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  • 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...
  • Women's soccer, wrestling are Virginia Tech's best hopes for first NCAA title

     Women's soccer, wrestling are Virginia Tech's best hopes for first NCAA title
    Clinging to a one-point lead, Virginia Tech's football team was a quarter away from the school's first national team championship. But Florida State owned the final 15 minutes that January 2000 evening in New Orleans to deny the Hokies and secure the only...
  • Preparing to serve our country: Local grads ready for service academies, military programs

    Preparing to serve our country: Local grads ready for service academies, military programs
    They look like any teenager you'd pass in the mall. They're all graduates of area high schools, all they'll miss their family and friends when they start the next chapter in their lives. North County High School's Cedric Bevis will miss his dogs, too....
  • 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...
  • Former Hokies coach James Johnson reunites with former boss at Miami

     Former Hokies coach James Johnson reunites with former boss at Miami
    Constant competition and occasional backstabbing aside, coaches are a tight bunch. So when a fraternity member is out of work, invitations abound: attend games; observe practices; participate in staff meetings. James Johnson took full advantage of those...
  • How running back Saquon Barkley, from Whitehall H.S., can contribute quickly for Penn State

    How running back Saquon Barkley, from Whitehall H.S., can contribute quickly for Penn State
    When Penn State opens the season Sept. 5 against Temple, Whitehall High's Saquon Barkley hopes to be on the field, playing as a true freshman. The first step began Saturday. "I know a lot of people are rooting for me, and I'm going to try to make it...
  • Jury rejects conservative's bias suit against U. Iowa dean

    The former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit illegal political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs, a jury ruled Monday. After a six-day trial, a federal jury in Davenport rejected Teresa...
  • Tennessee's decision aside, ODU and HU don't plan to drop 'Lady' from nicknames

    Tennessee's decision aside, ODU and HU don't plan to drop 'Lady' from nicknames
    The University of Tennessee has decided to removed the Lady Vols nickname from seven of its eight women's athletic teams. The exception was women's basketball, which has a history few programs can rival. The official explanation was brand consistency,...
  • Virginia baseball, Duke basketball headline ACC's exceptional 2014-15

    Five national championships in a school year are not extraordinary for the ACC. Since expanding in 2004, the league has averaged 4.5 titles, with a record eight in 2009-10. But given which championships ACC teams won, and how the conference built upon...
  • NASA taps acting director to lead Langley Research Center

    NASA taps acting director to lead Langley Research Center
    The acting director at NASA's Langley Research Center has won permanent appointment to the post. The space agency announced David E. Bowles' appointment on Friday. He succeeds Stephen G. Jurczyk, who directed Langley until April 2014. The...
  • Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors

    Members of UCLA football team using helmets with sensors
    More than 20 UCLA football players have begun wearing helmets equipped with sensors that "measure hits to the head," the school announced Friday. The sensors are part of an ongoing effort by UCLA researchers and the athletic department to better...