Virginia Tech University made qu
Virginia Tech University made quite an odyssey through
various conferences over the years before finally settling in as a member of the
ACC in 2004. Already established as a major athletics university, the move also
gave Virginia Tech a more prominent stage, especially in football.
The Virginia Tech Hokies' football program is what has
brought the most prominence to the University. It has been coached since 1987 by
Frank Beamer - the thirds winningest active coach in the NCAA. As of 2007, the
Hokies under Beamer have compiled a record of 165-84-2 including a trip to the
1999 national championship game, 5 conference titles and 15 straight bowl game
Among the outstanding players to have worn Hokies uniforms
are the following award winners:
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Most outstanding defensive
player adjudged by the membership of the Football Writers Association of
Dave Rimington Trophy (Most outstanding center)
Lombardi Award (Most outstanding lineman - defense
or offense - or linebacker)
Outland Trophy (Most outstanding interior lineman -
offense or defense)
The Hokies have rivalries with various universities including
Miami, Virginia and West Virginia. The winner of the annual game between
Virginia Tech and Virginia is awarded the Commonwealth Cup. Virginia Tech
currently leads the series 47-35-5.
The winner of the Virginia Tech versus West Virginia game was
awarded the Black Diamond Trophy. The trophy was introduced in 1997 and was
meant to symbolize the coal heritage of the Appalachian region. In the nine
contested games in which the trophy has been awarded, Virginia Tech holds a 6-3
advantage over West Virginia. Overall, West Virginia holds a 28-22-1 record in
games played between the two universities.
The design of the Virginia Tech Hokies Ribbon: Striped is
composed of the University's VT logo and HokieBird mascot over a
maroon, black and white striped background. Every roll of the Virginia Tech
Hokies Ribbon: Striped brings 3 yards of ribbon. With this designer ribbon
fabric, you'll be ready for the next NCAA and ACC seasons.
The Virginia Tech Hokies Ribbon: Striped fabric has been
licensed by Virginia Tech University and is for individual consumption only. Any
other use of this Virginia Tech Hokies Ribbon: Striped college fabric is
prohibited and illegal.