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  • Former Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver passes away

    Former Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver passes away
    Jim Weaver, who served as Virginia Tech’s athletic director through an unprecedented period of success and growth for the department, died Thursday morning in his Blacksburg home after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold

    Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold
    No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beasts probably helped the animals withstand the harsh cold...

    'We Are' sculpture installed on Penn State's main campus

    'We Are' sculpture installed on Penn State's main campus
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The words "We Are" usually bring the response "Penn State" — and now those first two words have been installed in a 12-foot steel sculpture on the school's main campus. The Centre Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1NvJGP0 )...

    Stephen Spanellis (Virginia) and Wes Mehl (Navy) latest Gilman football players to commit

    Stephen Spanellis (Virginia) and Wes Mehl (Navy) latest Gilman football players to commit
    Gilman offensive lineman Stephen Spanellis said when the first Greyhounds in the Class of 2016 began to commit to college football programs last week, it was like a "domino effect." Spanellis, a 6-foot-6, 315-pound tackle, announced Tuesday that he will...

    University mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions

    Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech's mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers. Those who do, though, could become the next generation of miners...