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 the Tech-Carilion deal, and some news on Jarell Eddie.
The Virginia Tech and UVa men's basketball schedules were announced today:
Radford and VMI have announced their schedules for the upcoming season.
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 and some that had not yet been revealed.
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:
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.
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.
The game times and TV channels for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge have been announced.
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:
Renee Dennis, the all-time scoring leader in Virginia Tech women's basketball history, has died at the age of 49.
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 NBA season went and how things are looking heading into the upcoming season.
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.
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 and the Carilion CEO:
Carilion has bought the naming rights to the Cassell Coliseum court for $500,000 a year for the next 10 years.
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 other sites about European basketball.
St. Joseph's announced today (Monday) it will face Virginia Tech in the inaugural ACC-Atlantic 10 Challenge on Dec. 22 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Radford University has hired Aileen Morales, the coach of NCAA Div. II Young Harris College in Georgia, as its new softball coach. She is a former Ga. Tech shortstop. Here is the release from RU:
Blacksburg and Virginia Tech graduate Britney Anderson, who has been an assistant women's basketball coach at Radford the past two seasons, is leaving RU to become an assistant with the Hokies.
Another player is leaving the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team, but a high-scoring transfer from a junior college is coming aboard.
Virginia Tech announced today (Friday) that guard/forward Malik Mueller has decided to transfer. Also today, junior college transfer Tyrone Outlaw said in an interview with me that he has decided to become a Hokie.
Three Radford players, two VMI players, four Virginia Tech players and three more UVa players have been drafted today.
Virginia Tech's Justin Bibbs is one of 24 players who have been invited to the tryouts for the U.S. under-19 men's basketball team.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Defending NCAA champ Vanderbilt put an end to Radford's baseball season today, cruising to a 21-0 win in the final of the Nashville Regional.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Radford baseball team advanced to the final of the NCAA tournament's Nashville Regional by beating Indiana 5-3 today in the rain at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Radford baseball team beat Lipscomb 5-2 tonight in an elimination game of an NCAA regional at Vanderbilt.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Radford baseball team lost its NCAA tournament debut today, falling to Indiana 7-1 in the Nashville Regional at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.
Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Dennis Wolff announced the hiring of Heather Vulin as an assistant coach.
The pairings have been announced for the Women's ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
RADFORD -- The Radford baseball team was assigned to the Vanderbilt regional in the NCAA tournament today (Monday).
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Hunter Higgerson hit an RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give top-seeded Radford a 5-4 win over second-seeded Coastal Carolina in the title game of the Big South baseball tournament.
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Josh Reavis belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to give top-seeded Radford a 4-2 win over third-seeded Winthrop in a Big South baseball tournament semifinal today (Friday).
Virginia Tech will met George Washington at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of the new ACC-Atlantic 10 doubleheader on Dec. 22, according to Tech.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.. — Fourth-seeded Longwood beat third-seeded Virginia Tech 6-4 in eight innings in an elimination game of an NCAA sotball regional.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Utah squashed Virginia Tech 6-1 in the opener of an NCAA softball regional today.
The ACC has announced the pairings for this year's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, and the Hokies will host Northwestern on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech announced Friday it will sell courtside seats at Cassell Coliseum to donors with the hope it adds more than a quarter-million dollars in annual revenue.
Virginia Tech announced today it will offer courtside seating at Cassell Coliseum to donors. Tech will move the media and fans who use wheelchairs upstairs to seats above the team tunnel.
Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams has turned to the junior college ranks for his latest recruit.
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.
Jody Bailey, the coach of Jacksonville (Junior) College in Texas, tweeted Wednesday night that Jacksonville sophomore center Johnny Hamilton has signed with Virginia Tech.
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.
The Citadel has hired VMI basketball coach Duggar Baucom to be its new basketball coach, a source has told my colleague Randy King.
The leading scorer on the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will not be back next season.
Virginia Tech announced today that guard Adam Smith, who averaged a team-high 13.4 points this year, has decided to transfer.
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.
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.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Three Virginia Tech wrestlers and one Virginia wrestler won in the medal round today at the NCAA championships.
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
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Six wrestlers from Virginia Tech and three from Virginia won in the first round of the NCAA wrestling championships this afternoon.
Time to send my final Top 25 ballot to the Associated Press.
Diane B. Brock, 79, of Bedford, passed away September 1, 2015, at her home after a long illness. Born on April 28, 1936, she is the daughter of the late Donald Whitfield Bernard and Kathryn Irene Kerr Bernard.
Norita June Bailey, 73, of Ballard, W.Va., and formerly of Pembroke, departed this life Thursday morning, September 3, 2015, at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born at Dry Pond in Monroe Co., W.Va. on June 7, 1942, she was a daughter of the late Ottie Mann Sr. and Ruby Miller Mann Eary. She was a Christian of the Baptist faith. She had been employed at the sewing plant in Narrows, and retired from the Celanese Plant at Narrows. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband "Dunnie" Dan Bailey Jr; and her brother, Ottie Mann Jr.
Albert Thurman (Al) Elswick, 71, of Ripplemead, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at Pembroke Christian Church, Pembroke. Arrangements by Givens Funeral Home, Pearisburg, 540-921-1650.
Velma Martin Franklin, 90, of Hillsville, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady, Hillsville, Va., 276-728-2041.