| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
College basketball collectively swooned Friday night when Virginia Tech hired Buzz Williams as its head coach, and here’s why: Williams created more national splash in six seasons at Marquette than the Hokies have in 106.
To wit: Williams guided...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Some words of caution for Virginia Tech fans judging Buzz Williams: The Hokies’ new basketball coach defies convenient description.
Want Tech to play fast? Williams’ 2011-12 Marquette team ranked 16th nationally in possessions per game,...
| Mar 25, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock said he'd aim high. He said he'd work secretly. He said he would pay. Check, check and extra-large check.
Virginia Tech's introduction Monday of basketball coach Buzz Williams was pizza-fueled — spectators and media...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:27 PM
BLACKSBURG – Judging from Buzz Williams' path to big-time Division I men's basketball coaching jobs, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock may have gotten the scrapper and fighter he was seeking.
Williams was introduced Monday evening...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:00 PM
"Saturday Night Live" cast members Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant came up through the all-female improv team Virgin Daiquiri at iO, which says something about this group's ability to attract and hone talent.
You can catch its Wednesday-...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Miami is the outlier of Virginia’s three remaining regular-season basketball games. The Hurricanes have no credible NCAA tournament hopes, no unique cause to inspire their fans. They are the only ACC team to lose to Virginia Tech — twice at...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:02 PM
Virginia’s Akil Mitchell, VCU’s Juvonte Reddic and three Hampton Roads natives — Duke’s Andre Dawkins, Marquette’s Davante Gardner and VMI’s DJ Covington — are set to participate in the...
| Apr 17, 2014
Davante Gardner knows precisely what he needs to show professional basketball scouts, and it has little to do with his considerable skills.
"I hear the same thing from everybody," Gardner said. "Have a motor, run the floor every time and get my body...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Clippers' conversion from NBA franchise to Doc Rivers Inc. can be traced to the summer night their new coach sat across from their freakishly athletic center at a trendy Japanese restaurant in West Hollywood.
Over albacore tuna and yellowtail sushi,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:33 AM
PORTSMOUTH — Given our region’s long history of producing college basketball talent, the NBA’s Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is virtually guaranteed local flavor. Thursday evening at Churchland High, the three Hampton Roads...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
From New Year’s Day to season’s end, Virginia Tech’s basketball team went 1-17. During one particularly grim stretch, the Hokies lost four consecutive games by at least 20 points, each to an unranked opponent. A third straight last-place...