Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday Night Hokies Roundup
A few quick, random things to note:
First, more pics of the new jerseys from Beamerball.com. Not as bad as my initial reaction, but they're still pretty bad. I like the numbers, but hate the sleeve things.
Offensive Lineman Sergio Render and Defensive Back/Return Specialist Macho Harris were named to the pre-season all-ACC team. I'm surprised Kam Chancellor and Ed Wang weren't named to the team, but I'm sure they got votes. In my opinion, Tech has usually been a team whose recruiting classes and preseason teams have been semi-underrated outside of the state of Virginia (do you agree, Mike?). One thing-if Jason Worilds (formerly Adjepong) is healthy all year, he will be on the post-season all-ACC team. He's a man-child (as opposed to Render and Wang, who are just really, really, really, REALLY large men...especially when you're trying to get between them and through the doors into a party...when you have mono. True story...took some pushing).
Speaking of being semi-underrated, Tech was overwhelmingly picked by journalists to win the Coastal Division (but also overwhelmingly picked to lose the ACC Championship game to Clemson, who is usually overrated). I don't really care about either this or the pre-season all-ACC stuff. It's the post-season that matters.
Angela Tincher might just be the best Virginia Tech athlete ever. She ranks up there with Michael Vick, Bruce Smith, Dell Curry, Joe Saunders, etc. She won the ACC's top female athlete of the year award (with Tyler Hansborough winning the top shemale athlete of the year award). She also won the USA Softball National Player of the Year Award. Also from the article: "Tincher is the first softball player ever honored with the Garber Award and the first Virginia Tech athlete to gain either of the ACC's premier individual awards." So congrats to you, Angela Tincher!
This is also semi-old news, but Tech will kick off the 2009 football season in a made-for-TV game played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The number one opponent choice is University of Alabama. If the Crimson Tide decline, the game will likely feature the Hokies against a different SEC team. To make room for this game, Tech and Cincinnati agreed to move their previously-scheduled game back to 2012.