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No Five PM Newscast today. Below is the script for the Virginia Tech/Virginia

football game special that preceded today's game.


Good afternoon everybody and welcome to a wild open and wild Lane Stadium on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.
In about 45 minutes the Commonwealth's most heated rivalry will renew itself for 78th time here on Worsham Field.
In the next 30 minutes the News 7 Sports team will attempt to get you pumped up for today's game.
So, even though you're not one of the 50 thousand fans making up this sellout crowd, we plan to treat you like you're sitting on the 50 yard line. Toss To Steve
Steve Mason is also here this afternoon to bring some very interesting stories. Let's check in with him on East side of the stadium near the Virginia Lockeroom. Steve AD LIB FOR 30 seconds Toss back to Mike

Overview


ANCHOR=Mike
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Thanks, a lot Steve. You folks watching at home have probably noticed this rather impressive trophy planted to my left.
This is the brand new Commonwealth Cup that will go to the winning school after today's game.
The trophy, which was created by Josten's, will be up for grabs year time Tech and UVa play, and the winner will have the honor of displaying it on their campus for a full year.
Now, as we said 50 thousand fans are here this afternoon, but by no means are they alone.
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SUPER=04-10 a.m.; :00
SUPER=01-Jack Williams/VT Director of Media Relations; :17
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=the 78th meeting.
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B-Bump


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We'll be right back after this break as we continue with our pregame special "Another Century of Excitement"
But first let's take a look back at the last time the Hokies were able to beat Virginia on this field.
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IN Q="IN 1990
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=...LOOK MEANER."
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GO TO BREAK

Tiki


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We are back as the countdown to Kickoff continues right here on Your Hometown Station.
You know fans from these two opposing schools have been known to fight, spit and curse each other without batting an eye when they get together. toss to steve
But leave it to my man Steve Mason to find a couple of guys who not only do not hate each other, but have been known to tell the other..."I Love Your Man!" Steve ad libs into Tiki PKG Roll Cue: ...
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Va. Tech Senior Linebacker; :17
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Virginia Senior Tailback; :53
RUNS=3:13
OUT Q=...GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE, MAN..."
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Ronde


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STEVE COMES OUT OF TIKI PACKAGE AND ADD LIBS INTO RONDE BARBER SOUND BITE. Roll Cue:...

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IN Q="As for...

((RONDE BARBER/UVA CORNERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Virginia Cornerback; :00
RUNS=:40
OUT Q=BUT AS FOR NOW, I'M NOT READY, I DON'T REALLY KNOW"...
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Mom


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Steve ad libs toss back to Mike
MIke is joined with Tiki & Ronde's Mom

SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Tiki & Ronde's Mom;




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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville;


B-roll to use over Mrs. Barber's interview It Runs :25 (Out By Freeze)

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D-Bump


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Thanks Geraldine! When we return we'll update the bowl situation on these two teams, but first let's flash back to what happened between these two teams when they played here in Blacksburg in 1994.
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IN Q="The last time...
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=...SINCE THAT DAY."
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Orange


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We are back and ready to do a little holiday bowling.
Right now the Hokies know they're headed to Florida in late December, but they aren't sure if their destination will be Jacksonville or Miami. PULL OUT TO 2-SHOT WITH INTERVIEW
And joining me now to shed a little light on this situation is the Orange Bowl's Roberta Stokes, a member of the bowl's team's selection committee. MIke ad libs interview with her

SUPER=01-Roberta Stokes/Orange Bowl Selection Committee;



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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


B-roll of the Hokies in action this season It runs at least :45 - Just be out by freeze.

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Mike wraps up interview and tosses it to Steve for another interview

Gator


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The Hokies may be headed to the Gator bowl for the second time in three years.
And joining me with more on that is Gator Bowl Committee Member Davis Johnson. Mike adlibs 2 question interview with this man

SUPER=01-Davis Johnson/Gator Bowl Committee Member; ;00



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SUPER=03-Jacksonville/December 1994;


Video runs about :35, Out on freeze of fans.

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Braine


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Mike or Steve will ad lib interview with Dave Braine. (NO B-ROLL!)

SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Virginia Tech Athletic Director;




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We'll close out this afternoon's show in just moment as we hear from a couple of Cavaliers who are now in the NFL.
They'll tell us what it use to be like to come into this place and play.
But first let's flash back one more time to the 1992 game played here.
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IN Q="THE 1992...
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=...RONDE'S FATHER JB."
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Governor


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We are back with a very special guest the Governor of the Commonwealth, George Allen.
Mike will adlib interview with the Governor
SUPER=@allen;



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SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/December 1993; :00


B-roll runs :24 get out at freeze or earlier.

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Alumni


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Now so far emotions are staying pretty much in check both in the stands and on the field.
But Steve that hasn't always been the case around here has it? toss to Steve
adlib into PKG
roll cue: ...

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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Don Majkowski/Detroit Lions Quarterback; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :09
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :18
SUPER=01-Ray Roberts/Detroit Lions Offensive Lineman; 1:04
SUPER=03=Charlottesville; 2:11
RUNS=2:25
OUT Q=....good luck to you timmy"(QUICK OUT)
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Steve toss back to Mike
ANCHOR=Mike
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Thanks so much everybody for joining us this afternoon, the kickoff is coming up at 2:47 and CBS Sports is set to bring to take over in a couple of minutes.
On behalf of Steve Mason and the rest of the crew who made today's show go to close and credits possible, thanks so much for watching.