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I was not as devastated over the Va. Tech Hokies not being invited to the NCAA basketball tournament as some fans, because I knew they would not be completely left out of the postseason play. As I expected they are now in the NIT, which gives the team a chance to play more basketball this season. In this tourney they have already won a game. And there is a chance for more elation this coming Sunday.
I was not as devastated over the Va. Tech Hokies not being invited to the NCAA basketball tournament as some fans, because I knew they would not be completely left out of the postseason play. As I expected they are now in the NIT, which gives the team a chance to play more basketball this season. In this tourney they have already won a game. And there is a chance for more elation this coming Sunday.
I feel sure that if the team had been invited to the big dance, they would have drawn a very high seed and would already be through with basketball for another year. For that reason, I don’t see why people get so upset when the team is not participating in the big one.
Two or three more games will give the seniors on the team a chance to show themselves as winners, and give underclassmen a chance to come back for more next season. There’s no need for the coach, and many Tech fans to be so heartbroken.
They can fuss and rant and cuss and stomp, and even accuse the selection committee of having their own agenda, but after all is said and done, the Virginia Tech Hokies still end up a number one seed in the NIT. Exactly where they should be, and I am mighty glad to see them there.
I don’t plan to miss going to church Sunday to see them play, because if I did, I am sure my punishment for missing Church would be a Tech loss. And I’m not at all certain that by attending Sunday Church services will assure me a Hokie victory. The only thing I can say at this point is, GO HOKIES.
After this month we will be turning our attention to a season of golf’ then to America’s game of baseball. I hope the Seattle Mariners will send a bunch of good players to represent that team in the Appalachian League this season, because Pulaski needs that. The Seattle officials can’t be any way but satisfied with Pulaski’s success in the time we have been Mariners.
Since long before Calfee Park was built, Pulaski has been a baseball town, winning its share of Appalachian and other league pennants.. That’s because the teams have always enjoyed playing before large and enthusiastic crowds. We are fortunate in that Pulaski furnishes summertime entertainment for our part of the New River Valley.
-Lloyd Mathews is a retired land asurveyor and a historian who lives in Pulaski

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I was not as devastated over the Va. Tech Hokies not being invited to the NCAA basketball tournament as some fans, because I knew they would not be completely left out of the postseason play. As I expected they are now in the NIT, which gives the team a chance to play more basketball this season. In this tourney they have already won a game. And there is a chance for more elation this coming Sunday.
I was not as devastated over the Va. Tech Hokies not being invited to the NCAA basketball tournament as some fans, because I knew they would not be completely left out of the postseason play. As I expected they are now in the NIT, which gives the team a chance to play more basketball this season. In this tourney they have already won a game. And there is a chance for more elation this coming Sunday.
I feel sure that if the team had been invited to the big dance, they would have drawn a very high seed and would already be through with basketball for another year. For that reason, I don’t see why people get so upset when the team is not participating in the big one.
Two or three more games will give the seniors on the team a chance to show themselves as winners, and give underclassmen a chance to come back for more next season. There’s no need for the coach, and many Tech fans to be so heartbroken.
They can fuss and rant and cuss and stomp, and even accuse the selection committee of having their own agenda, but after all is said and done, the Virginia Tech Hokies still end up a number one seed in the NIT. Exactly where they should be, and I am mighty glad to see them there.
I don’t plan to miss going to church Sunday to see them play, because if I did, I am sure my punishment for missing Church would be a Tech loss. And I’m not at all certain that by attending Sunday Church services will assure me a Hokie victory. The only thing I can say at this point is, GO HOKIES.
After this month we will be turning our attention to a season of golf’ then to America’s game of baseball. I hope the Seattle Mariners will send a bunch of good players to represent that team in the Appalachian League this season, because Pulaski needs that. The Seattle officials can’t be any way but satisfied with Pulaski’s success in the time we have been Mariners.
Since long before Calfee Park was built, Pulaski has been a baseball town, winning its share of Appalachian and other league pennants.. That’s because the teams have always enjoyed playing before large and enthusiastic crowds. We are fortunate in that Pulaski furnishes summertime entertainment for our part of the New River Valley.
-Lloyd Mathews is a retired land asurveyor and a historian who lives in Pulaski

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