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  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech needed perfect storm to receive BCS at-large

    Virginia Tech needed a perfect storm to secure the ACC’s first Bowl Championship Series at-large bid Sunday, and a perfect storm is exactly what the Hokies got. First, Southern Mississippi needed to upset undefeated Houston in Saturday’s...
  • Virginia is preparing to reap the hidden benefits of bowl prep

    Virginia is preparing to reap the hidden benefits of bowl prep
    In his first two seasons at Virginia, Steve Greer already had packed away his football pads and gear by the end of November. His bowl game experience was limited to channel surfing. Now, as U.Va. begins preparations for its Chick-fil-A Bowl matchup Dec....
  • Teel Time: Brown, Gray relive their big moments from Virginia Tech's 1995 Sugar Bowl upset of Texas

    Teel Time: Brown, Gray relive their big moments from Virginia Tech's 1995 Sugar Bowl upset of Texas
    Cornell Brown and Torrian Gray were part of two Big East championships and the first class in Virginia Tech football history to earn four consecutive bowl invitations. They faced a true freshman named Peyton Manning in the 1994 Gator Bowl and two-time...
  • Virginia seniors savor opportunity to exit with a win in Chick-fil-A Bowl

    Virginia seniors savor opportunity to exit with a win in Chick-fil-A Bowl
    Mike London remembers all too well his final college football game, the last time he stripped off his University of Richmond uniform. London was a captain of that 1982 squad, which exited not only with a 28-17 home loss to William and Mary, but also...
  • Michigan's Denard Robinson poses unique threat to Virginia Tech's defense

    Michigan's Denard Robinson poses unique threat to Virginia Tech's defense
    As familiar as Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster may be with seeing a quarterback like Michigan’s Denard Robinson, the chore of preparing for somebody like Robinson is an entirely different topic. Foster isn’t far removed from...
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl preview capsule and predictions

    CHICK-FIL-A BOWL VIRGINIA (8-4) vs. AUBURN (7-5) WHEN/TV: 7:30 p.m./ESPN WHERE: Georgia Dome, Atlanta. THE BUZZ: Though Auburn will be missing the most dependable piece of its offense with the suspension of running back Michael Dyer (second in the...
  • Teel Time: After difficult first start, UVa freshman linebacker Coley vows next time will be different

    Virginia played its worst defensive game of 2011 in Saturday’s 43-24 Chick-fil-A Bowl loss to Auburn, yielding season-highs in points and yards (454). Credit the Tigers’ talent (read: SEC speed), but don’t overlook the Cavaliers’...
  • Sugar Bowl capsule preview and predictions

    SUGAR BOWL NO. 13 MICHIGAN (10-2) vs. NO. 17 VIRGINIA TECH (11-2) WHEN/TV: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday/ESPN. WHERE: Superdome, New Orleans. THE BUZZ: Most of the attention centered around Michigan has been geared toward how Tech plans to try to stop quarterback...
  • Teel Time: Answers from Beamer, London, Manuel others at ACC Football Kickoff

    Saturday afternoon I posted questions that needed or figured to be asked at the ACC’s annual football kickoff here in Pinehurst. Well, here are the answers. * Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield on volunteering weekly at Charlottesville’s...
  • Teel Time: How UNC's firing of Butch Davis affects Hokies, UVa

    Teel Time: How UNC's firing of Butch Davis affects Hokies, UVa
    The fumigation of North Carolina's football program was inevitable and long overdue. It also has roots in, and will ripple through, our fair commonwealth. The school turfed coach Butch Davis on Wednesday, months after his colossally poor judgment and...