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Collegiate Inn of Blacksburg Open House This Thursday!

Come join us for the Collegiate Inn Open House, located in the courtyard of the Holiday Inn on Prices Fork Road. The Open House will be prior to the Boston College game on October 25th and will run from 1:30 PM until 5:00 PM.

We will have food, refreshments, entertainment for the kids, an opportunity to view our model rooms, and prizes - including an opportunity to win an all Expenses Paid Weekend for either the Florida State or Miami home football games. All attendees will receive a prize and we will be giving away chances to win an opportunity to make reservations at the Holiday Inn for one of the above home games.

For more information on the open house, click here (PDF file)

Opportunity is Knocking Will you Answer?

You can own a Luxury Hotel-Condominium in Blacksburg with all of the advantages of ownership and none of the Hassles. Imagine owning a property where you don't have to take care of it, it takes care of you - VIP treatment when you are here and fully taken care of when you're away1. The Collegiate Inn of Blacksburg's Rooms and Amenities include:

  • Custom, US Made, Cherry Wood Furniture (by Sorrentino Mariani)
  • Professionally designed Custom Interiors
  • Philips 42 LCD HD TV
  • Granite countertops
  • Exclusive, Owners Only, pre-game and post-game parties
  • Exclusive, Owners Only, shuttle service to and from football games
  • Over $3,400,000 in room and common area improvements
  • On-site restaurant, lounge, banquet facilities, meeting rooms, and extensive parking
  • Large outdoor pool, indoor pool, and fitness room
  • Exclusive, Owners Only, Baby sitting services
  • Located on Prices Fork Road, directly across from the VT Campus and within walking distance to Lane Stadium, Cassell Coliseum, restaurants, shops, and downtown Blacksburg
  • Phase I units starting at $119,900

For more information, visit us at or call (877) 440-4540.

1Ownership may include rental program opportunities

WR Ben Barber Commits to VT
by Will Stewart,

Virginia Tech received their 21st commitment of the 2008 recruiting class, and their 15th commitment from TSL's In-State Top 30, when wide receiver Ben Barber from Edison High School in Alexandria, VA committed to the Hokies this week.

Barber, listed at 6-0, 200 pounds, is the brother of former Hokie free safety Willie Pile.

Due to a growing numbers crunch with scholarships, the Hokies have requested that Barber enroll in either January 2008 or January 2009. Barber thinks he may be able to make it early.

"I called Coach Bud Foster last Wednesday and said I wanted to come," Barber said. "Basically, they just have a numbers situation. They are looking for some guys who commit to come in this coming January or next January. I told him I have my classes in order to come in this January, so when I sign on the dotted line I'll be coming this January."

If Barber is unable to come to Tech in January 2008, he will explore other options.

Barber, who racked up 54 receptions for 1,034 yards and 12 touchdowns at wide receiver last season as a junior, was moved to quarterback this season. He has led Edison to a 7-1 record so far this season after helping the Eagles to a Northern Region, Division 5 Championship last season.

For more details on the timing of Barber's enrollment, and his comments on his situation, please see our TSL Pass update on his commitment.

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