I’m watching GameDay broadcasting from Blacksburg for the first time in a long time. I remember going to the first GameDay in Blacksburg (and the second). VT was constantly pushing the boundaries supporting GameDay (biggest crowds, bringing the crazy mechanical signs). It was a huge catalyst helping to grow the Tech football program, but also Virginia Tech as a university. The higher profile and funds brought in by successful athletics programs has definitely contributed to the growth of Virginia Tech.
Post-script: I didn’t have a chance to post this until after the game. The Hokies lost, but that was the likely outcome. The exposure should be helpful for a young team to add more quality players in the next couple of seasons.