Virginia Tech News: Military Bowl opt-outs, women's basketball & more

There is some news surrounding Virginia Tech with the Military Bowl and the women's basketball moves up in the AP Top 25 poll after a win at Rutgers.
South Alabama v Tulane
South Alabama v Tulane / Chris Graythen/GettyImages

In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Tulane loses a key player for the Military Bowl, the women's basketball team makes a move in the AP Top 25 poll, and more.

Tulane quarterback opts-out of the Military Bowl

The Virginia Tech football team is well into their preparation for Tulane in the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland on Dec. 27. The Hokies will be heading to Maryland at the end of the week for the game and their preparation for the game will have to change after a key member of the Green Wave has backed out of the game.

Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt is not going to play in the game and will instead get ready for the Senior Bowl in January. This is a big opt-out for the Green Wave and will affect them offensively and a good Hokies defense.

Virginia Tech women climb in AP Top 25 poll

Sunday night, the Virginia Tech women's basketball team picked up their first true road win of the season at Rutgers, 84-59, and it was career win No. 500 for head coach Kenny Brooks. The win improved the Hokies to 8-2 with one more game against William & Mary on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock before ACC play begins.

Monday, Virginia Tech climbed a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll after their win over the Scarlet Knights. The Hokies moved up one spot to No. 15.

Military Bowl line moved in favor of the Hokies

The line for the Military Bowl between Virginia Tech and Tulane has been moving upward recently and that trend continued following the announcement that Pratt will not be playing for the Green Wave.

According to DraftKings, Virginia Tech is now a 10-point favorite to beat Tulane and is a -360 on the money line.