A Hokies on Fire Blackout – Contest Has Ended

The Student Government is proud to announce the continuation of their Hokies on Fire program. The game this year will be a blackout against clemson on January 29th, 2009.

I am calling out to the student body to help transform Cassell Coliseum into the best home-court arena in the country.

On December 1st, Virginia Tech plays wisconsin. This is the only televised (ESPN2) college basketball game scheduled that day, which means that everyone will be watching. The student section is expected to come out stronger than ever and truly “Protect the Cassell”. Coach Greenberg wants Cassell Coliseum to be covered in Orange, so make sure you wear your favorite orange shirt to the game!

We have gathered slogan and cheer ideas from students. The best slogan will win $150 plus other prizes to be named later. I’m working on getting a basketball signed by Coach Greenberg and the players. On top of that, I’m trying to get the winner a dinner with the team.

Currently, Virginia Tech is known as a football school – we need to unite to prove that VT is much more than just a one sport school. Our basketball team is on the rise; Seth Greenberg is building something special here in Blacksburg. He can’t do it alone – he needs your help.

With your help, we will transform Cassell into the best arena in the country, and clemson will soon be afraid of the dark.

Before anything, you have to go to www.hokiesonfire.com and enter slogan ideas. Who knows, you must just be the lucky winner and be featured at our pep rally on November 5th!

Lets GO!!!

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Brandon Carroll is currently a Junior Finance and Entrepreneurship major at Virginia Tech. He is originally from Maryland and is a diehard Virginia Tech basketball fan. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of Hokies on Fire. Hokies on Fire is the Student Government Association’s initiative to enhance the atmosphere at home basketball games. Our goal is simple: we want to make Cassell Coliseum the best home-court advantage in the country. If you want to contact him about anything related to SGA or improving the Hokies on Fire program, please contact him at brandoncarroll@vt.edu or call him at (301)-802-9845.

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  • John

    I felt like we should have heard about this sooner. I hope someone submitted a good one, or they’ll sit around like the orange & maroon effect shirts are this year.

  • Niemo

    That’s a fair comment. We (TechHoops.com) just teamed up with Hokies on Fire. Hopefully we can help them get their word out sooner going forward.

    I, too, hope the winner is not only good but original. The tie-dyed idea was very played out courtesy of wake forest.

  • John

    I’m not disappointed with TechHoops, you guys rock. I’m here in Blacksburg, on campus. I constantly search stores hoping for a Delaney jersey to appear in the bookstore. There’s no way many people could know about the blackout if I had no clue. I might have to settle for A.D.’s uni instead.

  • Niemo

    Our options on basketball merchandise is pathetic. It shows the lack of interest, real or perceived, in the program.

    By contrast, my buddy was able to purchase the authentic indiana candy-cane striped warm-up pants. We can’t even get a selection of jerseys.

  • Brandon Carroll

    Well, we wanted to unveil the Cassell Guard a lot earlier. The Blackout will still be on sale (for really cheap) starting November 13th. We have the top 10 slogans and some possible cheers. With techhoops.com’s help, we can easily coordinate cheers and make our basketball program better.

    -Brandon

  • Brandon Carroll

    The Cassell Guard was not able to happen right now — maybe next year. For now, the Blackout will still happen….on Jan. 29 against Clemson

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