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ACC Countdown: No. 7 Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech went 8-5 a year ago (5-3 in ACC play), decent by Coastal Division standards but not enough to win the division after Duke took the head-to-head battle in Blacksburg -- a sentence that would have been unfathomable as recently as two years ago. The Hokies start fresh on offense without three-year starter at quarterback, Logan Thomas, and return a lot of pieces from...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Countdown: No. 7 Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech went 8-5 a year ago (5-3 in ACC play), not all that horrible by Coastal Division standards but not enough to win the Division after Duke won the head-to-head battle in Blacksburg -- a sentence that would have been unfathomable as recently as two years ago. Virginia Tech starts fresh this year on offense without three-year starter Logan Thomas, and returns a lot of pieces...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

West Virginia And N.C. State Agree To Football Series In 2018, 2019

With most of its conference games hundreds of miles away, it’s hard to blame West Virginia for scheduling so many non-conference games with eastern football schools. The Mountaineers had previously announced series with Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and have brought up playing archrival Pitt in the future. Now, the ACC’s N.C. State will face WVU in a few years. West Virginia and...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Times, Spartan Hockey Helmets Going Under Microscope

Casque de hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is an interesting read about hockey helmets. Jeff Z. Klein, New York Times — Hockey helmets may be on the verge of a radical makeover, as scientists and engineers at Virginia Tech prepare a rating system that measures each brand’s and model’s ability to reduce the risk of concussion. “After football, hockey is the sport that...
Via Goon's World
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Improved Hockey Helmets

from Jeff Z. Klein of the New York Times, Hockey helmets may be on the verge of a radical makeover, as scientists and engineers at Virginia Tech prepare a rating system that measures each brand’s and model’s ability to reduce the risk of concussion. “After football, hockey is the sport that produces the highest rate of concussion,” said Dr. Stefan M. Duma, a Virginia...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech picked to finish third in wide opened ACC Coastal Division

There was no surprise that 112 media members would pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference, as the consensus selected the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. The mystery laid in who they would select to face the Seminoles in the 10th annual ACC Championship. Not surprised by FSU being picked. But #Hokies 3rd in the Coastal? pic.twitter.com/NYIaTryeAu — We Are...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Peach Jam Highlights: Kenny Williams

Michigan has been tracking Boo Williams guard Kenny Williams this spring as it looks to expand its class of 2015 recruiting board. Williams is 6-foot-3 guard from Chesterfield, Virginia who is being recruited by VCU, Michigan, Indiana, George Mason, Virginia Tech and many others. More Peach Jam Highlights Peach Jam Highlights: Prince Ali Peach Jam Highlights: Tyus Battle
Via UM Hoops
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football 2014: 10 Things You Need To Know

“In Beamer We Trust.” The mantra that has been the battle cry of the Virginia Tech Hokies since 1986 has taken a bit of a tumble in the past two seasons, leaving the fans and faithful a bit concerned. The 2014 version of this school will be a bit different, losing Logan Thomas to the NFL and Kyle Fuller as well. There is plenty of depth to fill holes, however youth will be served...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2014

Virginia Tech has been one of the ACC’s most consistent programs under Frank Beamer’s watch. The Hokies won at least 10 games in...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Commit Deshawn McClease Takes Shots At UVA After Cavaliers Fan Comes After Him On Twitter

Unfortunately, the Virginia vs. Virginia Tech rivalry, which annually results in the awarding of the Commonwealth Cup, hasn’t really lived up to the billing over the past decade or so. There are three main reasons. One, UVA’s program has really dipped in the time frame, as the Cavaliers have posted as many losing seasons as they have winning campaigns. Two – Virginia Tech,...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: How Poor Offense Has Haunted Frank Beamer

Via Lost Lettermen
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Back Deshawn McClease Commits to Hokies

Oscar Smith running back Deshawn McClease chose to commit to Virginia Tech Tuesday over the University of Maryland as well as a number of other offers. The 5'9", 175-pound running back finished with 1,558 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. He's a consensus three-star recruit and considered the 20th best player in the Commonwealth of Virginia by 247Sports. McClease...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Next For West Virginia?

FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins announced on Tuesday that West Virginia and Virginia Tech will open the 2017 season when they face off on September 2, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Virginia Tech and West Virginia to FedExField in 2017,” said Redskins Chief Marketing Officer Mitch Gershman. “We are proud to continue the commitment to our season ticket holders...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU Adds Virginia Tech to 2017 Slate

LANDOVER, Md. – FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins, announced today the addition of another high-profile college football game to its schedule. Virginia Tech and West Virginia (WVU) will open the 2017 college football season in a matchup set for Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Virginia Tech and West Virginia to FedExField in 2017,” said Redskins...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu headed to SMU

Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu has committed to SMU, he told CBSSports.com on Monday morning. The 6-5 guard averaged 10.5 points last season for the Hokies and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Emelogu must sit out next season and will be eligible beginning in the 2015-16 season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

BlueGoldSports Weekly Rewind

Miss something over the last week or over the weekend? Get up to speed with our BlueGoldSports.com Weekly Rewind that gets you caught up on WVU recruiting and news around WVU. It was a busy week in Mountaineer Nation. It’s time to rewind.   Karl Joseph Makes Bednarik Award List   WVU vs Virginia Tech in 2017?   WVU: Kevin White Ready For Breakout   WVU FB – No Appointment...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU vs Virginia Tech in 2017?

West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck spoke with Michael Carvelli, managing editor of BlueGoldNews.com this week and that interview has caught the attention of Mountaineer Nation. Luck, who has been working to get Pittsburgh and Penn State back on the football schedule says something could be in the works with Virginia Tech, possibly as early as 2017. “That...
Via BlueGoldSports.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

CJ Barksdale is the latest to leave Virginia Tech

Buzz Williams's roster will look a lot different than the Virginia Tech roster that James Johnson had last season.  CJ Barksdale becomes the fifth player to leave the program since Williams was hired in March. The Washington Post had the scoop... Forward C.J. Barksdale has informed the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program that he will not be a member of next season’s...
Via SCACC Hoops
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech And West Virginia Working On A 2017 Game At FedEx Field

Virginia Tech still owns the Black Diamond Trophy after the 2005 win.(IG/dtapp55) Virginia Tech and West Virginia are set to renew their rivalry in 2021, but the Hokies and Mountaineers might wind up meeting up on the field before that. Oliver Luck told Scout’s West Virginia website Blue & Gold News that the two teams are in talks to set up a neutral site game at FedEx Field...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Emelogu to transfer from Virginia Tech

Hiring a coach with a good reputation isn't always a quick fix.  Buzz Williams was well regarded during his time at Marquette, but Williams will face an uphill battle in Blacksburg. On Friday, Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch tweeted this... SOURCES: Virginia Tech sophomore guard Ben Emelogu has left the #Hokies basketball program. — Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber...
Via SCACC Hoops
24 days ago  |  Discuss

USF Adds Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson To Incoming Class

Here's a weird one for you: It looks like Delray Beach DE Kevin Bronson didn't have the grades to get into Virginia Tech, and instead is heading to USF. Considering USF is the same school that has been denying kids with its infamously difficult academic committee for years now, this is certainly a surprise. This report out of ESPN West Palm (your home for the best polo and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Emelogu is fourth Hokie to leave Virginia Tech basketball team

Rising sophomore Ben Emelogu has decided to leave the Virginia Tech basketball team and recently returned home to Grand Prairie, Tex., an athletic department spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. He becomes the fourth player to depart the program since Coach Buzz Williams took over in March. Emelogu was seen as an essential building block last season and former Coach James Johnson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Tabs Rick Pitino As The Fifth Best College Hoops Coach

Mark Humphrey | Associated Press Over five weeks time, ESPN.com has been revealing their top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by the four letter network’s college hoops crew. On Monday morning ESPN tabbed Rick Pitino at No. 5. Former Virginia Tech head coach and current ESPN college basketball analyst Seth Greenberg, along with long-time ESPN senior analyst Andy Katz...
Via The Cardinal Connect
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt's 2014 football schedule features difficult end

Pitt's 2014 football schedule isn't a cakewalk ... but it is favorable. The Panthers will miss arguably the two most difficult teams in the conference in Florida State and Clemson, and they also get Virginia Tech at home this year. I'm on record as saying the Miami game on the road looks to be the only utterly unwinnable one, and Pitt has a really good shot to finish...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Maryland Coach Mike Locksley Texts His Son, Kai Locksley, A Top Recruit, If He’s Ready To Commit To Terps

Kai Locksley is a four-star quarterback in the class of 2015. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound dual threat is being recruited by Auburn, Florida State, Maryland, Texas, and Virginia Tech.  At one of those programs, there is a family connection. Kai Locksley’s father, Mike Locksley, is the offensive coordinator at Maryland. What’s it like when a father tries to recruit his son? Check...
Via College Spun
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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