In this edition of Virginia Tech News, football coach Brent Pry and his staff spent the weekend recruiting, the basketball season inches closer and more.
Virginia Tech football coaching staff had a busy weekend
Less than 12 hours after rolling to a 38-10 victory over Syracuse at Lane Stadium Thursday night, Pry and his staff hit the recruiting trail over the weekend, including taking advantage of a Friday night off and seeing some of the local talent. It was a familiar form of travel for the second-year head coach and his staff in the air in a helicopter.
Back in September the night before the season-opening win over Old Dominion, Pry also took a helicopter in Virginia to scout some talent on a Friday night. If there is one thing about Pry and his staff, it’s that they get it. Taking a helicopter to go recruiting is a unique way, but one that shows the recruits how committed they are to landing some of the top talent in the state and even around the country. It’s also easy when you start winning as well.
Basketball season is seven days away
It’s hard to believe, but the 2023-24 college basketball season is just seven days away. The Virginia Tech men and women will both open the season at home with a doubleheader on Nov. 6.
The women will kick things off at 5 p.m. by hosting High Point with Preseason All-American Elizabeth Kitley leading the way. The men will follow at 8 p.m. against Coppin State, 12 days after Rodney Rice made a stunning decision to leave the program. That’s going to make things more interesting for coach Mike Young and his team.
Volleyball drops tough match at Virginia
The volleyball team suffered a tough loss at Virginia on Sunday. The Hokies won the first two games, but the Cavaliers rallied to win the final three and win the match in five sets in what could be the toughest loss Tech has had to deal with this season.
Cara Lewis had 14 kills for Virginia Tech who also got 10 kills and 13 digs from Hailey Pearce. The Hokies fell to 12-11 overall and 2-10 in ACC play.