Steve Helber, File, Associated Press
FILE - This Nov. 26, 2011 file photo shows Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer during practice before a game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Beamer is making no apologies for his team's selection to the Sugar Bowl, even after a blowout loss to Clemson in the ACC championship game.

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is offering no apologies for the No. 17 Hokies date in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan.

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The Hokies will play the No. 13 Wolverines on Jan. 3 in Louisiana after the selection committee chose them over No. 8 Boise State and No. 11 Kansas State.

Beamer says the Hokies (11-2) have won more games than anyone at the Bowl Subdivision level since 1995, are the only team to have won at least 10 games for eight seasons in a row and are one of only three teams that will be going to a bowl game for the 19th consecutive season.

Beamer says the Hokies' inclusion shows that his program's image has risen in the past decade.