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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...

Monday 07/20/2015
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Hokies to face St. Joe's in Brooklyn

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.

Friday 06/26/2015
Posted: June 26, 2015 - 12:11 pm
Blog: Radford hires softball coach

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:

Saturday 06/13/2015
Posted: June 13, 2015 - 1:52 pm
Blog: Britney Anderson returning to Virginia Tech

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.

Friday 06/12/2015
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 5:34 pm
Tyrone Outlaw joining Virginia Tech as Malik Mueller exits

Another player is leaving the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team, but a high-scoring transfer from a junior college is coming aboard.

Posted: June 12, 2015 - 5:13 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech announces Mueller exit, adds Outlaw

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 t...

Wednesday 06/10/2015
Posted: June 10, 2015 - 1:12 pm
Blog: 12 from Radford, VMI, Virginia Tech, Virginia drafted today

Three Radford players, two VMI players, four Virginia Tech players and three more UVa players have been drafted today.

Wednesday 06/03/2015
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 1:08 pm
Blog: Bibbs invited to USA U-19 tryouts

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.

Monday 06/01/2015
Posted: June 01, 2015 - 7:15 pm
Blog: Vanderbilt crushes Radford in regional final

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.

Sunday 05/31/2015
Posted: May 31, 2015 - 7:15 pm
Blog: Radford beats Indiana to reach regional final

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.

Saturday 05/30/2015
Posted: May 30, 2015 - 8:30 pm
Blog: Radford baseball beats Lipscomb in NCAAs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Radford baseball team beat Lipscomb 5-2 tonight in an elimination game of an NCAA regional at Vanderbilt.

Friday 05/29/2015
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Blog: Radford baseball loses to Indiana in NCAAs

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.

Thursday 05/28/2015
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech hires assistant women's coach

Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Dennis Wolff announced the hiring of Heather Vulin as an assistant coach.

Wednesday 05/27/2015
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 11:29 am
Blog: Virginia Tech women to visit Penn State

The pairings have been announced for the Women's ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Monday 05/25/2015
Posted: May 25, 2015 - 1:26 pm
Blog: Radford baseball going to Nashville; Virginia heading west

RADFORD -- The Radford baseball team was assigned to the Vanderbilt regional in the NCAA tournament today (Monday).

Saturday 05/23/2015
Posted: May 23, 2015 - 7:05 pm
Blog: Radford wins Big South tournament

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 th...

Friday 05/22/2015
Posted: May 22, 2015 - 12:19 pm
Blog: Radford baseball makes Big South final

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 sem...

Wednesday 05/20/2015
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 1:44 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech to face GW in Brooklyn

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.

Saturday 05/16/2015
Posted: May 16, 2015 - 6:43 pm
Blo: Virginia Tech softball eliminated

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.. — Fourth-seeded Longwood beat third-seeded Virginia Tech 6-4 in eight innings in an elimination game of an NCAA sotball regional.

Friday 05/15/2015
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 5:45 pm
Blog: Virginia Tech loses in NCAA softball

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Utah squashed Virginia Tech 6-1 in the opener of an NCAA softball regional today.

Wednesday 05/13/2015
Posted: May 13, 2015 - 2:05 pm
Blog: Hokies to host Northwestern in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

The ACC has announced the pairings for this year's Big Ten-ACC Challenge, and the Hokies will host Northwestern on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Friday 05/08/2015
Posted: May 08, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Virginia Tech to sell donors courtside seats

Virginia Tech hopes to bring in $280,000 with the new Cassell Coliseum seating plan.

Posted: May 08, 2015 - 11:30 am
Blog: Virginia Tech to move wheelchair-using fans to give donors courtside seats

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.

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...

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...

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.

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