Virginia Tech released the financial details of its expansion to full-time membership in the Big East, a move beginning in the 2001-02 academic year that will require a price increase for home football tickets.
Tech will pay an entry fee of $2.5 million over a 10-year period. It will pay $200,000 a year for the first five years and $300,000 a year thereafter. It will also have to pay a $175,000 equity fee that every school in the conference has paid.
AD Jim Weaver said the university will have to increase the cost of football tickets beginning next year to finance the transition. It has not been determined by how much money the tickets will increase.
In other Virginia Tech news, the school announced that Weaver was given a five-year contract extension.
* WARRICK BACK: Florida State WR Peter Warrick returned to practice Tuesday while authorities tried to wrap up their investigation into a $244 retail theft at a local shopping mall.
A Tallahassee Police Department spokesman said Monday that Warrick and WR Laveranues Coles "are going to be witnesses or suspects" in the case. A Leon County district attorney said decision was likely until at least Thursday.
Coles said he and his roommate answered all police questions into their theft investigation of a tan hat and four shirts. The merchandise was apparently sold to the players for far less money by a clerk being investigated by police.
* VIRGINIA UPSET: William & Mary's Missy Wycinski scored in the 67th minute to give the No. 19 Tribe a 1-0 women's soccer upset of No. 12 Virginia in Charlottesville.