ORLANDO, FL (WWBT) - The Virginia Tech community can relate to the feeling that Newtown, Connecticut, has had the last two weeks, and the Hokies are honoring victims of both the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting and the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting this week in Orlando.
Frank Beamer's team has been wearing special helmets this week to honor the victims of both shooting. The helmet has a decal of a ribbon, half of which is orange for Virginia Tech and half of which is green, the color of Sandy Hook Elementary School. The team will wear a smaller version on their game helmets during the Russell Athletic Bowl on Friday.
Click on the above video to view Matt Lincoln's report from Orlando on the special Hokie Helmets.