Boise State will open its 2010 football season against national power Virginia Tech at FedEx Field outside Washington, D.C., a Richmond, Va., television station is reporting.
WTVR (CBS 6) in Richmond is reporting the game, citing unnamed sources.
Boise State has been looking for a big-money game to open the 2010 season as a way of generating additional revenue for the athletic department.
Boise State president Bob Kustra told the Idaho Statesman two weeks ago that the opponent would “be a good one” and that the schools were close to finalizing an agreement.
Virginia Tech would certainly qualify as a "good one." The Hokies have won 10 or more games in eight of the last 10 seasons.
Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier has not been a proponent of scheduling road games with big-name opponents if the team does not return the game to Boise State.
“I’ve tried to avoid those (guarantee games). Now they’re much more of a reality going forward,” Bleymaier told the Statesman in May.
FedEx Field is home to the NFL's Washington Redskins. It seats more than 91,000. Virginia Tech played USC at the stadium in August 2004.
Virginia Tech is not expected to return the game, according to the report out of Richmond.
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