But I'm not here to talk football... the Hokie Guru is here to talk men's basketball. Specifically, the 2010-2011 season... here's what we know about the schedule so far:
1.) On November 16, 2010, Virginia Tech will take on Kansas State University in ESPN's 24 hour college basketball marathon. You can see more about that here. The game is at 4 PM EST. A big game for the Hokies, which will match two really great backcourts... I'm a homer for Malcolm Delaney and Dorenzo Hudson, of course.
2.) From November 25 - 28, 2010, Virginia Tech will take part in the 76 Classic in Anahiem, CA. The Hokies take on Cal State-Northridge in the first game on November 25 at 2 PM EST. Other teams that are part of the tournment are DePaul, Murray State, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, UNLV, and Stanford. This is a three day tourney with a bracket type format, so the Hokies should get a few good games here in Cali... would be cool if we took on mid-major Murray State... or Mountain West Conference foe UNLV... or our BCS brethren in Stanford or Oklahoma State. This tournament will help us get a chance to improve the non-conference schedule.
3.) On December 1, 2010, Virginia Tech will take on Purdue in the Atlantic Coast Conference - Big 10 Challenge. The game will be at 7:30 PM EST on ESPN. This is a big game for the Hokies because Purdue is rated in the top five in many preseason college basketball polls.
4.) [August 25, 2010 Edit] On December 12, 2010, Virginia Tech will take on Penn State in the Cassell.
4.) On December 18, 2010, Virginia Tech will take on Mississippi State IN THE BAHAMAS.
5.) Today, we heard on Twitter that Virginia Tech will play Virginia at home IN THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER. GREAT NEWS FOR HOKIE FANS.
If you can't tell, the Hokie Guru is pretty fired up :) GO HOKIES!!!