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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
8 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
8 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
8 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
13 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: How Poor Offense Has Haunted Frank Beamer

Via Lost Lettermen
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu headed to SMU

Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu has committed to SMU, he told 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WVU vs Virginia Tech in 2017?

West Virginia University athletic director Oliver Luck spoke with Michael Carvelli, managing editor of 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...
20 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
21 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
21 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
26 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech adds JUCO forward Shane Henry to its 2014 recruiting class

Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Buzz Williams has gone the junior college route to corral his latest recruit for the class of 2014. Shane Henry, a 6-foot-8 forward, is headed to Tech, according to Jon Rothstein of Henry (@Tallguyy_Henry on Twitter) will come to Tech from Georgia Perimeter College, a junior college with several campuses in suburban Atlanta...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Buzz Williams leaving Marquette for Virginia Tech

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette coach Buzz Williams is leaving the school to become the next head coach at Virginia Tech, according to multiple reports. Williams just completed his sixth season at Marquette, finishing a disappointing 17-15 and missing out on the postseason after the Golden Eagles were picked to win the Big East conference. Marquette went to the NCAA tournament in five of...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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