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Nov 30, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Lady Tigers forward Angel Reese (10) shoots against Virginia Tech Hokies guard Cayla King (22) and Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33) during the first half at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 30, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Lady Tigers forward Angel Reese (10) shoots against Virginia Tech Hokies guard Cayla King (22) and Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley (33) during the first half at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports /
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In this edition of Virginia Tech news, the Hokies wrestling team had a good showing in Las Vegas, Florida State, and the ACC are left out of the College Football Playoff and more.

Virginia Tech women return to Cassell this week

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team will return to Cassell Coliseum Wednesday night at 6 o’clock to host Long Island in a non-conference game and they will be looking to get back on the winning track.

Last Thursday night, the Hokies lost at LSU, 82-64, in the first ACC/SEC Challenge in a rematch of last season’s Final Four battle in Dallas. The Hokies return home 5-2 for the first of two non-conference games in Blacksburg.

Virginia Tech wrestling has four Hokies reach the podium in Las Vegas

The Virginia Tech wrestling team spent the weekend in Las Vegas at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. They had four wrestlers reach the podium following a strong showing with Caleb Henson finishing the highest of all the Hokies.

Henson finished second in the 149-pound weight class, while Bryce Andonian finished fourth in the 157-pound weight class and Sonny Sasso was sixth in the 197-pound class. Sam Fisher finished in eighth place in the 184-pound weight class. The Hokies will be off until Dec. 17 when host Stanford at Cassell Coliseum.

Mike Norvell releases statement on FSU being left out of CFP

Following the snub of Florida State in the College Football Playoff, Seminoles coach Mike Norvell released a statement and expressed his disappointment.

It was a fiery statement from Norvell and he has every right to be upset. His team did everything they were supposed to do and still got left out. Instead of going to the CFP, FSU will play Georgia in the Orange Bowl in what could very well have been a CFP matchup.

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