BLACKSBURG — Throughout the process of hiring his new football coach, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock couldn’t help but consider the potential pitfalls.
Virginia coach Mike London issued a challenge to the 2015 Cavaliers long before this season began: Finish well in close games.
Virginia Tech fans were emotionally spent by the time Saturday's game concluded.
BLACKSBURG — ESPN did Virginia Tech a favor.
How much is too much? That’s the question Virginia Tech’s offensive coaches are pondering right now, and boy, it sure beats the alternative.
He remembers the night he nearly got tossed out of his bunk.
T.J. Thorpe has seen in-season revivals before.
ECU defeats Tech 35-28.
Kam Chancellor probably should look for a new agent.
Yankees legend and American icon Yogi Berra died Tuesday at age 90. I loved Yogi Berra. Who didn't? You didn't have to be a Yankees fan, or even have seen him play, to appreciate the way he lived h...
Hokies defeat Furman 42-3.
SCORING SUMMARYFIRST QUARTEROSU--Samuel 24 pass from Jones (Willoughby kick), 9:44.Eight plays, 64 yards, 2:55. Key play: Elliott 10 pass from Jones on fourth-and-5 to VT 24. Ohio State 7, Virginia...
BLACKSBURG — It was only five years ago that the gym teacher — who also happened to be Glenvar’s varsity football coach — discovered him.
It's a very somber day for Blacksburg and our area at large, in the wake of the passing of former Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver on Thursday.
Based on its seeding, the Radford University baseball team is right where it should be Monday: playing top-seeded Vanderbilt with a shot to make the Super Regionals.
A buddy of mine recently discovered a creative (albeit illegal) to make a few bucks: preying on the complete lack of athletic self-awareness of the typical American male.
So there I was on a recent Sunday afternoon, chasing a foul pop-up. Eyes and beer gut bouncing as I tracked the ball, my hustle needle pegged all the way, I was approaching the fence in foul territ...
Quick -- Google the name "Will Smith." Don't delay, because you'll be likely to miss it. If you're reading this early Friday afternoon, the first link Google gives you is this USA Today s...
We need to stop whining. All of us. And by "us," I mean sports reporters.
Australia, he figured, would be his goodbye to baseball.
Tuesday was a pretty good day for young power hitters in baseball.
It's hard to get to know UVa quarterbacks. It seems lately, as soon as they ascend to a prominent role, they leave.
Two years ago, when writing a column about how media guide covers are a window into a college football program's soul, I asked Frank Beamer what he thought about the cover his Hokies had just relea...
Crazy stat o' the day: The two-hour stoppage of play during Thursday's Nationals-Padres game marked just the sixth rain delay in the 11-year history of San Diego's Petco Park.
Choking, like so many other facets of sports, is in the eye of the beholder. I saw that word thrown around on Twitter quite a bit late Wednesday night in the wake of the Capitals' 2-1 overtime loss...
If you value keeping your blood pressure at a reasonable level, it's probably best not to spend a lot of time thinking about all the places your federal tax money goes. Our government isn't exactly...
If you want to know how you really feel about a topic, try explaining it to a kid. I was reminded of this early Monday evening, when a text alert hit my phone announcing that Tom Brady had been sus...
Here, in one man's opinion, is a countdown of the five most horrible ways to lose a sporting event:
You might be surprised to learn that Tom Brady's dad supports Tom Brady. Yes, it's true!
Forgive me, but I’m having a really hard time getting outraged at the Manny Pacquiao-hiding-an-injury flap. It’s not that I don’t think people deserve quality for their money and some level of tran...
If you’re going to watch only one soccer match all year, Wednesday’s wouldn’t be a bad choice.
They say you can't prove a negative, but if you're wondering whether a coach or athlete is speaking with a filter, there's one good clue that he's not: casual swearing.
Forget pitch clocks. Forget umpire admonishments. The key to picking up the pace in baseball is simple: Force every player in both leagues to watch one game pitched by Boston Red Sox left-hander Wa...
I'm quite certain I'd be the worst general manager in the history of the NFL. Oh, my teams would have more chemistry than the campuses of Stanford, Harvard and MIT combined, but we would never win ...
Empty stadiums can be exciting. I love walking into a place I haven't been -- The Horseshoe at Ohio State last September, for example -- before the fans arrive and imagining what the atmosphere wil...
As much as I had been looking forward to Monday night's Islanders-Capitals game, I found myself instead mesmerized by coverage of the violence in Baltimore.
To open this week, in honor of the big boxin' match coming up, we'll begin with a Rocky IV quote that I shall tenuously tie to the day's topic:
The most interesting thing about UVa listing Matt Johns as its No. 1 quarterback on Thursday heading into fall practice was the incongruity of the assessments from the coaches.
Several folks on Twitter corrected me yesterday when I argued that one of the greatest things about Bill Roth is, over 27 years as the voice of Virginia Tech, he never had any catch phrases other t...
Bill Roths are rare. Trust me on this. Virginia Tech fans know they've had it good for the past 27 years, but if they need a reminder, all they need to do is tune into a radio broadcast of a baseba...
This has nothing to do with sports, other than the fact that sports feature commercials targeting young males, and those commercials frequently include my favorite fake word in the English language...
Who doesn't love a good sports rant? And based on statistics alone -- 77 variations of the F-bomb, 11 "uses of a vulgar term for feces (two bovine, one equine)," as the Cincinnati Enquire...
David Lynn Turner, 56, of Rocky Mount, departed his earthly home on Saturday, November 28, 2015. David was affectionately known by his family and friends as "Squirrel". He was a loving father, brother and friend who never met a stranger. David was preceded in death by his father, Earlie Turner; mother, Gertrude Young; stepdad, Richard Young; two brothers, Everett and William Turner.
David Wayne Smith, 63, of Pearisburg, departed this life Saturday morning, November 28, 2015 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. He was born in Bluefield, WV on April 24, 1952. David was a veteran of the United States Air Force, had worked as a sales rep for school supplies, had operated his own janitorial service company, and had earned a Master's Degree in Forensic Science. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lutishia and Charles Hartwell.
Barbara Ellen Nolen, 83, of Floyd, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday, November 28, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Nolen; and son, Gary "Pete" Nolen.
Wanda M. Gibson, of Botetourt County, Va., passed away Monday, November 30, 2015. Arrangements by Oakey's East Chapel, 540-977-3909.