Living overseas, I’m only exposed to the main sports headlines and whatever they decide to talk about on the games I’m lucky enough to see. Today, watching Virginia Tech beat Boston College for the ACC title and a birth in the Orange Bowl, I’ve been struck by the lack of talk about the one thing that was on most of our minds back in September when the season started, the drama of the Virginia Tech campus shooting.
Just something I wrote on the Virginia Tech shootings. I wish I had more of an intro, but it was hard enough writing this….
Please join Hokie Nation in a tribute to the victims of Monday’s massacre in an honorary “Orange and Maroon Effect Day” this Friday.
Begun as a football tradition to make Lane Stadium a sea of one color, Orange and Maroon Effects have been a staple of Virginia Tech athletics for almost a decade. On Friday, “Hokie Nation” will unite in wearing Orange and Maroon to honor those killed in the horrific massacre that occured in the quaint picturesque town of Blacksburg on Monday.
Please wear any orange and maroon on Friday to show your support for the Virginia Tech community. It does not need to be official Virginia Tech gear.
Hopefully the entire nation will become as united as Hokie Nation already is.