| May 28, 2013
| 10:25 AM
JAMES CITY — It could've been a football season of what-ifs for Warhill High junior Devonte Dedmon. There were 13 quarters, the equivalent of more than three games, when Dedmon was either sidelined or severely slowed by ankle and rib injuries or the...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:43 PM
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Though Virginia Tech hadn't looked like an Atlantic Coast Conference championship contender of late, it proved Saturday night it still has plans on making a run at a sixth appearance in the conference title game.
| Jul 16, 2011
| 3:33 PM
With more than a decade of mining the Peninsula for potential college football talent under his belt, Virginia Tech offensive guards and center coach Curt Newsome has seen boom years in the area in terms of recruiting, and he's also experienced the lean...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Thomas Smith could not shake the thought during Lafayette High's game on Saturday against New Kent that it was approaching midnight in Afghanistan, the 10th anniversary of 9/11. So every time he touched the football for the Rams, he thought of his father,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:23 PM
As No. 19 Virginia Tech prepares to open the back end of its football schedule Saturday at Wake Forest, there's more optimism than there could've been at this stage.
What if Tech (5-1 overall, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hadn't gotten that late game-...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Dyrell Roberts is sidelined for the season with a broken left arm, but the Virginia Tech senior receiver hasn't given up on returning to uniform.
"He said if we make it to the national championship he will want to dress out and just step on the field,"...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 2:54 PM
BLACKSBURG — After two season-ending injuries that have robbed him of playing time during promising stretches in his college football career, Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts has had to develop the determination needed to go through...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Vinston Painter hopes NFL teams share his father's opinion when it comes to Painter's possible longevity in a football uniform.
After starting just one season at right tackle for Virginia Tech, Painter believes he has more football left in his...
| Oct 21, 2012
CLEMSON, S.C.— As golf carts transported Virginia Tech assistant coaches from the press box to the locker room Saturday, Mike O'Cain stared straight ahead and gnawed on his finger nails. Colleague John Candelas sat inches nearby on the back of the...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Even when his left thigh throbbed and generally made his life miserable during the winter, never did Dyrell Roberts fear not being able to suit up again for Virginia Tech's football team.
He always knew he'd have a chance to catch some more passes as...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 1:16 PM
BLACKSBURG — Receivers are divas. They change their names, prance in the end zone and crave attention. They're high-strung, selfish and temperamental.
Or so it seems in an era of T.O., Ochocinco and Randy Moss.
Virginia Tech's Jarrett Boykin is...