| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:03 PM
Soccer--Premier League, 8:55 a.m. (ESPN2); MLS Playoffs, Eastern Conference Championship, First Leg, 2:30 p.m. (NBC)
College Football--Arkansas at South Carolina, 11 a.m. (CBS); Iowa State at Texas, 11 a.m. (ABC); Northwestern...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 10:15 PM
Tennis--ATP World Tour Finals, 8 a.m., 1:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
NFL Football--Denver Broncos at Carolina Panthers, Noon (CBS); Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings, Noon (FOX); Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 3:25 p.m. (FOX); Houston...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:06 PM
Does not include players previously on practice squad, the "physically unable to perform" list or injured reserve:
87 Jeff King, TE, Virginia Tech (Pulaski High): Bye week.
82 Mike Leach, LS, William and Mary: Bye week.
51 Paris Lenon,...
| Apr 25, 2010
As if earning the praise of Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer throughout spring practice wasn't enough, defensive end Steven Friday provided another glimpse Saturday of the transformation he has made.
Friday, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound senior from Phoebus...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 6:46 PM
All Tyrod Taylor needed was one NFL franchise to have enough faith in his abilities to take a chance on him. That team stepped forward at 4:05 Saturday afternoon, when the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the sixth round of the draft.
Now, the job of...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 1:12 PM
HAMPTON — Sometimes the role goes to the young prodigy, who grasps it and never lets go. Sometimes it's handed to the next in line, who had paid his dues to get there.
Either way, it's a coronation. To play tailback at Phoebus, which has turned out...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:12 AM
Phoebus High and Virginia Tech alums Xavier Adibi and Stephen Friday combined for half the Houston Texans’ seven sacks in Monday night’s preseason opener against the New York Jets.
Not bad for two guys playing new positions in a new defense....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:12 AM
Kevin Jones, Xavier Adibi, Jeff King and Jayron Hosley played some awfully good football at Virginia Tech. The first three became NFL draft picks, and Hosley will join the club in April.
Comparing new prospects to such talents sets a high bar, but that&...
| Oct 22, 2009
Watching Daquan Romero under the Friday Night Lights, you're floored. The speed and hands he possesses as a receiver … the quickness and strength he shows at defensive end … and the intensity level he has on every single play.
And then you...
| Oct 23, 2009
Assistants | The common denominator for these programs is continuity in the coaching staff. Danny Mitchell and Alvis Mann have been Mike Smith's right-hand men at Hampton for the better part of three decades. New Phoebus coach Stan Sexton wisely...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 9:50 AM
He rested for maybe six of the game's 121 plays. Yet had Saturday's Group AAA, Division 5 final gone to overtime, you know Phoebus fullback/defensive end Xavier Adibi would have been as fresh as ever.
Of course, there was no need for OT, and Adibi had...