In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the women’s basketball team gets ready for their Holiday tournament, the football odds have shifted and former Hokies did not enjoy their Thanksgiving on the field.
Virginia Tech women’s basketball opens tournament today
The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, will play the first of two games this afternoon in the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic. This is not like most in-season tournaments where the winners square off with other winners, it’s just two games against two set opponents.
Virginia Tech will play Kansas in the first game today at 5 p.m. in what should be a good test against a Jayhawks team that won the Women’s NIT last spring. In the Hokies second game, they will play Tulane at 11 a.m. Saturday. The games will be televised on FloSportsTV and a subscription is required.
Football odds vs. Virginia coming down
Last Sunday, the Hokies opened as a 2-point favorite over Virginia in Saturday’s Commonwealth Cup battle in Charlottesville and it moved as high as 3 points. According to DraftKings, the line slipped down to 2.5, still in favor of Brent Pry’s team.
This is a huge game for Virginia Tech as a win is needed to become bowl-eligible at 6-6, which would be a big step for the program going into 2024.
Three former Hokies lose on Thanksgiving
Three former Virginia Tech Hokies suited up for the Washington Commanders on Thanksgiving for the late afternoon game against the Dallas Cowboys, but in the end, they dropped to 4-8 with a 45-10 loss in Texas.
Defensive back Kendall Fuller finished with five tackles, four solo in the setback for a unit that was chasing the Cowboys all over the field all game long. Tight end Logan Thomas had a pair of catches for 15 yards and place kicker Joey Slye booted a 43-yard field goal and added an extra point.