The Virginia Tech athletics department held its first ever Gobblers, an ESPY-style awards show that replaced the usual All-Sports Banquet. The inaugural event, welcomed by student-athletes and coaches alike, recognized individual and team accomplishments during the 2014-15 athletics calendar.The football team's 35-21 win over Ohio State on Sep. 6 was named "Best Game," according...
There wasn't a ton of Virginia Tech talent to behold in this year's NFL draft. Defensive back Kyshoen Jarrett and offensive lineman Lawrence Gibson were picked in the last two rounds, the only former Hokies selected in 2015.Next year should be different, though. Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times believes two Virginia Tech products could go in the first round, with cornerback Kendall...
Miami’s Duke Johnson is one of the best running backs in college football and he showed it against Virginia Tech on Thursday. The sophomore had 210 yards, fourth most in school history, before the third quarter ended. There wasn’t much the Hokies could do as Johnson ran around and through them on the way to...Read More
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Kendall Fuller returned an interception 47 yards for a momentum-shifting touchdown and Virginia Tech beat North Carolina 34-17 on Saturday.
Michael Brewer was 18 of 27 for 186 yards with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Bucky Hodges, while Marshawn Williams had an early 8-yard scoring run and J.C. Coleman had a game-sealing 1-yard TD.
The Hokies (4-2, 1-1 Atlantic...
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October 04, 2014
The numbers seem incongruous.
Virginia Tech's defense ranks 27th nationally, allowing 325.6 yards per game, but is among the worst when it comes to giving up big plays. Only eight Division I schools, out of 128, have allowed more plays covering 20 or more yards than the Hokies, who have allowed 32.
The numbers are more than a little troubling for a program that has always had defense...
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September 30, 2014
Editor's note: Every Thursday during the season, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel will present their picks for the week.
Below are Week 3's selections.
EAST CAROLINA (+11) at VIRGINIA TECH (Noon, ESPN)
Mandel: Trap game! Trap game! The Hokies can’t afford to come out flat following last week’s road upset of Ohio State, because the Pirates’ Shane Carden will make...
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech's Bud Foster began rattling off names: DeAngelo Hall. Brandon Flowers. Kam Chancellor.
All NFL Pro Bowlers, and all former Hokie defensive backs who played in Foster's defense. Kyle Fuller, a cornerback selected in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, could be the next to rise to that level.
The impressive list has some Virginia...
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August 20, 2014
Kendall Fuller has a lot to live up to, his three brothers all played for Virginia Tech and in the NFL, but he’s well underway to honoring his family’s Hokie legacy. Last year, as a true freshman, he started 12 games and was a freshman All-American and Second Team All-ACC selection. This year, it looks like he’s ready to continue to make plays for the strong Hokie defense....
It’s been a big week for the new coaching staff in Blacksburg with two big commitments and it will hopefully become even bigger on Friday when 4-star RB Shai McKenzie will decide where he will play college football, with Virginia Tech being a serious contender.
This Thursday Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from 4-star defensive back Ashton White from Washington D.C....