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Rich Luttenberger

Born in the Bronx but otherwise raised in northern New Jersey, my Hokie life began in the fall of 1989. I walked on to the baseball team and spent a year and a half as a redshirt catcher. After my stint with the baseball team ended, I finished my time at Tech on the ice hockey team, playing Hokie hockey as a club sport. Despite this pursuit of other sporting interests, my passion became Tech football, and I have been a die hard fan ever since.

When I’m not obsessing over Hokie sports, I enjoy running, traveling, and fostering dogs. And of course, spending time with my wife and three kids. My “real job” is as a high school English teacher, where I have worked for over a quarter of a century (and everyone in the building knows where Mr. Lutt went to school). My daughter is now a Hokie - as if I needed another reason to make the long drive to Blacksburg!

I started my sports writing journey with Gridiron Heroics, covering Virginia Tech football and some college sports news. But I’m excited to join the Sons of Saturday now and I look forward to adding content through my story-telling abilities.

graduation '93, Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentrations in Business, English, and Communications)
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Alumni

Where are They Now? Catching up with Ken Oxendine Virginia Tech Running Back 1994-1997 (Part II)

Ken Oxendine was a fast, powerful runner for Virginia Tech who made it to the NFL then became a successful coach and school administrator as well as a philanthropist. This is part two of his "Where are They…

By Rich Luttenberger | June 18, 2024
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Virginia Tech

Sons of Saturday and the Virginia Tech Spring Game Weekend – It was a Ton of Fun!

The Virginia Tech Spring Game weekend is the best weekend of the year for fans and alumni. The Sons of Saturday and Monogram Club events were just a few of the highlights from an all-around fantastic weekend…

By Rich Luttenberger | April 21, 2024
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Alumni

Where are They Now? Catching up with Ken Oxendine Virginia Tech Running Back 1994-1997 (Part I)

Ken Oxendine was a fast, powerful runner for Virginia Tech who helped pave the way for the success of future Hokie running backs. This is part one of his "Where are They Now?"…

By Rich Luttenberger | April 11, 2024
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Football

Virginia Tech Football 2024 Schedule Release – Hokie Fan Reaction

The ACC released the 2024 football schedule and Virginia Tech Hokie fans react to the biggest games.

By Rich Luttenberger | February 02, 2024
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Football

Conference Realignment Talk – Where do Hokie Fans Want to See Virginia Tech?

Virginia Tech football could find itself with a new conference should Florida State and others leave the ACC. Hokie fans express their opinion on where they want to see their team…

By Rich Luttenberger | January 25, 2024
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Basketball

Sons of Saturday Slam Jam is a “Slam Dunk” for Virginia Tech and NIL

This past November, the Sons of Saturday released an all-access production taking a look at the Virginia Tech Basketball program ahead of the 2023 campaign. While the content came as a fun surprise and unique…

By Rich Luttenberger | December 22, 2023