Sep 13, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies linebacker Ronny Vandyke (37) tries to get the fans excited after a stop during the fourth quarter against the East Carolina Pirates at Lane Stadium. East Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports


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Tim Thomas, editor

Tim Thomas has always been a major Virginia Tech fan and is currently a freshman at Virginia Tech. Tim started his own sports blog in December 2011, the True Sports Blog, and continues to run it today. Tim joined the FanSided Network in April 2012 as a writer for his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers at Lombardi Ave, Tim started out as a writer for Fighting Gobbler in September 2013 before taking over the job as editor a few months later.

Dwight Lester, Staff Writer

Dwight Lester has been a lifelong Hokie fan. Dwight is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech. He is a fan of all sports and is especially a huge fan of college basketball and football. Dwight actively plays golf and basketball with his friends. He currently lives in Bristol Tennessee with his wife Brandie, who also shares his love of sports.

Joe Vitulli, Staff Writer

Joe is a lifelong diehard baseball fan originally from Rockland County, NY and now living in Gilbert, AZ. He graduated from Virginia Tech before earning his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law. In February of 2014 he was blessed with birth of his first child, the littlest Yankee fan. You can follow him on Twitter: JumpinJoe25.

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