VT Football unveils new Player Lounge

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Virginia Tech Football unveils reimagined Sanghani Player Lounge

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head coach Brent Pry and Tech Athletics officially unveiled the first look at the newly-renovated Sanghani Player Lounge on Thursday. The 2021 renovation was made possible thanks to the generosity of Virginia Tech graduate and longtime donor Mehul Sanghani as part of a larger gift to Tech Athletics. The renovation also includes expanded offices and work space for Tech's player personnel and recruiting staff.

Sanghani and his wife, Hema, have a long history of giving back to their alma mater. In January of 2021, the couple made a $10 million gift to Virginia Tech to support the newly renamed Sanghani Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, which will be headquartered at the university's groundbreaking Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. The Sanghani's also endowed and established The Market of Virginia Tech to combat food insecurity on campus and in the surrounding local community.

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In addition to funding the player lounge renovation, the gift to Tech Athletics from Sanghani will also fund four new full-time positions in football recruiting to further enhance the Hokies' player personnel initiatives, with particular focus on continuing to bolster Tech's graphic design and digital content teams. The contribution for Sanghani also includes as annual contribution to Tech's Football Enhancement Fund.

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Just in time for NIL to matter more than facilities! Still pretty sick though.

How so? What's your take?

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VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

It seems the facilities arms race will probably decline due to those donations being diverted towards things like NIL funds and direct payments to players. Not saying facilities aren't still important, just that there are other avenues to spend money which may be more meaningful to players.

I think you're going to keep seeing a lot of both.

I'm glad to see VT getting a facelift here and there. The facilities are noticeable when recruits come to visit, and it's good for the players.

Oh good they have some arcade basketball, cross training is important!

They said take the squires break zone and make it athletic

/s looks good tho

VB born, class of '14

Wow what a gift. Big thanks to the Sanghani's

This is what I want my basement to look like

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Typically, man says something like this and one of his friends says, "Oh, what will the Mrs. think?"

...typically.

Think you're about as safe as anyone could be from that one. 🤣🤣

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

But...we don't have a basement. Seems like that is more of a roadblock than anything else.

But the man's got aspirations. Nobody wants a man without dreams.

I need to stop reading things so quickly. SMH.

But you're not the roadblock is my point. It's easier to get a different house than a different wife.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

It's easier to get a different house than a different wife.

Not as long as the internet exists. They're probably equal footing. You didn't say it had to be a good choice, just a different choice.

It's easier to get a different house than a different wife.

House with a basement, in this market?

Well, often you lose the wife you lose the house. So...

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

Exactly.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

I have a shovel you can borrow

Ahh, I posted before reading all the comments. Oh well, seems like a good excuse for a drink.

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

Start digging?

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

What? No giant slide? I want a refund.

I hate rude behavior in a man. Won't tolerate it.

Not even a lazy river or putt putt. Burn the program down.

Crazy, looks just like my basement

When's the KPC party?

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

This is fantastic. Major props to Mehul for his time and resources to bring this to life. So much momentum behind the program right now and I love it.

Going to name my first born Virginia Tech Athletics in hope someone mistakenly sends me $10m

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

When I first looked at this I thought it said it was called the "Shanghai" players lounge.

Reminds me of Dave & Buster's

Are you joking because that's what the former coach said he actually wanted or are you serious?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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No, I'm actually serious. I had no idea the coach of whom we do not speak said he wanted that.

Something about the neon lighting and game machines, plus the massive TV viewing area just gives it that D&B vibe.

Fuente said he wanted the lounge to have a Dave & Buster's vibe to it. So mission accomplished I guess.

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

Where's the Hardees?

uva - the taint of the ACC

Instead of prize tickets the arcade games give out hardees coupons

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

These guys need to eat healthy... and if we really want some talent from the South we need a Zaxby's

Hokie Grill... How I miss managing thee.

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Could crush some Blue Ridge BBQ right now.

I was a big turkey sandwich with cranberry spread fan.

I try to go get one every time I'm in Blacksburg and have time to kill before a basketball game.

VT Marketing Class of 2009
Current Roanoke-Hokie
Go Hokies!

Ah man I loved ho grill... grab some chickfila and then pizza hut breadsticks and hope you get a box with 4

Danny is always open

It was like, hmm do I want Chick Fil A? Yes, but man I could kill a BBQ sammich from Blue Ridge too. Also yeah Pizza sounds good. Oh wait...I can get them all and swipe my card and drunkenly meander back to my apartment?? Amazing.

While on the subject, who remembers late night corn dog nugs from DX? I always left that place feeling:

In my day we only had chick fil a and pizza hut ::::shakes cane::::


Ew, old person alert! /s

No Pizza Hut, no Chickfila. A Gumby pizza at 1am just hit. That, and I had the privilege of Carol Lees being across from Squires. Those were the days... and get off my lawn.

Gumby's was great up through 2003 or so. Maybe a bit before. Something changed and it wasn't as good later.

Didn't stop drunks from crushing pokey sticks though.

When I was in school I had to make my own god damn food...

I went to culinary school😂😂😂😂

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

There's a Zaxby's on Turner Street.

yes, but its not IN the player's lounge... but access needs to be based on position - WR & secondary players can only eat there once a week. OL get all-you-can-eat.

Can't they just deliver by drone to the player's lounge?

Really Zaxbys?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

Always thought PDQ had better chicken tbh.

Warning- Filter lost.

"Look at this... This is just spectacular.... These people are losing their minds"

It's better than Zaxbys sure.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

**deadpan**
Real slap in the face to players who have been around and stuck through the regime change...

I'm still figuring this out.

So.. is this player lounge open to ALL VT players or only to Football players?

Go Hokies! Beat UVA!

I'm waiting on the unveils new uniforms post.