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Hokies Journal: July, 2011

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/29/2011

Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley to be featured on ‘Sports Science’

The Hokies talented cornerback will fly out to California this weekend to film a segment for the popular ESPN show.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 07/28/2011

With Butch Davis gone, Virginia Tech loses a thorn in its (recruiting) side

Virginia Tech could see a boost in its recruiting after North Carolina fired embattled coach Butch Davis on Wednesday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:04 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer lists his concerns for this season

The Hokies’ coach agrees with reporters that Florida State is the favorite in the ACC this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:23 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer says he lost no money in alleged ponzi scheme

Virginia Tech's football coach: “The money I put in I got back out. That was it.”

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:37 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Seven undrafted Hokies will sign with NFL teams as free agents

The players were picked up by NFL teams as the league’s free agency frenzy opened Tuesday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Can Virginia Tech football, and the ACC, win the big one?

The Hokies’ struggles against quality nonconference opponents have mirrored the ACC’s inability to show well against the best teams in the country.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:23 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer wants NCAA to act faster on compliance cases

The Hokies coach spent part of his talk with reporters Monday discussing the state of compliance in college football.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:30 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Virginia Tech picked to win ACC’s Coastal Division

ACC sportswriters predict that the Hokies will lose in the conference’s championship game, however.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:10 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Virginia Tech WR Danny Coale discusses his ongoing punting experiment

The senior is attempting to earn Virginia Tech’s starting punting job while also playing wide receiver.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 07/24/2011

Virginia Tech safety Eddie Whitley expects a more fiery Bud Foster

After his defense performed below standards in 2010, Virginia Tech safety Eddie Whitley thinks defensive coordinator Bud Foster will be more critical of players.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:43 PM ET, 07/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Six Virginia Tech football players named to preseason watch lists

Jayron Hosley and Bruce Taylor lead the way, each nominated for four awards.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:08 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Virginia Tech assistant Shane Beamer is on a recruiting tear

The new Hokies assistant coach has already gotten four oral committments and a high-profile transfer since returning to Blacksburg in February.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Transfer Brent Benedict seen as big-time pickup for the Hokies

Brent Benedict, a four-star offensive line prospect out of high school, says he’s leaving Georgia for Virginia Tech.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:23 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Virginia Tech and Alabama to open 2013 college football season

Virginia Tech and Alabama will play one another to begin the 2013 college football season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Virginia Tech basketball headed to Canada, and some more notes

Virginia Tech basketball will play two exhibition games in Windsor, Canada, next month.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:33 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Virginia Tech football in negotiations to face Alabama again

Athletic Director Jim Weaver says the Hokies could face the Crimson Tide to open the 2013 season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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