The ACC released its 2013 football schedule on Monday, revealing no Thursday night home football game for Virginia Tech for the first time since 2001.
Weaver has said that the change was for older fans who have to road trip to games and often have to miss work days to see the Hokies. And that’s understandable, as those are the people donating to the program every year; if you want to keep getting the money, you have to make the money happy. It’s business.
However, for the student body, Weaver has angered — to put it politely — any Tech fan that understands the magic of Thursday nights in Lane.
The national exposure alone from being the only college football game on television one day a year should be more than enough to keep it around. Not only that, but fans of other teams across the country and national sports media are all well aware of the awe that is Lane Stadium on a Thursday night.
And that doesn’t compare to how excited Hokie fans get when the lights come on over Worsham Field. Tech is 10-3 in Lane on Thursday nights since Michael Vick and Corey Moore led the Hokies to a 31-11 win over Clemson in 1999.
Again — we understand why Weaver did what he did, but as students, we aren't happy about it.