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October 25, 2010

Having recovered from its rough opening week, Virginia Tech’s football team has ripped off six straight wins and heads into November atop the ACC’s Coastal Division. The Hokies and Florida State are the league’s only unbeatens (both 4-0 in conference play) heading into the final month of the regular season. ... Read More

October 13, 2010

One of the most anticipated seasons in Virginia Tech basketball history begins in just a few weeks, and for Hokie Hoops lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this. ... Read More

September 19, 2010

Three games into this 2010 college football season, we’ve learned a lot about this year’s Virginia Tech Hokies. We’ve seen their strengths and areas of concern. We’ve seen examples of both their potential, which is immense, and their flaws, which might be more than we had hoped. Still, the country has seen there’s an opportunity for greatness with this year’s Tech team, but the margin for error is slim. ... Read More

August 31, 2010

The aggressive decision of the Virginia Tech coaching staff to eschew a redshirt year for David Wilson and play the sophomore during the 2010 season may turn out to be one of the best, albeit curious, decisions in head coach Frank Beamer’s tenure at Tech. ... Read More

August 15, 2010

High expectations are nothing new for Virginia Tech’s football team or its fans. After all, the Hokies have been ranked in the preseason top-10 on six separate occasions since 2000. But this year, Tech is ranked sixth in the preseason coaches’ poll, its highest preseason ranking ever, and even head coach Frank Beamer, always cautious with his words, admits 2010 could be a very special season. ... Read More

June 15, 2010

It’s summertime in Blacksburg, which means that, in one room at Virginia Tech’s football training complex, Hokies Ju-Ju Clayton, Logan Thomas and Dyrell Roberts are shuffling quickly through a cone reaction drill, while defensive tackle John Graves is showing his amazing strength by squatting 360 pounds. ... Read More

June 7, 2010

By minute, as the eulogies and tributes continue to come in from his former players, colleagues and friends, John Wooden’s impact on basketball, and his impact on the lives of so many people comes clearer into focus. The legendary UCLA basketball coach – the remarkable ‘Wizard of Westwood’ – who built arguably the greatest dynasty in the history of sports, died this past weekend at the age of 99. ... Read More

May 11, 2010

Friday night, a group of more than 5,000 Hokies and their families will have one of their greatest days ever inside of Lane Stadium. ... Read More

May 5, 2010

As he sits in his dugout and watches his team sprint onto English Field, fourth-year Virginia Tech baseball coach Pete Hughes knows he finally has something. He finally has the kind of team he envisioned when he first arrived in Blacksburg in 2007. And he finally has convinced others to believe what the 42-year-old Massachusetts native knew all along – that the Hokies could build a baseball program that could be a factor in the ACC and nationally. ... Read More

March 30, 2010

For the record, springtime has arrived in Blacksburg. ... Read More

March 8, 2010

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March 2, 2010

I received a note from Chris Cassell of Richmond saying that his grandfather, Stuart, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on February 25. The family had hoped to honor the occasion with a big home-court basketball victory over Maryland, of course. And while the Hokies lost a heart-breaking 104-100 double-overtime game to the Terrapins, it was a day that showed us all again how special the Stuart K. Cassell Coliseum can be – as if we needed a reminder. ... Read More

February 8, 2010

Last spring, Virginia Tech quarterbacks coach Mike O’Cain had the unusually small – and somewhat alarming – grand total of two quarterbacks to work with for the Hokies’ spring drills. Returning starter Tyrod Taylor and green freshman Ju-Ju Clayton were the lone true quarterbacks in the program. ... Read More

January 19, 2010

Virginia Tech’s basketball team enters Saturday afternoon’s ACC home game against Boston College with a 14-3 mark, the Hokies’ best record since the 1995-96 team opened 19-2. That’s an impressive start to this season for Tech and marks just the 11th time in school history – in 101 seasons – that the Hokies have won at least 14 of their opening 17 games. ... Read More

January 6, 2010

When the final Associated Press college football poll is released, Virginia Tech figures to be ranked somewhere in the top 10. And when the 2010 preseason poll is released, the Hokies figure to be there as well. ... Read More

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