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Game day brings tears, cheers to Virginia Tech community

Originally Published: September 1, 2007
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech football fans cried, then cheered in Saturday's opener against East Carolina at Lane Stadium.

They left the stadium breathing a sigh of relief.

The first major sporting event at Virginia Tech since the horrific campus massacre of April 16 began with an emotional pregame ceremony honoring the 32 victims, their families and the wounded in what was the worst school shooting spree in U.S. history.

The game ended with Virginia Tech beating ...

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