In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Hunter Cattoor has a message for Hokies fans, an outgoing quarterback who helped to recruit his replacement, and more.
Hunter Cattoor has a message for Hokies fans
The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is off this week but returns to the court Saturday when they travel to Tallahassee to play Florida State. They return to the friendly confines of Cassell Coliseum on Jan. 10 to play Clemson. Ahead of that game, Hokies' sharpshooting guard Hunter Cattoor had a message for Virginia Tech fans.
He's right, the Virginia Tech fans do impact winning at Cassell and they are going to need their fans to show out against the Tigers. Before Clemson comes to town, the women will have an early-season ACC showdown with No. 3 North Carolina State on Sunday afternoon. Both teams will need Cassell Coliseum to be loud.
Virginia Tech wrestling falls to Missouri
The 11th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team lost a non-conference match at No. 2 Missouri, 22-17, to fall to 3-2 on the season. The Hokies won five matches against the Tigers in Columbia.
Cooper Flynn (125), Tom Crook (141), Caleb Henson (149), Bryce Andonian (157), and Mekhi Lewis (174) were the Virginia Tech winners. The Hokies return to the mat on Sunday for another non-conference match at Cornell.
Jordan Travis helps to recruit his successor at Florida State
Jordan Travis did not end his career at Florida State the way he wanted after suffering an injury in November against North Alabama, but the outgoing senior helped head coach Mike Norvell land his replacement in the transfer portal.
Former Clemson and Oregon State quarterback DJ Uiagalelei committed to the Seminoles and Travis helped FSU land his replacement who should step right in and keep them in the race and a favorite for the ACC title in 2024. The Seminoles are not on Virginia Tech's schedule next season but could be a future opponent in Charlotte in December. Stranger things have happened.