Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is generally referred to as Virginia Tech. The football team is known as the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Virginia plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have been in it since it’s creation in 1953.
Virginia’s mascot is a mounted swordsman, hence the Cavalier nickname. The mascot is a reference to the “Old Dominion” of Virginia. Many were loyal to the crown in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Those loyal to the crown were known as cavaliers in the English Civil War & Interregnum.