| 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...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:43 AM
Inconvenient travel and lurking Juarez danger aside, the Sun Bowl is a quality destination for Virginia Tech’s football program and part of a historically difficult postseason lineup for the ACC.
The Hokies’ Dec. 31 encounter with UCLA in El...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
College football bowl games 2013 schedule: Dates, times, matchups and TV networks for the college football 2013-14 bowl game season. College Football Postseason Highlights Heisman Trophy Presentation (ESPN, Dec. 14) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (ESPN, Dec. 28)...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Even before Duke had clinched the Coastal Division title on Saturday afternoon with its win over North Carolina, Miami coach Al Golden was already looking forward.
With their 41-31 win over Pittsburgh on Friday, the Hurricanes clinched their first nine-...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Virginia athletic director Craig Littlepage is nothing if not thoughtful and effusive, so many of his remarks during our hour-long interview Tuesday about the Cavaliers’ football struggles are not included in my just-posted print column.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Virginia Tech’s 21st consecutive bowl could well return the Hokies to the site of their inaugural postseason appearance more than six decades ago: El Paso, Texas.
The Sun Bowl has the third choice of ACC teams after the Bowl Championship Series,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:51 PM
BLACKSBURG — After what will be a 79-year gap in regular-season meetings, and at least one failed attempt by racetrack mogul Bruton Smith to make it happen, Virginia Tech and Tennessee finally are slated to meet again in a regular-season football...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:37 PM
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Frank Beamer has been a spectator, a guest of honor and a green flag-waver at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now, after nearly 17 years of talking about it, he'll finally be a football coach at the track.
Virginia Tech and Tennessee were...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Chick-fil-A, the chicken chain that stoked controversy over same-sex marriage last summer, seems to have stopped donating to groups that "actively engage in a political or social agenda to harm LGBT people and their families," according to one gay-...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:12 AM
Clemson’s 52-13 dusting of South Carolina State on Saturday was routine and did nothing to enhance the ACC’s football profile. But as he exited his postgame presser, Tigers coach Dabo Swinney had a message about the conference.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:29 PM
BLACKSBURG — Before the start of last season, it was stylish to compare the potential and talent level of Virginia Tech's defense to that of the defensive unit that led Tech to the 2000 national championship game.
It ended up being a classic...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:20 AM
The 2012 ACC preseason football player of the year, Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins, didn’t make first- or second-team all-conference. He wasn’t even the Tigers’ best wideout -- DeAndre Hopkins was. Such is the folly of forecasting an...