A survivor, now a dad: Virginia Tech shooting, decade later

Over the past decade, the Seminoles have started the season with games that include Clemson, Miami, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss and this year's showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The news of the potential match-up was first reported on Tuesday by Warchant.com, and was also reported by Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times on Wednesday. In 2005, Tech traveled to NC State and won 20-16, and in 2012 the Hokies opened at home against Georgia Tech (also on Labor Day) and won 20-17 in overtime.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN announced Thursday that Virginia Tech's opening football game of the 2018 season will take place at Florida State on September 3 at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. The Seminoles will be hosting the package for the third time, but the first since 2009. ESPN will televise the contest to a national audience in prime time on Labor Day Monday Night.

The two teams have been involved in three of the top five most-watched ESPN college football games on record, which were Labor Day Monday Night games.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are hard at work wrapping up their final workouts ahead of their annual spring football game on April 22nd.

While 2017 remains the focus, there was an exciting scheduling announcement made by the Virginia Tech athletic department on Thursday, as the school confirmed that the Hokies will be kicking off the 2018 campaign on the road in Tallahassee against the Florida State Seminoles.

Florida State is an impressive 45-11 in conference games under coach Jimbo Fisher, but is just 1-1 against the Hokies, losing in 2010, but winning in 2012.

Georgia Tech and Tennessee will face off this year on Labor Day Monday Night on September 4 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

  • Lila Blake