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Thursday 04/23/2015
Virginia Tech adds junior college big man
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams has turned to the junior college ranks for his latest recruit.

JUCO coach talks about Virginia Tech signee
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm

I talked today to Jody Bailey, the coach at Jacksonville (Junior) College in Texas, about 7-foot, 210-pound sophomore center Johnny Hamilton. Bailey said Hamilton, a native of Trinidad, signed with Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Virginia Tech adding JUCO big man
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Jody Bailey, the coach of Jacksonville (Junior) College in Texas, tweeted Wednesday night that Jacksonville sophomore center Johnny Hamilton has signed with Virginia Tech.

Saturday 04/18/2015
Blog: Virginia Tech contacts Rowsey
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Add Virginia Tech to the list of schools from major conferences that are interested in former Rockbridge County High School basketball star Andrew Rowsey, who revealed Wednesday night that he plans to transfer from UNC Asheville.

Saturday 03/28/2015
Blog: Citadel hires VMI's Baucom
Posted: March 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The Citadel has hired VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom to be its new basketball coach, a source has told my colleague Randy King.

Thursday 03/26/2015
Guard Adam Smith to transfer from Virginia Tech
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 8:00 pm

The leading scorer on the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will not be back next season.

Blog: Smith transferring from Virginia Tech
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm

Virginia Tech announced today that guard Adam Smith, who averaged a team-high 13.4 points this year, has decided to transfer.

Tuesday 03/24/2015
Basketball notebook: Wolff to return as Virginia Tech women's coach
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said Tuesday that Dennis Wolff will be back for a fifth season as the Hokies women’s basketball coach.

Blog: Wolff to remain as Virginia Tech women's coach
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 5:01 pm

As expected, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said today that Dennis Wolff will be back next season for his fifth year as the Hokies women's basketball coach.

Saturday 03/21/2015
Quick blog post: 3 Hokies and 1 Cavalier win in medal round
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 2:56 pm

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Three Virginia Tech wrestlers and one Virginia wrestler won in the medal round today at the NCAA championships.

Friday 03/20/2015
Blog: Dresser talks about Virginia Tech going 0-for-5 in quarterfinals
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Virginia Tech wrestlers went 0-5 this morning in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships, including upset losses by Devin Carter and Joey Dance

Thursday 03/19/2015
Blog: Thursday daytime results from NCAA wrestling
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 4:11 pm

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Six wrestlers from Virginia Tech and three from Virginia won in the first round of the NCAA wrestling championships this afternoon.

Monday 03/16/2015
Blog: Breaking down my final Top 25 ballot
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 2:36 am

Time to send my final Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Saturday 03/14/2015
Blog: UVa baseball coach suspended 4 games
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor has been suspended four games under NCAA rules for bumping an umpire during Friday's loss at Virginia Tech.

Thursday 03/12/2015
Buzz Williams sad to see Virginia Tech season end
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball season was hardly a success, but coach Buzz Williams was sorry to see it end.

Blog: Virginia Tech, Miami discuss Hokies' loss
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 1:45 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you have already read the no-quotes game story I turned in right after the Hokies' late-night ACC Tournament loss ended, here are all the postgame quotes from Miami and Virginia Tech on the Hurricanes' 59-49 second-round win.

Wednesday 03/11/2015
Virginia Tech basketball falls to Miami in 2nd round of ACC tournament
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — During the regular season, the Miami men’s basketball team blew out Virginia Tech not once but twice.

Quick Blog Post: Florida State beats Clemson
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 2:32 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ninth-seeded Florida State fended off eighth-seeded Clemson 76-73 today in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

Tuesday 03/10/2015
Virginia Tech gets unlikely performance in ACC Tournament win
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 10:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jalen Hudson and six other Virginia Tech men’s basketball players made their ACC Tournament debuts Tuesday.

Quick Blog Post: Virginia Tech beats Wake Forest
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 14th-seeded Virginia Tech men's basketball team beat 11th-seeded Wake Forest 81-80 in the first round of the ACC Tournament today.

Monday 03/09/2015
Virginia Tech looks for faster start in ACC Tournament
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 8:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — If the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team does not snap out of its first-half funk, it will likely have a short stay at the ACC Tournament.

Blog: Virginia drops a spot in my new Top 25 ballot
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 2:24 am

Time to send a new Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Sunday 03/08/2015
Blog: ACC men's basketball awards announced
Posted: March 08, 2015 - 3:15 pm

The All-ACC, all-freshman and all-defensive teams have been announced, as well as ACC player of year, coach of year, defensive player of the year, most improved player and sixth man of the year.

Saturday 03/07/2015
Williams again upset with team after Virginia Tech loss to Miami
Posted: March 07, 2015 - 5:00 pm

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team isn’t exactly heading into the ACC tournament on a roll.

Quick blog post: Miami squashes Virginia Tech
Posted: March 07, 2015 - 2:00 pm

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost to Miami 82-61 today at Cassell Coliseum in its regular-season finale.

Friday 03/06/2015
Glass slipper shatters in Virginia Tech women's ACC tournament run
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 10:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Virginia Tech’s surprise run in the ACC women’s basketball tournament ended with a thud Friday night.

Quick blog post: Virginia Tech women lose to Florida State
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 8:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Virginia Tech women's basketball team fell to Florida State 82-43 tonight in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Blog: Miami-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 4:37 pm

Men’s basketball

Blog: More postgame quotes on Virginia Tech upset of Pitt
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 2:28 am

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- If you have already read my game story with quotes on the Hokies' upset win over Pitt in the second round of the ACC women's tourney,  here is even more of what both coaches and Vanessa had to say:

Thursday 03/05/2015
Virginia Tech women win again in ACC tournament
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 9:30 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team won just one ACC game during the regular season.

Blog: Hawks sign Jarell Eddie
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Former Virginia Tech forward Jarell Eddie has made it to the NBA.

Wednesday 03/04/2015
Virginia Tech women's basketball wins first ACC tournament game in 8 years
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 9:00 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. — For the first time in eight years, the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team has won a game in the ACC tournament.

College basketball notebook: Virginia Tech seniors reflect
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 7:15 pm

Christian Beyer and Will Johnston joined the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team as walk-ons, but they blossomed into scholarship players — and valuable members of the squad.

Quick Blog Post: Virginia Tech women win in ACC tournament
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 5:30 pm

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Virginia Tech women's basketball team upset North Carolina State 57-56 today in the first round of the ACC tournament.

Tuesday 03/03/2015
Australian import Panousis makes impact at Virginia Tech
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 8:15 pm

BLACKSBURG — Vanessa Panousis is from Australia, so she has to put up with plenty of jokes from her Virginia Tech classmates.

Virginia Tech coach disappointed by team's effort in loss
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 3:20 pm

BLACKSBURG — Monday night marked one of the low points of the season for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team.

Coaches, players discuss Virginia Tech loss to Boston College
Posted: March 03, 2015 - 1:27 am

If you have already read my no-quotes game story in the paper or online, here is what both coaches and a few Tech players had to say about the Hokies’ loss to Boston College:

Monday 03/02/2015
Virginia Tech struggles in sixth straight loss
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 11:30 pm

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team is now alone in the ACC cellar.

Blog: All-Big South men's and women's honors
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 2:32 pm

The All-Big South men's and women's basketball honors have been announced.

Blog: Breaking down my new AP Top 25 ballot
Posted: March 02, 2015 - 1:00 am

Time to send a new Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Sunday 03/01/2015
Blog: ACC women's basketball tournament pairings
Posted: March 01, 2015 - 6:14 pm

Virginia Tech wound up as the bottom seed in the ACC women's basketball tournament and will face No. 10 seed N.C. State at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greensboro.

Boston College-Virginia Tech preview capsule
Posted: March 01, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Men’s basketball

Saturday 02/28/2015
Defense regresses in Virginia Tech's latest road loss
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 6:51 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team played stingy defense when it faced Virginia last month.

Quick Blog Post: Virginia beats Virginia Tech
Posted: February 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Second-ranked Virginia beat Virginia Tech 69-57 today in ACC men's basketball at John Paul Jones Arena.

Friday 02/27/2015
Bibbs blossoms into key freshman for Virginia Tech
Posted: February 27, 2015 - 8:00 pm

BLACKSBURG — Justin Bibbs has two uncles who played in the NFL.

Thursday 02/26/2015
Duke's Okafor, Virginia Tech's Hudson shine in OT game
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 7:30 pm

BLACKSBURG — Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor showed Wednesday night why he is one of the best players in college basketball.

Blog: Postgame quotes from Virginia Tech and Duke
Posted: February 26, 2015 - 2:26 am

If you have already read my no-quotes game story on the Hokies’ overtime loss to Duke elsewhere on roanoke.com/sports or in the previous blog post, it's time for the quotes. Here is all the postgame reaction from Duke and Virginia Tech:

Wednesday 02/25/2015
Duke beats Virginia Tech in OT
Posted: February 25, 2015 - 11:15 pm

BLACKSBURG — Fourth-ranked Duke beat Virginia Tech 91-86 in overtime Wednesday night in front of a sellout crowd at Cassell Coliseum.

Tuesday 02/24/2015
Duke point guard a freshman standout
Posted: February 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Duke’s freshman center has been generating plenty of attention this season.

Monday 02/23/2015
Blog: WVU, Georgetown back on my Top 25 ballot
Posted: February 23, 2015 - 1:42 am

Time to send a new Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Thursday 04/23/2015
Posted: April 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Virginia Tech adds junior college big man

Johnny Hamilton has signed with the Hokies, while Adam Smith has reportedly picked a new school.

Posted: April 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm
JUCO coach talks about Virginia Tech signee

I talked today to Jody Bailey, the coach at Jacksonville (Junior) College in Texas, about 7-foot, 210-pound sophomore center Johnny Hamilton. Bailey said Hamilton, a native of Trinidad, signed with Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.

Wednesday 04/22/2015
Posted: April 22, 2015 - 11:38 pm
Virginia Tech adding JUCO big man

Jody Bailey, the coach of Jacksonville (Junior) College in Texas, tweeted Wednesday night that Jacksonville sophomore center Johnny Hamilton has signed with Virginia Tech.

Saturday 04/18/2015
Posted: April 18, 2015 - 9:28 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech contacts Rowsey

Add Virginia Tech to the list of schools from major conferences that are interested in former Rockbridge County High School basketball star Andrew Rowsey, who revealed Wednesday night that he plans to transfer from UNC Asheville.

Saturday 03/28/2015
Posted: March 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Blog: Citadel hires VMI's Baucom

The Citadel has hired VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom to be its new basketball coach, a source has told my colleague Randy King.

Thursday 03/26/2015
Posted: March 26, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Guard Adam Smith to transfer from Virginia Tech

Adam Smith led the Hokies in scoring this year.

Posted: March 26, 2015 - 2:19 pm
Blog: Smith transferring from Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech announced today that guard Adam Smith, who averaged a team-high 13.4 points this year, has decided to transfer.

Tuesday 03/24/2015
Posted: March 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Basketball notebook: Wolff to return as Virginia Tech women's coach

Whit Babcock said Dennis Wolff will return for a fifth season.

Posted: March 24, 2015 - 5:01 pm
Blog: Wolff to remain as Virginia Tech women's coach

As expected, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said today that Dennis Wolff will be back next season for his fifth year as the Hokies women's basketball coach.

Saturday 03/21/2015
Posted: March 21, 2015 - 2:56 pm
Quick blog post: 3 Hokies and 1 Cavalier win in medal round

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Three Virginia Tech wrestlers and one Virginia wrestler won in the medal round today at the NCAA championships.

Friday 03/20/2015
Posted: March 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm
Blog: Dresser talks about Virginia Tech going 0-for-5 in quarterfinals

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Virginia Tech wrestlers went 0-5 this morning in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships, including upset losses by Devin Carter and Joey Dance

Thursday 03/19/2015
Posted: March 19, 2015 - 4:11 pm
Blog: Thursday daytime results from NCAA wrestling

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Six wrestlers from Virginia Tech and three from Virginia won in the first round of the NCAA wrestling championships this afternoon.

Monday 03/16/2015
Posted: March 16, 2015 - 2:36 am
Blog: Breaking down my final Top 25 ballot

Time to send my final Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Saturday 03/14/2015
Posted: March 14, 2015 - 12:55 pm
Blog: UVa baseball coach suspended 4 games

Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor has been suspended four games under NCAA rules for bumping an umpire during Friday's loss at Virginia Tech.

Thursday 03/12/2015
Posted: March 12, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Buzz Williams sad to see Virginia Tech season end

The Hokies lost 22 games in Williams' first season at the helm.

Posted: March 12, 2015 - 1:45 am
Blog: Virginia Tech, Miami discuss Hokies' loss

GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you have already read the no-quotes game story I turned in right after the Hokies' late-night ACC Tournament loss ended, here are all the postgame quotes from Miami and Virginia Tech on the Hurricanes' 59-49 second-round win.

Wednesday 03/11/2015
Posted: March 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm
Virginia Tech basketball falls to Miami in 2nd round of ACC tournament

The Hokies met Miami in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

Posted: March 11, 2015 - 2:32 pm
Quick Blog Post: Florida State beats Clemson

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ninth-seeded Florida State fended off eighth-seeded Clemson 76-73 today in the second round of the ACC Tournament.

Tuesday 03/10/2015
Posted: March 10, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Virginia Tech gets unlikely performance in ACC Tournament win

The Hokies snapped a seven-game skid.

Posted: March 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm
Quick Blog Post: Virginia Tech beats Wake Forest

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 14th-seeded Virginia Tech men's basketball team beat 11th-seeded Wake Forest 81-80 in the first round of the ACC Tournament today.

Monday 03/09/2015
Posted: March 09, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Virginia Tech looks for faster start in ACC Tournament

The Hokies will face Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Posted: March 09, 2015 - 2:24 am
Blog: Virginia drops a spot in my new Top 25 ballot

Time to send a new Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Sunday 03/08/2015
Posted: March 08, 2015 - 3:15 pm
Blog: ACC men's basketball awards announced

The All-ACC, all-freshman and all-defensive teams have been announced, as well as ACC player of year, coach of year, defensive player of the year, most improved player and sixth man of the year.

Saturday 03/07/2015
Posted: March 07, 2015 - 5:00 pm
Williams again upset with team after Virginia Tech loss to Miami

Miami was 15 of 25 from 3-point range.

Posted: March 07, 2015 - 2:00 pm
Quick blog post: Miami squashes Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost to Miami 82-61 today at Cassell Coliseum in its regular-season finale.

Friday 03/06/2015
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 10:00 pm
Glass slipper shatters in Virginia Tech women's ACC tournament run

The teams met in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Posted: March 06, 2015 - 8:00 pm
Quick blog post: Virginia Tech women lose to Florida State

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Virginia Tech women's basketball team fell to Florida State 82-43 tonight in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Posted: March 06, 2015 - 4:37 pm
Blog: Miami-Virginia Tech men's basketball preview capsule

Men’s basketball

Posted: March 06, 2015 - 2:28 am
Blog: More postgame quotes on Virginia Tech upset of Pitt

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- If you have already read my game story with quotes on the Hokies' upset win over Pitt in the second round of the ACC women's tourney,  here is even more of what both coaches and Vanessa had to say:

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