We’ve reached the point where Tech fans can come to Cassell and expect a ballgame, regardless of the opponent. That might sound like loser talk, but it isn’t. That’s significant.
BLACKSBURG — This was the kind of night Virginia Tech fans dreamed about when their school hired Buzz Williams. It took more than a year for it to come, yet still it seemed ahead of schedule.
BLACKSBURG — Call it the curse of being gifted.
SHREVEPORT, La. — The irony is that Frank Beamer hates games like this.
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:
Elsie Mae Teaford Ruble, 89, of Eagle Rock, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016. Funeral Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Forest Grove Baptist Church. Arrangements by the Eagle Rock Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home.
Ruth Charlton Cromer, 93, of Christiansburg, Virginia, passed away on February 7, 2016, in Blacksburg, after a long illness.She was the daughter of the late Edgar Hess Charlton and Bessie Mae Akers Charlton of Christiansburg. Mrs. Cromer was preceded in death by her husband, Archie E. Cromer Jr.; and sisters, Kathleen Charlton Sisson, Lucy Charlton Sarver; and brother, Edgar K. Charlton. Ruth is survived by her sons, A. E. Cromer III of Annapolis Md., Charlton A. Cromer; one grandson, Stuart C. Cromer; daughter-in-law, Barbara Sowell Cromer; Bobby Gail Cromer, and other extended family.Ruth was a resident of Christiansburg and Montgomery County, Virginia; she graduated from high school there and graduated from Radford College. Mrs. Cromer pursued a career in teaching and later as a businesswoman with a partnership and boutique in Christiansburg. Ruth was involved in numerous cultural organizations; she was a member of "Daughters of the American Revolution" and the Saint Paul United Methodist Church. Ruth Cromer was in residence in San Francisco during the last years of World War II, after her marriage in Chicago to then Naval Officer, Archie Cromer Jr.. Upon the completion of World War II, Ruth and Archie returned to Montgomery County, Virginia, where they established a lifelong residence.Ruth Cromer was, in addition, a strong and supporting member of a team known by all friends and extended relations as "Ruth and Archie" or often "Archie and Ruth". She was an integral partner and supporting wife in numerous endeavors pursued by her late husband and tireless in that capacity. Ruth loved to travel and enjoyed extensive world travel with Archie, including a very special trip to Cromer, England, as well as extended travel in England, Spain, California, and Hawaii.The family will receive friends 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2016, at Horne Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Henry Lindsey and others officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery. The family requests sending of flowers be limited and alternately, donations in memory of Ruth Cromer may be sent to Comfort Care Senior Home LLC, 212 Woodbine Dr., Blacksburg, VA 24060.
George B. Kish, 88, of Moneta, Va., passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Franklin County, Va. Arrangements by Oakey's Vinton Chapel, 540-982-2221.
Dora Martin Smallwood, 85, of Ferrum, died Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday February 15, 2016, at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.