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RE: Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November
(07-19-2021 09:00 AM)Tiger87 Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 08:52 AM)gusrob Wrote:  Metro. Nice! I loved that conference. Lot of good teams. Lot of good battles.

Glad to hear you're primed for a great season. We're anxious to see our guys hit the floor too. College basketball landscape is ever changing and we (like everyone else) have new pieces. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

If we coulda just turned that into a football conference...

We have Loserville to thank for that not happening
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RE: Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November
(07-19-2021 11:38 PM)ChrisLords Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 05:13 PM)Keeper Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 07:09 AM)Browning Hall Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 01:27 AM)ChrisLords Wrote:  Virginia Tech fan here. Looks like we're going to have an old Metro match-up in the NIT season tip off this year.

I think this is great! If Tyresse Radford comes back, VT is looking at having their best team in history and we'll get to play Memphis, who is experiencing a resurgence with Penny Hardaway.

We also have old A10 conference rivals Dayton (home and home), Xavier if the NIT works out right, and St. Bonaventure and former ACC foe Maryland on the schedule. VT is doing a rare thing of putting together a quality OOC schedule. Which is great but you still need 20 wins to get in the NCAA tournament even if you have big wins.

VT once beat Memphis while y'all were #1 in the nation. That was a little before my time but I heard about it while I was there. VT didn't have a lot going for them athletically, other than the 1973 NIT championship, and a football team coming off a bowl win, a televised win vs. UVA and, probation; when I got there in 1991. So beating Memphis was still worth talking about years later.

I hope it's a game for the ages with Tech coming out on top of course.

Maybe we'll boo Landers Nolley for leaving us last year.

Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November

BTW, Happy Birthday to Penny since his 50th was a few hours ago.

Thanks for stopping by. Many of us youngsters remember that game quite well. We were #1 for maybe ten minutes. 04-chairshot

Yep the game was at VaTech and Dana Kirk decided not to tell the team they were voted number one right before tip off. If they had known maybe Keith Lee, Derrick Philips, and Doom Haynes would have be inspired to compete a little more. Who know the Hokie's played very well at home that night. As I recall they were usually very competitive in the old Metro. Memphis, VaTech, Louisville, Florida State, Tulane South Carolina, Southern Miss, and Cincinnati: I always regret the breakup of that conference. Would be a P5 conference right now.

Memphis
VaTech
Louisville
Florida State
Tulane
South Carolina
Southern Miss
Cincinnati

If the 9 team ACC was a major conference with FSU then that certainly was too. I think you need a couple of more members from the Eastern independents. So 2 of: BC, Cuse, Penn State, WVU, Rutgers, Temple, Pittsburgh, or Miami.

Ga Tech was a charter member. It also had USF in later years.

Raycom put out a proposal for a Metro Super-conference around 1990. The conference proposal was:

North
Va Tech *
Boston College (BEast)
Cincinnati *
Pittsburgh (BEast)
Syracuse (BEast)
West Virginia (A10)
Rutgers (A10)
Temple (A10)

South
Memphis *
Florida St *
Miami (Independent)
Louisville *
So Carolina *
So Miss *
Tulane *
ECU (CAA)

It never got off the ground. Likely a lack of leadership, as universities had their own agendas about football involving other conferences. Shortly after, the thing started falling apart.

https://www.csnbbs.com/thread-910750.html
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RE: Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November
(07-19-2021 12:48 PM)Tiger Joe Wrote:  I'm still having nightmares of Dell Curry and Tico Brown (Georgia Tech).
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(07-20-2021 08:11 PM)Hernando Hills Tiger Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 12:48 PM)Tiger Joe Wrote:  I'm still having nightmares of Dell Curry and Tico Brown (Georgia Tech).

Yep

Tico Brown and Sammy Drummer were lethal together at GT
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Thanks for not loving Landers enough!
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(07-21-2021 10:07 AM)Psicosis Wrote:  Thanks for not loving Landers enough!

Ouch
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RE: Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November
(07-21-2021 10:07 AM)Psicosis Wrote:  Thanks for not loving Landers enough!

He was a Buzz Williams recruit. It would've been hard to keep him with a new coach.
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(07-19-2021 11:32 PM)ChrisLords Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 02:25 PM)Alcalde2 Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 01:27 AM)ChrisLords Wrote:  Virginia Tech fan here. Looks like we're going to have an old Metro match-up in the NIT season tip off this year.

I think this is great! If Tyresse Radford comes back, VT is looking at having their best team in history and we'll get to play Memphis, who is experiencing a resurgence with Penny Hardaway.

We also have old A10 conference rivals Dayton (home and home), Xavier if the NIT works out right, and St. Bonaventure and former ACC foe Maryland on the schedule. VT is doing a rare thing of putting together a quality OOC schedule. Which is great but you still need 20 wins to get in the NCAA tournament even if you have big wins.

VT once beat Memphis while y'all were #1 in the nation. That was a little before my time but I heard about it while I was there. VT didn't have a lot going for them athletically, other than the 1973 NIT championship, and a football team coming off a bowl win, a televised win vs. UVA and, probation; when I got there in 1991. So beating Memphis was still worth talking about years later.

I hope it's a game for the ages with Tech coming out on top of course.

Maybe we'll boo Landers Nolley for leaving us last year.

Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November

BTW, Happy Birthday to Penny since his 50th was a few hours ago.

Yea, y'all beat us in 1983 when we were #1... and then again in 1986 when we were #2 and 20-0 and the #1 team had just lost the day before. If we had beaten y'all that game we would've been #1 when the next poll came out.

OK. I started school in 1991 but definitely remember people still talking about beating y'all while you were #1.

Which reminds me... Do you ever bring back the 'Memphis State' Jersey's for your throw back uniforms? VT still uses the grey VPI uniforms occasionally.

let's hope the game in New York they both wear throw backs!
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I remember that game well! We were #1 for all of two hours until we lost that game at VT.
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(07-19-2021 08:59 AM)Tiger87 Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 08:25 AM)micman Wrote:  We had some fun battles against Dell and Bimbo.

Bimbo Coles. Haven't thought about him in decades.

Was Sidney Coles related to him?
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RE: Virginia Tech Draws Memphis in NIT Season Tip-Off in November
(07-27-2021 07:57 PM)MEM-Fist Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 08:59 AM)Tiger87 Wrote:  
(07-19-2021 08:25 AM)micman Wrote:  We had some fun battles against Dell and Bimbo.

Bimbo Coles. Haven't thought about him in decades.

Was Sidney Coles related to him?

Yes...he was Bibmo's baby brother.
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