In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team take on the Florida State Seminoles at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg on Sunday, January 8, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get two general-admission tickets and two Virginia Tech mugs (up to a $16 value).
- For $15, you get four general-admission tickets and four Virginia Tech mugs (up to a $32 value).<p>
Armed with a fresh infusion of guards and new head coach Dennis Wolff, Virginia Tech’s lady hoopsters turn heads with precise passes and graceful jump shots. Today’s Groupon ushers Hokies fans to the ACC home opener, where the team will challenge Florida State’s squad to cross-court sprints and parking-lot potato-sack races. Center Porschia Hadley aims to boost her 65.1 career free-throw average with finely honed shots and a newly mended ACL. After scoring the ACC Rookie of the Week title last winter, sophomore guard Monet Tellier strides toward the hoop with the confidence of a rooster with a perfect SAT score.
Cassell Coliseum welcomes visitors with 50-year history of basketball triumphs. Fans can flaunt their favorite maroon-and-orange garb and toast each other with free acrylic mugs, which brim with school pride and tiny bubbles painted to look like basketballs.
Tickets to Virginia Tech women’s basketball games are free for Virginia Tech students and $3 for youth.