On Friday Oct. 3, the Student Alumni Associates of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will hold the Hokie Traditions Homecoming Spirit Rally. The rally will begin at 6 p.m. on the steps of Cassell Coliseum.

Hokie fans are welcome and can show their support to Coach Beamer and the team as they prepare for the homecoming game on Saturday Oct. 4 against Western Kentucky University.

Highlights of the rally will include the Hokie Bird, cheerleaders, High Techs, Highty-Tighties, Dance Company at Virginia Tech, the Flaming VT, and the Low Techs. Fans will also have the opportunity to cheer and show support for the team as they walk out onto the bus to leave for Roanoke.

Other highlights will include free giveaways and great prizes, 2008 HokieZone "Top Ten" shirts (for sale for $10 and some will be thrown out to the crowd), best Coach Foster Half Time Speech competition, the Lunch pail Van, and introduction of the 2008 Homecoming Court.

Fan parking will be available in the Cassell lot. For information contact the Virginia Tech Alumni Association at 540/231-6285 or e-mail VTclass@vt.edu, or visit the pep rally website.