Tag:Virginia Tech
Posted on: February 27, 2010 9:11 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2010 7:44 pm

Tell your bladder to relax....

Thomas Beisner

9:00 PM

....we're headed to overtime!

Posted on: February 27, 2010 7:29 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2010 7:48 pm

Finally underway in Blacksburg...

Thomas Beisner

7:07 PM

After broken water pipes and wrecked beer trucks pushed the start time back a few hours, the tip between the second and third place teams in the ACC is underway - and the crowd is ready. Despite being sent home and asked to come back, Hokie fans brought their "A" game tonight for a game which could tremendously help their NCAA seeding. Greivas Vasquez has heard his share of taunts, which he seems to enjoy, but there's clearly one thing that everyone is focused on. It's Virginia Tech basketball time.

Let's do this!

Posted on: February 27, 2010 5:53 pm

The Waiting is the Hardest Part


6:00 PM

We tried to be the good young reporters.  We watched Kentucky lose to the Vols at "Big Al's" in Blacksburg, but then quickly departed because it was time to do our jobs.  We are here to watch Maryland vs Virginia Tech and we were not going to have the same experience as we did at Northern Iowa, Depaul, UNC and Morehead, where we arrived just before tipoff.  No, we were going to the game early, set the scene and experience all that Hokie basketball had to offer.

Four hours later, we are still waiting.  In a scene that is reminiscent of "Lord of the Flies", the Maryland vs Virginia Tech game is under delay again...this time for a second water line breaking after a beer truck ran over a fire hydrant earlier tonight.  Read that sentence again.  This game is under delay because a beer truck ran over a fire hydrant.  The tip is now scheduled for 7 pm.  The fans will be let in, but we are told that there will be NO RESTROOM FACILITIES IN THE ARENA.  Yes you read that correctly...10,000 people in attendance, but no one can go relieve themselves.

All that is needed now is Piggy and a conch, and things could get really interesting.  We are already trying to prepare for dire circumstances, and have decided that if things go poorly, we are going to sacrifice Drew first, because as of now he is the least employable.  Over the course of the last three hours, we have:

1.  Played 2 on 2 on the Virginia Tech court (it was more enjoyable for most of the people in the stands than UNC's performance against Florida State would have been)

2.  Recognized that the Virginia Tech cheerleaders are BY FAR the hottest of the trip so far

3.  Attempted to keep one of our group from getting into an argument with a security guard (slightly unsuccessful)

4.  Seen Gary Williams up close and realized that he always frowns in real life as well as during games.

It is upset central in college basketball today as Kentucky lost to Tennessee, Wake forest to UNC and Kansas is trailing Oklahoma State late.  But for us, we are only caring about the simple pleasures...such as where we are going to use the restroom after downing a liter of water.  The Road Trip rolls on!

Posted on: February 26, 2010 4:25 pm

Its Virginia Tech!!!


4:10 PM

Well as the other posters have told you by now, we got detoured thanks to the "Snowicane" of 2010 in the Northeast.  Our trip to hang out with the Fighting Andy Bernards of Cornell and the big showdown between Villanova and Syracuse are thus both out of the picture and we are left with our second detour of the trip.  After much deliberation, it was determined that we would be headed to Blacksburg for the Maryland-Virginia Tech game tomorrow.  It is a matchup between the 2nd and 3rd best team in the ACC and a rivalry that has heated up since the Hokies have come to the ACC.

Ok so thats the official preview.  But the reality is that we know very little about each team other than the fact that Maryland has that Vasquez kid who has been in school for 15 years and seems to take more shots than Billy Gillispie at a Bourbon Street bar during Mardi Gras.  We however are going to learn and plan on being ready tomorrow by tipoff.

However there is a lot of time between now and then and without the Cornell game on tap, there isnt a basketball game to attend for the first time since the launch of this trip.  We just stopped at a casino in West Virginia, but the smell of desperation was so prevalent that it became impossible to breathe.  We noticed one very good looking waitress, but when Drew flashed his five dollar bill and gave his winning smile, she walked away and headed for the bigger spenders at the off-track harness racing betting lounge.  So we decided that like Buffalo for Willie and Paul, West Virginia just wasnt geared for the KSR crew.

We are currently at the Hampton Inn lobby in Beckley, West Virginia (the exact hotel where one of my friends used to come every weekend to meet his girlfriend halfway between Raleigh, North Carolina and Lexington, Kentucky for weekend rendezvous....I am not sure why I am telling you that, but it makes me feel creepy and I feel that you need to as well) and are headed towards Blacksburg within the hour.  We will arrive in time to have something we havent really had on this trip....FREE TIME.

Thus I am asking the College Basketball Road Trip Nation....let us know what to do in Blacksburg!  If you live in Blacksburg and want some national notoriety, email us.  If you have know restaurants, local hangouts or places where women are more friendly than West Virginia casinos, email us at Collegebasketballroadtrip@gmail.com.  Our night in Blacksburg depends on it.

And by tomorrow, we will have the lowdown on an ACC battle for 2nd place in the conference.  The Road Trip rolls on.... 

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