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  • Friday's local college roundup: W&M drops epic 23-inning game at College of Charleston

    Baseball: In a 23-inning duel, the second-longest game in NCAA history, William and Mary lost 3-2 at the College of Charleston on a walk-off single by Morgan Phillips. It came off Kevin Casey, who started the game at second base and rarely pitches for W&...
  • From paralyzed to PhD: A robotics engineer's road to academic success

    From paralyzed to PhD: A robotics engineer's road to academic success
    Ryan Williams is smiling, as he always seems to be, and cracking jokes as his wheelchair rolls into the Bovard Auditorium at USC. He one of the more 100 students from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering in red graduation caps and gowns waiting for...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech selects Cincinnati's Whit Babcock as AD

    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....
  • Teel Time: Babcock fits ACC athletic director profile, brings new youth to Virginia Tech

    Arriving at Virginia Tech in his career prime and with Bowl Subdivision athletic director experience, Whit Babcock fits the profile of most recent AD hires in the ACC. But he differs from his Hokies predecessors in two significant ways. First, at 43...
  • Babcock shows grace, humor, humility in Virginia Tech introduction

    BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock is a college coach's son. He played college baseball and has worked in college sports administration for most of his adult life. "Indirectly or directly, I've been preparing to sit up here for 43 years," Babcock said...
  • Village Academy DL Kevin Bronson Virginia Tech bound, for now

    Village Academy DL Kevin Bronson Virginia Tech bound, for now
    Village Academy three-star defensive lineman Kevin Bronson committed to Virginia Tech Saturday morning, but there's no guarantee that he will be on the Hokies’ campus next fall.  Bronson – the Sun Sentinel’s No. 11 rated player in Palm...
  • Teel Time: VT delays Wisconsin football series, adds marquee opponent

    Teel Time: VT delays Wisconsin football series, adds marquee opponent
    Virginia Tech has agreed to delay its home-and-home football series against Wisconsin until 2019 and ’20, and has replaced the Badgers in 2016 and ’17 with another major conference opponent, Hokies athletic director Jim Weaver confirmed...
  • Penn State vs. Virginia Tech. Finally.

     
    Penn State and Virginia Tech are less than 400 miles apart and have been playing football for more than 235 years combined. Yet they haven't met each other in football. Until now. Well, nine years from now. The Lions and......
  • [Updated with Journell comments] ACC All Access: Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer confirms Cody Journell is still his kicker

    [Updated at 9:43 p.m. with comments from Journell] Virginia Tech kicker Cody Journell met Monday evening with media after practice to discuss his return from a one-game suspension against Marshall. "All I'm saying is I made a mistake last week,"...
  • Teel Time: Explaining Virginia Tech's rash of early football games

    Teel Time: Explaining Virginia Tech's rash of early football games
    Virginia Tech’s home football game Saturday against North Carolina will start shortly after 12:30, ideal for newspaper hacks fighting early deadlines, anathema to fans who crave more tailgate time and believe Lane Stadium rocks best after dark....
  • My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding preview: Mamas and Dramas

     
    This Sunday on My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding, yet another gorger girl prepares to become a proper gypsy wife, a gypsy teen sets her sights on a singing career — and Mellie Stanley’s mama, Lottie Mae, scores more time in the spotlight. In...
  • Father Bob Remains Source Of Comfort In Newtown

    Father Bob Remains Source Of Comfort In Newtown
    As he stood near the front door of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on the morning of Dec. 14, shattered glass near his feet, Monsignor Robert Weiss knew he was as close to evil as he would ever get. Newtown police officers had asked the pastor of...