| 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 24, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech receivers coach Aaron Moorehead said Tuesday that Josh Stanford has established himself this spring as the Hokies' top pass-catcher. Stanford nearly recoiled when informed.
During the same interview session, offensive...
| Apr 30, 2014
Tyrel Wilson doesn't expect to be chosen in next month's NFL draft and won't torment himself by watching the interminable seven rounds that extend over three days.
"I never have," Wilson said, "and I probably never will. … I'd rather go fishing."...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Craig Littlepage and Whit Babcock took opposite sides in the ACC's recent football-scheduling debate but agree that the conference's Coastal and Atlantic divisions likely will remain intact, at least for the early years of college football's playoff era....
| May 31, 2014
| 5:54 PM
William and Mary went 1-9 versus Football Bowl Subdivision opponents during the last 10 seasons, but don’t for a moment believe that the Tribe was overwhelmed. Seven of those setbacks were by less than two touchdowns, three by a combined 11 points....
| Dec 11, 2013
The most strident critics craved anarchy, a farewell overdose of controversy for the Bowl Championship Series. Come Sunday, however, after 15 weeks of unimaginable insanity, the most-deserving teams for the national title game were indisputable: Florida...
| Dec 15, 2013
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech's 21st consecutive bowl, Wake Forest's regime change and Texas' political theater remind anew of Frank Beamer's remarkable tenure at his alma mater, a fact not lost on the man himself.
Beamer, you see, is exceptionally...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:50 PM
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Frank Beamer has adopted a beauty-pageant theme for Virginia Tech this football season, conceding repeatedly that his Hokies "aren't too pretty yet."
Given its offense and special teams, Tech wouldn't even rate as Miss...
| Jan 30, 2014
BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock is a college coach's son. He played college baseball and has worked in college sports administration for most of his adult life.
"Indirectly or directly, I've been preparing to sit up here for 43 years," Babcock said...
| Feb 6, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Quin Blanding announced his decision to play college football at Virginia nearly a year ago. Safe to say, much has transpired since.
Chief among the developments: the Cavaliers' 2-10 record last season, their worst since 1981,...
| Feb 23, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE — No wonder Notre Dame coach Mike Brey considers Virginia the class of ACC basketball this season. The Cavaliers are the only team to beat his Fighting Irish by more than 14 points, and they've done it twice.
Saturday's sequel, a...
| Jul 14, 2013
The state high school all-star games descended upon Hampton Roads in 1993, showcasing future pros such as Tiki and Ronde Barber, Cornell Brown, Seth Greisinger and Joe Smith. Crowds of approximately 6,000 attended the football and boys basketball...