Thursday, June 12th, 1997
A Few More Thoughts on the AD Hiring Process
I recently received an email from a slightly depressed Hokie Central member who is a little concerned about the future. He said, "This Dave Braine deal has me very upset and discouraged
I liked my response and thought it would be nice to share it with you. I answered with the following (with apologies to Dr. Torgersen for calling him "Torgey"):
"That's understandable. It's human nature to fear the unknown, and our future athletic director is an unknown.
Mo' Members, Mo' Members!
If you're thinking about becoming a Hokie Central member, I encourage you to do it soon, for a couple of reasons:
I'm getting ready to go into production on the member merchandise incentives within a week, and although there will be plenty of extra bumper stickers, huggies, and mouse pads for future members, the T-shirts are going to be in short supply. I'm ordering what I need for the current members plus a few extras, and once they're gone, I won't be making another production run until I have enough new members that I can order in sufficient quantities to get a discount. So if you're thinking about becoming a Gold or Platinum member, your best bet to get a T-shirt soon is to become a member before the current allotment runs out. As for you prospective Platinum members, I ship the archives on a quarterly basis. The next print run will be at the end of June, so if you get your membership in before then, you'll get a copy of the archives soon, as well.
I'd like to get most memberships established before football season starts, because it'll get busy then, and I'd rather concentrate on news and game reports than processing memberships.
I have revamped the Membership information page, which I realized was shockingly out of date, and I have added a new page to Hokie Central that previews what the Member Merchandise will look like. Current members and prospective members, be sure to check it out!
A Shameless Plug for the A-10 Hoop Report
One of my shortcomings as a webmaster is my glaring lack of knowledge about Tech's opponents. When you get right down to it, I know a fair amount about Hokie football and basketball, but I know very little about Tech's football and basketball rivals in the Big East and A-10.
I've found a great resource to fix my A-10 problem: The A-10 Hoop Report. The Hoop Report is a new subscription smail-mail newsletter that ships twice a month from December to March and once a month the rest of the year. They sent me some copies of their newsletter, and although it's not flashy and glamorous, it is packed with good, solid, inside information. And they've only been in production for a few months, so I can't help but think that it'll get even better. I recommend it for anyone who wants to keep up on A-10 hoops.