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Is This Stage Set Up Inside Lane Stadium Tonight For Metallica Or ESPN?

Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock shot down rumors this afternoon that Metallica would be on hand at Lane Stadium tonight to play "Enter Sandman" when the Hokies take the field to play Ohio State. 

But as long as there is a stage set up near one of the end zones, the speculation will persist. Here's a photo posted moments ago by the Sporting News' Matt Hayes. 

Many people are replying to Hayes, saying the stage is there for ESPN's studio crew (which is what Babcock had said). But if Metallica WAS going to be in Blacksburg, why would the Virginia Tech administration confirm it? 

Guess we'll have to wait a couple of hours to find out.