Virginia Tech News: Brent Pry's excitement, Georgia Amoore's award & more

The latest edition of Virginia Tech News surrounds the women's basketball team and football coach Brent Pry.
Nov 30, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Georgia Amoore (5) warms up
Nov 30, 2023; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Georgia Amoore (5) warms up / Matthew Hinton-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Brent Pry speaks about Thursday night football games at Lane Stadium, the women's basketball team moved up in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and Georgia Amoore earns an ACC award.

Women’s basketball moves up in AP poll

Coming off of wins over Georgia Tech at home and on the road against Syracuse, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team moved up two spots in the weekly Associated Press Top 25 poll. The win over the Orange was over a ranked team as they were ranked No. 22 at the time.

The road win over Syracuse was impressive because the Hokies did getting just six points from center Elizabeth Kitley, who struggled all afternoon with her shot. Georgia Amoore scored 29 points to lead the Hokies to an important and impressive road victory in Western New York.

Georgia Amoore earns ACC Player of the Week honor

Speaking of Amoore, what a week she had returning to the court after missing the Clemson game a week ago becuase of an injury suffered at Duke. In two games against Georgia Tech and Syracuse, she combined for 53 points, and 17 assists and shot 56% from the field against the Yellow Jackets and 58% against the Orange.

Virginia Tech hosts Virginia Thursday night in the women's version of the Commonwealth Clash, before a trip to North Carolina Sunday.

Brent Pry speaks Thursday night football at Lane Stadium

Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry spoke on SiriusXM ACC radio about what it means to play a Thursday night game at Lane Stadium and the excitement it brings.

“Our guys and our fans absolutely love it,'' Pry said. "A chance to be prime time and showcase not just our football team, but our school and spirit.''

This season, the Hokies beat Syracuse, 38-10, on a Thursday night game at home and will host Boston College on Oct. 17 next season.