Go Tech Go: The Inside Story Behind the Rise of VT Football, Part 3

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To everything, there is a season

While today Lane Stadium is a sea of orange and maroon, in the 1970s it was more often a pond of…well, more colors than a toucan’s bill.

For a good chunk of that decade, a Virginia Tech football fan could usually buy a ticket on the day of thegame. Seats in the corners were usually wide open, or you could just hang out around the north end zone railing. “My kids would go play football with their friends behind the south end zone – while the game was going on,” said retired Virginia Tech fundraiser John Moody, who joined the Hokie Club in 1972.

I know. I was one of them.

Frank Moseley, Copyright Virginia Tech Athletics Photography
Frank Moseley, Copyright Virginia Tech Athletics Photography

After the 1977 season, time had come for a change. Athletics Director Frank O. Moseley was 66 years old, and many