Virginia Tech will not seek a bowl invitation, ending streak at 27 straight appearances
The Virginia Tech Hokies take the field against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field on November 21, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)BLACKSBURG, Va. – The 2020 Virginia Tech football season is officially over. Head coach Justin Fuente said his team decided to opt-out of a bowl game this season. [Justin Fuente will remain Hokies head coach in 2021]While Fuente said some did want to play, in order to accept a possible invitation, his whole team would have to be on board. With the Hokies not appearing in a bowl game, that snaps the longest active bowl streak in the nation at 27 straight bowl appearances.
King’s career high 29 leads Hokies to initial ACC victory
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team was down early and trailed by as many as 11, but regrouped at halftime and earned an 88-71 victory over Pitt Thursday night on Carilion Clinic Court at Cassell Coliseum. The win moves the Hokies to 6-0 and 1-0 in the league. The Hokies are now 8-9 all-time in ACC openers and 9-8 in ACC home openersGAME NOTES•Virginia Tech is now 11-5 against the Panthers•Kenny Brooks’ record moves to 92-49 at Virginia Tech and 429-171 in his career. •King’s 29 points are a career-best as were her 37 minutes played, seven field goals and eight free throws made. NEXT TIME ON CARILION CLINIC COURT•The Hokies are back at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday December 20 to face Virginia.
Virginia Tech Hokies fall at Pitt, 47-14
Pittsburgh, PA. – Senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threw for 404 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in his final start at Heinz Field as shorthanded Pittsburgh rolled past Virginia Tech 47-14. The Panthers (5-4, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) were missing 16 players due to COVID-19 protocols. “Disappointed we didn’t get more stops, disappointed we couldn’t convert on 3rd and short and 4th and short. Had the one turnover but couldn’t get things in the endzone, score points, convert on short yardage and defensively had a hard time getting pressure on the quarterback, " Hokies coach Justin Fuente said. The Hokies look to bounce back from this loss as they take on the Clemson Tigers on Dec. 5 at Lane Stadium.