This week, a Virginia Tech fan asked Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times about Hokies head coach Frank Beamer and his future with the team. Beamer is now 68 years old, and the fan wanted to know how other college coaches have fared at that age and beyond.Bitter dug into the record books to find out."For starters, coaches at the Division I (and even more specific, the FBS level) being...
In January, the Power 5 conferences passed historic legislation which allows them to offer full cost-of-attendance payments to its prospective student-athletes. Extra cash can be a powerful recruiting tool, so the change naturally has some coaches worried about increased inequity on the playing field.Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer is one of them. Beamer told Mike Barber of the Richmond...
A very interesting spring has come to a close in the world of college football. Injuries, coaching changes, and high level recruiting headline the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC released it schedule earlier this year, showing that the conference is ready and willing to compete with the best of the best. Having one the toughest non-conference schedules in the country. Here are...
The NCAA is going to change this fall with the implementation of the new cost of attendance scholarships, which allows for schools to include a low four figure sum into their athletic “full-ride” scholarships to allow for costs such as food and travel to be covered.
While there has been little opposition to this change, Clemson football had coach Dabo Swinney told The Post and...
There is an interesting rumor beginning to make the rounds on the Internet which links Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez to the Virginia Tech Hokies head coaching vacancy.
Sure, it is just a rumor that has no factual backing, but the speculation and reasoning behind the move seems to make plenty of sense.
According to BlueGoldSports.com, Rich Rodriguez could be the man...
New Press Release from the ACC & PITT regarding some media info:
Atlantic Coast Conference Spring Football Media Teleconference—Reminder
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, 10:20 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
The ACC will hold its annual Spring Football Media Teleconference tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22. The teleconference will begin at 10:20 a.m. with each of the Conference’s 14 head football...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer is happy to be back on the football field.
The Hokies' coach opened his 29th spring practice Tuesday, not quite four months after throat surgery. The procedure forced him to step back from many of his duties and let his staff handle the football operations.
''I had throat surgery, some work in there on my tonsils and...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2015
Frank Beamer attended a Virginia Tech basketball game with his family and went catatonic when his granddaughter had a meltdown.
Few things in life are more annoying than having to sit next to a crying, screaming child. How do you cope with it?
Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer has chosen to simply stare into blankness, appearing to be frozen in time.
Check out this Vine of the Hokies’ football coach sitting next to who appears to be his crying granddaughter at his school’s men’s basketball game against...
In looking back at the 2014 season, several coaches looked down the barrel of Old Demon Pressure and produced some of their best work. Paul Johnson, Kyle Flood, Bret Bielema, Mark Helfrich, Gary Patterson are primary examples of coaches who had a lot to prove to their critics last season, and promptly answered the bell.
Which coaches face the most pressure — not necessarily hot...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Sitting at the head of the conference table in his office, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock largely ignores the steel and concrete indoor practice facility rising just outside his windows.
There's more progress to pursue.
The practice facility will be among the finest in the country when completed this year, and after a third consecutive mediocre...
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January 06, 2015
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Virginia Tech needed a win over Cincinnati in the Military Bowl to extend its streak of winning seasons to 22. Despite the accomplishment, the Hokies 2014 season was a disappointment by their standards. Since head coach Frank Beamer arrived to Blacksburg, winning seasons have been automatic until recently.
That is why despite receiving a contract...
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer recently underwent throat surgery and spent the Military Bowl victory against Cincinnati coaching from the press...
According to a lot of the write-ups online the Military Bowl between Virginia Tech and the Cincinnati Bearcats was not the prettiest game. However, if you ask Frank Beamer, the longtime head coach of the Hokies, he will say that it was the prettiest of his distinguished career for no other reason than it was the latest.So what does he do to celebrate? He gets down! Read more »
Frank Beamer recently had throat surgery, so he wasn't on the sidelines while his Virginia Tech squad played Cincinnati in the Military Bowl.
Instead, VT's head coach was up in the press box while his son, and associate head coach, Shane took over his duties down on the field.
The Hokies, who struggled through a 6-6 regular season, beat Cincinnati, 33-17, giving the Beamers a moment...
It’s been a tough season for Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies. They struggled through a 6-6 season, and Beamer had minor throat surgery at the end of the regular season, leaving him unable to talk in long stretches.
Via doctor’s order, the only head coach the Hokies have known since 1987 was forced to watch their 33-17 win over Cincinnati in Saturday’s Military Bowl...
Frank Beamer danced like crazy following Virginia Tech's Military Bowl victory.
Virginia Tech won the Military Bowl Saturday afternoon, defeating Cincinnati, 33-17.
Hokies coach Frank Beamer opted to celebrate his team’s victory with a hilarious locker room dance.
Check out the 68-year-old coach busting a move:
With the win, Virginia Tech improved to 7-6, securing its 22nd straight winning season.
On this edition of the Bearcats BlogCast, Scott is joined by Virginia Tech blogger Dan Caro of Treadmill Horse. Scott and Dan break down every aspect of the Military Bowl, from Virginia Tech’s offense, to the Tech defense vs Cincinnati offense, the special teams, Frank Beamer’s throat surgery and how Tech fans like Whit Babcock. Spoiler alert: they like him a lot.
WASHINGTON -- The after-effects of throat surgery won't keep Frank Beamer from coaching Virginia Tech at the Military Bowl on Saturday.
Beamer underwent the operation in early December, shortly after the Hokies ended the regular season with a 24-20 win over Virginia.
The 68-year-old Beamer has since been in recovery mode, although he did attend a few practices recently as Virginia...
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December 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer has been cleared by his doctors to work the Military Bowl on Saturday.
The 68-year-old Beamer is still recovering from throat surgery shortly after the end of the regular season.
Although the team arrived in Washington on Tuesday, Beamer is not slated to arrive until Friday. He will work the game against Cincinnati upstairs...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014
It's hard to imagine bowl season without Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, who's looking to close an up-and-down campaign on the right foot.
Doing so won't be easy against a Cincinnati team riding its longest winning streak in five seasons.
The Hokies try to cool off the Bearcats as they make their 22nd straight postseason appearance Dec. 27 in the Military Bowl at Annapolis, Maryland...
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December 12, 2014
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer is recovering from throat surgery.
The Hokies' head team physician, Dr. Gunnar Brolinson, says the procedure ''went as planned, without complications, and he simply needs some rest before he returns to his normal routine.''
Neither Brolinson nor the school gave further details about the nature of the procedure, or when...
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December 06, 2014
For many of us, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year.
For several college football coaches, it’s the most stressful time of the year. Jobs are on the line for a number of coaches in the final few weeks of the 2014 season. For a few others, possible career advancement hangs in the balance. How will the coaching carousel spin? The Student Section editors explore some...
“We’ve achieved the worst game ever! Success!”
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