Virginia Tech Hokies football
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team, represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the sport of American football. The Hokies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and they previously competed in the Big East. Their home games are played at Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Lane Stadium is considered to be one of the loudest stadiums in the country, being voted number one in ESPNs Top 20 Scariest Places to Play. Also, it was recognized in 2005 by Rivals. com as having the best home-field advantage in the country and it is currently the 31st largest stadium in college football. In 124 seasons, the Hokies have won over 700 games and appeared in 30 bowl games, with 24 consecutive bowl appearances, beginning in 1993, the Hokies currently have the longest bowl game streak in the country recognized by the NCAA. The program has claimed ten conference titles and produced eight All-Americans. Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College first played football on October 21,1892 against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School, the game took place on a plowed off wheat field that was about as level as a side of Brush Mountain. The Hokies won their first game 14–10, but were defeated 10–0 eight days later on a trip to Radford. The 1899,1901, and 1903 teams lost only to rival Virginia, star player Hunter Carpenter returned to Virginia Tech in 1905, after a year at the University of North Carolina, for a last shot at beating Virginia. Carpenter helped lead VPI to a 9–1 record, the best in history up to that time. He was never named to the All-America team only because Walter Camp, the 1909 team claim a southern championship. This is the first season the team was referred to in print as the Gobblers, at the end of the 1911 season, VPI joined the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association. They won the conference in 1916 and 1918, after 1921, the SAIAA was dissolved and six of its schools became founding members of the Southern Conference. From 1925 to 1928, Tech was led by Frank Peake and he was joined by Scotty MacArthur, Herbert Mac McEver and Tommy Tomko. In 1927, during a 6 to 0 upset of the Colgate Red Raiders in New York, Peake ran for nearly 200 yards, during one three-game stretch, he accumulated rushing and return yardage of 306,314 and 353 yards. He was credited with gaining 1,761 yards in eight games,930 were from scrimmage, and 831 on punts and kickoffs. In 1928 the game against Virginia he came off the sideline with a hip to return a punt for a touchdown. In 1932, Tech upset Georgia 7–6, Bill Grinus blocked the tying extra point
A. B. Morrison Jr.
Archibald Bostwick Morrison Jr. was an American football and basketball player and coach of football and baseball. He served as the football coach at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute —now known as Virginia Tech—for one season in 1901. Before coaching, Morrison played halfback as an undergraduate at Cornell University for three seasons and also captained the team in his senior year. The season included victories over Clemson and Georgetown, the teams only defeat came from Virginia on October 26,1901 by a score of 0-16. This was the game of the season that the Hokies did not score. After coaching at Virginia Tech for one year, he returned to Cornell as an assistant coach in 1902, a. B. Morrison Jr. at the College Football Data Warehouse
Christie Jean Baptiste Kit DeCamps was a college football player who played for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. DeCamps was born in 1878 in Greenville, South Carolina, the son of Modeste, DeCamps was a prominent quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He also spent three years at Furman University and a year at Richmond College and he was selected a substitute on the All-Southern team. He was once a quartermaster sergeant of Company B, second South Carolina regiment, DeCamps served in the Spanish–American War. On 27 Nov 1907 DeCamps married Lois Catherine Sykes, daughter of T, C and Alice Sykes, in Portsmouth, Virginia. Captain William Luke deCamps, served in the 111th Field Artillery battalion of the 29th Infantry Division during Operation Overlord, Lois Sykes Decamps, married the diplomat George H. Steuart on May 28,1938 in Wallacetown Virginia
Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is also designated as one of six senior military colleges in the country. Under the 1891–1907 presidency of John M. McBryde, the school organized its academic programs into a traditional four-year college, the evolution of the schools programs led to a name change in 1896 to Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute. The Agricultural and Mechanical College portion of the name was popularly omitted almost immediately, in 1944, in 1923, VPI changed a policy of compulsory participation in the Corps of Cadets from four years to two years. In 1931, VPI began teaching classes at the Norfolk Division of the College of William and this program eventually developed into a two-year engineering program that allowed students to transfer to VPI for their final two years of degree work. In 1943, VPI merged with nearby Radford State Teachers College, which became VPIs womens division, today, Radford University enrolls more than 9,900 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs. During Hahns tenure, not only did the university graduate its first Rhodes Scholar, lewis, Class of 1963, the requirement for male students to participate in the Corps of Cadets for two years was dropped. Beginning in the fall 1973, women could participate in the corps, in 1970, the state legislature allowed VPI university status and gave it the present legal name, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. However, diplomas and transcripts still spell out the formal name, similarly, the abbreviation VT is far more common today than either VPI or VPI&SU. The early decades of this century have seen expansion across the universitys institutions in both physical and population sizes, former President Charles Steger brought Virginia Tech an allopathic medical school in 2007. The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute was created with a partnership with the Carilion Clinic. These years also brought about the development of the universitys professional schools of graduate education. Virginia Tech brought in over a half-billion in research expenditures in 2014, on April 16,2007, Virginia Tech student Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot 32 faculty members and students, wounding 17 others before killing himself on campus. The massacre is the deadliest mass shooting on a college campus, although it was at the time the deadliest mass shooting committed by a lone gunman in U. S. history, it has since been surpassed by the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. These colleges/schools include, Virginia Tech received a number of nearly 22,500 applications for the fall 2015 freshman class. The typical student offered admission had a grade point average of 4.00. The average cumulative SAT score was 1250, with a middle range ranging from 1160 to 1340, of the 5,518 students who accepted the offers of admission,18 percent accepted under the Early Decision Plan. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is located within the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center, once admitted, Honors students are required to maintain a 3.5 GPA in order to remain in the program. For the 2013–14 academic year, the Graduate School at Virginia Tech enrolled 6,723 graduate students in its masters, the Pamplin College of Business, received 381 applications for its incoming Evening MBA program, and offered admission to 142
Salem is an independent city in the U. S. commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,802 and it is the county seat of Roanoke County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Salem with Roanoke County for statistical purposes, Salem is bordered by the city of Roanoke and is included in the same Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located approximately 120 miles from Charlottesville,104 miles from Greensboro, North Carolina, Roanoke College is located in the city. The NCAA Division III National Football Championship, also known as the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, Salem is also the home to a minor league baseball team, the Salem Red Sox, formerly the Salem Avalanche. The earliest history of Salem exists as archaeological evidence of Native American tribes from as far back as 8000 B. C. until the middle of the 18th century, europeans first explored the area of Salem in 1671, when the Siouan-speaking Totero people had a village nearby. Explorers Thomas Batts and Robert Fallam gave the area its first recorded name, Totero Town, after this tribe, fort Lewis, named for General Andrew Lewis, of what is now Roanoke County, was built west of the town in 1752. Salems Andrew Lewis Middle School was named after General Lewis, Salem became a small settlement serving travelers on the Great Road and was officially founded in 1802, receiving its charter in 1806. It is not known why the town was named Salem, the most widely accepted explanation is that it was named to honor William Bryan, a prominent citizen, one of the citys four elementary schools is named after African American scientist G. W. Carver. Before integration, this was the school for African Americans in Salem. Salem annexed South Salem in 1953 and also an eastern tract in 1960, Salem officially became a city on December 31,1967, to avoid the possibility of annexation into the city of Roanoke. Salem has been the home of two colleges, in 1847, the Virginia Institute, a boys preparatory school, moved to Salem from Staunton. It received a charter in 1853 and was renamed Roanoke College for the Roanoke Valley. The college is located in central Salem, one north of Main Street. Roanoke Womens College, later named Elizabeth College, operated between 1912 and 1922, the college burned in late 1921 and did not reopen. Like Roanoke College, it was affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Elizabeth College campus is now the site of residence halls and athletic fields that belong to Roanoke College. Salem has a large interest in athletics and it is home to the Salem Red Sox, a High Class-A affiliate to the Boston Red Sox. The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, the NCAA Division III Football Championship game is held at Salem Football Stadium, in August 2007, the Salem Football Stadium also hosted the Southwestern Virginia Educational Classic