| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Major college football players rarely enjoy a true day off during the season. Sure, there’s an NCAA rule mandating at least one off day per week, but pity those who don’t “voluntarily” lift weights, study tape and/or have...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Frank Beamer "can't talk about it." Not about receiver Kevin Asante's abrupt removal from Virginia Tech's roster or the chances of his return. Not about tailback Michael Holmes' banishment from school after his conviction for...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Frank Beamer writes poignantly and modestly, confesses about a broken promise, questions a rival’s recruiting and censures one of his most talented players. Those were my primary takeaways from “Let Me Be Frank — My Life At Virginia Tech...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:06 AM
With no Johnny Manziel or two-time defending national champion, the ACC’s preseason football clambake Sunday and Monday is unlikely to match the SEC’s for headlines. But here are some questions that I hope are asked.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Virginia Tech opened its 2004 football season as a decided underdog against reigning national champion Southern California at neutral FedEx Field. In two weeks, the Hokies commence 2013 as three-score puppies against two-time defending champ Alabama at...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Rare is the football season in which Virginia Tech and Virginia open with top-flight opponents. When the Cavaliers played No. 2 Notre Dame in 1989, the Hokies scheduled Akron. When Tech faced No. 1 Southern California in 2004, Virginia settled for Temple....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Inside Randy Edsall's large, contemporary home hangs a framed newspaper bearing a photo of the coach with his arms raised and his jubilant Connecticut players dancing around him on the sideline.
The accompanying story chronicles one of Edsall's big,...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:51 AM
When Scot Loeffler and Jeff Grimes last walked out of a football stadium on game day, the scoreboard reflected a score neither coach wanted to snap a picture of for the scrapbook.
Alabama 49, Auburn 0.
It was the last game Loeffler would serve as...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Nobody told J.C. Coleman he needed to get on the practice field Tuesday or forever hold his peace about playing Saturday against No. 1 Alabama. Still, he knew there wasn’t much time to show coaches his ankles were feeling better.
Coleman, who is...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 9:36 AM
After beginning his UConn tenure with consecutive 5-7 records, coach Paul Pasqualoni faces a pivotal season. The Huskies are moving into a new conference and have an opportunity to add some victories and perhaps return to a bowl game for the first time...