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Lunch Pail Podcast: Is Military Bowl loss a big deal?

1/10/2019
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the Hokies' loss to Cincinnati in the Military Bowl, 2019 scheduling changes, Trevon Hill's statement and much more.

Duration:00:34:29

Lunch Pail Podcast: The lasting images of Virginia Tech's 2018 season

12/13/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss Frank Beamer's hall of fame career, a wild finish to Virginia Tech's 2018 regular season and the underwhelming bowl matchup against Cincinnati.

Duration:00:34:59

Lunch Pail Podcast: Episode 12

11/29/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the twists and turns of the 100th Commonwealth Cup, where the game ranks in the streak and turn their attention to the Hokies' upcoming showdown against Marshall.

Duration:00:26:04

Lunch Pail Podcast: Episode 11

11/20/2018
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BLACKSBURG - The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss a pair of Hokies players leaving the program, if the distractions will hurt the team, preview the Commonwealth Cup and weigh which streak (bowl appearance or wins over Virginia) is more prestigious. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 11 Intro (0:00-0:45) Recent transfers a cause for concern? (0:46-9:02) Anything stand out about loss to Miami (9:03-11:05) How will Virginia Tech...

Duration:00:34:43

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 10

11/15/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the Hokies' disastrous defense, fan complaints about the coaching staff and preview the Miami game. Intro (0:00-2:19) What's the defense problem? (2:20-7:20) Should coaches be on hot seat? (8:35-16:20) What do you want to see in final two games? (16:21-24:00) Breaking down Miami game (24:01-27:45) Predictions for Virginia Tech vs. Miami (27:46-31:45) Pick 3 (31:45-40:15)

Duration:00:28:35

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 9

11/8/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the Hokies' recent offensive struggles, what went wrong against Boston College and the biggest challenge facing Pittsburgh. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 9 Intro - (0:00-0:57) Takeaways from Boston College game (0:58-10:27) How will Virginia Tech's offense attack Pittsburgh? (10:28-12:30) Biggest challenge for Virginia Tech this weekend (12:31-20:54) Predictions for Virginia Tech vs....

Duration:00:24:26

Lunch Pail Podcast: Is Virginia Tech's season on the brink?

10/31/2018
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BLACKSBURG - The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss whether Virginia Tech's season is on the brink, preview the Boston College game and break down the race for the Coastal Division title. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 8 Intro - (0:00-1:05) What happened against Georgia Tech (1:06-7:45) Is season on the brink? (7:46- Previewing the Boston College game (15:01-18:15) Predictions for Virginia Tech vs. Boston College...

Duration:00:37:13

Lunch Pail Podcast: Can Virginia Tech bounce back after latest setback?

10/10/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the Hokies second half setbacks against Notre Dame, the team's chances in the Coastal Division and preview the North Carolina game. If you have any feedback or questions for Aaron or Mike, email us! Look for new episodes on every Wednesday during the season. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 7 Intro - (0:00-1:11) What went wrong for Virginia Tech against Notre Dame (1:12-4:53) The...

Duration:00:26:56

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 6

10/4/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the Hokies dominating Duke on the road, the keys to that win and look ahead to Notre Dame Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 6 Intro - (0:00-0:35 Reaction to Duke win (0:36-4:30) What impressed you more Virginia Tech's offense or defense? (4:31-12:05) Breaking down Notre Dame game (12:06-19:00) Predictions for Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame (19:01-25:40) Pick 3 (25:41-32:02)

Duration:00:22:24

Lunch Pail Podcast

9/27/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss one of the biggest upset losses in Hokies history, what's next at quarterback and take a shot at predicting what will happen at Duke this weekend. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 5 Intro - (0:00-1:05) Reaction to Old Dominion loss (1:06-6:50) Biggest surprise about the way Virginia Tech played? (6:51-13:00) Breaking down Josh Jackson injury, Trevon Hill departure (13:01-14:35) Can...

Duration:00:25:35

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 4

9/19/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek discuss the No. 13 Hokies unexpected layoff and preview this weekend's visit to Old Dominion. Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 4 - Intro - (0:00-1:55) - Concerns about layoff (1:56-6:30) - Any financial impact to losing game? (6:31-7:40) - What will Virginia Tech do about schedule (7:41-10:00) - Florida State hurting Tech's strength of schedule (10:01-15:30) - Any advantage for Virginia Tech...

Duration:00:32:28

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 3

9/6/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek break down the Hokies' 24-3 win over FSU on this week’s Lunch Pail Podcast. The reporters share their impressions from the game and what it means going forward. Plus, plenty of discussion on the week’s Virginia Tech football-related news and Saturday’s game against William & Mary. Lunch Pail Podcast - Episode 3 Introductions (0:00-1:11) What stood out from Monday night? (1:12-3:11) Who was...

Duration:00:48:13

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 2

8/29/2018
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The Roanoke Times sports columnist Aaron McFarling and Virginia Tech football beat writer Mike Niziolek break down the Hokies' Week 1 depth chart. The reporters also turn their attention to Monday’s ACC showdown against Florida State and make predictions. Lunch Pail Podcast - Episode 2 Introductions (0:00-2:46) Depth chart surprises (2:47-10:49) Depth chart concerns (10:50-15:18) What should Virginia Tech be worried about facing FSU? (15:19-19:40) Virginia Tech’s advantages over FSU...

Duration:00:46:06

Lunch Pail Podcast Episode 1

8/23/2018
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We are relaunching the weekly Virginia Tech football podcast for The Roanoke Times with columnist Aaron McFarling and football beat writer Michael Niziolek. In the debut episode, the two writers discuss the end of fall camp, pick breakout candidates for 2018 and discuss standout storylines of the preseason. Episode 1 Introductions (0:00-2:40) Biggest question heading into camp? Now? (2:41-13:30) Breakout candidates into 2018? (13:31-19:25) Most interesting things about fall camp?...

Duration:00:39:43

Vt Test Use

8/4/2018
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Duration:00:00:34

Ep. 153: Josh Jackson's unclear status, a recruiting upswing, Bronco's blunt comments and more

6/13/2018
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It's a surprisingly packed podcast for early June, with the news that Josh Jackson's status is up in the air as the university looks into an academic matter leading things off. We talk about the latest there and how long it might take to reach a resolution. We also talk about the Hokies' recent recruiting success, Tech adding Middle Tennessee to the schedule in 2020 and '21 and Bronco Mendenhall's blunt comments to UVa's Board of Visitors. We close by doing a five-round draft of...

Duration:01:27:32

Ep. 152: The Hokies' cornerback conundrum, plus a sports czar draft

6/6/2018
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Andy Bitter and Aaron McFarling touch base again to discuss the attrition news in the Hokies' secondary. We talk about the impact of the Adonis Alexander/Jeremey Webb news, who might be next up, how much that changes the ceiling of the Hokies' defense and more. We answer a few listener questions, including who would be on our All-Kicked Off the Team Team from VT's past. Then we do a five-round draft at the end, picking things we would change if we were named to an all-powerful position of...

Duration:01:30:44

Ep. 151: Talking Hokies spring recruiting with Evan Watkins

5/31/2018
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Back by popular demand, Evan Watkins of VTScoop is back on the podcast, talking with Andy Bitter about Hokies recruiting as the summer approaches. We chat about running back Devyn Ford's decision to go Penn State, what that means for Virginia Tech's perception in the state and who the Hokies are targeting now at running back and other positions. We close with some talk about Tech's current commitments, who Evan likes and who other teams might still try to poach.

Duration:01:15:14

Ep. 150: Recruiting reflection, listener questions and a Hokies football uniform draft

5/23/2018
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Andy Bitter and Aaron McFarling hit a lot of ground in this week's podcast, starting out with some recruiting reflection after Virginia Tech saw a couple of big-time recruits in Virginia head out of state (both to Penn State). We talk a little bit about Andy's interview with athletic director Whit Babcock and the firing of long-time softball coach Scot Thomas before hitting some listener questions. We close the pod with a quick three-round draft, selecting Hokies football uniform...

Duration:01:27:29

Ep. 149: Celebrating sports gambling and preparing for the Fordocalypse

5/16/2018
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The day Aaron McFarling has been waiting for is here, with the federal ban on sports betting being overturned earlier this week. He and Andy Bitter talk about what that means for the state and sports leagues in general in the first third of this week's podcast. We touch a little bit on some recent over-under win totals released for the ACC before turning to four-star running back Devyn Ford's upcoming decision, which isn't looking good for Virginia Tech. We close by talking about two Hokies...

Duration:01:11:54