Lane Stadium also known as “The Terrordome” has been the home of Virginia Tech University football program since its opening in 1965. The venue is the second highest placed football stadium in Eastern US at 2057 feet above sea level. It is also well known for being one of the most intimidating places to play for visiting teams and with over 65500 seats available there is plenty of Virginia Tech Hokies tickets to go around.Basketball at the university is played at the Cassell Coliseum which has been in use since 1962. There are over 10000 seats available for the game nights.
Virginia Tech University established its football program in 1892 while first game of intercollegiate college at the university was played in 1909. The Hokies are members of Coastal Division in Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA division I (FBS for football).The mascot of the university is turkey- like bird looking mascot known by the name of HokieBird.The main rivals of the Virginia Tech are Virginia Cavaliers, Miami Hurricanes, West Virginia Mountaineers and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Football program at the university brought 10 conference championships home and have an all time record of 712-451-46. The Hokies are currently the holders of longest official bowl game appearance streak that started in 1993. They took part in 29 bowl games losing first five games beginning with a loss to Cincinnati Bearcats in 1947 at the Sun Bowl. To date the university compiled 12-17 record and are 11-12 in their current consecutive appearance in bowl games.The college had produced two first overall picks in NFL drafts in Bruce Smith and Michael Vick. Smith, a defensive end, played in NFL for 19 seasons, including 15 years with the Bills.Smith was 11 times Pro Bowler, two times AP Defensive Player of the Year, four times UPI AFC Player of the Year and he is a holder of NFL record in sacks with 200 credited to his name.Vick, quarterback selected by the Falcons for which he played six seasons, has since been a bit of journeyman including a break from NFL due to imprisonment. He was four times Pro Bowler, AP, PFWA and SN NFL Comeback Player of the Year and all time leading rusher for quarterbacks. He is expected to retire after 2016 season.
Basketball at the Virginia Tech university has earned 8 NCAA tournament appearances during their history. Their biggest achievement was to reach the Elite Eight round in 1967. The Hokies were once conference tournament champions and they won two conference regular season titles.One of the notable Hokies that played in NBA was Dell Curry who recorded 17 seasons in NBA, committing 11 of them to playing for the Hornets where he is all- time leading scorer to date.Curry was selected NBA Sixth Man in 1994. He is the father of current NBA stars Stephen Curry and Seth Curry.Virginia Tech University is not the best known or the most accomplished one but their programs have had delivered some good quality professional athletes into the big leagues in the past.