Thursday, March 4, 1999

Tech Notes

  • Tech stars Eddie Lucas and Rolan Roberts were named third team All Atlantic 10.  Dennis Mims did not make the all-freshman team, but I'd bet money that if he had played all year like he's been playing the last ten games or so, he would have.  For a complete list of the teams, and the individual awards like Player of the Year, see the Atlantic 10's press release on the men's basketball page on their official site.
  • The Tech women's RPI rating has dropped to #7 after Tuesday's games.  I don't think they'll fall any further (farther?  English major needed), because they're a far cry ahead of #8 Duke.   Speaking of the Hokie women, if they host NCAA games as expected, tickets should go on sale Monday morning at 9:00 (1-800-VATECH4), and as reported recently by Jack Bogaczyk, a ticket for all three games of the subregional will cost $20.  At least, those are the facts as relayed to me by others.
  • It appears that Jim Druckenmiller will indeed be on a different roster when the next NFL season starts.  Someone on the message board linked to the best article I've seen yet on the subject of Druckenmiller, because it's written from Druck's perspective, as relayed by his agent.
  • HokieCentral members:  I will post a Members Only update Thursday night - please forgive the slow updates recently.  I've been getting hammered time-wise, due to covering both the women's and men's basketball teams.
  • In case you don't know about it, there's a new movie out called "October Sky" that tells the story of Tech grad Homer Hickam, who built a rocket as a child, got a scholarship to Tech, and went on to become a NASA engineer.   Tech isn't mentioned prominently in the movie, because the movie takes place before Homer's college career, but a message board poster said that at the end of the movie, a college recruiter introduces himself as being from "Virginia Tech, the best engineering school in the country.

The movie insinuates that Homer's brother, Jim, attends WVU on a football scholarship, but the truth is that Jim was a Hokie football player.  I looked him up, and he lettered in 1962 and 1962 for the Hokies.  Jim has been the head football coach at Northside High in Roanoke for years.


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