League: NCAA Football
Head Coach: Brent Pry
Team Mascot: Hokie Bird, Gobbler
Year Opened: 1965
City / State: Blacksburg / Virginia
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Rival Team: Virginia Cavaliers
The Commonwealth Cup is awarded each year to the winner of the Virginia Tech vs. Virginia football game. The teams first met in 1895 when the Cavaliers shutout the Hokies 38-0. However, since then the Hokies have made up for that defeat taking a 54-37-5 advantage in the rivalry, while also winning the last 11 meetings. The Hokies hope to keep this trend going in the coming seasons.
Virginia Tech vs Miami
Rival Team: Miami Hurricanes
The Hokies and Hurricanes rivalry is unique in that these conference rivals have met in a bowl game not once but twice having faced each other in the 1966 Liberty Bowl as well as the 1980 Peach Bowl. The rivalry was one-sided up until 1995 when the Hokies beat the Hurricanes for the first time. Since then the Hokies have gotten the better of their rivals winning 13 of the last 20 meetings.
Virginia Tech vs Boston College
Rival Team: Boston College Eagles
The rivalry between VT and BC began in the Big East in 1993 and had carried over to the ACC. The two schools met twice in both 2007 and 2008 with the Hokies claiming the conference championship both times.
Virginia Tech vs Georgia Tech
Rival Team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
The two teams first met in 1990 when Georgia Tech edged out Virginia Tech 6-3. However, the rivalry did not become a regular thing until the Hokies joined the ACC in 2004. The Hokies and Yellow Jackets have traded off winning the ACC Coastal Division since then further fueling this budding rivalry.