Listened to the pod so maybe a dumb question, but if I were to donate to NIL, why wouldn’t I just donate directly to Triumph? Outside of the match campaign, what’s the value-add in donating to Hokie Way?

    1. I believe it’s also the tax deduction through The Hokie Way since the IRS is basically saying no tax deduction on true NIL’s like Triumph. With that said, the elephant in the room on The Hokie Way is how much of their money goes to Triumph for athletes to attend their functions vs money going to tier
      charity partners. The IRS will certainly scrutinize that ratio to determine if The Hokie Way keeps their 501(c)3 status.

  2. Will The Hokie Way be posting their IRS Form 990 and/or an annual report on their website for calendar 2022? It’s always nice to see financial transparency before allocating funds to a given charitable organization.

  3. Hard to believe TSL is now 27 years old, and growing stronger. Did you ever dream of this and found it possible, or was it not until it actually happened?

    I am certain you must have answered this in the past, but even if so, it is still a good question to ask.

      1. Can you donate through Venmo? Not sure about the rules of for using Venmo, but would that allow THW to avoid the credit card processing fees?

      2. Podcast? I’ll have to check it out. I only have read the article so far. 😂

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