You don’t arrive at Virginia Tech accidentally. You have to work to get there, journeying into the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s lovely, picturesque, and seems very far away from the dangers of the outside world. There is a collective strength of spirit there that feels quite different from other campuses we visit. It’s a big school … but it feels like a tight community. That spirit seems to endure long after students leave Blacksburg—once a Hokie, always a Hokie.
Chris Fowler, ESPN College Gameday Host (via good-gollymissmolly)
Thursday Dec 12 @ 10:48pm
Being a Hokie is not a mercenary relationship. It is not a business proposition. It is not an exchange of goods and services for money. It is a shared bond, a love that comes from somewhere we don’t understand and can’t explain to others. We do not take from this university; it gives to us. Perhaps when we first arrive on its campus, we have our own selfish interests in mind, but by the time we leave, we are transformed. We are Hokies.William Neal Stewart Virginia Tech, BSEE 1987
Thursday Dec 12 @ 04:23pm
I don’t think we have to apologize to anyone,” he said. “When you’re the winningest football team since 1995, I don’t think there’s any apologies necessary. When you’re the only team to have won 10 games [eight] straight [years], the only team in the country to do that, yeah, I don’t think there’s an apology necessary. When you’ve been to 19 straight bowl games, I don’t think there’s an apology necessary.
Thursday night games in Lane Stadium are like nothing I’ve ever experience. So glad I made the decision to make the trek to Blacksburg yesterday. Sitting at the top of the West stands and seeing the whole stadium jumping made it so worth it. Man, I love my school.