Friday, April 18, 2008

I got my wish

The athletic department announced today the Hokies will wear white throwback uniforms as part of a "White-Out" against Furman Sept. 6.

I pleaded for the Hokies bring back the throwback uniforms back on March 18.

Not only is Tech going to wear the same style throwback jerseys worn in 2003 at Temple, but they're also going to wear throwback white pants with a "maroon-orange-maroon" triple stripe on the sides and my favorite helmet from Tech history. It's the old helmet from the Charlie Coffey days with the outline of the Commonwealth on the side with "TECH" going through NOVA.

Fans will be encouraged to wear white at the Furman game and white-out shirts can be purchased starting Saturday at the Spring Game. The proceeds from the shirt sales will benefit Herma's Readers. It's a non-profit organization, named after Coach Beamer's mother, that promotes literacy among children in grades K-3.

This is a great way to honor Tech's past as well as raise money for a great cause. However, I hope this is just the first step toward making the throwbacks Tech's full-time uniforms. Love it and hopefully they try to make more money for Herma's Readers by selling replicas of the throwbacks in the bookstore. I'll be first in line to buy one.

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