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Teel Time: Part one of Q&A with Hokies AD Whit Babcock

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech football owns the nation’s second-longest bowl streak, while the athletics department, unlike many peers, operates in the black. The Hokies are attaining new heights in the Directors Cup all-sports standings and rank among the national leaders in graduation success rate. Yet as Whit Babcock succeeds the retired Jim Weaver as athletic director, there is, for lack of better word, an anxiety among Tech fans, and even department staffers, that the overall program has grown stagnant. Monday was Babcock’s first day on the job, and Tuesday night we spoke for nearly 90 minutes in his office. I wrote a column on the interview, and as promised there,...

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