The Jamerson Athletic Center houses administrative offices and facilities for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's athletic department. On the fourth floor, individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the university's prestigious sports program are recognized in the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Organized in 1982, it showcases the 187 athletes, coaches, and administrators who have been honored with an induction into the Hall of Fame. Visitors can view plaques engraved with the portrait and the primary sport of all members displayed there.


  • Virginia Tech's mascot, the HokieBird; image courtesy of CC BY 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14199747
    Virginia Tech's mascot, the HokieBird; image courtesy of CC BY 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14199747
  • (2005) Fireworks over Lane Stadium, which houses the Hall of Fame Museum; image by By UserB - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=914427
    (2005) Fireworks over Lane Stadium, which houses the Hall of Fame Museum; image by By UserB - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=914427

The Virginia Tech Hokies are the official athletic teams representing Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The Hokies participate in the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference in 19 varsity sports. Clad in Chicago maroon and burnt orange, their name comes from the "Old Hokie" spirit yell created in 1896 by O.M. Stull during a contest. The original spirit yell referenced the old name of the school and was no longer suitable when Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (VAMC) became Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI).

Administrative offices and facilities for Virginia Tech's athletic department are located in the 39,617-square-foot Jamerson Center. Constructed in 1982 for a cost of $1.83 million dollars, the Center houses administrative and coaches’ offices, athletic department accounting and business offices, team and coaches’ meeting rooms, the Jim “Bulldog” Haren weight room, and the Gordon D. Bowman Memorial Club Room (open to Hokie Club members). It is named in honor of J. E. Jamerson and his son, alumnus William Edward "Bill" Jamerson, owners of the family business responsible for the construction of the building and strong supporters of the University's athletic program.

On the fourth floor of the Jamerson Center, at the south end of the Cassell Coliseum ambulatory, is the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 1982 to honor and preserve the memory of individuals who have made significant contributions to athletics at the university. As of 2016, 187 athletes, coaches, administrators and staff members who have been inducted. Their contributions are recognized with plaques engraved with the portrait and primary sport of each member.

Visitors to Virginia Tech may also wish to visit the Hall of Fame Museum located on the west side of Lane Stadium. The museum, featuring all Hokie sports, spans two stories and includes galleries, display cases, and interactive screens.

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