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Old 07-26-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Rensselaer's alumni group is really active here (at least, compared to other cities I've lived in). In LA they mostly just had a beach party, but here they have all sorts of events, some social (river cruises, bar get togethers, etc.), some lectures, and some business networking events.

Note: I went to a lot of the events 4-5 years ago, but haven't been to anything recently so it's possible the crowd attending these has changed. Back when I was going to them, the social events seemed to attract a good number of people.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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BTW, if anyone knows of an alumni group touring the White House that allows non members to piggyback, let me know. Believe it or not I've never done the White House tour because you need to be part of a large group and the ones I belong to never seem to want to do this tour.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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I suppose. It's funny because I know a TON of VA Tech people and a few WVU people and the Tech folks are rabid about getting digs in about WVU. It's weird. Almost like a strange insecurity. And they are so superior and all that I don't understand why they need to do it? Just an odd thing I noticed.
It's a rivalry, plain and simple, going back to VT's big east football days. It's also a two-way rivalry, as both schools hate each other.

It was a very good back-n-forth rivalry with both teams doing well over the past couple decades against each other. It was always a rabid rivalry from both times during the time that I was on campus, and it definitely wasn't a one-sided thing; both schools hate a hatred towards each other. I honestly miss playing WVU each year, but the athletic directors agreed to cancel the series for the time being because it became too violent at the games against each other.

Besides, it's not like UVA has been anything close to a rivalry for several years in football!

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BTW, if anyone knows of an alumni group touring the White House that allows non members to piggyback, let me know. Believe it or not I've never done the White House tour because you need to be part of a large group and the ones I belong to never seem to want to do this tour.
You're a year too late! VT's NOVA alumni group just went to one this past spring!
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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It's a rivalry, plain and simple, going back to VT's big east football days. It's also a two-way rivalry, as both schools hate each other.

It was a very good back-n-forth rivalry with both teams doing well over the past couple decades against each other. It was always a rabid rivalry from both times during the time that I was on campus, and it definitely wasn't a one-sided thing; both schools hate a hatred towards each other. I honestly miss playing WVU each year, but the athletic directors agreed to cancel the series for the time being because it became too violent at the games against each other.

Besides, it's not like UVA has been anything close to a rivalry for several years in football!


Thanks for the history. I was aware that they used to play each other. Currently, I talk to both WVU and VT alumni and I there's always some real negative comments coming from the VT side. Then of course the WVU person has to have some retort. I just never hear (in my circle) the comments *start* from the WVU crowd. It's like they don't even think of the old rivalry anymore.
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Old 07-26-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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College football isn't about the game, it's just an avenue to express your pride in a fun way. It's about pride and community.
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