In this edition of Virginia Tech News, another football player enters the transfer portal and the men and women's basketball teams get ready to begin ACC play this weekend.
Jack Hollifield enters the transfer portal
One day after beating Tulane, 41-20, in the Military Bowl, the news off the field kept coming in for head coach Brent Pry and his staff. Oklahoma transfer Kelvin Gilliam announced he was coming to Blacksburg, but with one player coming in, another one is going out.
Evan Watkins of 247Sports reported that backup offensive lineman Jack Hollifield is going to enter the transfer portal. He is the younger brother of former Virginia Tech linebacker Dax Hollifield. Jack, a 6-foot-3, 303-pound lineman, is down on the Hokies' depth chart, and with some key pieces returning next season and the addition of Montavious Cunningham from Georgia State, playing time is going to be tough for the Shelby, North Carolina native.
Men's basketball resumes ACC play
The Virginia Tech men's basketball team opened ACC play on Dec. 3 with a 75-68 victory over Louisville at Cassell Coliseum. After finishing the non-conference schedule at 8-3, the Hokies' attention for the remainder of the 2023-24 season now shifts to ACC play.
Mike Young's team will play their second ACC game and first true conference road game Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem, North Carolina against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are the only conference team that has yet to play an ACC game and the Hokies hope to have starting point guard Sean Pedulla back from an injury after missing two of the last three games.
Women's basketball to open ACC play against Pittsburgh
The Virginia Tech women, ranked 14th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, finished non-conference play at 9-2 and now will begin ACC play on New Year's Eve afternoon at Cassell Coliseum against Pittsburgh.
Virginia Tech will begin what is going to be a very tough conference schedule that will be a battle every night against some of the nation's top teams. Head coach Kenny Brooks wouldn't have it any other way.