| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Mar 19, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Virginia Tech isn’t the most attractive of the ACC’s three basketball coaching vacancies, but that hardly precludes the Hokies from landing not only a quality coach but also the best of the group.
Consider the spring of 2011, when the AC&...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Though Virginia’s football program is struggling through the pains of a serious rebuilding project, its recruiting efforts continued to resemble those of a far more successful program Saturday with a commitment from coveted wide receiver Jamil...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:00 PM
If AAU basketball is about showcasing the ability to play at an elite level, the point already had been proven.
Oh, and Evan Boudreaux's nose was broken.
It happened during the semifinals of AAU Nationals in Orlando last summer. Not only did Boudreaux...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:59 AM
With the addition of Jerome ‘Jappy’ Oliver on Monday, Virginia's football program has another coach on staff with more than 30 years of experience.
It remains to be seen if more experience equals more wins, but Oliver arrives with ample...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Gaps forming in seasonal Arctic sea ice may be creating a toxic conveyor belt, drawing mercury from higher altitudes to rain down on the ice, snow and tundra, according to a new study.
The gaps, which come as the region shifts from perennial ice to...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Virginia Tech’s best football team of the last six years, the 2009 bunch that featured Ryan Williams, Tyrod Taylor, Cody Grimm and Rock Carmichael, did not reach the ACC championship game. No matter that the Hokies were the conference’s...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Need a little help navigating the 2014 ACC football schedule? Here’s a look at the one game on each team’s schedule fans, coaches and players can circle based on importance, timing or relevance in the conference big picture: