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Hokies Journal: December, 2011

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech’s defense seeks redemption after Clemson debacle

The Hokies are coming off their worst defensive performance of the year in the ACC championship game and hope to prove their worth against Michigan.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Virginia Tech kicker Tyler Weiss sent home from Sugar Bowl

The Hokies lose another kicker for off-field reasons heading into next week’s Sugar Bowl.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:37 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Virginia Tech gets set to face a much-improved Michigan defense

The Wolverines are significantly better under new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, and the Hokies know they’re bound to face plenty of blitzes from the former Ravens coach.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell released from jail

The Hokies kicker will not travel with the team to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Virginia Tech’s defense focused on slowing down Michigan’s Denard Robinson in Sugar Bowl

The Hokies’ top defensive priority in next week’s Sugar Bowl is to slow down Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Sugar Bowl: Update on Virginia Tech’s ticket sales

More than 14,000 of the Hokies’ Sugar Bowl ticket allotment is accounted for, but the school is picking up the cost for some of those tickets.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Virginia Tech PK Cody Journell is denied bail after alleged break-in at home of Hokies basketball player Dorenzo Hudson (updated)

Cody Journell is denied bail Thursday afternoon after being charged with felony breaking and entering at the residence of Dorenzo Hudson in an incident police say is drug-related.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Virginia Tech K Cody Journell charged with felony, suspended indefinitely

The Hokies’ place kicker has been charged with breaking and entering after an alleged home invasion Wednesday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas had an historic first season

After coming to Blacksburg as a tight end, Logan Thomas had one of the best seasons ever for a Virginia Tech quarterback.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:16 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Virginia Tech football will face Austin Peay next season

The Hokies complete their 2012 non-conference schedule with Austin Peay.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:45 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Frank Beamer: ‘If they’re talented, you better play them early’

With two stars considering leaving for NFL, Hokies coach says redshirting elite players is counterproductive.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:28 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Sugar Bowl 2012: Virginia Tech football knows it has plenty to prove

The Hokies are hoping to prove all their doubters wrong when they face Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg says ACC coaches didn’t want 18-game league schedule right away

The ACC will start playing 18 conference games in basketball next season, and Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg offered his take on the decision.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/16/2011

Sources: Virginia Tech guard Tyrone Garland plans to transfer

Hokies sophomore guard Tyrone Garland is planning on leaving the basketball team, according to two people familiar with the situation.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011

2012 Sugar Bowl: Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver says ticket sales ‘not what we hoped for’

Virginia Tech will fall more than 7,000 tickets short of selling out its ticket allotment to the Sugar Bowl, but Jim Weaver says that isn’t indicative of how many Hokies fans will be there.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson earns all-American recognition

The Hokies’ tailback accomplishes a rare double, becoming the first athlete in school history to become an all-American in football and track and field.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Virginia Tech struggling to sell Sugar Bowl tickets

The Hokies acknowledged Monday that lagging sales could hurt the fan base’s reputation.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson undecided about declaring for NFL draft

The Hokies’ star running back is deciding whether to declare for the NFL draft and there are several factors that will play into his decision.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:26 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 PM ET, 12/10/2011

Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley likely headed to NFL draft

The junior said Saturday he is leaning towards forgoing his senior season and declaring for the 2012 NFL draft after the Hokies face Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

By Mark Giannotto  |  07:47 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Virginia Tech’s Shane Beamer on RB David Wilson's NFL decision, and more

David Wilson’s position coach is hoping his star pupil will stay at Virginia Tech for one more year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:47 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Seth Greenberg on Erick Green’s benching, Victor Davila’s slump

Hokies coach didn't start his team captain Wednesday night for disciplinary reasons.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson wins Dudley award

The Hokies’ tailback was named the best Football Bowl Subdivision player in the state of Virginia this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:43 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Hokies lag behind Michigan in Sugar Bowl ticket sales

Virginia Tech says Sugar Bowl ticket sales are going well, but they lag behind Michigan right now.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies need more from seniors Dorenzo Hudson and Victor Davila

Virginia Tech basketball has just two seniors on scholarship this season. Victor Davila and Dorenzo Hudson have struggled recently.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:01 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia Tech CB Jayron Hosley will look into NFL draft prospects

Coach Frank Beamer said Monday his junior cornerback plans to file paperwork with the NFL’s draft advisory board.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer: ‘I don’t think we have to apologize to anyone’

Despite national criticism over his team’s inclusion in the Sugar Bowl, Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer reiterated Monday that his team deserved to be selected.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer defends surprising Sugar Bowl berth

After the Hokies went from a blowout loss in the ACC championship game to a surprise berth to the Sugar Bowl, their defended his team’s resume Sunday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:20 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 02:49 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Virginia Tech’s defense unravels in ACC championship game loss

The Hokies’ defense suffered one injury too too many in the ACC title game, and Clemson’s high-powered offense took advantage of it.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:49 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Hokies RB David Wilson questions play calling after ACC championship game loss

After finishing with a season-low 32 yards and 11 carries Saturday night, Virginia Tech running back David Wilson questioned his coaches’ play calling.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:44 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Big Ten sides with Seth Greenberg, not ref

The conference says a controversial call that cost Virginia Tech in a loss at Minnesota was incorrect.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:18 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Hokies Journal

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011

ACC championship game poll: Virginia Tech or Clemson?

The Hokies get a chance to avenge their only loss of the season in this year’s ACC championship game against Clemson.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:09 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 12/02/2011

ACC championship game to remain in Charlotte for at least two more years

The ACC will hold its football championship game in Charlotte for at least the next two seasons.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:01 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Virginia Tech’s Bud Foster vs. Clemson’s Chad Morris: Round Two

Two of college football’s top assistant coaches will match wits once again when Virginia Tech takes on Clemson in Saturday’s ACC championship game.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:31 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Hokies WR Danny Coale wins ACC’s Jim Tatum Award

The senior is honored for his work on the field and in the classroom.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Virginia Tech RB David Wilson named ACC player of the year

Starting tailback is rewarded for a season that will likely go down in school and ACC record books.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:08 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies face first true road game at Minnesota

After an encouraging showing against Syracuse, Virginia Tech faces its first true road game at Minnesota Wednesday night as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:52 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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