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 this GrouponLive deal to see the Virginia Tech Hokies women’s basketball team take on the Virginia Cavaliers at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg on Sunday, February 19, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get two tickets for general-admission seating and two Virginia Tech hats (up to a $16 value).
- For $15, you get four tickets for general-admission seating and four Virginia Tech hats (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 an ACC showdown, where the team will challenge regional rivals the Virginia Cavaliers to cross-court sprints and parking-lot potato-sack races. Center Porschia Hadley aims to boost her 5.8 points-per-game 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 a 50-year history of basketball triumphs. During halftime on February 19, bounce passes give way to wagging tails as the canines from the Flying Hounds Frizbee show dazzle guests with soaring acrobatics and succinct PowerPoint presentations about the benefits of belly rubs. After the final buzzer sounds, fans can fast-break to a postgame autograph session to have their new Hokies hats signed by members of the team.
Tickets to Virginia Tech women’s basketball games are free for Virginia Tech students and $3 for youth.