For the first time in 11 years, Virginia Tech football will not play a Thursday night game at Lane Stadium in 2013. Upon learning of this when the ACC announced its football schedule on Monday afternoon, many Hokies fans voiced their displeasure about losing what they consider one of the program’s traditions.
But Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver confirmed Wednesday night he was the one who requested to the league office that the Hokies not host a home Thursday night game this season.
“I know this sounds crazy, but I was just trying to say ‘thank you’ to our fans who over the last  years . . . helped make Virginia Tech a desirable candidate for Thursday nights year in and year out,” said Weaver, who added Coach Frank Beamer was also fine with the decision. “And you know, because of the travel situation and kids getting to school on Friday and parents or adults getting back to work, some can make it happen and some can’t.