Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer “Virginia Tech” Closer Look

Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer “Virginia Tech” Closer Look

words_Brandon Richard

Over the last decade, the Virginia Tech Hokies have been perhaps the nation’s most consistent football program. With their 37-7 beatdown of in-state rival this past Saturday, Tech extended their active record of seven consecutive 10+ win seasons. The school also has the nation’s second-longest bowl game streak, participating in the postseason every year since 1993. Next up for the Hokies? A date with the Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Championship Game on December 4th.

Acknowledging Virginia Tech’s rich heritage, Nike made the school part of their 2010 Pro Combat program. As part of Pro Combat, Virginia Tech received custom uniforms and footwear to wear during the season. When onlookers saw the uniform designs, they questioned why they were done in black instead of Hokies maroon. The answer came at the official unveiling, when alum Col. Rock Roszak was on hand to help explain the concept.

As you probably know, Virginia Tech has a prestigious military background that traces as far back as 1872. Their Corps of Cadets has produced 7 Medal of Honor recipients and over 100 graduates that have been promoted to General and Flag Officer Rank. The black Pro Combat uniforms worn by the Hokies this season were done in tribute to the Corps of Cadets, as well the cadet gray-and-black regalia worn by Virginia Tech’s original football team.

Nike didn’t limit the Pro Combat collection to on-field gear. For the 10 teams that were selected for the program this season, Nike also designed custom versions of the Zoom Huarache Trainer, including a pair for the Virginia Tech faithful. Like the Pro Combat uniforms, the VT Zoom Huarache Trainer features a black on black synthetic and mesh exoskeleton. Hits of orange turn up on the inner bootie, tongue branding, trim, heel counter Swoosh and outsole. Capping off this sleek looking sneaker is a custom Virginia Tech branded orange insole.

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Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer “Virginia Tech” Closer Look

Forever the Underdog, Boise St Wins Opener

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Somehow, no matter where the Boise State Broncos are in the polls, they seem to have more than their fare share of doubters. The Broncos opened the reason ranked number three in the College Football Rankings. Their opponent Monday night was Virginia Tech, a team that was ranked 10th going into the match-up. You might think that the country’s third-ranked team would be an easy favorite, but the naysayers have been out in full force over the past few weeks in anticipation of their opening game against the Hokies.

Boise State has only lost five games since 2005, going unbeaten in three of those five years, so why so much doubt?

Playing in the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) has its advantages, specifically a lack of real competition for the Broncos. With Virginia Tech as their toughest scheduled opponent, the Virgina Tech Hokies ranked at number 10 and playing at home were not only the first tests of the season, but they may be the only one.

Monday night started with 17 unanswered points for Boise State, silencing the aforementioned naysayers. However, it didn’t take long for those doubting Boise State to have reason to believe that they were correct. Virginia Tech went up 21-20 in the third quarter on one of running back Ryan William’s two touchdowns on the night. Hokies quarterback Tyrod Taylor led the way for Virginia Tech, passing for 186 yards and two touchdowns as well as rushing for 73 yards.

However with under two minutes to play and the score at 30-26, it looked as if Boise State might be on their way to failing the test that seemingly everyone wanted to see them fail. Quarterback Kellen Moore wasn’t about to let that happen, though. Moore led the Broncos down field and with 1:09 remaining found Austin Pettis for a 13-yard touchdown to give Boise State the victory.

Boise State’s 15th consecutive win came on the shoulders of Kellen Moore, who threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Maybe most importantly, though, Moore’s leadership in the final two minutes of the game is a preview of what’s to come for the remainder of the season. Boise State proved to be the real deal, and Kellen Moore just tossed his name in the hat for the Heisman Trophy Award at the end of this season.

via yahoo