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Campus tragedy will only bring tight community closer

Chris Fowler savored each visit "College GameDay" made to Virginia Tech. Now, in the wake of a tragedy, he believes Hokie spirit will shine through once again.

Updated: April 19, 2007, 12:41 PM ET
By Chris Fowler | ESPN.com

They are clashing colors, maroon and orange. As they say, it's a combination only a Hokie could love.

But Tuesday, maroon and orange came together in a moving display of sympathy, support and pride. Watching Virginia Tech students in school colors grieve together at the convocation in Cassell Coliseum got me choked up. I couldn't speak. When they concluded the afternoon by together yelling "We Are Virginia Tech!" and "Let's Go Hokies!" I lost it. Surprising feelings rushed forth. Here were ...

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