The Hokies will head west for their bowl game. Way west.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Jarell Eddie helped lead the comeback and then put the finishing touches in Virginia Tech's conference opening win. Eddie scored 24 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 61-60 overtime victory against Miami in the opening ACC game for both teams on Sunday. Down for most of the game, the Hokies (7-3, 1-0 ACC) went ahead when Eddie hit a jumper with 19 seconds remaining in overtime to break a 59-59 tie. "I wanted to step up, it was crunch time," said Eddie, who scored 15 points in the second half.
FERRUM — Zach Desgain poured in 21 points to lead the WildCats over the Panthers. Ferrum (3-4) trailed 24-23 at the half, but used a 12-3 run to take a 35-27 lead with 16:19 to play. Mike Ehilegbu’s 3-pointer tied the game at 47 with under 10 minutes to play. Randolph (4-1) regained the lead, but Jamal Pullen put the Panthers back one at 57-56 with 2:15 to play. The
LEXINGTON — Rodney Glasgow scored a career-high 33 points and VMI hit the 100-point mark for the third time this season, in a 110-78 win over Virginia University of Lynchburg on Monday night. Glasgow’s previous high was 31, set last season against Charleston Southern. This time he was 12 of 22 from the field, including 7 of 15 from 3-point range. He had 12 points at halftime and his final bucket
Wake Forest has hired Dave Clawson from Bowling Green as its next football coach, a person familiar with the situation said. The person said a news conference to introduce Clawson was expected today in Winston-Salem, N.C. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday night because the move had not been announced by either school. It comes three days after Clawson led Bowling Green (10-3) to
LEXINGTON — Cancel the search party. Obviously, Brian “Downtown” Brown is back. Brown, whose deft outside shooting touch had been missing for most of the season’s first month, hit five of VMI’s season-high 17 3-pointers to lead the Keydets to an impressive 94-74 rout of Wright State at Cameron Hall on Saturday. Brown, who entered the day shooting a frigid 25.8 percent from 3-point land, celebrated his 21st birthday a day
BLACKSBURG — This time, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team survived a Big Ten challenge. The Hokies fended off Michigan State 72-66 on Saturday at Cassell Coliseum. Virginia Tech had dropped 10 of its past 11 games against Big Ten competition, including a 71-65 loss at Indiana on Wednesday in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge. Coach Dennis Wolff’s team played better and shot better on Saturday. “Coach was yelling at us
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Visiting an arena where his jersey hangs in the rafters was not a particularly joyous occasion Saturday for Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett. Bennett, the all-time leading scorer at Green Bay, watched the Phoenix hold off his Cavaliers 75-72 at Resch Arena. Virginia, which had trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, had a chance to take the lead in the
RADFORD — With time dwindling fast before the Christmas shopping season comes to a close, R.J. Price did his part to shrink the size of some lists. The Radford junior guard successfully connected on the first five of his 3-point attempts Saturday afternoon at the Dedmon Center. Each basket resulted in a free T-shirt thrown into the crowd, and of more immediate concern to Price, his hot shooting spurred Radford
Ryan Yates sank a jump shot with five seconds to play to send the Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team to a 81-79 win over host Roanoke College in overtime on Saturday. Daniel Eacho’s jump shot gave Roanoke (3-4, 1-1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) a 69-63 lead with just over five minutes to play, but Eastern Mennonite (4-3, 1-1) went on an 8-0 run to take the lead with 1:37 to
LAS VEGAS — Virginia and Virginia Tech’s wrestling teams took part in the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational, with Cavalier Nick Sulzer taking first place in the 165-pound division on Saturday. Sulzer earned a 10-3 decision over Michigan’s Daniel Yates in the semifinals before taking a 5-2 decision over top-seed Michael Moreno of Iowa State in the final. Virginia’s Stephen Doty, who fell to Nebraska’s Kokesh in the semifinals, finished
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia freshman Jordan Allen knew it wasn’t a high-percentage shot, but wedged between a couple of Connecticut defenders, he didn’t have very many options. Allen was going to go for , as he would say afterward, “a half-bicycle kick.” “It was just kind of an instinctual thing,” Allen said. “The ball popped up and I didn’t really have time to think about it. It just kind of happened
CARY, N.C. — After UCLA’s Katelyn Rowland stopped penalty kicks by Virginia’s Alexis Shaffer and Morgan Brian, Bruins junior Rosie White fired the ball into the back of the net, sending UCLA past UVa 4-2 in penalty kicks and into the national championship match Sunday against Florida State. “To be honest, I was just trying not to think too much,” White said. Virginia (24-2) turned to back-up goalie Jessie Ferrari and,
CARY, N.C. — When the Virginia Tech women’s soccer players hugged each other after their Nov. 29 game, they were rejoicing over the win that put them in the NCAA semifinals. Seven days later, the hugs they shared were to console each other. The best women’s soccer season in Virginia Tech history came to an end Friday when Florida State beat the Hokies 3-2 in a semifinal at WakeMed Soccer
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Tori Dixon recorded a team-high 12 kills to lead Minnesota over Radford, 25-11, 25-19, 25-8, in the first round of the NCAA women's volleyball tournament at the Lexington Regional. Ashley Wittman led the defensive effort for the Golden Gophers (28-6) with 16 digs and a pair of blocks. Hannah Tapp chipped in on defense with a match-high five blocks. Radford (25-10) struggled to find momentum in the
The last time Virginia’s women’s soccer team walked off the pitch at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., it had just lost 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference semifinals to in-state rival Virginia Tech, its only defeat of the year. “We were very disappointed about what happened in the ACCs,” UVa freshman midfielder Alexis Shaffer, a Cary native, said this week. “But I also think because of the loss, that’s
CHARLOTTESVILLE — George Gelnovatch and Steve Swanson had always been friendly, but back in 2005 they took their relationship to another level. Gelnovatch, the Virginia men’s soccer coach, and Swanson, the UVa women’s coach, teamed up to coach their 8-year-old sons in a local league. “It was a lot of fun,” said Gelnovatch Gelnovatch chuckled when asked how those teams he coached with Swanson fared. “We always won,” he said,
Tim Maypray was the only VMI player to be named to the Big South's All-Decade football squad announced Thursday by the conference. Maypray was named All-Big South at four different positions - kick returner, punt returner, quarterback and receiver - during his career from 2006-09. Among the former Liberty University stars on the team were RB Rashad Jennings (Jefferson Forest/Liberty Christian), TE Chris Luck (Liberty High School) and OL Eddie
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State got manhandled and outhustled by North Carolina. And, the Spartans' school-record, three-week run as the No. 1 team in The Associated Press college basketball poll ended with a thud. The Tar Heels had five scorers in double figures and more players going after loose balls and rebounds in a 79-65 win over Michigan State on its home court Wednesday night. "We looked like a
BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team wanted another crack at beating Florida State. Today, the Hokies will get their wish. Virginia Tech faces FSU at 5 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., in the Women’s College Cup — soccer’s version of the Final Four. Florida State (22-1-3) has beaten Tech (19-4-3) seven straight times, including twice this year. The Seminoles won 2-1 in Blacksburg on Oct.
BLACKSBURG — Even his bank knows him as “Chugger.” Charles “Chugger” Adair is the coach of the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team, which will play in the NCAA semifinals Friday for the first time in its history. His mother gave him the nickname “Chugger” when he was a toddler. It has stayed with him, first as a player and now as a coach. “If I was in the real world,
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan has vivid memories of the first time one of his teams won a basketball game when it shot under 30 percent from the field. He never thought it would happen a second time. "This sets a record," Ryan said Wednesday night after a 48-38 victory at Virginia in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Eighth-ranked Wisconsin (9-0) shot 28.8 percent from the field, including 25.9 percent in
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