What's coming to 'ACC Gridiron LIVE' for Week 1

ACC Gridiron LIVE debuts Wednesday, Sept. 2, with an opening-week installment that puts the focus on Virginia Tech's clash with No. 1 Ohio State and more from around the league. Emmy Award-winning James Bates, former NFLers Ovie Mughelli and Takeo Spikes and former coach Tommy Bowden will talk all things ACC football throughout the season. The show airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on...
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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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech football’s alleged monetary fine system is ridiculous

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster created some unexpected buzz Wednesday when he suggested Hokies student-athletes should be fined for certain acts that disobey team rules, and yes, it’s as insane as it sounds. The Richmond Times-Dispatch posted a picture of the purported fine system, which ranges from $5 for arriving late during a study hall session to $100...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia Tech plays pickup football game with kids

As the 2015 college football continues to draw closer, the Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for what is expected to be a big step forward. Frank Beamer is excited about the team that he has put together, and the team seems to have a lot of high character players on it. That was apparent once again as they went out in the community and surprised fans with a pickup two-hand touch...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Virginia Tech Players Surprise Neighborhood Kids, Play Pick-Up Football Game

Virginia Tech’s football players surely grew up playing two-hand touch pick-up games in the neighborhood with their friends.  The Hokies’ student-athletes have since moved on and now play tackle, with pads, in front of thousands of spectators. Frank Beamer’s players went back to their roots recently, though. Some Virginia Tech players surprised a group of local kids and played...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech opens vs. Ohio State with high expectations

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) High expectations have returned at Virginia Tech. The Hokies, coming off their third consecutive mediocre season by program standards, will start the season with what coach Shane Beamer calls the biggest game in Lane Stadium history. Virginia Tech hosts defending national champion Ohio State on Labor Day night, and the challenge has added another dimension to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mandel's ACC picks: Clemson, FSU will watch title game from the couch

After winning or playing for championships in six of its first eight years in the ACC, Virginia Tech has taken a slide the past three seasons. Frank Beamer hit a modern low point in 2014, suffering his first losing record in league play (3-5) since 2002 in the Big East. All the while, cross-division foes Florida State and Clemson have emerged as the conference's clear powerhouses.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech, Ohio State get in lunch pail-based Twitter war

When you can claim to be the last team to beat a national champion as well as the only team to beat the national champion in the year they won the trophy, you can usually talk a lot of trash. The Virginia Tech Hokies are in that good of a position right now after the beat the Ohio State Buckeyes last season 35-21. The season panned out pretty well for the Buckeyes as they went on...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

OSU’s Jayln Holmes takes shot at VA Tech fan base

The Ohio State Buckeyes open their season and title defense with a grudge match against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on September 7, their sole loss last year having come against that squad, and the team will need to deal with a stadium full of rowdy Hokies fans as the season begins for both teams that day. It just so happens that Buckeyes sophomore defensive lineman Jayln Holmes...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer Reveals When He’ll Announce Ohio State’s Starting Quarterback For Virginia Tech Game

If you were hoping to know who will be starting at quarterback for Ohio State against Virginia Tech at some point in the coming weeks, we’ve got some bad news.  It’s going to be a while before we know who will be the man under center for the Buckeyes against the Hokies.  It’ll be until roughly 8 p.m. E.T. on Sept. 7, to be exact. Urban Meyer revealed today at Big Ten Media...
Via College Spun
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer wants his successor to come from his staff

Frank Beamer has been the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies for a long time. In fact, the 2015 season will be his 29th in Blacksburg. Thus, with Beamer turning 69 in October despite him not implying that he will retire soon, it seems only natural that Beamer would want someone from his coaching staff to succeed him. In fact, Beamer stated this wish to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer Wants His Eventual Replacement At Virginia Tech To Come From His Staff

Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football. Nearly everything the Hokies’ program has become is a result of the work of the 68-year-old coach, who has been in Blacksburg, Va., since 1987.  There will be a time – probably in the near future – when that isn’t the case. Beamer is getting up there in age and will likely retire sooner rather than later.  Who will replace him?...
Via College Spun
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Virginia Tech Hokies Can Rebound in 2015

Frank Beamer has had a long, wonderful run at Virginia Tech. During the 83 years prior to Beamer arriving in Blacksburg, the Hokies had been to just...
Via Athlon Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Beamer: Ohio State game 'most anticipated game ever to come'

Frank Beamer did not sound like a man trying to downplay what is in front of his Virginia Tech football team when it opens the season against defending national champion Ohio State on Sept. 7.  "In the last several years, we've really had a lot of important games: I think it's the most anticipated game ever to come," the long-time head coach of the Hokies told reporters at the ACC...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

VT-Buckeye matchup is most anticipated in Lane Stadium

The Virginia Tech Hokies have played some important games throughout the years at Lane Stadium. During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, the Hokies had some teams that were competing for national championships. However this year, Head Coach Frank Beamer, thinks their matchup against Ohio State will be the “most anticipated” game ever at VT’s Lane Stadium. https://mobile...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer Lauds Ohio State Matchup As “Most Anticipated” In Lane Stadium History

Last September, Ohio State, which eventually won the College Football Playoff, lost at home to Virginia Tech, which went on to win just seven games. The result was one of the more surprising of the college football season, for obvious reasons. This year, the Buckeyes have the chance for revenge, but they’ll have to do it on the road at VT’s Lane Stadium. Naturally, fans are excited...
Via College Spun
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hokies are taking Beamer Mobile, lunch pail to ACC Kickoff

The Virginia Tech football team is either very humble or just pretty economically sound when it comes to their method of travel to the ACC Kickoff. They have decided to roll into Pinehurst, North Carolina in style, but in such a big, flashy way that they will turn heads upon arrival. College Spun shared a photo of the interior of the “Beamer Mobile” with the team’s infamous...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Frank Beamer, Mike London Enter 2015 on Dueling Hot Seats

A change in the weather was brewing across the state of Virginia last November, on Black Friday at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium. The heat was...
Via Athlon Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Great Coaches in Need of a Bounce-back Year

The start of the 2015 college football season is less than two months away and just about every head coach has his concerns. For a number, the upcoming season is one they could spend on the hot seat while for others, it’s a matter of living up to expectations. For these five head coaches, their legacies have already been set either at their current school or somewhere else, but...
Via The Student Section
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Shining Moments From The Frank Beamer Era

7-6. 8-5. 7-6. The past three seasons in Blacksburg, Virginia, have deviated from the enduring gold standard Frank Beamer has established as the patriarch of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program. Like so many other men before him who have endured a series of frustrating seasons after the age of 65, Beamer — who is 68 — is being confronted with the reality of how hard...
Via The Student Section
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Shining Moments From The Frank Beamer Era

7-6. 8-5. 7-6. The past three seasons in Blacksburg, Virginia, have deviated from the enduring gold standard Frank Beamer has established as the patriarch of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program. Like so many other men before him who have endured a series of frustrating seasons after the age of 65, Beamer — who is 68 — is being confronted with the reality of how hard...
Via Bloguin Best
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

The Good Ol’ Days Are Right Now For NIU

Remember The Good Ol’ Days, those times of yesteryear when the wine was young and the sun-kissed evenings lasted forever? They’re not in the distant past for Northern Illinois football. They’re in the here and now, very much a part of the present tense. USC under Pete Carroll. Ohio State under Jim Tressel. Virginia Tech under Frank Beamer through the 2010 season. Bob Stoops...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Football: Check Out This Sneak Peek Of The Hokies’ New Indoor Practice Facility

Virginia Tech is nearly finished constructing a state-of-the-art, $21.3 million indoor practice facility, which will be fully usable by later in the summer. The football program hosted a number of 2016 and 2017 recruits and their families at the facility over the weekend, and was there documenting some of the action.  Here’s two videos shot from the inside. Frank...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the future in question for Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer now that he's 68 years old?

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...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney: Cost of Attendance Scholarships A Nightmare

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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