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Ben Emelogu is Transferring to smu

It is now being reported that Ben Emelogu is transferring to smu, which is close to his home and makes sense given the issues he is apparently suffering from. smu is in Dallas and Ben is from South Grand Prarie, which is southwest of Dallas.

Emelogu becomes the 2nd Hokie to head to smu in the last 5 years, joining Hank Thorns. He will play for coaching legend Larry Brown. We’ll see if the NCAA makes him sit out a year or not.

Here was the original article about him leaving VT: Article

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4 Responses to “Ben Emelogu is Transferring to smu”

  1. Pat Leonard says:

    Bummer :( He’s going to be a good one.

  2. Hall and Oates says:

    Wo ho there he goes. He was a man-gobbler.

  3. King says:

    This loss stings a bit. Best wishes to Ben. Confident he’ll have a bright college future. Curious to see who Buzz names captain(s) this fall.

  4. Benjamin Kemp says:

    Thorns went to TCU, not SMU.

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