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Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you know that the ACC released their scheduling arrangements for 2004-05, in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball. Dates were not announced, of course, but opponents were.
Let's talk about the football schedule a little bit. In 2004 and 2005, the Hokies will not play Florida State or Clemson, but they will rotate home and home with the other 8 teams in the ACC. Here's the breakdown:
2004 Home: UVa, Duke, Maryland, NC State
I've got a number of comments about the setup:
1.) Overall, the ACC continues to treat VT with respect, and this is apparent nowhere more than in the fact that they preserved the home-and-home rotation that the Hokies have with both UVa and Miami. Tech hosts Miami this year, and travels to UVa. Next year, they'll flip-flop, meaning that the Hokies won't have to play at either place twice in a row. Think the Big East would have done the same? I don't, but that's another topic for another time.
2.) I'm disappointed that VT won't be playing Clemson, but that's the only complaint I have. Of all the teams in the ACC, the Tigers are most like the Hokies, I think, in the size and enthusiasm of their fan base, coupled with the agricultural roots of their university and their small-town location. No other school in the ACC is quite like Clemson, other than VT. I had a great time down there in 1998, and the Hokies and their fans won't get another chance like that until at least 2006.
3.) The Roanoke Times had the unfortunate headline, "ACC sets schedule; Tech dodges FSU." Somehow, to me, the release of a scheduling strategy for an 11-team league is a little bigger than Tech "dodging" FSU. Give it three years, and the Hokies will play the Noles anyway. Having said that, not playing FSU doesn't move me either way. I'm not too fond of FSU, due mostly to their habit of beating the Hokies, but I think VT will eventually figure out how to play the Seminoles and finally start beating them some.
4.) I'm glad to see that the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill trio of NCSU, Duke, and UNC is broken up for the Hokies, from a home-and-away standpoint. That means that VT grads in that area will be able to see one Hokie road game nearby in 2004 (UNC), and two in 2005 (Duke and NC State). That's better than all three road games in the same year. Man, I'll bet you Triangle Hokies are digging Tech being in the ACC!
5.) Speaking of NC State, the Hokies finally get to resume a rivalry that started in 1900, involved 44 games, and was last played in 1992. What's the big deal about that? Well, the 1992 game ended in a 13-13 tie, so there's a little unfinished business there, for both teams. NCSU leads the series 23-17-4, and the series reached its height in modern times from 1986-1992, when they played five times. The Hokies went 3-1-1 in those games (1986 Peach Bowl, 25-24; 1989, 25-23; 1990, 20-16; 1991, 0-7; and 1992, 13-13), despite being racked by probation while NCSU was fielding strong teams in the late 80's and early 90's.
6.) The UNC series is interesting, too. Tech and UNC have played 27 times, but just once since 1946. From 1895 to 1946, the Hokies played the Heels 26 times, including 17 times from 1895 to 1913, but after 1946 ... nada, except for the 42-3 whipping that a great 1997 UNC team laid on the Hokies in the Gator Bowl that season. VT will be catching a down UNC team in 2004, and will hopefully get to exact a measure of revenge for that 1997 thrashing. The Hokies lead the series, with a record of 12-9-6.
Here are updates in recruiting from the last week. To access these links, and for updates and information on all these players and more, subscribe to TechSideline Pass. Information on how to subscribe follows.
Visit Set for McPhearson
Gearing Up for Third Visit
Plans to Wait
Sets Two Visits
Hall Talks Recruiting
& A: Sean Glennon
Jones Back in Action
Looking at Same Five?
Enjoys VT Visit
Returning to Form
Target Daniel Returns from VT
Report: LB Hugh D'Imperio
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