| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:36 PM
BLACKSBURG — Stepping onto Virginia Tech’s practice field March 27 for the first time this spring, Mark Leal could instantly sense something had changed.
Maybe it was just the way he planned to approach the spring, but even if the moment...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
During a media session prior to the February 2009 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin pointed at me and said, "You owe me for getting you a week's vacation in Tampa."
Tomlin was right. Sort of....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:03 PM
EL PASO — The last day of 2013, the first step toward 2014.
UCLA will play its final football game of the season Tuesday when the No. 17 Bruins meet Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
But the game can be viewed as more of a beginning than an...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:08 PM
The holiday season has rarely been a joyful time for UCLA. The Bruins have won in only four of their last 14 bowl appearances heading into Tuesday's game against Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. Staff writer Chris Foster examines the story lines:...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 11:09 PM
Things are going to be different for UCLA this bowl season.
And that doesn't just mean the sombrero that Hyundai Sun Bowl officials will place on Coach Jim Mora's head when the team arrives in El Paso on Dec. 26.
UCLA was off to the Holiday Bowl a...
| Oct 30, 2013
To quote the adorable child in the AT&T commercial, Virginia Tech football faithful have "infinity times infinity" reasons to be frustrated, concerned and/or confused after Saturday's home loss to Duke.
Logan Thomas channeling Koji Uehara. Short-yardage...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:28 PM
Virginia Tech handed top-ranked Virginia its first loss of the season, beating the Cavaliers 4-2 Friday in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal and raising several thousand eyebrows at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C....
| 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.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer needed a chance to pick his quarterback's brain after a week when Logan Thomas absorbed criticism from all angles.
It wasn't that Beamer had lost faith in Thomas. Beamer wanted to make sure Thomas knew none of the talk...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Trey Edmunds already had to deal with the stress of trying to help Virginia Tech establish its dormant running game at Miami, but he also had some self-imposed pressure to handle.
He didn't want to let down his dad, especially since Ferrell Edmunds...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Jim Weaver, who presided over the most successful era in Virginia Tech sports history, is retiring at year’s end because of ongoing health problems.
Sharon McCloskey, a long-time associate athletic director at the school, will serve as interim...