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Monday 11/30/2015
Posted: November 30, 2015 - 6:49 pm
Blog: Northwestern-Virginia Tech preview capsule

Men’s basketball

Posted: November 30, 2015 - 1:54 am
Blog: Shaking up my Top 25 ballot

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

Wednesday 11/25/2015
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 8:43 am
Women's basketball preview capsule

Women’s basketball

Tuesday 11/24/2015
Posted: November 24, 2015 - 9:15 pm
Breaking news blog post: Virginia Tech beats North Carolina A&T

BLACKSBURG -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball team cruised past North Carolina A&T 90-60 tonight at Cassell Coliseum.

Posted: November 24, 2015 - 10:25 am
Blog: Virginia Tech men's preview capsule

Men's Basketball

Monday 11/23/2015
Posted: November 23, 2015 - 11:14 am
Blog: Miami, Oregon move into my Top 25 ballot

Late last night I sent a new AP Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.

Saturday 11/21/2015
Posted: November 21, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Breaking news blog post: Virginia Tech beats VMI

BLACKSBURG -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball team beat VMI 76-52 tonight at Cassell Coliseum.

Friday 11/20/2015
Posted: November 20, 2015 - 6:57 pm
VMI-Virginia Tech basketball preview capsule

Men’s basketball

Thursday 11/19/2015
Posted: November 19, 2015 - 6:21 pm
Blog: Women's basketball preview capsule

Women’s basketball

Posted: November 19, 2015 - 12:26 pm
Blog: Hokies respond to "crazy" practices

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere online, here is the link to my game story on the Hokies' win over Jacksonville State last night:

Wednesday 11/18/2015
Posted: November 18, 2015 - 9:00 pm
Breaking news blog post: Virginia Tech beats Jacksonville State

BLACKSBURG -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball team beat Jacksonville State 72-62 tonight at Cassell Coliseum for its first win of the season.

Posted: November 18, 2015 - 4:52 pm
Breaking News Blog: Dave Harper exits as Ferrum football coach

Four days after Ferrum College football team finished its third straight losing season, coach Dave Harper said today that he has resigned.

Monday 11/16/2015
Posted: November 16, 2015 - 7:30 pm
Blog: my Top 25 ballot

I turned in my AP men's basketball Top 25 ballot last night after the opening weekend of games.

Sunday 11/15/2015
Posted: November 15, 2015 - 3:22 pm
Blog: Penn State beats Virginia Tech in wrestling

BLACKSBURG -- Top-ranked Penn State beat sixth-ranked Virginia Tech 21-15 in wrestling today in front of more than 5,000 fans at Cassell Coliseum.

Saturday 11/14/2015
Posted: November 14, 2015 - 10:30 pm
Blog: Hokies discuss men's basketball loss to SWAC team

BLACKSBURG -- The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost to a Southwestern Athletic Conference team in its season opener.

Posted: November 14, 2015 - 3:26 pm
Preview capsules for Sunday's Virginia Tech wrestling and women's basketball

Virginia Tech

Friday 11/13/2015
Posted: November 13, 2015 - 4:55 pm
Blog: Basketball, soccer preview capsules

Saturday's Virginia Tech games

Wednesday 11/11/2015
Posted: November 11, 2015 - 8:55 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech signs Sy

Virginia Tech made it official today, signing Oak Hill Academy's Khadim Sy, who verbally committed in late October.

Monday 11/09/2015
Posted: November 09, 2015 - 2:09 pm
Blog: AP Preseason All-America team announced

The Associated Press preseason All-America men's basketball team was announced today.

Saturday 11/07/2015
Posted: November 07, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Breaking news blog post: W&L football clinches NCAA playoff bid

LEXINGTON -- The Washington and Lee football team cruised to a win over Catholic 52-33 today, clinching the ODAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

Friday 11/06/2015
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 5:29 pm
Blog: Nuggets waive Erick Green

The Denver Nuggets have waived former Virgina Tech guard Erick Green.

Sunday 11/01/2015
Posted: November 01, 2015 - 9:15 pm
Blog: My preseason AP Top 25 ballot

The Associated Press preseason Top 25 men's basketball poll will be revealed Monday. I am once again a voter, and I turned in my ballot last Thursday. Here is my preseason Top 25:

Saturday 10/31/2015
Posted: October 31, 2015 - 3:32 pm
Breaking news blog post: W&L football beats Emory & Henry

EMORY -- The Washington and Lee football team remained unbeaten with a 42-14 victory over Emory & Henry today.

Wednesday 10/28/2015
Posted: October 28, 2015 - 4:42 pm
Blog: Virginia 2nd, Virginia Tech 14th in ACC basketball poll

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Virginia men's basketball team was picked second in the ACC's preseason media poll today, with Virginia Tech picked 14th out of 15 teams.

Tuesday 10/27/2015
Posted: October 27, 2015 - 4:45 pm
Blog: Oak Hill coach talks about Virginia Tech recruit

Steve Smith, the coach of national prep power Oak Hill Academy, had high praise today for Virginia Tech's new recruit.

Monday 10/26/2015
Posted: October 26, 2015 - 3:33 pm
Blog: Green, Daniels make NBA rosters

With the NBA regular season tipping off Tuesday, Troy Daniels has made the Charlotte Hornets' roster and Erick Green has made the Denver Nuggets' roster.

Saturday 10/24/2015
Posted: October 24, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Breaking news blog post: W&L football beats Bridgewater

LEXINGTON -- The 24th-ranked Washington and Lee football team stayed unbeaten today with a 45-23 win over Bridgewater on homecoming.

Friday 10/23/2015
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 2:52 pm
Blog: women's soccer and women's basketball

If you missed them in the newspaper or elsewhere on the website, here are the links to my Virginia Tech women's soccer and women's basketball stories from today's paper and recent days:

Wednesday 10/21/2015
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 1:46 pm
Blog: UVa 8th, Virginia Tech 13th in ACC women's basketball poll

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- I am here at ACC women's basketball media day, where the preseason poll of coaches, media members and college sports information directors has been revealed.

Thursday 10/15/2015
Posted: October 15, 2015 - 2:35 pm
Blog: UVa No. 6 in Top 25 preseason coaches poll

The USA Today preseason men's basketball coaches Top 25 poll is out, and UVa is ranked No. 6.

Tuesday 10/13/2015
Posted: October 13, 2015 - 11:44 am
Blog: Williams, Hokies talk at media day

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere online, here is the link to my story on media day, including the news that Tyrone Outlaw will not play this season and the possibility that Ahmed Hill...

Saturday 10/10/2015
Posted: October 10, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Breaking News Blog: W&L Football Beats Hampden-Sydney

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY -- The Washington and Lee football team improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1961.

Wednesday 09/16/2015
Posted: September 16, 2015 - 7:38 pm
Blog: Hokies women to play home-and-home series with Lady Vols

Virginia Tech will visit Tennessee, one of the most storied programs in women's basketball, this season to kick off a home-and-home series.

Friday 09/11/2015
Posted: September 11, 2015 - 6:09 pm
Blog: Dennis Wolff hires Bill Dooley

Bill Dooley, once the head men's basketball coach at the University of Richmond, has been named an assistant women's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.

Tuesday 09/08/2015
Posted: September 08, 2015 - 1:00 am
Blog: Urban Meyer, Buckeyes discuss win over Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG --  Here is what Urban Meyer and some of his players had to say after the game.

Thursday 09/03/2015
Posted: September 03, 2015 - 11:20 am
Blog: notes on schedule, Carilion deal, Jarell Eddie

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere online, here is the link to my college basketball notebook, featuring the highlights of the Virginia Tech and UVa schedules, the money breakdown in th...

Wednesday 09/02/2015
Posted: September 02, 2015 - 8:11 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech and UVa schedules announced

The Virginia Tech and UVa men's basketball schedules were announced today:

Thursday 08/27/2015
Posted: August 27, 2015 - 5:15 pm
Blog: VMI and Radford announce schedules

Radford and VMI have announced their schedules for the upcoming season.

Monday 08/24/2015
Posted: August 24, 2015 - 5:09 pm
Blog: Radford announces nonleague foes

The Radford men's basketball team announced its nonconference foes for the upcoming season today, as well as the dates for the games. The nonleague schedule includes a mix of foes previously known ...

Posted: August 24, 2015 - 1:05 pm
Blog: Joey van Zegeren talks about transferring from Virginia Tech to Northwestern

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere on the website, here is the link to my sit-down at Northwestern with former Hokies center Joey van Zegeren:

Thursday 08/20/2015
Posted: August 20, 2015 - 11:48 am
Blog: Adam Smith explains transfer from Virginia Tech to Georgia Tech

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere on the website, here is the link to my interview in Atlanta with former Hokies guard Adam Smith, who explains why he transferred to Georgia Tech.

Tuesday 08/11/2015
Posted: August 11, 2015 - 6:05 pm
Blog: Hill has surgery

Virginia Tech announced that Ahmed Hill had surgery on his left leg today to repair a partial tear of his patella tendon. He suffered the injury in individual workouts this month.

Posted: August 11, 2015 - 2:26 pm
Blog: Times, TV announced for ACC-Big Ten Challenge

The game times and TV channels for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge have been announced.

Posted: August 11, 2015 - 10:22 am
Blog: Alfano, Walvius remember Renee Dennis

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere online, here is my article on the death of ex-Hokies star Renee Dennis, including interviews with Carol Alfano and Susan Walvius:

Monday 08/10/2015
Posted: August 10, 2015 - 6:33 pm
Blog: Former Virginia Tech star Renee Dennis dies

Renee Dennis, the all-time scoring leader in Virginia Tech women's basketball history, has died at the age of 49.

Sunday 08/09/2015
Posted: August 09, 2015 - 1:26 pm
Blog: Green talks about playing in the NBA

If you missed it in today's paper or elsewhere online, here is the link to my story on former Virginia Tech star Erick Green. I sat down with him in Vegas last month to talk about how his rookie NB...

Thursday 08/06/2015
Posted: August 06, 2015 - 5:26 pm
Blog: Spring Road to be renamed Beamer Way

Virginia Tech announced that it is renaming Spring Road -- the road in front of Lane Stadium, Merryman, Jamerson and Cassell Coliseum -- to Beamer Way in honor of Frank Beamer.

Posted: August 06, 2015 - 10:45 am
Blog: Babcock, Agee discuss Cassell court naming

If you missed it on the front page of today's paper or elsewhere online, here is the (corrected) link to my story on the naming rights deal for the Cassell court, with comments from Whit Babcock an...

Wednesday 08/05/2015
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 3:32 pm
Blog: Carilion buys naming rights to Cassell court

Carilion has bought the naming rights to the Cassell Coliseum court for $500,000 a year for the next 10 years.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:34 pm
Blog: Mueller reportedly turning pro

Malik Mueller, who played for Virginia Tech as a redshirt freshman last season, has turned pro and signed with a team in his native Germany, according to Twitter reports from European Prospects and...

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