Found November 13, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Jim Weaver, who has shepherded Virginia Tech through two conference realignments and overseen vast facilities improvements in 16 years as the school's athletic director, is stepping down. "Once in a while, we're not able to live out our goals and objectives, and this is one of them," Weaver, 68, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. He said he made the decision about four weeks ago and informed senior staff Monday. Weaver, who revealed in 2008 that he is battling Parkinson's disease, has had four back surgeries in recent years, along with a hip replacement, and is due to have both hips replaced in the near future. The surgeries are largely a result of the toll of Parkinson's on his body, he said. "I'm not leaving at all in defeat," he said. "I feel like it's the best thing for me and my family." Weaver arrived in September 1997, when the Hokies played football in the Big East and all other sports in the Atlantic 10. By 1999, the Big East invited the Hokies to become an all-sports member. Five years later, they moved again, joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004. Under Weaver's watch, the Hokies have expanded Lane Stadium to its current capacity of 65,632, added luxury suites, and built a new football complex that was completed in 2010. The three-story building has a locker room on the bottom floor, a lounge for the football team on the second and wrestling facility on the third floor. The space vacated by the football program was then renovated to improve the facilities of the school's Olympic sports programs. Virginia Tech also built a $20 million basketball practice facility that opened in 2009, complete with coaches offices and practice gyms for both the men's and women's teams, weight rooms and locker rooms, and this year added a new video board at Lane Stadium that is among the largest in the United States. Virginia Tech President Charles Steger said in a statement posted on the university website that Weaver "has significantly expanded the program's size and quality winning in competition and in the classroom." Steger said the school is in good shape financially and added: "I regret to see him leave this role. However, this is a demanding job. Jim's health precludes him from maintaining the same commitment and devotion he has shown since arriving here in 1997." Weaver, whose contract went through Dec. 31, 2015, said he intends to serve on the search committee. The school announced that Sharon McClockey, senior associate athletic director, will hold the position on an interim basis beginning Jan. 1, just as she did before Weaver was hired 16 years ago.

Dismissed Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell is on Senior Day tickets

Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell may have been dismissed from the team on Wednesday, but he's still featured on the Hokie's Senior Day tickets.

VT Kicker Suspended: Featured on Game Tickets For This Weekend

Cody Journell Virginia Tech’s kicker was released from the team today and now has quite the dilemma. What makes this story particularly interesting? The former Hokies kicker has his image featured upon the tickets for this weeks upcoming game against Maryland. I have to say this is pretty comical.  In the end however, one can’t  say that this kid didn’t have his fair shot...

Va Tech K Journell kicked off team

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has dismissed kicker Cody Journell from the team. Beamer announced the senior's dismissal Wednesday, citing a violation of team policies. Beamer declined further comment. Journell made 10 of 16 field goal attempts and 24 of 26 extra-point tries this season. The school says Journell's replacement hasn't been determined. The Hokies (7...

Virginia Tech tops West Virginia 87-82

Freshman Ben Emelogu scored a game-high 22 points to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia 87-82 on Tuesday. Adam Smith added 19 points for the Hokies (1-1), who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the first half. Smith scored seven of Virginia Tech's last nine points. Smith's three-point play with 33.2 seconds to play gave the Hokies an 83-79 lead, and after West Virginia...

Hokies Come Back to Take Down WVU

For the majority of the first half of Tuesday's afternoon matinee against Virginia Tech, it appeared as if West Virginia was going to be able to cruise to a victory.


The Terps are coming off a disappointing loss at home to Syracuse, and they'll attempt to grab elusive win No. 6 this Saturday in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech. The Hokies bounced back after two straight losses with a resounding win against nationally-ranked Miami, so this doesn't figure to be an easy game for a struggling Maryland squad.

Preview: WVU - VT

Virginia Tech was upended by USC Upstate in its opener, 64-63. Was that just a one-time blip, as sometimes occurs early in the season, or it it a harbinger of some tough times this year?

Harrison still unsure

Ja’Von Harrison has been committed to Virginia Tech for more than a year, but several others are after the Hokies pledge. The 2014 wide receiver of Lakeland (Fla.) Kathleen says a lot is up in the air right now about his recruitment. Here’s the latest.

Game Notes: West Virginia @ Virginia Tech

West Virginia at Virginia Tech 11/12/2013 1:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN | LIVE STATSBLACKSBURG — James Johnson wasn't surprised by what he saw on film after Virginia Tech's 64-63 home loss Saturday to USC Upstate. He's coaching a team with young players thrust into key roles. With memories of that eye-opening experience in the season opener still fresh, a Tuesday afternoon...

Photo Gallery I: WVU - VT

Our first look at West Virginia's 87-82 loss to Virginia Tech
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