Virginia Tech stars & coach speak about College GameDay coming to Blacksburg ahead of North Carolina showdown

Virginia Tech's senior duo and head coach spoke about ESPN College GameDay coming to Blacksburg this upcoming Sunday.

Oct 12, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, US; Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks along with his players
Oct 12, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, US; Virginia Tech coach Kenny Brooks along with his players / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Before the 12th-ranked Virginia Tech women's basketball team took the court at 18th-ranked Louisville, it was announced that the Hokies final regular season home game this upcoming Sunday against North Carolina will stop for ESPN College GameDay at Cassell Coliseum.

GameDay is a featured weekly tour during the football and men's basketball season's, but now it is growing amoung women's basketball and the crew and set will be in Blacksburg ahead of the showdown with the Tar Heels on Senior Day for the Hokies talented class.

After a convincing 86-70 victory over the Cardinals Sunday, Virginia Tech's Georgia Amoore, Elizabeth Kitley and coach Kenny Brooks spoke about what it means to have the atmosphere in Blackeburg and what it means to the program and what they've built under Brooks.

"It makes me very proud of what we've done with the program here,'' said Kitley. "Coming in freshman year we would never had a College GameDay, but that just shows what Coach Brooks and all of us have been able to do and where we have been able to take this program. It's a great feeling.''

"It's really, really cool,'' Amoore said. "During the football season, you see the crowd it brings and the attention it gets, but to be a women's basketball program on our senior night with a good game lined up, it's going to be incredible. Like goosebumps for sure.''

Brooks spoke about how they have built something in Blacksburg and like what Brent Pry has done with the football program, if you build it, they will come.

"It's magnificent," said Brooks. "When I started it, these two (Amoore and Kitley) took leaps of faith to help build a program. In my wildest dreams I probably never told them it was going to be like this and they still took that leap of faith. Through their hard work and trust not only in me but in each other, we've built something special in Blacksburg.''

After a trip to the Final Four last season, Brooks and his team have put Blacksburg on the women's college basketball map and now all their hard work is being recognized. It's only fitting that the senior's last regular season game in Blacksburg against a tough and talented North Carolina team gets the center stage that day for women's college basketball.

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