17 Facts About Virginia Tech

1. On January 1, 1997, Virginia Tech was the first university to require electronic submission of theses and dissertations.

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2. Virginia Tech will, if necessary, get an "extra" shot at bowl eligibility.

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3. Virginia Tech won their first and only game so far this season, against.

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4. Virginia Tech gets afternoon kickoff time for game against Miami.

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5. Virginia Tech must provide napping areas for sleep-deprived student body.

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6. Virginia Tech goes to Pittsburgh in search of a turnaround.

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7. Virginia Tech has launched a new initiative, the Calhoun Discovery Program, that works with Virginia communities that typically graduate a lower number of college-bound high school students.

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8. Virginia Tech hosts a number of fraternities and sororities across four governing councils.

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9. Virginia Tech has several agricultural research and extension centers located throughout the Commonwealth dedicated to improving agricultural practices and the quality of life of Virginia citizens.

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10. Virginia Tech generated $513 million for academic research programs in fiscal year 2014, which ranked 39th in the nation according to the National Science Foundation.

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11. Virginia Tech is classified as "R1" under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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12. Virginia Tech offers an undergraduate program known as University Honors, which provides accepted honors students 11 different ways to earn Honors credits towards one of the five Honors degree options.

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13. Virginia Tech offers 116 bachelor's degree programs through its seven undergraduate academic colleges, 160 master's and doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School, and a professional degree from the Virginia–Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

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14. Virginia Tech brought in over a half-billion in research expenditures in 2014.

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15. Virginia Tech has a big depth issue at defensive tackle not only this season but beyond with Ricky Walker and Vinny Mihota both set to graduate and Jarrod Hewitt being the only proven contributor set to return this season along with part-time backups.

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16. Virginia Tech leads $2.6 million study of brain trauma, epilepsy connection.

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17. Virginia Tech has suspended senior wing Chris Clarke indefinitely, the school announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

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