NEW ORLEANS, Michigan players celebrate their win from Virginia. All of Michigan fans look very happy. Defensive player tackle, Mike Martin said, “All the tough times we’ve been through makes it even more special and To be the fifth team that ever in Michigan history has won 11 games in a season, it means a lot.”
The victory capped an impressive debut season for Hoke, who has led the Wolverines (11-2) back to prominence with their first BCS bowl victory since the 2000 Orange Bowl. “I’m just real proud,” Hoke said, noting that only five Michigan teams in 132 have won 11 games in a season. “Real proud of our seniors, real proud of how they took this football team last January and molded it and did a tremendous job,”
Virginia Tech had done what they could to win from wolverines, but the reality said another. Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer said. “They weren’t stopping us; we were stopping ourselves.” From that quotation we can interpret that Virginia Tech’s lose was not the greatness of wolverines, but only Virginia didn’t play well. Virginia Tech senior receiver Danny Coale had eight catches for 117 yards, and almost made a outstanding diving catch for a touchdown in overtime. Coale held on to the ball for what was initially ruled a score, but the play was overturned on video review, which indicated the receiver narrowly landed on the sideline.
Two people, including a police officer, were dead after a shooting on Thursday afternoon on the campus of Virginia Tech, university officials said. The angel of death visited again the campus reminding people about the scene of a 2007 massacre in which 33 people were killed. The shooter had no known connection to Officer Deriek W. Crouse, 39, officials said. Police said they were still confirming the man’s identity and investigating the motive for the shooting. In a statement posted on its website, the school reported that shortly after noon, a Virginia Tech police officer made a traffic stop. The officer was then shot and killed, according to witnesses. Continue
The Sugar Bowl moves to decide the high-rated competition on this season on Sunday night. Virginia Tech will play with 10-2 Michigan as they have been selected as the best teams.The Allstate Sugar Bowl on Sunday tagged Virginia Tech to face Michigan in the 78th edition of the game on Jan. 3 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Sugar Bowl hosts the Southeastern Conference (SEC) champion but it doesn’t apply for the team which is selected to play in the national championship game as the Sugar Bowl can select a team at-large from any conference as the host team. Continue
The emergency alert was triggered by three students who were attending a summer program on campus and told police they saw a man walking quickly across the grounds who might cover a handgun covered in a cloth. After the coming of the police officers, 150 buildings on the square-mile campus where several thousand students and the school’s 6,500 employees were on summer classes were explored. They issued a sketch of a man who was said to be wearing shorts and sandals, but they found no sign of him. They continued to patrol the grounds as a safety measure. A report of a possible gunman at Virginia Tech yesterday set off the longest lockout since the shooting rampage in 2007 that left 33 people dead by student Seung-Hui Cho. The horrible shooting incident in 2007 has prepared Virginia Tech’s to improve emergency alert system, which was renovated to add the use of text messages and other means besides e-mail of warning students.
The police officers reported that no gunman was found, and they ended the school lockout just before 3 p.m. It is about five hours after the warning was triggered and students and staff members started receiving warnings by phone, e-mail, and text message to lock themselves indoors. The entire campus students and officials don’t want to experience twice the deadliest school shooting in US history when a student named Seung-Hui Cho was chaining the doors to a classroom building, where he killed 30 more people and himself.
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