Virginia Tech Hokies
The Atlantic Coast Conference began the 2013 season hoping to get back into the race for the national championship and boost the conference’s overall image.
The 2013 sports year has been filled with oddities like the Super Bowl blackout. But perhaps no one could have forecasted a year that could see the Miami Hurricanes beat the Duke Blue Devils for the ACC basketball championship and Duke beat Miami on the football field and be on the cusp of playing for the ACC football championship.
The Miami Hurricanes ran out to a 7-0 record, but have crashed back to earth with two straight losses. Now, the canes are heading to North Carolina to take on a Duke team that is more than ready to spring the upset on the football field. No, seriously.
Miami and Virginia Tech are hungry to get back out on the playing field to get the taste of some recent losses out of their mouth. Much has been lost. All has not.
Through three seasons at the University of Miami, head coach Al Golden has dealt with more than his fair share of problems. Through it all, he’s pointed at Virginia Tech as the program he is chasing, and imitating, in the ACC.
Coming off its first Atlantic Coast Conference loss of the season, the Miami Hurricanes will look to get back to their winning ways against the Virginia Tech Hokies at the BankUnited Center Wednesday night.
Shane Larkin scored 25 points and No. 14 Miami took command with a 13-2 second-half run Wednesday night, beating Virginia Tech 73-64 for its eighth consecutive victory.
With 2:19 to go in Thursday night’s Florida State Seminoles versus Virginia Tech Hokies game; FSU was down and needed at least a field goal to win the game. FSU sent senior quarterback E.J. Manuel on the field and around a minute later, the Seminoles were celebrating.
The Florida State Seminoles can seal up a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game Thursday night if they can pull out a road win against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
The Miami Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies have had seasons both fanbases would like to forget, but both are still in position to make it to the ACC Championship game if they win the rest of the games, starting with a Thursday night matchup at Sun Life Stadium.