Kickoff times set for three Hokie games

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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced early-season football kickoff times on Wednesday, and Tech’s home opener against Delaware on Sept. 9 and the Hokies’ road opener at East Carolina on Sept. 16 will both kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Delaware game will be televised by ACC Network and the ECU game will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network.


Virginia Tech opens its 2017 schedule at FedExField on Sunday, Sept. 3 against West Virginia. That contest was previously announced to kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally by ABC.

Tech’s 2017 home schedule is headlined by a rematch of the 2016 ACC Championship Game against defending national champion Clemson. The only way to guarantee a seat for this game on Sept. 30 is to purchase a season ticket, which is priced at $350 for a fourth consecutive year. Season tickets are scheduled to go on sale to the general public on June 21. For more information, please visit vtfootball.com.

The Hokies are led by head coach Justin Fuente, who earned consensus ACC Coach of the Year honors in 2016 after guiding the Hokies to a 10-4 record and the ACC Coastal Division title in his initial season in Blacksburg. Dating back to the 1999 season — when Frank Beamer coached Virginia Tech to its first 11-win season and a berth in the national championship game — only Oklahoma (14) has registered more seasons with double-digit victories than Virginia Tech (12) among Power Five programs over that span.

— Courtesy of VT Athletics