| Jun 17, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Former Virginia Tech football All-American running back Kevin Jones will join the Hokies as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.
“Kevin brings an extremely unique and valuable perspective and skill set to our...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 PM
From head coach Frank Beamer’s practice routines to football helmet studies in the school’s biomedical engineering department, Virginia Tech takes a serious approach to player safety in areas of contact and concussions.
We published a...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:25 AM
AMELIA ISLAND – When the ACC wrapped up its spring meetings last week, league commissioner John Swofford said it was the first time in quite some time he felt the proceedings were "normal." Normal is good, but that’s not to say there wasn&...
| Mar 25, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock said he'd aim high. He said he'd work secretly. He said he would pay. Check, check and extra-large check.
Virginia Tech's introduction Monday of basketball coach Buzz Williams was pizza-fueled — spectators and media...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
BLACKSBURG — For Marshawn Williams, catching up on a brand new playbook after his teammates had gotten a headstart wasn't difficult, nor was making sure he was on somewhat level ground from a physical standpoint.
The waiting was the hardest part....
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:18 PM
In the immediate aftermath of Virginia Tech's 42-12 Sun Bowl loss to UCLA in December that dropped the Hokies to 8-5 for the season, the biggest uncertainty for Tech's program centered around replacing quarterback Logan Thomas.
As critical as it will be...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:33 PM
With Virginia still working its way through the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and Virginia Tech opening spring football practices yesterday, I'm struck by how difficult it is to be in two places at once.
In most cases, I think I do a decent job of...
| 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....
| Apr 27, 2014
The vote is too close to call, and don't let Nate Silver or Pew Research tell you differently. Raging for years and influenced by provincial concerns, 11th-hour reversals and, yes, a leprechaun, the debate finally appears set for resolution next month....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:19 PM
While 15 practices in the spring offered Virginia and Virginia Tech snapshots of what each program must improve before the football season, the on-field work didn't result in all the answers.
As U.Va. and Tech head into the summer, here are a few...