Virginia Tech News: Brent Pry speaks, women’s basketball & more

Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Brent Pry. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

In the latest edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, the football team continues to prep for their season opener and the women’s basketball has some very tough non-conference games early in the 2023-24 season and we’ll check in on the soccer teams.

Virginia Tech football continues to prepare for season opener

The Virginia Tech football team continues to prepare for their season opener Saturday night at Lane Stadium against Old Dominion. Tuesday night, the Hokies held a practice under the lights at Lane Stadium.

Prior to the night practice, coach Brent Pry spoke about what he’s looking for in 2023 from his Hokies.

“I think you’re always trying to prove yourself, I don’t know if that goes away,” Pry said. “For me, I just want to see results, I want to see all the work and all the sacrifice and investment that this staff and these players have made this offseason come to fruition. Let’s go play well and play to our potential.”

Every season brings new hope for every team, but this season is different for Virginia Tech who is trying to erase the sour memory of a 3-8 season in 2022. That new hope will be put to the test Saturday night against ODU.

Virginia Tech women’s basketball has early-season monster matchups

Last season the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team had a memorable run in the NCAA Tournament. They advanced to the Final Four in Dallas, Texas, and lost to the eventual champion, LSU, 79-72. They won’t have to wait long for a rematch with the Tigers.

On Nov. 30, the Hokies will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play LSU in the ACC/SEC challenge. It’s tough enough to play defending champions, but to have to do it on the road is very tough. Whatever the result is, it’s a very good early-season test. Tech will open the season with Iowa, who lost to LSU in the championship game last April, in Charlotte, North Carolina on Nov. 9 at the Spectrum Center. During the Thanksgiving Weekend, Tech will travel to the Cayman Islands to play Kansas and Tulane. The rest of the schedule should be released in the near future.

Men’s and Women’s soccer returns home for a doubleheader Thursday night

The men’s and women’s soccer teams return home Thursday night for a non-conference doubleheader. The women kick things off at 5 p.m. against Old Dominion, then the men will play Loyla of Maryland. Both teams will be looking to get back in the win column after losses on Sunday.

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