| Oct 24, 2013
Virginia Tech could not have asked for a more comfortable ACC football debut. Duke. At home.
The year was 2004, and the Blue Devils were in the throes of a hopeless stretch during which they endured eight winless conference seasons in 12 years....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:31 PM
It might have been just one carry, but Taquan Mizzell's 36-yard run last Saturday in Virginia's 35-22 loss to Duke was an example of what he'd hoped to do all season, but wasn't able to accomplish.
All of the blazing speed and burst of quickness he...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:01 PM
Old Dominion's Carlos Lopez Villa earned his most prestigious title Tuesday, defeating VCU's Alexis Heugas 6-3, 6-3 for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Regional crown in Blacksburg.
Lopez Villa bounced back well after...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Sarah Teegarden (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) freshman, Wake Forest women’s soccer: It’s not all about goals or even points for Teegarden, but the defensive...
| Oct 19, 2013
CLEMSON, S.C. — Palmetto Moonshine provided the first clue. Just in front of the inflated mason jar that adorns its parking lot, a "Welcome College GameDay" banner flapped in the breeze as cars cruised west on Hwy. 76 toward Death Valley.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:11 PM
BLACKSBURG — Just getting Dadi Nicolas to Virginia Tech, and keeping him there once he arrived, has taken some effort. Now that he's firmly entrenched in his own unique role, it's starting to pay off.
Nicolas has what all football players envy...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:53 AM
Basketball was the sport du jour Wednesday, but during interviews at the ACC’s preseason media gathering, commissioner John Swofford applauded the freshly minted selection committee for college football’s playoff and again broadsided the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Though he’d been a part of Virginia Tech’s football program for 2 1/2 years, Dadi Nicolas’ three-sack game last Saturday in No. 19 Tech’s 19-9 win against Pittsburgh was in many ways an introduction to Tech fans.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Frank Beamer has been a spectator, a guest of honor and a green flag-waver at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now, after nearly 17 years of talking about it, he'll finally be a football coach at the track.
Virginia Tech and Tennessee were...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paige Dalton and Brennan Keil announce their engagement. They met seven years ago working as lifeguards at the Fallston Swim Club.
Dalton is the daughter of Ed and Christine Dalton of Baldwin and is a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech. She is a civil...