Virginia Tech Hokies News: Megan Duffy introduction, baseball hosts Wake Forest

Megan Duffy will officially be introduced as Virginia Tech's next women's basketball coach on Friday morning.
Mar 23, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Megan Duffy reacts in the
Mar 23, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Megan Duffy reacts in the / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, new women’s basketball coach Megan Duffy is scheduled to meet with the media, the baseball team opens a big series at home against Wake Forest, and the lacrosse team will travel to a national power this weekend.

Megan Duffy to be introduced as women’s basketball coach

Wednesday, Virginia Tech announced that Marquette coach Megan Duffy was hired to replace Kenny Brooks as the women’s basketball coach of the Hokies. Friday, she will officially be introduced at 9 a.m.

This hire appears to be a huge hit with the fanbase and it should be. Duffy has had success coaching and recruiting at her two previous stops, Miami of Ohio and Marquette. She took the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons and did very well in the Big East. It’s going to be interesting to see if any of her Marquette players who have entered the transfer portal follow her to Virginia Tech.

Baseball hosts Wake Forest

A huge weekend in Blacksburg starts Friday night for the nationally-ranked Hokies baseball team as Wake Forest, who went to the College World Series last June, comes in for a three-game series. Virginia Tech is 21-5 and 10-2 in the ACC this season, tied with North Carolina at the top of the Coastal Division standings. Last weekend, the Tar Heels swept the Demon Deacons who will be looking for a bounce-back weekend on the road.

Lacrosse travels to North Carolina

The women’s lacrosse team is finishing up their grueling ACC road schedule with three consecutive road games in three weeks with a noon start Saturday at North Carolina. The Hokies have split their first two games, beating Pittsburgh, 13-9, on March 23 and lost on March 30 at Clemson, 15-4. Virginia Tech is 8-5 overall and 2-4 in the ACC.