| Jan 3, 2015
| 9:58 AM
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock didn’t stop the presses Saturday, but he made clear that he and football coach Frank Beamer expect more from Beamer’s program – in a hurry.
During a 30-minute interview...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Smithfield Foods announced this week that the company is making steady progress to phase out gestation crates — enclosures for pregnant sows that animal rights advocates call abusive.
By the end of 2014, Smithfield Foods hog-production subsidiary...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:03 PM
NORFOLK — For Tristan Warner, the key is less clutter. For Jack Dechow, it's more confidence.
Old Dominion's standout wrestlers took different paths and arrived at similar places as the Monarchs began the heart of their season at the 35th annual...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:11 PM
For the fourth time in his five seasons as Virginia's coach, Mike London looked his players in the eyes in a locker room in late November, knowing the season was over after another loss to Virginia Tech.
It was the 11th consecutive time U.Va. had lost...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:49 AM
At a recent meeting of the state's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, the mother of one of the 20 children killed two years ago said trying to get help has been at best confusing, and at worst impossible, for many families.
"It is absolutely...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:40 PM
The slide rule was still in vogue when Danny Hunley arrived at Newport News Shipbuilding, and the Navy didn't have enough nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to amass a fleet.
The year was 1974, and the Mathews County resident had joined the company as...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Bud Foster has played or worked for Frank Beamer since 1979. That’s 36 consecutive seasons for the math impaired and the primary, though not sole, reason I pay little attention to the annual rumors about Foster leaving his post as Virginia Tech&...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Ed Nuttycombe, a record-setting coach of the Wisconsin Badgers men’s track and cross country programs who has Newport News roots, was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He and five others were...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Among the endless stream of bad news in the media, every now and then something occurs that it is so horrendous that it stops us in our tracks. That has happened once again with Tuesday's massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Among the victims:...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 3:58 PM
BLACKSBURG – Touring up and down Virginia Tech's tailback depth chart has made J.C. Coleman one weary dude this season, but he's finally reaping some rewards for his patience.
He's experienced the kind of depth chart yo-yo'ing and uncertainty that...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Florida State announced that football Coach Jimbo Fisher has received an extension to keep him with the program through the 2022 season. The announcement Tuesday came less than a year after Fisher's last contract extension.
The No. 3 Seminoles are 58-10...