American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A town of southwest Virginia in the Allegheny Mountains west of Roanoke. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (established 1872) is located here. Population: 39,300.
- n. a university town in southwestern Virginia (west of Roanoke) in the Allegheny Mountains
“Last week, all 12 athletic directors from the ACC convened in Blacksburg for their annual fall meeting and one of the big topics of discussion was an expanded conference schedule for football and men's basketball.”
“But I imagine when he arrives in Blacksburg next year, his role will be similar to the one he plays at Hargrave: a tough nosed competitor who can initiate the offense and penetrate to the basket to set up teammates for easy layups and dunks.”
“But it's still surprising that Taylor's final season in Blacksburg has barely registered on the college football landscape thus far.”
“A loss to Wake Forest at home would be a significant setback, and one that would surely bring back the skeptics in Blacksburg who emerged following the James Madison loss this year.”
“Their last game in Blacksburg came all the way back in 1983.”
“They averaged more than 8.5 yards per play and their 49 points before halftime were the second-most since Coach Frank Beamer arrived here in Blacksburg 24 years ago.”
“Our 35-year-old son, Jamie, died on the morning of April 16, 2007, as one of thirty-two victims of a disturbed shooter on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.”
“He graduated from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in 1952 and from the University of Richmond law school three years later.”
“From an offensive standpoint, the mood here in Blacksburg has been much better than two weeks ago when the Hokies 'red zone woes ultimately resulted in a 21-16 loss to James Madison, the most shocking upset of the college football season thus far.”
“I grew up in Blacksburg which pretty much ducks the stereotype of the southern end of the state because of the college town influence.”
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