Sporting events on TV and online Friday:
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Gratitude overflowed on Thursday for Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz, his coaches, his Puerto Rican family and his Richmond family.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Justin Robinson will finally return to action for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team Friday, but it remains a question just how much of an impact he will make.
LOW MOOR — Jayden Clemmer , Kennedy Clemmer, Margaret Dudley and Savannah McDaniel combined for 10 hits, five home runs and 12 RBIs as the Wildcats used an 11-run third inning for a 15-0 nondistrict softball win at Alleghany on Thursday.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Virginia point guard Ty Jerome didn’t take offense Thursday when Gardner-Webb basketball coach Tim Craft referred to him as “the head of the snake.”
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s a rare basketball team at Gardner-Webb’s level that would willingly schedule three games against ACC opposition.
With six games remaining in the regular season, the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs know they’re in the playoffs. Now it’s a matter of earning the best seed possible.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech offensive lineman Brock Hoffman’s paperwork requesting a waiver for immediately eligibility has been submitted to the NCAA.
CHRISTIANSBURG — Julia Johnson scored four goals and Maddie Wright made five saves to lead Christiansburg to a 5-1 win over Radford in a nondistrict girls soccer game on Wednesday.
DAYTON, Ohio — Kevin McClain scored 29 points and led the decisive second-half run as Belmont got its first NCAA Tournament win, pulling away to an 81-70 victory Tuesday night and ending Temple coach Fran Dunphy’s career in the First Four.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Nick Biddison hit a bases-loaded double that plated three runs and Virginia Tech benefitted from 13 walks in an 11-3 win over Marshall (12-7) in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
No ACC fanbase was as upset with the Division I men’s basketball selections as North Carolina State’s when the Wolfpack was relegated to the National Invitation Tournament after going 9-9 in regular-season conference games and then defeating Clemson in the ACC Tournament.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente jokingly rolled his eyes when asked about the team’s quarterback competition at the tail end of his press conference on Wednesday morning less than an hour removed from the team’s first practice of the spring.
BLACKSBURG — The floodgates opened for Blacksburg with 14 runs in the bottom of the fifth, as the Bruins went from four runs down to beating Hidden Valley via the 10-run rule, winning the River Ridge District baseball game 16-6 on Tuesday.
Radford senior forward Ed Polite Jr. has been chosen to play for the Big South team in a three-on-three tournament that will be held April 5-7 in conjunction with the Final Four in Minneapolis.
Only one Virginia men’s basketball coach has ever beaten Gardner-Webb, the Cavaliers’ opponent Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Striper Mafia March Madness tournament on Saturday at Smith Mountain Lake included 46 teams and more than 100 anglers of all ages.
WASHINGTON — Not all roads to the Final Four and beyond are paved evenly, and surprisingly enough the bracket’s top overall seed has the most challenging path to Minneapolis.