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Andy Bitter, TechSideline.com:
“Want a front-row seat to Virginia Tech’s rise as a college football power? Chris Colston takes you there, with vivid, behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes about the Hokies’ decades-long evolution. There isn’t a more definitive and comprehensive history of Virginia Tech’s transformation from football nomad to national title contender under Frank Beamer than this.”

Hall of Fame broadcaster Bill Roth:
“Riveting stuff. Reads like a well-written novel. Essential for all Hokies, old and new.”
Hall of Fame sportswriter David Teel:
“The Inside Story Behind the Rise of Virginia Tech Football is not a misnomer. Chris attended Tech, cheered for Tech, absorbed Tech’s history, worked at Tech, and most essential, earned the trust of those who authored the program’s ascension, including Frank Beamer.”

TechSideline.com founder Will Stewart:
“Chris Colston is the most authoritative voice on the modern era of Virginia Tech football …if you want to learn about Virginia Tech football, he’s the guy. I personally learned a ton from reading his stuff over the years. Sit back and enjoy Go Tech Go from one of the most revered writers about Hokie sports.”


Chris created and published the Hokie Football Annual from 2010-12. A limited number of back issues are available for collectors.

The first Hokie Football Annual.
The second Hokie Football Annual.
The third Hokie Football Annual.

Chris also wrote Frank Beamer's first autobiography (TURN UP THE WICK), a coffee table book for Whitman titled THE VIRGINIA TECH VAULT, a collection of Hokie stories titled TALES FROM THE VIRGINIA  TECH SIDELINE, and the HOKIES HANDBOOK.

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