All Hokie, All the Time. Period.

posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 4 minutes ago
Do you think they know football better then us?
I’ll confess they have better football smarts then I do

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 5 minutes ago
Don't understand the Hoo love either
At best, they might finish around 40th.

Top 25? Nope.

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 22 minutes ago
Trends aren’t that meaningful except for pre-season rankings

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 25 minutes ago
The gist is they're not quite sure where he fits, but they like his speed
It doesn't mean he's a double AA. He'll get a try at a returner job. He won't start at RB in the near term.

Cornelson quotes that he jumped out on HS film are fine, but did you expect Corny to say anything negative?

What is it about this place that every skeptic who wants to wait and see what happens on the field and basically says "slow down slow down" about the overhype is utterly shouted down by folks?

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posted in the thread This Official Visit situation has really magnified my hatred for the NCAA by TDVick on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 28 minutes ago
You needed more proof about that???
Great coach, but I never bought into him being a Hokie or appreciating the Hokie Nation.

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posted in the thread Does it really make sense to look at past 3 years without the previous 4? by VaAkita on the Virginia Tech Football Board 31 minutes ago
But, I thought Recruiting doesn't matter???
I see on this board all the time some faithful saying things like:

x - Trust our coaches to "coach" these guys up
x - Recruiting rankings don't matter
x - We got who we wanted
x - our location prevents us from bringing in recruits (which is so bogus because there are a lot of big time programs in the middle of nowhere)
x - etc

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posted in the thread Congrats to Amanda Hollandsworth for a 5th place finish in the NCAA Golf by lapa on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 32 minutes ago
Here are the player requirement rules.
Link: Rules

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posted in the thread Can someone tell me where TJ Allen and Anthony Helm are??? Thanks by 1979HOKIERED on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 35 minutes ago
RMC doesn't have a team.

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 39 minutes ago
Realistically, where would you rank VT in pre-season?
With a few changes, it sad that the top 25 teams are basically the same every year.

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posted in the thread Congrats to Amanda Hollandsworth for a 5th place finish in the NCAA Golf by lapa on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 42 minutes ago
Does she have to play as an amateur or can she turn pro if hopes of getting
a payday?

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 44 minutes ago
Odds don't count if it happens

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Football Board 45 minutes ago
Cole Beck is our Reggie Bush/ Desmond Howard only
Question is when will he break out and lead the Hokies to the promised land.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 46 minutes ago
Buy. My reading comprehension just sucked.**

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 50 minutes ago
Because he & coaches agreed if he wasn’t going to play full time
There was no need to play the 4 games & take reps from back who’d be playing the rest of the season

He was expecting to rs & not play
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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 54 minutes ago
Read the article or get someone to get you the Cornelson quotes
Not on here

Again he was offered as a RB by UVA, UNC, Pitt, MsSt, BC (have those teams had any good RBs?)

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posted in the thread Can someone tell me where TJ Allen and Anthony Helm are??? Thanks by 1979HOKIERED on the Virginia Tech Wrestling Board 55 minutes ago
So has he given up wrestling? RM doesn't have a wrestling team??

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 56 minutes ago
And Beck’s already clocked a faster 100m

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posted in the thread ......** by VT Pez4Life on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
Well said!!

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
Ncaa is Broken P5 should pull out start with no rules other than how
To select playoff teams and postseason for other sports along with scholarship limits for each sport. Let conferences set there own rules for everything else. Kiss should be the approach. I wonder how much money could be redirected to student atheletes if you killed all the ncaa admin. overhead and accompaning associate ADs for compliance.

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
History likes our chances this year as well.....
The law of averages does not.....but that law has stayed away from this football series for a long time.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
My question is why he never made it on the field last year.

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posted in the thread I hope we get Bede & KBJ to stay by vtox1 on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
The chances are certainly better than none
Now, how much more than none is anyone's guess. I doubt those chances are very high. Personally, I think he goes to Europe.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
Actually, most just doubt his RB ability. Special Teams is most likely
if he plays at all.

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
If that holds true, like or chances this year.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
Last summer weight
He may be 200 already. The man has some stocky quads.
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started a new thread on the Conference Realignment Board 1 hours ago
C-USA Partners with the NFL Network.
NFL Network will show 10 C-USA games, one per Saturday Afternoon in 2019.

I have to admit this is creative. It's one way to get games on Saturday television in prime slots. NFL Network seems to have pretty good distribution these days. This also gives the NFL Network content for Saturday.

The Mountain West Conference is up for renegotiation of their rights this year. They should perhaps try to get a weekly night game on NFL Network like this. Night meaning 7:30 Eastern or 5:30 Mountain.
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Link: link

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
I really don't understand the Syracuse love
They lost a lot of Seniors.

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Baseball Board 1 hours ago
How do you calculate a "turn-around"
So many comments about Chef "is a proven winner" and "proves he can turn-around a program". What program is everyone talking about? He took over a winning program at Maryland because the Head coach (Erik Bakich) got a huge offer from Michigan because "he" turned that program around. Chef has a chance to prove himself as someone who can "turn around" a program here at VT, however he must make changes himself. Over half of HIS recruits have just left the program. If 50% of his recruits "stick", it will be another long season. Build it in Blacksburg needs to change to "BUILT in Blacksburg" at some point.

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posted in the thread This Official Visit situation has really magnified my hatred for the NCAA by TDVick on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
I've become a bit more frustrated with Buzz after seeing what has
happened. It's more proof that Buzz is all about Buzz.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
I will spell this out real slowly.
Wait, I can't spell very well. Nah, I said it is up to Beck to prove to Fuente he has what Coach wants. That's it.

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posted in the thread Does it really make sense to look at past 3 years without the previous 4? by VaAkita on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
The people I knew always saw LT as a TE, never a QB.

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posted in the thread Does it really make sense to look at past 3 years without the previous 4? by VaAkita on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
And don't forget Marquise Williams the following year. Someone Beamer
really went after. Had we landed even one of those guys, LT is likely a game changing TE for the Hokies.





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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
Athlons 2018 presrason rankings....
Link: Xx

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
They deserve it. They are trending in the right direction.
Hope they fail miserably though. ESPECIALLY on Nov 29th.

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posted in the thread Cole Beck speaks; Andy Bitter article in The Athletic by hokiepro on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
I'd love to see Ellis get a shot at this as well.

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posted in the thread Athlon top 25 is out. Hoos come in at 25. (Link) by HokieHoopz on the Virginia Tech Football Board 1 hours ago
This makes sense. They have a very productive QB, a very good defense,
and a coach who is getting way more out of his players than his peers. Add to that a very easy schedule (much like VT), and a top 25 finish is very likely.

I think Syracuse at 21 is laughable.

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posted in the thread Maybe i'm just jealous(obvously), but clearly Memphis is cheating by VT Pez4Life on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
Neon didn’t even want anything

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posted in the thread ......** by VT Pez4Life on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
That smells like a political post to me.

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posted in the thread This Official Visit situation has really magnified my hatred for the NCAA by TDVick on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 1 hours ago
Well that’s a bombshell to drop...prepare for serious questioning.

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posted in the thread Really sad not participating in dueham by Mercury on the Virginia Tech Baseball Board 2 hours ago
I agree partially, however older doesn't always translate to better*

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posted in the thread KBJ and ta&m by mikej5747 on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 2 hours ago
I dont think A&M is the competition there

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posted in the thread This Official Visit situation has really magnified my hatred for the NCAA by TDVick on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 2 hours ago
Everyone cheats in some capacity...
VT was/is no different

In terms of what the average fan would constitute cheating, Buzz cheated more than any other VT coach before him

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posted in the thread JMU by HokieMama18 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 2 hours ago
30 years? Surely the game has passed them by. Lol. J/k

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posted in the thread This Official Visit situation has really magnified my hatred for the NCAA by TDVick on the Virginia Tech Basketball Board 3 hours ago
Did our AD “let this happen”? Did he see what was
likely to happen but have no leverage?

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started a new thread on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
Check out ESPN Softball Final 16 ranking at the moment. Guess who is #1?
Interesting!!
Link: click

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posted in the thread ACC In 2026....... by CrystalCoveHokie on the Conference Realignment Board 4 hours ago
I disagree because changing ownership can allow an organization
to get out of a contract. For example the federal agency I am currently a contractor with had a contract with SAIC in the early part of the decade. In August 2012, SAIC decided it was going to split into 2 public trading companies; SAIC and Leidos. Since the work being performed under the contract was being performed by people working for or contracting with Leidos, the federal agency had to modify the contract to change the novation agreement from SAIC to Leidos. As a result, SAIC has no more responsibilities or liabilities associated with the contract, even when it was issued to SAIC, because Leidos now assumed those responsibilities and liabilities.

What I am suggesting is the GOR is a contract between a conference and the school. Not the conference and a specific department (i.e. the athletic department). If tomorrow President Sands announces tomorrow that the Virginia Tech Athletic Department is splitting away from the school (i.e. become Leidos), then the ACC has 2 options:

1. Maintain the existing contract with Virginia Tech (assuming that Virginia Tech plans to field club teams); or

2. Modify the contract so it is now with the name of the new organization (aka VT's former athletic department). If the ACC tries to modify the contract, then the new organization does have the option to not sign the modification.

The idea of an athletic department breaking away from a school to become a completely independent organization is not a new concept. There are examples out there on how other schools have done it, so it could be done too in the US.

Ownership of the Athletic Department: Can be done a number of ways depending on how it is structured. Think of the Athletic Department as being no different than a company that is either publicly traded or privately owned (i.e. pro teams) since it is no longer affiliated with a non-profit public or private university/college. For example, Universidad de Chile was founded in 1927. However, in 1980 university's rector and president of the club at the time decided to separate the club from the university and created the Professional Football Corporation of the University of Chile (CORFUCH) to manage the football team.

Now if Virginia Tech decides to retain ownership of the Athletic Department and turn part/all of it into a pro organization, then it can follow the business model established by Universidad Católica (Chile). In this particular model, the chairman of the pro organization and the president of the university are the same person. FWIW BYU men's soccer team was a pro team (don't think the players received a salary though and were still required to attend class) and participated in the PDL for 15 years before rejoining the NCAA in 2018. Whereas Universidad Católica (Chile) does pay its players a salary and I don't think have any sort of educational requirement in order to join the club.

Athletic's Department Name: Most likely it will have 2 names; an official name that is used on all legal documents and a "nickname" used for reporting/conversations/etc. For example Club Universidad de Chile is the official name of 1 of the Chilean football teams referenced in a prior post. However, it is more commonly known as Universidad de Chile. If it is decided that the Athletic Department should separate from the school, then the official name could become Virginia Tech Hokies, Inc. and the nickname could become Virginia Tech Hokies, Virginia Tech, or just Hokies. It isn't uncommon for non-US pro teams to have multiple nicknames. For example, Everton's nicknames are The Toffees and The Blues. Chelsea's nicknames are The Blues and The Pensioners. Real Madrid has 4 nicknames; Los Blancos (The Whites), Los Merengues (The Meringues), Los Vikingos (The Vikings), and La Casa Blanca (The White House).

Where the teams will play: It will depend on whether the Athletic Department is still connect or independent to Virginia Tech. If the Athletic Department is now Virginia Tech Hokies, Inc., then Virginia Tech Hokies, Inc. could either lease the current facilities from the school, buy the current facilities from the school, or build brand new facilities in a different location. For example, Universidad de Chile currently plays their home games at Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos which is not located on the grounds of the university. Basically no different than what UCLA, Miami, and USF currently experience.

Regardless whether the GORs are expired or not, you can expect the NCAA, conferences, and individual schools to sue the schools that decide to break away from the group. It would be no different than when the Big East schools (including Virginia Tech) decided to sue Miami, BC, and Syracuse because they were leaving the Big East to join the ACC.
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posted in the thread Good by HokieMama18 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
Ok....makes sense, like football. Can probably work out with S&C coach
and other players, but not other coaches.

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posted in the thread Looking back 9 months, Pete's 1st 3 signees were pretty big by VTChip on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
Thanks, HD! I didn't realize it was that early. I was looking
for it sometime this year. Yes, looks like a great class!

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posted in the thread Good by HokieMama18 on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
Re: So, she is enrolling in summer school at VT?
What I heard is travel ball team shut down, so she is going to summer classes here, cant work out with coaches till fall I believe.

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posted in the thread Looking back 9 months, Pete's 1st 3 signees were pretty big by VTChip on the Virginia Tech Olympic Sports 4 hours ago
Not Chip, but someone posted this earlier
It sounds like there’s some really good ball players here
Link: Signees

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