Basketball: Ohio to Play Virginia Tech in "Secret Scrimmage"

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Alex Marcheschi

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Updated Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:53 pm
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The Ohio Bobcats will play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Oct. 28 in Blacksburg, VA in a "secret scrimmage," according to CBSSports.com's Jeff Goodman.

Many "secret scrimmages" happen around the nation at this time of the year. Fans and media aren't allowed in the arenas to watch, the scrimmages are set up by the programs and kept under wraps.

The Hokies went 16-14 last season in former head coach Seth Greenberg's final season at VT. A few players decided to transfer after the firing of Greenberg, including Dorian Finney-Smith, who was one of the best freshman forwards in the ACC last year.

The Hokies new coach is James Johnson, he has served as an assistant coach at Old Dominion, Elon, College of Charleston, Penn State, George Mason, Virginia Tech and Clemson throughout his career. 

Ohio also has a new head coach in Jim Christian, who came over from Texas Christian University after John Groce left for Illinois. The Bobcats made a surprise run to the Sweet 16 last year and are hoping to build off of that success for another tourney run. Christian has MAC experience as he was the head coach at Kent State from 2002-2008. 

Both teams have fan bases that will be expecting a lot from its news coaches, but unfortunately for the fans, they won't be able to watch this one. 

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