In this edition of Virginia Tech news, the time for the Hokies’ final football game at home was announced by the ACC, and the baseball team will have a guest speaker who is a former 11-time MLB All-Star.
ACC announces start time for NC State football game
The ACC announced the start times for the Week 12 football games and included in that week is the final home game for Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. The Hokies will host North Carolina State, who enters this week at 6-3 after beating Miami Saturday night. The Hokies and Wolfpack will kick off at 3:30 on Nov. 18 and the game will be broadcast on the ACC Network.
This week, the Hokies will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to play a 6-3 Boston College team. Sitting at 4-5, Virginia Tech needs to find a way to win two of their final three games to become bowl-eligible. NC State is going to be very tough to beat at Lane Stadium, but a win over the Eagles this weekend would go a long way toward making it easier to become bowl-eligible.
Coming off a disappointing effort against Louisville last Saturday, coach Brent Pry and his staff have a long week ahead of them this week before heading north to Boston.
Virginia Tech baseball to bring in keynote speaker in February
The weekend before the 2024 college baseball season starts, Virginia Tech coach John Szefc is bringing in Roger Clemens to be the keynote speaker at Baseball Night in Blacksburg in February.
During his career in the majors, Clemens pitched for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Toronto Blue Jays. He is the latest in a long line of former MLB stars to speak in Blacksburg that includes Cal Ripken Jr. (2008), Mike Williams (2010), Billy Wagner (2011), Bobby Valentine (2012), Chuck Hartman (2014), Tim Kurkjian (2018), Ken Rosenthal (2020), Jeff Passan (2022), and Chipper Jones (2023).