Techsideline (and it's predecessor HokieCentral) are owned by Will Stewart a VT engineering grad. My understanding is he is a partner in Sportswar the owner of this site as well as the UVA "Sabre" site and maybe some others. Techsideline is free for some basic stuff (some message boards and content) but also has a subscription option (I think I pay $89/year) that allows members access to pay MB's and content that Will and his PAID staff writers to deliver. He's and excellent businessman having been able to feed his family and employ others for the last 20 years from profits from the site. Just another economic benefit of a successful football program (thank you Frank Beamer!).