Golf Blacksburg, Plus Hokies, Demon Deacons, and a Carolina Grudge Match

By Justin Cates | October 23
Golf Blacksburg, Plus Hokies, Demon Deacons, and a Carolina Grudge Match
Courtesy: Zach Lantz

The Hokies head back to North Carolina once again this week looking to take down the Demon Deacons. Tech has only lost once to Wake Forest as a member of the ACC in the game which shall not be named — but definitely gets referenced in this week's show.

I remember distinctly the moment when Frank Beamer raised his arms in celebration of a scoreless tie at the end of regulation and knew that it was prime meme material. Who knew it had 'crying Jordan' staying power though?

Tech should have a fruitful return to mini Lane Stadium, but it's rough having to leave this behind for any time at all.

I got sidetracked this week thinking about golf in Blacksburg after a cool find on Twitter — it does occasionally happen.

This got me pleading for access to the Blacksburg Country Club and reminiscing about the old second nine holes at Virginia Tech's on campus course. I didn't mention the River Course as it's fun, but Pete Dye doesn't leave you much room for error. Shout out to Auburn Hills as another great fairly local course with a wild layout.

This week's episode of The Justin Cates Show features golf talk, plus a preview of Virginia Tech-Wake Forest, North Carolina-NC State, and Notre Dame-Pittsburgh mainly as an excuse to insult both programs.

Justin Cates

Justin Cates

My Dad graduated from Tech in 1981 and I’ve been attending Virginia Tech sporting events since I first moved to Blacksburg in 1988. I myself graduated in 2008 with a Communication degree. During my time as a student I was the Sports Director for WUVT and helped establish and run Planet Blacksburg, an independent student-run news website. I’ve since written for numerous publications including SBNation, Inside The ACC, and Sports Illustrated's AllHokies. Currently, I host The Justin Cates Show in addition to other contributions here at Sons of Saturday and various other sites as the need arises. I now live in a fortified compound in upstate New York with my wife and numerous animals. The smell of popcorn makes me think of Cassell.

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