Virginia Tech football: Hokies announce ‘Hokie Hi’ event and more

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If you didn’t know, new Virginia Tech football coach Brent Pry gets it. We can name several examples of how and why Pry gets it, with the most recent example coming Monday when Virginia Tech announced a “Hokie Hi: Weekend at Home” for this spring in Blacksburg.

Spring training opens next week for the Hokies. Yes, that seems hard to believe. Looks like just yesterday Pry got hired, and Hokie fans were still trying to forget the last days of Justin Fuente’s regime.

Spring training officially begins Friday, March 18. On Saturday, March 19, the Hokies will hold spring training open to fans.

Here is the sequel to hokiesports.com:

Current season ticket holders and the general public are invited to attend Hokies practice at Lane Stadium at noon ET on Saturday, March 19. Admission is free and doors will open 30 minutes before practice begins.

Current subscription holders will receive exclusive email communication regarding Tech’s open practice. General fans are invited to RSVP by filling out the form below.

Can you imagine what has happened over the past six years? Pry has pressed all the right buttons since being hired. His efforts to build relationships with every high school in Virginia and make the program accessible to fans have been impressive.

Now, about the “Hokie Hi” event:

Virginia Tech’s Athletics Department has announced plans to hold its first-ever “Hokie Hi: Weekend at Home” event, an extension of the festivities held on the Blacksburg campus around Tech Football‘s annual spring game presented by PMSi .

The inaugural weekend will take place from April 14-16 and will offer Hokie Nation the chance to encourage a number of tech sports including softball, baseball and men’s tennis. The weekend will culminate with Virginia Tech Football’s spring game, its first under new head coach Brent Pry, scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at Lane Stadium.

Another outstanding idea. Winter has been good for Hokie sports. The men’s and women’s basketball was great and the wrestling team continues to impress. Virginia Tech’s softball team is one of the best in the country and there is excitement surrounding the baseball team. Combining events into one weekend, allowing fans to show their support for multiple sports is a brilliant idea.

For both events you can fill out a form on Hokie Sports, which I encourage everyone to do. Let’s pack Blacksburg this spring and support the Hokies and show rookies how awesome Lane Stadium can be on a Saturday in mid-March.

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