Report: Hokies in Talks to Play WVU in "a D.C. game"

Mitch Vingle of The Charleston Gazette reported the news.

WVU has already announced like games versus Alabama (this coming season in Atlanta's Georgia Dome) and versus BYU (2016 at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins). Another game at the latter site could be on the horizon.

"We're in conversations with Virginia Tech about a D.C. game," [Alex] Hammond [WVU Director of Football Operations] said.

As of right now, Tech is scheduled to play 8 ACC games and 3 non-conference opponents in 2017 and 2018.

Tech is schedule to travel to Morgantown in 2021, and host the 'Eers in 2022.

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I wouldn't mind a DC game and a Lane Stadium game. But I have no interest in going back to Morgantown after my last visit there.

I've never been. Is it really as bad as I've heard. EG: WVU fans taking a leak on the opposing team's busses as they arrive?

I spent three years of high school in Morganhole, and saw some of the most atrocious things ever in the 300 yards around and inside that stadium. This was before I was a big college football fan of any kind because my dad went to West Point (who might as well not have a football team) and mom's alma mater had no football team. This was my first big exposure to college athletics. It was eye opening. Its not all the people there, many of them are very nice and treat you like you would expect to get treated at any Tech game but there are enough bad apples and enough stupid drunk student think that it gives the entire fan base a bad name.

This sorta says it all:

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Whatever you hear, believe it. I went in 1997 and 1997. In 1997 I was threatened by 4 guys while in the bathroom because I had the audacity to wear VT gear. In 1999, I was walking with a friend through the parking lot when a boy who could not have been older than 7 stepped out in front of us and shot us the bird. His toothless mama laughed her head off. We were way early and were there outside the stadium when the VT bus arrived. Keith Short (an old friend) saw us and came to say Hi. He told us to watch how none of the players ever had their helmet off while on the sideline because of the things that get thrown at them from the stands.

I watched WVU fans trying to piss on the fans entering the stadium through the entrance in the visitors area.

My buddy was thrown down the stands by a 40 year old man, in clear view of police. When I approached them about maybe helping to maintain safety, their response was to the point "F**K VT". Combine that with the students blocking the entrance to the game and shouting insults at children and octogenareans; and yeah, that about sums up Morgantown.

That was the game VT lost something like 24-7. What happened a week later? How about a dismantling of Miami.

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

Good thing this game is in DC. Sounds like Morgantown is lawless.

Bleh...Fed Ex....No thanks, not even for the Black Diamond Trophy.

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Well if it's truly a D.C. game, wouldn't that rule FedEx out?

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

Technically, yes, but just like most folks say a game in Giants stadium happens in NYC, one in FedEx is a D.C. game.

Oh I'm well aware, it was mostly said in a joking manner, but I couldn't find the comic sans button :)

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

BYU (2016 at FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins). Another game at the latter site could be on the horizon

I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not. I realize that FedEx Field isn't technically in D.C. but thought I'd point this out anyway

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

For those of us in the D.C. area, Blacksburg is always the preference. But I wouldn't mind the game being closer. Its the FedEx outcomes that suck, not really the location.

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

i hate FedEx, but renewing an old rivalry at a neutral site seems like the proper way to dip our toes back in with WVU...i'd prefer Baltimore, honestly, but would probably go to FedEx to see the mothballs brushed off the Black Diamond Trophy...

I don't have to take this abuse from you, I've got hundreds of people dying to abuse me.

I too would prefer Baltimore. I was looking forward to the Maryland vs Tech game there.

If we want to play in an NFL stadium why not Baltimore? Hell, Charlotte, Philly and Pittsburg would be a better options over dealing with fed ex, even with factoring in distances.

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

Charlotte, maybe. Philly, too far.

No way the (Pitt) Panthers let their most hated rival play a neutral site game in "their" stadium, however.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

When i first read this I was trying to figure out how the NFL's Charlotte Panthers and WVU were hated rivals. A second reading clarified things for me.

LOL. I'll edit.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

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I went to Dover last summer because my friend somehow got 2 rooms and meal credits for some ridiculously low price. The casino was ok, but they stop serving booze at midnight, which really sucks when you don't know about it ahead of time.

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Uhhh, because the point is to have a game close to the largest concentration of VT alumni? Sure Fed Ex sucks and VT has lost a few big games there. So what? If the game happens, are VT fans gonna whine, tarnish VT's reputation as a loyal fan base AND allow the WVU fan base gain the upper hand for the game? Not to mention forgoing the free publicity in the DC area (especially important with UMd going to the Big 10) and the extra income (which will probably amount to roughly the equivalent of 15,000 or 20,000 $100 Hokie Club memberships).

What happened to "In Whit We Trust"?

Put us at M&T Bank stadium. Its easier to get in and out of, its a much better stadium to watch football from and its still way closer to the DC fan base than West Virginia.

Put us at RFK. For as much as its falling apart, when the US played Germany there it was a packed house. The parking lots are ideal for tailgating. There is direct metro access. There is not a bad seat in the house. The noise of the crowd is definitely a factor, especially in the metal bleacher section. No reason to go to FedEx other than a few bucks.

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I'd love for this game to be at RFK, but alas we are stuck with a mile walk from the Metro to a mediocre stadium that requires an FAQ for on how not to get screwed buying tickets in the 200 sections.

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Oh man, I could walk to RFK from my house. We could pre-game/tailgate at my place

edit: grammared!

As bad as Fed Ex is, RFK is worse. Not to mention that the economics of a game at RFK are probably unworkable - and even if they are workable, the payout would be considerably less.

I agree about M&T, but Northern Virginians did nothing but complain about the trek to Camden Yards to see baseball. No one -- and I mean no one -- I know in NOVA would say M&T is easier to get to than FedEx. So rightly or wrongly, M&T will generate a similar reaction. Regardless, this will boil down to the best deal, I think Danny Boy is more willing to deal on these games.

Would these be in addition to the two games played in 2021 and 2022 against WVU? All the more opportunity to crush them, I say.

Good: renewing a rivalry
Bad: playing in a stadium where Hokie dreams go to die. Im so torn...

Carry Me Back

When was the last time that we did well at Fed-Ex field. I'll give you a hint. ZERO We are )-fer fro Fed Ex. Maybe if they build a new stadium downtown, but not until then.

We played well against USC. Should have won the game, if not for that awful pass interference call.

I never said we did not play well, because you are right we did play well against USC, just as we did against BSU, but we always seem to get a phantom call against like USC or a block in the back that does not get called like BSU. Bottom line stadium is a pain in the ass to get in and out of.

We're due for a win at Fed Ex. I ain't scurred.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

For me it has nothing to do with record, and everything to do with how miserable that place is for football. The field even after being fixed is atrocious, the site lines from the seats are turrible, the parking/traffic flow was put together by a blindfolded monkey, the lack of proximity to the metro is the ultimate in stupidity and if I can avoid putting dollars into Dan Snyder's pocket its always a plus.

Rob Peterson
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This times a million.

Everything about that stadium is terrible. There is no reason for a stadium this modern have so many seats with obstructed views. On top of that, the parking situation is even worse - once you pull into a lot, there is almost no way to turn around and you can't leave - and then there is the pain of getting to and from the stadium.

There is no reason for a stadium this modern have so many seats with obstructed views.

Except for:
snyder

the game will sell out in 5 minutes. anytime, anywhere, bring it on eers.

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I absolutely refuse to watch the Hokies play at FedEx Field ever again.

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804. Hokies, Keydets, Army Black Knights, NY Giants, NY Rangers, and ATL Braves.

Even against WVU?

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

I'm not buying this. I get the negative comments about the stadium locale, but you know we are Hokie alumni and fans 1st and foremost.
If they make it, we will go...., Umm, and watch...

Pain is Temporary
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Let's Go Hokies!!

I will watch from my living room but not from FedEx.

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I'm tired of having all of our high profile out of conference games at neutral sites - Atlanta, DC, etc.

Bring the good games back to Lane.

Make it a home and home or don't do it at all.

Just in case you aren't aware:

Home and homes with Ohio State, Michigan, West Virginia, Penn State, and Purdue are already scheduled.

I'm aware.

I'm aware that the most recent past home slate hasn't been that good.

2014, 2016, 2017 home slate is rough.

I just miss Saturday nights in Lane. I think the fan-base is over regular season games DC and ATL. I see the light, but it still seems so far away.

Danny Boy better get working on the new stadium he's building after he bulldozes RFK and changes the team name to the Warriors so the DC politicians let him move the team back to DC. He's running out of time.

*Sarcastic but hopefully partially truthful*

Snyder and even the DC council has no authority over RFK unfortunately. That is federally owned park land that is leased to a quasi city run organization called Events DC. Congress would likely have final say on the ultimate demolition of the stadium there. Its another reason why the Cooke's built FedEx versus wanting to try to rebuild a stadium over RFK. They wanted a facility that represented more significant profit for the team rather than a stiff payout to the government every year. Its also why you see the city reference several other sites in the city as potential future locations of the team. I also think that the Redskins are locked into their FedEx lease until 2027 thanks to the Cookes. :/ Derp

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All of these have been stumbling blocks for DC United to find an appropriate location for their stadium. Hopefully that fiasco is coming to a close and their stadium starts getting built down near Nats park.

Rob Peterson
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It's such a shame that United hasn't had its own home yet. As a Crew fan, it's easy to see how having your own venue (that's in good shape) can help bring money and attention to the organization.

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And improve the atmosphere of the game. Imagine Barra Brava/Screaming Eagles in a soccer only stadium. They are already impressive at RFK, even swallowed up with the empty upper deck and all, pack them into one side of the new stadium and it will be a crazy atmosphere.

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Then the only thing left would be to make soccer and interesting sport to watch, and things would be all good.

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

There are polls that indicate that soccer is the 2nd most popular sport to watch amongst the younger generation right now. It's going to be a money maker as time goes on. MLS is already the 3rd most attended pro league in the States on average, and it's trending up far faster than any other league.

And then there are people like me who can't stand watching baseball, but I love soccer as much as football. Different strokes.

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Interesting, didn't know the ownership stuff. The team would likely reach out to DC to fund the stadium construction though. Its a pipe dream, I know.

Rob:
I'm sorry but you're wrong on many counts. I helped work the deal on the stadium for Mr. Cooke back in the day. We tried everything we could do put the stadium near RFK. The fact it didn't go through had NOTHING to do with the idea that it is Federally owned land. That land is leased to the DC Gov't and basically has almost total control over it. The only thing that would bar a replacement stadium would be if DC somehow tried to turn the land into another develpmental area that was not for parks, recreation, or entertainment enjoyment. Our biggest problem was Marion Barry and his cronies. Everytime we'd come to an arrangement (like redeveloping Langston golf course which was one of Barry's demands, or using a certain percentage of minority owned construction companies) Barry would go public chastising the same agreement he recommended and say something to the effect that this billionaire from white suburbia is trying to come into DC and stuff his pockets with the use of our land, try and redevelop our minority run golf course, and not proper compensation to his constituents. After several very heated conversations, that I was a part of, he basically told Barry and the stadium authority to F themselves. At this point, though, he was not in the best of health. Originally, the stadium was to be 75,000 capacity plus some sort of coverage for most of the fans. We rushed the stadium so he'd be able see it upon completion and cheaped out on some of the items there. Unfortunately, he was so gravely ill that he never saw the completed projected in use. Snyder, conversely, took an infrastructure that was only designed for 75k and squeezed over 90k in it. Now with the downturn in attendence he's eliminated almost 10k seats, so even though it still stinks, it's not like it was about 5 years ago....

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

just as another side note... Mr. Cooke lost money on the Redskins every year he owned them until they moved into Fedex. Because of the crappy lease arrangement with the Stadium Authority, for years, he got none of the parking monies (almost $275-$325k per game) and only 1/2 of one part of the concessions and because there were only 3 rows of "club seats", he got not club seat revenue benefit that stuffs millions into the owners pockets
. And think about this, while the skins were at RFK, the pre-season game tickets were an OPTION for season ticket holders...

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

I knew that Cooke wanted to stay in the city but wasn't aware of the background with Barry, although I am not surprised in the least with how he has screwed over DC for his own gain over the last four decades. I understood that Cooke lost money on the team and that getting out of RFK was necessary to become profitable but it doesn't change my opinion of the stadium in the least, be it 90k or 75k seats. I have no ill will towards the Cooke family. Lord knows they were better owners than Snyder but the thirty year lease on Fedex is prohibitive to any change in stadium for at least another seven years.

Rob Peterson
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What most don't know is that there is an escape clause for the team to get out of the lease at any time at this point if they can move the team to DC (and DC only) with no recourse available to Montgomery county. There was/is a contingency plan put in place by Montgomery county that would raze fedex and make it a commercial development center if the redskins moved.. Trust me, there is a huuuge business development plan for the entire RFK area if the skins come back. That hidden political football for the "constituents" of that area - (read btl's) is almost too much for most to tackle.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

But why would the Skins come back to the RFK area if they don't control the parking and other profit making pieces? Seems kind of Catch22

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You sir, sound like the kind of person I'd like to have a couple beers with and pick their brain about this scenario for about 3 hrs. Maybe now that the corruption is out of DC (sarcastic) with the new mayor the team will come back to DC?

Also, related. If Jack Evans would have won the mayoral race in DC (finished 3rd in the primary) he was pushing to move the team back to RFK.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/dc-sports-bog/wp/2014/02/26/jack-eva...

This is very interesting. Great stuff. I always knew there was more to move than was reported and why I am not surprised that "the bitch set me up mayor" was behind it.

Could tell ya a lot more...the other big power plays were what happened in VA. They were going to give us the world to put the stadium out in Loudon down route 7, near the NoVA campus. They were going to pay for almost all the infrastructure and only a nominal fee contribution from us in return for us keeping all revenues attained at the stadium. Senator Robb and governor Bailes figured that the state income and sales taxes from the player salaries, game day concessions, ticket sales, and other events at the stadium would assist in recovering the capital expenditures plus the hard in they both had to get the Redskins was a huge deal for them. Remember, back then they were Super Bowl champs and the biggest thing in the area and Cooke was a rock star. Cooke thought it was too far for people around the beltway to drive and even bigger, sounds sort of egotistical, was that if they are called the Washington Redskins then you have to be able to see some of the monuments from the stadium itself- and yes from the top of Fedex you can. The issues that happened in Potomac yards though to me were what really sucked and threw everything into a tailspin....

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

The issues that happened in Potomac yards though to me were what really sucked and threw everything into a tailspin....

Now you're just dangling carrots.

Can't we just let this rivalry die?

Seriously, fuck WVU and their fans. There is not a fanbase I want to see rot more than theirs. It annoys them to no end that we adamantly refuse to play them in football anymore, and as far as I'm concerned, they don't deserve us playing them. How quickly we forget the stories of them throwing batteries, metal trash cans, bags of urine, etc at VT fans inside the stadiums. How quickly we forget the numerous reports of keyed cars and slashed tires in the tailgating lots. How quickly we forget how they tried to attack our team buses before and after games. How quickly we forget their student section spent the entire 2005 pregame serenading Marcus Vick with chants calling him a n****r.

No thank you. They had their chance to keep a civil rivalry with us and they failed... miserably. And even worse, its not like their administration suddenly began to care and curtail those actions. Instead of trying to bring them under control, they just gave up and allowed the sale of alcohol within the stadium. They embrace the out of control nature. I really just would love it if we never revisited this series again. I have no desire to ever rub shoulders with them again.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis
"People who like to brag about how smart they are, are never as smart as they claim." - Colin Cowherd

Amen! Yours is probably an unpopular opinion among the masses but I agree with you 100000%.

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When I first read that VT had agreed to play in Morgantown in 2021, I said out loud, "Then it's official: Frank Beamer is retiring no later than 2020." I have always agreed with his position that VT should never travel to WVU again.

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Happy Hump Day!

“These people are losing their minds. This is beautiful.”

Nastiest block I've ever seen. The fact that Davis made a house-call is an afterthought. You could see the block coming from 20 yards away like a bad traffic accident in slow motion. Guess in this case, only bad if you were a WVU fan or that poor kids parents.

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spokesman reports: Morgantown couches are happy with the matchup!

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No. I don't want to have to deal with the cousins anymore. Under no cirucmstance should we even consider playing them - I would much rather plan a site game vs. anyone other than WVU. What about more games vs. Tennessee, a Big10 team, USCe, Auburn, LSU, Penn State?

"And it is caught, it is caught for a touchdown"

They still lead the overall series against us.

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Fosterball

And?

We hold the trophy and its collecting dust in Lane. I prefer it to stay that way.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis
"People who like to brag about how smart they are, are never as smart as they claim." - Colin Cowherd

I agree on keeping the trophy. But on the other hand I would love to see us even up the series and even surpass them. Shit, I'm pissed we laid a turd against md this past season. We had a chance to take the lead in the all time series against them. Now they've got the lead. Who knows when we'll be able to play them again just to tie it up. Same with 'cuse. I think they got 1 game on us. Two more wins and we've got the lead. We were getting closer with Klempsun but then dabo happened.

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Fosterball

Personally, I don't give a damn about the overall series record. As I explained above, I don't care at all for WVU. They've had 10 years to clean up their act, and instead of realizing just how out of control they are and correct it, they've decided to embrace the stereotype and encourage the behavior. We are happy where we are in the ACC. We get an annual matchup with Miami and Virginia. I have enjoyed the fact we don't have to play those hill-jacks anymore. I enjoy the fact we took our ball and went home, cause those classless jack-offs deserve it.

Why would you want to bring anyone to a game where 50% of the shirts the opposing fans wear boldly and openly states "_________ FUCKING __________". I just don't get it. Renewing that rivalry is just bad news all around. Only bad can come of it, and as such I want none of it.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis
"People who like to brag about how smart they are, are never as smart as they claim." - Colin Cowherd

And to think, we had a drum cadence 86'ed because of pelvic thrusting.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

Suit yourself. But I absolutely LOVE rubbing that feces in da face and reminding folks from Pitt, BC, gag tech and (no less) that pathetic public community college located in a town about an hour west of cap city on 64 that we lead the overall series against them. I KNOW it stings. Just like it stings when other teams remind us they lead the series against us.

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Fosterball

doesn't the state of Virginia have some of the best community colleges in the country? I heard that somewhere but I can't remember where and I don't have time to verify.

At least LOLUVA has that going for them...something to keep their chin up about

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

I don't like all-time series records because they have zero bearing on anything. For about 100 years, VT was an unknown at football and often didn't do well against major-conference competition. I prefer to look at the record in the modern era, or at least under Beamer, as an indicator of how we've done against certain teams. For Maryland, 5-2 under Beamer. For WVU, 12-7, Miami 13-10, etc. Given the continuity of the coaching staff (at least in terms of the man at the top and the overall philosophy of the program), I think that has a lot more meaning and is an indicator of Beamer's knowledge of, and success against, meaningful opponents.

EDIT: amended wording to reflect the fact that my original claim was wrong and generally not what I actually meant (thanks to Rob for pointing out my inaccuracy).

Agreed. I'd even take it a step further and say the bragging rights after a rivalry game really only last until we play them again. Someday, it may be this year, it may 20 years from now, but we will lose to UVA in a football game. And when that day comes, it won't matter what the series record is or how many times we've beat them in recent years, it's gonna suck hard.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

it would suck, but the series has gotten so lopsided recently I think it would lessen the sting. honestly if they would have beaten us this year I probably would have just shrugged and told them to call me back in nine years. I mean damn, if they don't beat us at some point its just not gonna feel like a rivalry anymore.

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Except, UVA only wins a football game twice a year.

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Ok then, even a broken TimeCop is right twice a year.

Danny caught that ball.

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That's you (and apparently a few others). Me, I die a little inside knowing that our record against opponents that we are superior to. I know they die inside too.

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That's the discussion I was trying to stimulate. Here's what I don't understand: if we are superior to team X, how is that defined? All-time record? If we're sub-.500 against team X, then we're not superior and you can't claim that we are. If the present team is superior to that of team X, then that argument must be based solely on recent history and/or an expectation of what would happen if we played team X right now. If you're using the latter definition of superiority, why in the world does it matter what happened 30, 50, or 100 years ago? I really just don't understand that.

Hopefully Whit realizes that a significant complaint from the fans over the last several years has been the (lack of) quality of the home schedule. Leaving aside the question of whether or not we should have ever agreed to play the queers again, if we're going to do then dammit do at Lane, not fedex.

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--unknown

Two things:

Like freefall said, we need good HOME games. Preferrably on Thursday nights.

Never do I ever want to play WVU again.

That is all.

I kind of feel ECU has become like a civilized rival that has displaced the cousins on our schedule. Some real great looking women there, too.

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

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Yes, this. I'd keep ECU on the schedule if it keeps WVU off of it.

you consider ecu a rival?

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Someone down at ECU must have dirt on Beamer. How does a C-USA school get a 20 year matchup with VT?

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Because of the recently retired AD Terry Holland that was there (he still is there just not ad). They are real good buds.

I went to 2 VT games at Dowdy-Ficklen, and was thoroughly impressed with the ECU fans

I went to ECU for their Halloween bash and also was thoroughly impressed

The U invented Swag, but UVA invented Smug.

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BTW, the 2018 schedule is full. This matchup only works in 2017 for us, and from the linked article it's what WVU is pursuing. Replacing the William & Mary or Old Dominion games in 2018 with something more compelling would make me happy though.

2014: W&M, ECU, WMU, @OSU
2015: OSU, Furman, @Purdue, @ECU
2016: Liberty, ECU, @UT, @ND
2017: Delaware, ODU, @ECU, OPEN
2018: ND, W&M, ECU, @ODU

Flowers, Harris, Chancellor, Carmichael, Whitley, Hosley, Fuller, Exum

How does that work with the 2018 games, if you say replace one of the W&M or ODU games. Aren't we compelled to finish the home and home agreement, and not just play once? Is there anything binding about that?

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unless he typed it wrong..both of our games with Bill and Mary are at VT..we could just drop one of those

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

now that is a different story..but if we replaced ODU with a more compelling opponent in 2018 we'd have to clear space on the schedule to play them in one of the following seasons. It could be done fairly easily but I think he was just referring to replacing ONE of ODU and W&M with a Power Conference team. Based on this mini-thread, I think the easiest thing would be to drop W&M and pick up someone like Penn St or something.

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*****SARCASTICA*****oh nice we play ecu all 5 years too *****SARCASTICA*****

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No, no,no,no! We should NEVER renew this rivalry with wvu. Their fans are worse than Miami fans.. I was at morganhole the very last time we played them and I would NEVER go back there again. Extremely sucky, rude, and just plain nasty people to subject your family to. Let wvu DIE on the vine playing in the big 12! We should not help them AT ALL! We should NEVER rescheduled a home and away with them.......EVER!

H-O-K-I-E-S, Hokies!

I live three blocks from FedEx. Grill on my porch and get so drunk I can waddle up to the stadium, sign me up!

So is that an open invitation to all TKPers then?

Hokies, Redskins and Braves fan since birth.
#BeatW&M

If I'm still renting in this area in 2017, can't see why not; but I can't see myself living in the area that long. That part of PG County is awful.

No FedEx Field. The only neutral site games I want are ACC title games and a BCS Bowl. The rest I can do without.

Viva El Guapo

touche

"I like to hit a home run early" ~ Whit "knows how to create a Buzz" Babcock

I live in Jersey so it's hard getting down to Tech for a weekend game, so I actually like neutral site games assuming they move north. While Fedex is terrible, DC is 4 hours max for me and doable on a normal weekend.

If this happens, I promise not to go. 0-10 all time at FedEx cheering for the Skins and Hokies.

@seanhoganvt

I won't go to a WVU game.
Too dangerous. I'd go to an Eagles game first.

Danny caught that ball.

Friends don't let 5 star friends commit to UVA.

I have inside info. - Whit

What I really want to know is the following - are they going to frisk all WVU fans for objects they can throw at Tech fans, Tech players, Tech coaches, Tech cheerleaders, Tech band members, and the refs?

Is alcohol sold at our games at FedEx? More alcohol might not be what this rivalry needs. Or, just cut their fans off at the end of the first quarter.

Because we can't offer a home and home, a neutral site is the best we can reasonably expect if we want an intriguing matchup. While this is far from perfect, WVU at FedEx is better than a no-name at Lane.

Virginia Tech 42, #11 Miami 24 - Da U, still not back

Yes to alcohol at the games at Fed Ex and Panthers stadium.

Alcohol is also sold at Mountaineer Field - so we have that to look forward to when we play there in 2021

Fuck Miami

Reading over all of the various comments about WVU fans, many of which I can attest too, I have been struck with an idea.....Lets have it in Charlottesville, VA

Fortune Favors the Bold

[This is a bold strategy for Griffer, let's see if it works out for him]

Heck it is a neutral site even when we play UVA if not a home field for us.

Exactly, plus they are not really using the site anyway, our record there is outstanding, and .... if I had to nominate a group of people to host/clean up after those WVU dirt licks, it would be those folks down in Hooville. Stomp a mudhole in the neers then turn their angry - hungover fans loose. I may even litter the UVA campus with spare old couches, you know, as "bait".

Fortune Favors the Bold

Ok... so it seems the majority of people don't want to play WVU ever again, don't want to play at Fedex again, or both. My argument for the contrary:

I went to Morgonhole for 2 games. Not fun. Worst fans I have ever met. Had rocks thrown at us. Food dumped on our car. Cussed at. Threatened. Lady friend with us received some of the worst sexism I've ever experienced. Car shook, hit, pelted with all manner of object and food whilst exiting the stadium parking lot. All in all a shithole filled with the very worst shitheads.

BUT...

We are Virginia Tech. Blue collar, hard working, roll up your sleeves, ass kicking, don't back down from anyone, key shaking, stadium bouncing, enter the sandman mother fucking Hokies.

I don't give a fuck who it is. Any time. Any place. Any team.

Hell, WVU wants us to play in the deepest holler they got I'm there with the team. Why? Because fuck them. I get the safety issues. I get just how bad they are, but no one, no one doesn't deserve to get beat down by the Hokies more than the cousins in my book. I hate LOLUVA but I loathe WVU. They want to play? doesn't matter where, I'm there.

Bring it on...

Oh don't get me wrong, I have the same "anyone, anytime, anywhere" attitude towards ANY football team out there. But when you are legitimately putting your own fanbase in harm's way by scheduling games against a school that openly encourages the worst behavior in sports fandom, thats where I draw the line. It absolutely does not make sense to put yourself in a spot where any of this is not only allowed but encouraged against anyone wearing maroon

I went to Morgonhole for 2 games. Not fun. Worst fans I have ever met. Had rocks thrown at us. Food dumped on our car. Cussed at. Threatened. Lady friend with us received some of the worst sexism I've ever experienced. Car shook, hit, pelted with all manner of object and food whilst exiting the stadium parking lot.

I am not scared of the WVU team. We'd beat their skulls in more times than not nowadays. But I have such little respect for their fanbase that I want absolutely nothing to do with them. We've been there before, we've kicked their asses in their own house before. It just isn't a safe environment to put yourself in, and we'd be wise to steer clear of it until they realize just how much of a cesspool they've allowed their shitty fanbase to become, and do something to fix it. They don't deserve this rivalry to be renewed, at least not yet.

"Does it get any better than Thursday Night in Blacksburg?" - Reece Davis
"People who like to brag about how smart they are, are never as smart as they claim." - Colin Cowherd

I get what you're saying too. Truly, I do. It's the last place I want to be as well but your reasoning is exactly why I would walk back into Morganville.

I'm not saying get into a fight with fans there but no one should have license to treat others like they do.

Aaaand now I want to run through a wall

Carry Me Back

Indeed and agreed, but...

as everyone else said, I don't want to have anything to do with them. Even with realignment going crazy, no conference wanted them and they ended up in the Big 12. Eventually, I don't think they'll be in that conference either, and I refuse to prop up their school with any sort of revenue generating event.

I would only want to play them again if we could have MV5 as our QB for the game and we tell him to let loose with whatever he wanted.

Agreed.

I grew up in a county that bordered West Virginia and was taught from and early age to hate them more than LOLUVA. There are a lot of people in the WESTERN part of VA that would love to see this rivalry renewed.

This was a true rivalry. Both teams had a chance to win every year. Look at the 03 & 04 games. Both were upsets and both ruined the national title hopes of the loser. Beating the crap out of them in Lane when they were ranked #6 is still one of my proudest moments as a Hokie. At the same time, a #3 ranked Hokie squad losing to them in 2003 ruined my entire month. Isn't that what a rivalry is supposed to do?

By now everyone knows the risk of interacting with their degenerate fan base. If you don't want to travel there; then by all means, don't go. I understand and respect all of your opinions, but even though a majority of people on this site might not like the rivalry coming back there will be plenty of people who do.

This game will sell tickets and spark interest from national media. At the end of the day that's what Whit wants.

Tell me you didn't smile and say "F@#% wvu!" after watching this:

Go Hokies

I was screaming so loud during that play that I almost fainted down the isles of the bleachers. That was definitely a great moment in Hokie history. Tough to think it was 10 years ago though.

Which wallet is yours?

The one that says "Bad Motherfucker"

There are also a lot of Hokies from WV, such as myself, that would love to see this rivalry renewed and played every singe year as it should.

I have heard just as many horror stories from visits to ECU - I've been to at least a dozen games in Morgantown and its no worse than going to NC State or Maryland.

Fuck Miami

In my experience, everybody at NC State was polite even when we came back and crushed them at the end with pick after pick.

We played well against Boise State in DC. I wouldn't mind watching WVU Vs Hokies on any Field though. They should do a VT VS WVU all star game there. Vick bros running the wild cat. Bruce Smith sacking pat white.

We played well for the last three quarters ftfy :)

Carry Me Back

I really think we shouldn't have spotted them that first quarter.

Agreed. Its not always the best strategy to plan a furious comeback...

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