| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder hired Arick Forrest as the Monarchs’ wide receivers coach.
A native of Dublin, Ohio, Forrest was a graduate assistant for the Monarchs the previous three seasons. He worked primarily with the...
| Jan 23, 2015
BLACKSBURG — When we were kids, most every schoolyard boast prompted a two-word response: "Prove it." A few years later, trigonometry proofs were even more problematic.
Long story short: Nothing beats evidence.
And evidence is what Virginia...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:40 PM
Hampton safety Cal Kee always saw himself playing Division I football. But nearly 2,400 miles away, closer to the Pacific than the Atlantic?
“Never in my mind,” Kee said. “It’s out there.”
So it is. But following a...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:16 AM
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech has rapidly embraced the enhanced benefits for athletes approved at last week’s NCAA Convention.
Unveiled Thursday, the school’s “Pylons of Promise” most prominently assures Hokies athletes,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 7:15 PM
Towering over defensive ends and overpowering them with his mauling approach to the game, Wisconsin offensive tackle Rob Havenstein isn't looking to rack up style points as a blocker.
Havenstein, a Mount Airy native, plays the game with an edge, using...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:50 PM
State legislators responding to concerns about on-campus sexual assaults found a complex web of rules and agencies as they dove into the issue Friday, but remain intent on passing legislation in the coming weeks to address the issue.
Much of the focus...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:18 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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:29 PM
After dealing with a fractured left wrist all season, Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller had surgery early this month to repair the injury, according to Tech’s athletic department.
Fuller is one of seven Tech players that have had or are...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:28 AM
Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:12 PM
Thanks in large part to Ashley Betz-White, Old Dominion's women overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Rice 62-55 Thursday night in Houston.
Betz-White scored 10 consecutive points in a second-half run that gave ODU (9-6, 2-2 Conference USA) a 40-36 edge,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:23 PM
HAMPTON — They're brothers first and teammates second. But every now and then, Quinton and Kaleb Tucker become opponents on the mat in Kecoughtan High's wrestling room.
In terms of savvy and technique, the advantage goes to Quinton, the older...