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Hokies Journal: November, 2011

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Hokies running back David Wilson will submit paperwork for NFL draft advisory board

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson confirmed Tuesday that he will explore his options and consider declaring for the 2012 NFL draft.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:36 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Virginia Tech’s Bud Foster discusses head coaching carousel

The Hokies defensive coordinator has yet to be contacted about any head coach openings.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:16 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Virginia Tech’s Bud Foster calls all-ACC selections ‘a slap in the face’

The Hokies defensive coordinator was not happy Monday night when informed nobody from his defense earned first team all-ACC honors.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:44 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 11/28/2011

Two Hokies earn first team all-ACC honors

Virginia Tech’s David Wilson is one of two unanimous selections for the all-ACC first team this year, but Bud Foster’s defense may have been snubbed.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:32 PM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 PM ET, 11/27/2011

Virginia Tech’s faint BCS title hopes come to an end

Stanford leapfrogs Virginia Tech in the latest BCS rankings as the Hokies turns their attention to the ACC championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:43 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 11/27/2011

Virginia Tech RT Blake DeChristopher wins ACC’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy

The Hokies’ four-year starter at right tackle is the first Virginia Tech player to win the Jacobs Blocking Trophy.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:51 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 11/26/2011

Virginia Tech football turns focus to Clemson rematch, and more postgame notes

The Hokies will get a chance to avenge their only loss of the season in next week’s ACC championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:55 PM ET, 11/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies take third place at NIT Season Tip-off

Virginia Tech rebounds from its first loss of the season to beat Oklahoma State and improve to 4-1.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:59 PM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/25/2011

Virginia Tech’s Bryan Stinespring nominated for Broyles Award

The Hokies’ offensive coordinator is one of 29 nominees for an annual award given to college football’s top assistant coach.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/25/2011

For Virginia Tech, a lot is riding on this battle for the Commonwealth Cup

The Hokies take on Virginia Saturday with a chance to win the ACC’s Coastal Division, but that’s only one of the accomplishments sitting in front of Virginia Tech to end this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/24/2011

Memorable Commonwealth Cup clashes during the Frank Beamer era

A look at some of the most significant games between Virginia Tech and Virginia since Frank Beamer became coach back in 1987.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Virginia Tech not worried about David Wilson’s fumbles

Even though running back David Wilson has fumbled seven times this season, Virginia Tech’s coaches don’t see it as a trend.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster says Virginia is no fluke

Virginia Tech’s defense is preparing for a test from the surging Cavaliers.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies get set to face No. 5 Syracuse at Madison Square Garden

The Hokies get their first true test of the season when they take on the Orange Wednesday night in New York.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 11/22/2011

How good has Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas been lately?

A study of 15 of the nation’s best quarterbacks and the ACC’s top signal callers reveals just how well Logan Thomas has played since Virginia Tech’s loss to Clemson last month.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:34 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 11/22/2011

With Andrew Miller hobbled, Michael Via may be asked to again step in for Hokies vs. Cavs

Redshirt sophomore Andrew Miller is battling hip and ankle injuries and may not be available Saturday. Redshirt junior Michael Via would start in his place.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:38 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer defends Hokies’ high ranking

After one prominent analyst criticized Virginia Tech’s high ranking this week, Coach Frank Beamer offered up reasons why the Hokies deserve to be viewed so favorably.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 PM ET, 11/20/2011

BCS standings: Hokies find themselves in enviable spot after slew of upsets

After four top-10 teams lost this weekend, Virginia Tech moved up to No. 5 in the latest BCS standings and even have an outside shot at making the national championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:58 PM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/18/2011

After latest win, are the Hokies rooting for Virginia, plus more postgame notes

Virginia Tech is now just one Virginia loss away from winning the ACC’s Coastal Division, but at least one prominent Hokie wants a berth in the league’s championship game on the line when the two teams meet next week.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Virginia Tech football vs. North Carolina: Who do you think will win?

The Hokies welcome the Tar Heels to Lane Stadium for senior night Thursday, anxious to take another step toward clinching a berth in next month’s ACC championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:03 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley remains confident despite uncharacteristic rough patch

Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech’s star cornerback, has had an up-and-down year after leading the country in interceptions last season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:53 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Virginia Tech LB Alonzo Tweedy doubtful vs. UNC

The Hokies will likely be without their starting whip linebacker again, and defensive coordinator Bud Foster again plays to use an extra cornerback instead.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:03 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer says David Wilson should be ‘in the mix’ for the Heisman Trophy

With running back David Wilson leading the nation in rushing yards through 10 games, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer says the junior deserves to be considered for the Heisman Trophy.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:02 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Instead of George Mason, Hokies will face Isiah Thomas and Florida International

Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball team can advance to the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament if it beats Florida International Tuesday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:50 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Logan Thomas and Danny Coale earn player of the week honors

Logan Thomas and Danny Coale honored; game time for Hokies at Virginia announced.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas and David Wilson are turning into a record-setting duo

The Hokies’ starting quarterback and running back are both on pace to shatter major school records with Virginia Tech sporting a 9-1 record this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 PM ET, 11/12/2011

Virginia Tech’s defense remains in flux heading into North Carolina game

After making several personnel changes to deal with Georgia Tech, defensive coordinator Bud Foster is once again moving some parts around as the Hokies prepare for North Carolina.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:01 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Sophomore Jarell Eddie readies for new role

With senior J.T. Thompson out for the year, the Hokies are counting on 6-foot-7 Jarell Eddie to battle opposing power forwards this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:37 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Bud Foster’s moves pay off for Virginia Tech, and more postgame notes

The Hokies’ defensive coordinator instituted several personnel changes for Thursday’s game at Georgia Tech and all of them seemed to pay off.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:44 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Virginia Tech football at Georgia Tech: Who do you think will win?

The past six years, the winner of this matchup has gone on to the ACC championship game. The stakes are just as high this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Virginia Tech basketball nabs two players on national signing day

The Hokies received commitments from two 6-foot-8 forwards Wednesday as part of college basketball’s national signing day.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Virginia Tech knows its best defense at Georgia Tech may be its offense

The Hokies’ offense has totaled a lot of yards this year, but hasn’t always converted that production into points.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:09 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:27 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Guard Erick Green could miss season opener with Achilles’ injury

Hokies leading returning scorer Erick Green suffered an Achilles’ tendon injury during a practice last Friday and his status for Saturday’s season opener is in doubt.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:27 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Virginia Tech linebacker Alonzo Tweedy will miss another game, plus more injury notes

The Hokies have ruled out linebacker Alonzo Tweedy from Thursday’s game at Georgia Tech, but injured place kicker Cody Journell is listed as probable.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:29 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer weighs in on the Penn State scandal

Hokies Coach Beamer is a distant second to Penn State’s Joe Paterno on college football’s active wins list.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:27 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Preparing for Georgia Tech’s offense is a rough task for Virginia Tech football

The Hokies have spent their bye week trying to figure out Georgia Tech’s un­or­tho­dox offense.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 11/08/2011

The Seth Greenberg Virginia Tech fans rarely hear about

The Hokies’ basketball coach doesn’t often talk about it public, but he has turned an ugly incident from 15 years ago into a lifelong friendship.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:27 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 11/06/2011

Virginia Tech’s defense makes significant personnel changes for Georgia Tech

The unit will have a different look, with several new starters, when it takes the field to face Georgia Tech on Thursday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:10 PM ET, 11/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/05/2011

The stakes become clear as Virginia Tech football enters stretch run

The Hokies will likely need to win at least two of their remaining three games to make it back to the ACC championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/04/2011

A closer look at Virginia Tech’s offense at the bye week

Some of the Hokies offensive players are having prolific years, but situational statistics reveal there are some areas in which Virginia Tech can improve.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 11/04/2011

A closer look at Virginia Tech’s offense at the bye week

Some of the Hokies offensive players are having prolific years, but situational statistics reveal there are some areas in which Virginia Tech can improve.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:39 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Forward J.T. Thompson out for the season again

Virginia Tech redshirt senior J.T. Thompson will miss a second-consecutive season after tearing his ACL during practice Wednesday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:24 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 11/01/2011

CB Jayron Hosley honored as Hokies head into bye week

Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley has been named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:26 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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