| May 6, 2014
| 5:15 PM
When James Gayle was told NFL teams would want to know everything about him before the draft, he never figured masonry skills would become a topic of conversation.
After going through the extensive and sometimes mind-blowing pre-draft interview...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:59 AM
After his sophomore year at Virginia Tech, James Gayle started seeing players he'd either competed with or against in college participate in the NFL scouting combine. He couldn't wait to get to the combine to see how his skills compared.
No more waiting...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 4:36 PM
James Gayle doesn't remember the exact moment it happened, but sometime in March, everything Virginia Tech assistant coach Cornell Brown was telling him about what to look for in film study started to click.
Now, as Tech continues its spring practice...
| Feb 2, 2011
| 3:05 AM
What follows is not an indictment of Rivals.com or a dig at all you football recruiting nuts.
Rivals provides a valuable service and, I'm guessing, makes a tidy profit. And the more times the NSD-obsessed crowd clicks on links like this, the more our...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Chris Ellis started an NFL game for the first time Sept. 12. He had five tackles and his first career sack as the Buffalo Bills lost their season opener to the Miami Dolphins, 15-10.
Less than a month later, the Bills released Ellis, an outside...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 11:35 AM
As much as James Gayle wanted to play in 2009 when he first arrived at Virginia Tech, he didn't really have a chance. He said the day before the '09 season-opener against Alabama he didn't "feel like sitting out a year," because that wasn't the kind of...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:43 AM
When it comes to summer camps on the Peninsula, football still reigns as the No. 1 attraction.
And for good reason. The camps are usually loaded with some of the biggest names in the game.
For this summer's camps, those names don't get any bigger than...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:43 AM
2011 Peninsula Summer Camps
Virginia Baseball Academy. All-skills camps: 1. June 27-30; 2. July 6-9; 3. July 13-16; 4. July 20-23 at VBA indoor/outdoor facilities, 1322 LaSalle Ave., Suite A, in Hampton. Times: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 7-13;...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:01 AM
No college football team returns more sacks from last season than Virginia Tech. The Hokies had 41, and 13 players who accounted for 40 of them are back.
On the flip side, three of the 11 teams that averaged more sacks per game in 2011 than Tech appear...