| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:58 PM
EL PASO, Texas — Tough may be football's most overused adjective. But if any Virginia Tech player ever merited the description, if anyone demonstrated remarkable durability and strength, despite occasional pain most cannot comprehend, it was...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:03 PM
EL PASO, Texas — As college career-ending performances go, Virginia Tech’s 42-12 loss Tuesday to No. 17 UCLA in the Sun Bowl was one Logan Thomas will delete from memory long before he begins preparing for the next stage of his career.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:41 AM
With more than three weeks to prepare for No. 17 UCLA, it would be logical to assume a Bud Foster-coached defense would be well-tutored to face whatever a foreign offense from the opposite coast could throw at Virginia Tech.
Running quarterback? Gotta...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:15 PM
After 27 seasons as Virginia Tech’s coach, Frank Beamer has been around long enough to know exactly where interested observers to his program will gravitate when spring practice begins in three months.
With a crushing 42-12 loss to No. 17 UCLA in...
| Jan 5, 2014
During one of his final staff meetings as Virginia Tech's athletic director, Jim Weaver revealed how much pain he was enduring, how Parkinson's disease and two failing hips had not only fast-tracked his retirement but also compromised basic, daily living....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:16 AM
Logan Thomas never missed a chance this season to hail Scot Loeffler as a strategist and teacher, and indeed, Loeffler’s first year as Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator had its moments. For instance:
With Thomas passing for 366 yards...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:54 AM
Virginia Tech football players, coaches and fans are rightfully disappointed in the last two seasons. The Hokies were 15-11 combined and finished outside the national polls in consecutive years for the first time since 1991 and ’92.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Virginia and Virginia Tech fans barely will have finished their second helping of Thanksgiving Day vittles before the Black Friday kickoff in next season's installment of the annual football rivalry.
The unique Friday, Nov. 28 date of the U.Va.-Tech...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock, an adept fundraiser accustomed to hiring a marquee coach, is Virginia Tech’s choice to guide the Hokies’ sports programs, sources said Friday.
An introductory news conference is planned next week....
| 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 20, 2014
| 1:23 PM
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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 10:55 PM
ATLANTA — What a tremendous break it was that the hotel I checked into did not have cable access to Thursday night's USC game at Hawaii.
It meant not having to watch a game most Trojans fans probably turned off.
It freed my remote to explore the...