Football practice begins this afternoon at approximately 3:15pm in preparation for the 2015 football season.
TSL will be on hand for pictures and post-practice interviews. It will be one of several media opportunities in the preseason. The media isn’t getting quite as much access in the preseason as we have in the past, so video interviews and such will be limited.
Here’s a full list of media opportunities for the preseason.
First Day of Practice – Friday, Aug. 7
Media are welcome to take still photos and obtain video b-roll during stretch and individual drills. No live video or radio may be conducted from the practice field, nor video broadcast real-time via Periscope or other social media platforms
Frank Beamer, Bud Foster, Scot Loeffler and selected players available after practice in player lounge
VT Football/NASCAR Media Opportunity – Tuesday, Aug. 11
Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock, Frank & Shane Beamer and selected members of the Virginia Tech football team are scheduled to joined by the following individuals for interviews, photo ops and a few surprises at the Tech practice facility at noon. The following individuals are slated to join the Hokies:
Ty Dillon, NASCAR XFINITY Series driver for No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro
Jerry Caldwell, EVP/GM for Bristol Motor Speedway
Derek Vaughan, Engineer and Director of Race Strategy, Richard Childress Racing (VT Class of ’98)
The event will be followed by a media luncheon at a local Blacksburg establishment TBD at 1 p.m.
Media Day/Fan Appreciation Day – Saturday, Aug. 15
Frank Beamer will address the media from the indoor practice facility at 9 a.m. Foster, Loefller, Shane Beamer and selected players will be available following the head coach. Media day will conclude at 11 a.m.
Media are welcome to obtain photos/b-roll during Fan Appreciation Day, but all interviews with members of the team should be conducted between 9-11 a.m.
Offensive Media Opportunity – Tuesday, Aug. 18
Selected offensive coaches and players available after practice
Defensive Media Opportunity – Thursday, Aug. 20
Coach Beamer and selected defensive coaches and players available after practice.