Virginia Tech News: Caitlin Clark, Kyron Drones, baseball, softball, men's basketball

There is plenty to discuss in the latest Hokies News.

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In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Iowa superstar women's basketball player Caitlin Clark makes an announcement, a Hokies quarterback was on an ESPN list, the baseball and softball teams get ready for a busy weekend at home, and men’s basketball returns to Cassell Coliseum Saturday night.

Caitlin Clark declares for WNBA Draft

Iowa women's basketball player Caitlin Clark announced on X Thursday that she will enter the WNBA Draft after this season ends. The announcement came less than 24 hours after she passed former Kansas legend Lynette Woodard for the major college women's basketball scoring mark with 3,650 points.

Virginia Tech fans will now await word from guard Georgia Amoore who does have one year of eligibility left if she chooses to return to Blacksburg.

Kyron Drones lands on ESPN Top 10 list

Virginia Tech quarterback Kyron Drones landed on a recent ESPN Top 10 list for signal callers going into the 2024 season. The Baylor transfer had a very good first season under Brent Pry and Tyler Bowen and he was one of the QBs mentioned as an interesting player under center going into next fall.

Big things are expected for the Hokies offense in 2024 with Drones, running back Bhayshul Tuten, and a core of receivers returning. The impressive numbers they put up last season can be duplicated and even get better in 2024. Without a doubt, the 2023 season turned around when he replaced the injured Grant Wells and the Hokies went on a runt to becoming bowl-eligible, which allowed extra practice and a game in late December. Outside of Blacksburg Drones might an interesting player, but all Hokies fans know what they and expect next season and not be surprised.

Baseball & Softball host weekend series

There will be a pair of three-game weekend series in Blacksburg with both baseball and softball hosting. The softball team will kick off ACC play with a three-game series against Notre Dame. The 12-3-1 Hokies will look to continue their strong start to the season after winning four of five games last weekend in Georgia.

The baseball team, winners of four straight, will host their second straight three-game weekend series when Stony Brook comes to town. Tuesday, Tech improved to 6-2 with a non-conference win over Radford coming off a three-game sweep last weekend against Rhode Island.

Men’s Basketball to host Wake Forest

February was a tough month for the men’s basketball team and at 15-13 overall and 7-10 in the ACC, they will play two of their final three regular-season games at home beginning Saturday night when Wake Forest comes to Blacksburg. The Demon Deacons are a bubble NCAA Tournament team coming off a loss at Notre Dame Tuesday night. This is a big game for Wake to get another win for the tournament resume, while the Hokies are hoping to play their way into the NIT following the ACC Tournament in two weeks in Washington, D.C.