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Virginia Tech AD reportedly nixes player fine policy

Earlier on Thursday, we reported that the Virginia Tech football team was considering fining their players of their cost-of-attendance stipends as a disciplinary measure. Those thoughts turned out to be true, but as of Wednesday evening, the policy had been stopped. According to Bleacher Report, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock claimed that the policy had been done away...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech wanted to fine players, which is utterly insane

One of the more time-honored clichés in the coaching profession is that college football’s highly paid leaders of young men have “tunnel vision.” They’re “only focused on what’s right in front of them.” They “don’t read the papers.” Well, maybe it’s time to start. Just a week before opening night, the sport is suddenly overrun with a crisis of coaches behaving...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech under scrutiny over fine system for football players

Virginia Tech’s football program is under scrutiny for imposing an apparent fine system as discipline for its players. The system came to light on Wednesday night when Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster told the media they would look into fining players. “We’re going to look at doing that. Some people got in trouble for getting up and punishing people at 6 a.m. in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buckeye fan produces hype video for Ohio State-Virginia Tech rematch.

Ready for a hype video? Ohio State fan Thomas Rupp has produced a hype video for the Buckeyes' season opening road game against the only team to defeat them last season, Virginia Tech.Naturally, the video focuses more on everything that happened to the reigning College Football Playoff title holders after the loss to the Hokies last season.The only really negative thing to say about...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Head Coach Jim McElwain Says He Would Never Fine His Players

Earlier today, images leaked of the fine structure that was in place at Virginia Tech. The Hokies coach staff was apparently set to fine players for various transgressions, many minor like having a dirty dorm or locker. Cincinnati’s Tommy Tuberville has also expressed interest in fining his players out of their cost of attendance stipend. Will Florida be jumping in on what, in...
Via College Spun
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Fan Creates Awesome Trailer For Buckeyes’ Season Opener vs. Virginia Tech

We’re just more than a week away from Ohio State’s season opener against Virginia Tech.  It’s going to be electric in Blacksburg, Va., at Lane Stadium come Sept. 7 at 8 p.m. E.T. The Buckeyes are out for revenge. The Hokies are looking to make it two in a row against the defending champs.  Get prepared for the contest by watching this awesome trailer for the game created...
Via College Spun
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo shows dollar amount for Virginia Tech fines

Virginia Tech was hoping the reports of it fining college football players would last for only one news cycle, but it appears that dream won’t come true anytime soon. On Thursday, the Richmond-Times Dispatch tweeted photos of a TV monitor outside the players’ lounge that showed a menu of infractions and their respectively dollar amounts. The fines, which were deducted from...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech’s Fine Structure Has Leaked, And It Is Ridiculous

Yesterday, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster revealed that the coaching staff was considering fining players using their cost of attendance stipends. The idea was quickly shot down by higher-ups at the school, but based on photos revealed by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, it looks like the fine structure was very real, and farther along than the “idea” stage. #BREAKING...
Via College Spun
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

VT considering fining players as punishment?

In the NFL, it is not uncommon to see players getting fined a certain amount of money as punishment for different violations of policies or extreme penalties on the field. College just began giving their athletes different sums of “cost-of-attendance” stipends and one Power Five Conference team is already looking into a whole new kind of disciplinary measure. According to Norm...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Assistant Coach Says Team May Fine Players This Season

This may go down as one of the oddest proposals ever, but Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has an idea on how to punish players who are late to meetings and commit other violations of team rules. Fine them! Foster says it’s an idea the team is looking into: Bud Foster said #Hokies looking at fining players for missing/being late to meetings, other disciplinary stuff...
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech AD squashes coach's idea of fining players

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock quickly responded to defensive coordinator Bud Foster's suggestion that coaches might fine players from their cost of attendance stipends by saying no such thing will happen. New NCAA rules allow schools to pay a stipend of several thousand dollars to athletes that cover school expenses beyond tuition, fees and room and board. Virginia...
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Virginia Tech coaches consider fining players for being late and missing meetings

Giving college football players more money has been a hot topic in recent years, but the Virginia Tech coaches are actually considering ways to take money away from them, according to a report by Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times. On Wednesday night Bitter tweeted that Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster said that Virginia Tech was considering fining players for being late or...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Looking Into Fining Its Football Players Money As Discipline Measure

Soon, college football players will be able to receive cost of attendance stipends to go along with their full scholarships. At Virginia Tech, the 2015-2016 COA figure is listed at $3,620 for out of state players, per CBS Sports. If defensive coordinator Bud Foster has his way, that money may also open up the option for coaches to fine players for transgressions. Foster spoke about...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Is Blasting “Enter Sandman” At Practice While Preparing For Virginia Tech

Preparation for Virginia Tech has begun at Ohio State.  The Buckeyes, who open the 2015 season against the Hokies in Blacksburg, Va., are practicing against Virginia Tech schemes this afternoon.  While they’re doing it, they’re blaring the Hokies’ unofficial anthem, Metallica’s Enter Sandman. Love it: #OhioState practicing vs #VirginiaTech schemes while cranking Hokies’...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Virginia Tech coach Charlie Coffey dies of cancer at 81

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Charlie Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to Virginia Tech during three seasons as the Hokies' head coach in the early 1970s, has died at age 81. The school says Coffey died at home in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Monday night. The University of Tennessee, where Coffey was a three-year letterman and later an assistant coach, says Coffey died after a long...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Virginia Tech Players Enjoy Backyard Football Game With Kids

The Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for what may be the biggest game in the history of the school (and at the very least, the biggest home game in the history of Lane Stadium) when they open the 2015 season against the defending national champs, the Ohio State Buckeyes. Coming off a 7-6 record in 2014 (including a win over those same Buckeyes), you would think the Hokies are doing...
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Paisley to play before Virginia Tech-Ohio State game

Country star Brad Paisley will perform a free concert outside Blacksburg’s Lane Stadium the night before the Virginia Tech Hokies open the season against the defending champion Ohio State Buckeyes. The announcement was made on The concert itself will take place in one of the parking lots of Cassell Coliseum, and Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock offered a brief comment...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Toughest Games on Virginia Tech's College Football Schedule in 2015

Predicting the ACC Coastal Division is a total crapshoot this season. While the teams, including Virginia Tech, may have different...
Via Athlon Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is weeks away, and the Virginia Tech Hokies are looking for a better year than in 2014, where the Hokies finished the year 7-6. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Virginia Tech’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

VaTech’s Ahmed Hill undergoes surgery for patellar tear

The Virginia Tech Hokies haven’t been considered extremely dangerous basketball contenders over the course of the past couple seasons. That isn’t expected to change this season, and sophomore guard Ahmed Hill is down with an injury after undergoing surgery to repair a partially torn patellar tendon. Hill may not be considered one of the biggest pieces to the Hokies’ basketball...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michael Vick pays visit to Virginia Tech

Michael Vick paid a surprise visit to his alma mater Friday, igniting memories of the impact he made during his two-year stretch at Virginia Tech. Vick’s tenacity and ingenuity led the Hokies to the national title game in 1999, redefining what was possible from the quarterback position. The staff got a surprise Visit from Mike Vick #Legend #HokieForLife #Winner
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football position review: Quarterbacks

In part one of our Virginia Tech 2015 season preview series, we examine the signals callers for the Hokies. What we know After transferring from Texas Tech before last season and starting for the Hokies in 2014, quarterback Michael Brewer will be back under center for his senior season in Blacksburg. The other quarterbacks listed on the Virginia Tech roster include Brenden Motley...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles To Watch

While other ACC programs are opening the 2015 season against teams like Wofford, Bethune-Cookman and Alcorn State, Virginia Tech is opening with the...
Via Athlon Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech 2015 Fan Hype Video Is So Tough It Will Leave A Bruise

The Hokies are just over a month away from starting the season and one fan is getting VT hyped up with this video.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 37 — Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Hokies 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 ACC (won bowl game) 1 Burning Question: Will Virginia Tech Return to Prominence? From 2004-2011, Virginia Tech was the gold standard for ACC football. During that highly successful run, the Hokies won four ACC titles, posted double digit wins every season, and never finished lower than second in the Coastal Division. The last three...
Via The Student Section
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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