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1970 Virginia Tech Hokies Artwork: Mug

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Virginia Tech's mascot is really just a turkey, but they call it a HokieBird. Fans of Virginia Tech athletics have referred to the teams by the nickname Fighting Gobblers since the early 20th century. The legend regarding the origin of the "Gobblers" moniker refers to when the university was a military college known as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC). As future military officers and gentlemen, cadets were not allowed to look at their plates as they ate. To do so was termed "gobbling" your food and was a cause for punishment. Athletes were given increased portions of food and in consideration of the limited meal time, were allowed to "gobble" their meals. Because of this, the sports teams for VAMC became known as "The Gobblers". The 1909 football team was the first team to be referred to in print as the "Gobblers", and it became the official nickname in 1912.
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The perfect morning combination: a cup of morning coffee and your favorite team. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color to provide you a quality mug that will stand out in your kitchen and connect you with a piece of history.
  • 11 oz. ceramic mug
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe
  • Lead free
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