The second quarterfinal features two former Big East teams that joined the ACC for the 2004-05 season. Virginia Tech is trying to finally break through to the big dance after being snubbed the last two seasons, and Miami is probably just playing for fun, although they certainly took it to woeful Wake Forest yesterday. VT has a habit of losing games to lesser competition, so this could certainly be a close contest. To represent the Hokies and Blacksburg, we've got VT student band A Friendly Takeover. To quote the Roanoke Times, the band "originated from pure talent, minimal music lessons and a genuine enjoyment of the sound of acoustic rock. The band has played at several venues around Blacksburg, including Champs, Top of the Stairs and Cabo Fish Taco." The only way I could get their music on here was to link to their entire Myspace playlist, so for the first time you have MULTIPLE songs to consider by a single artist. They even have have a song called "Hurricane Bonnie," which struck North Carolina and Virginia in 1998. Unfortunately the song seems to be about some girl instead.
Representing The U this time out, we've got the lead-off track from Soul Jazz's Miami Sound compilation - "Cramp Your Style" by All the People. Sampled by Boogie Down Productions on "I'm Still #1," could this funk workout foretell what the Hurricanes will do to Seth Greenberg's boys this afternoon?