| Jul 23, 2014
Virginia Tech entered the 2005 ACC championship game against Florida State 10-1 and ranked fifth nationally. An Orange Bowl bid and potential matchup with Penn State seemed inevitable.
But a loss to the unranked Seminoles dropped the Hokies to 10th in the...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
With apologies to Paul McCartney — it was 50 years ago today, Capt. Raines got the band to play.
That's Capt. C.L. Raines of the Jacksonville Police Department.
He rousted a film crew away from a windblown stage at the Gator Bowl. Finally, after...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:53 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt.
But the security guard couldn't...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
BLACKSBURG — After what will be a 79-year gap in regular-season meetings, and at least one failed attempt by racetrack mogul Bruton Smith to make it happen, Virginia Tech and Tennessee finally are slated to meet again in a regular-season football...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Frank Beamer's milestone moments at Virginia Tech
Dec. 23, 1986: Introduced as head coach.
Sept. 12, 1987: Hokies lose 22-10 at Clemson in Beamer's debut.
Oct. 3, 1987: Beamer's first Tech victory in a 31-11 dusting of Navy.
Oct. 7, 1989: Hokies win...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:25 PM
John Joseph Idzik, 85, who coached the Baltimore Colts during two stints in the 1970s and 1980s after playing for and later coaching the Maryland Terrapins football team, died on Tuesday.
Idzik, of Chadds Ford, Pa., owns the fifth-best punt return...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Traffic and sightlines will be problematic at best. Otherwise, Virginia Tech’s 2016 football date with Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway promises to be as much an event as game, with record attendance, epic tailgates and Lee Corso wearing...
| 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 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Big Mo moves a little slow these days. But then, he's almost 85.
"I've got a hip problem, so I'm walking with a cane," Ed Modzelewski said. "That's OK, because I'm still above ground."
Once, the ground shook when Modzelewski thundered by, football...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Victor "Vic" Turyn, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond official who had been an outstanding quarterback at College Park in the late 1940s, died Aug. 11 of heart failure at his Ellicott City home. He was 91....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure."
Thursday is date night for...