| Oct 4, 2014
| 3:59 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Virginia Tech figured the best way to slow down North Carolina's potent offense was to keep it off the field.
The Hokies followed that game plan to near perfection in a 34-17 Atlantic Coast Conference win over the Tar Heels on...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:14 PM
BLACKSBURG — Before last year, the role of the tight end in Bucky Hodges' world was simple — look for a pass from him, or block for him. Actually playing tight end wasn't even a fleeting thought.
Hodges was a scout team quarterback at...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:31 PM
BLACKSBURG — Replacing a productive backfield co-starter won't be easy, but Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer has a plan to compensate for Shai McKenzie's absence involving a familiar face, and possibly a more surprising option.
With McKenzie out...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Virginia Tech freshman running back Shai McKenzie will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, according to a message posted Sunday afternoon to his Twitter account.
McKenzie went down with the knee injury...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 4:55 PM
BLACKSBURG — Two first-half interceptions by his starting quarterback didn't make Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer grind his teeth Saturday. He even was able to barely tolerate Tech's inability to put Western Michigan away in the opening 30 minutes....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:49 PM
As much as Virginia Tech hoped this would be a breakout weekend for its rushing attack, now it’s fair to wonder just how damaging this weekend has been for the Hokies’ running game.
After running for 308 yards in Saturday’s 35-17 win...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:15 PM
BLACKSBURG — With the bulk of the Atlantic Coast Conference grind around the corner, the priority lists for what Virginia and Virginia Tech need to improve have expanded heading into their final nonconference games of the season against Mid-American...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:44 PM
Lane Stadium was a teenager when we first met. It was the fall of 1980, my senior year at James Madison, and as a fledgling scribe I accompanied the Dukes to Virginia Tech for the first football game between the I-81 neighbors.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 6:21 PM
BLACKSBURG — After leading Virginia Tech to an upset win two weekends ago at then-No. 8 Ohio State, Michael Brewer might not have been too surprised to return from Columbus and find a bronze statue in his likeness waiting for him.
The mood —...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:17 PM
BLACKSBURG — A second piercing defeat in eight days still marinating, nary a fan remained in Lane Stadium late Saturday afternoon. The grounds crew cut the grass, workers collected trash and — incongruity alert — the oversized video...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:20 PM
College football teams delivered upsets, overtime wins and a true Hail Mary play during weekend.
Check out the top 10 things we learned from the latest action on the gridiron.
1.Sometimes its better to be lucky than good. Not only did the top-...