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Hokies Journal: February, 2012

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/28/2012

How did former Hokies fare at the NFL Scouting Combine?

The NFL scouting combine came to a close Tuesday, and four former Hokies participated in the on-field drills over the past week.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:04 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012

ACC releases Virginia Tech football’s 2012 schedule

The Hokies 2012 schedule has been announced, and it features another primetime game to start the season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Virginia Tech and 106.7 The Fan sign three-year extension

The Hokies’ football and men’s basketball games will continue to air on 106.7 The Fan in the Washington area.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:38 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg reflects on late-game woes, but remains upbeat

The Hokies are in better spirits even though they missed another chance to score an upset Tuesday and now must go on the road to face No. 5 Duke.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Virginia Tech senior Victor Davila’s injury showing no improvement

Virginia Tech senior forward Victor Davila will likely miss his fourth straight game Saturday, and doctors are unsure what exactly his ailment is at this point.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:21 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell still in legal, team limbo

Cody Journell, the Hokies’ starting place kicker last season, had a preliminary hearing postponed until may on his breaking-and-entering charges.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Former Hokies WR Danny Coale eager to prove doubters wrong at NFL combine

Former Virginia Tech wide receiver Danny Coale is set to take part in the NFL combine over the next six days.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:10 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Virginia Tech’s penchant for close games reaches historic levels

The Hokies have now played more games decided by four points or less than any Virginia Tech team since 1983-84.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:28 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Hokies cornerback James Farrow on the verge of transferring

Freshman cornerback James Farrow appears to have decided to transfer from Virginia Tech, but the team has not yet released him from his scholarship.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Will Virginia Tech and Virginia combine for 100 points this time?

The Hokies and Cavaliers had a defensive battle when they played in January, so how will each score points this time around?

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/20/2012

Hokies will likely be without senior Victor Davila vs. U-Va.

Senior forward Victor Davila, who was instrumental in slowing down Virginia’s Mike Scott last month, will probably miss his third-straight game with a groin injury.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Hokies must navigate quick turnaround after Florida State collapse

After a heartbreaking loss at Florida State, Virginia Tech has less than 48 hours to prepare for a Saturday matinee against Georgia Tech.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Late collapse overshadows Hokies’ encouraging performance vs. Florida State

The Hokies blew a nine-point lead in the final 89 seconds, mainly because they couldn’t make their free throws.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:21 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Virginia Tech at Florida State: Hokies get rematch with streaking Seminoles

The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team has won two of its past three games, but faces a significant challenge with No. 20 Florida State on Thursday night.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/15/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: AD Jim Weaver says Hokies won’t participate in CBI or CIT

It’s unlikely that Virginia Tech will make the NCAA tournament this year, and the school’s athletic director has ruled out playing any lower-tier postseason tournaments.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies could be without C.J. Barksdale at Florida State

After spraining his ankle against Boston College, freshman C.J. Barksdale will be a game-time decision for Virginia Tech at Florida State on Thursday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: Coach Seth Greenberg goes in search of answers, and the Hokies finally respond

The Hokies respond to a bad loss in Miami by responding to another lineup change initiated by Coach Seth Greenberg.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: More troubling than losses, Hokies aren’t making progress

Virginia Tech has lost eight of its last 10 games, and the Hokies seem to have regressed during that time.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Why is Virginia Tech basketball attendance down so much this year?

The Hokies are averaging 1,615 fewer fans per game this year, the biggest drop in attendance amongst ACC schools.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:05 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Entering Virginia Tech game, former George Mason Coach Jim Larranaga has Miami surging

The Hurricanes have reeled off four-straight wins heading into their matchup with Virginia Tech Thursday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Four players will represent Virginia Tech at NFL scouting combine

Running back David Wilson, cornerback Jayron Hosley and wide receivers Jarrett Boykin and Danny Coale have received invitations to this month’s NFL scouting combine.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/07/2012

Seth Greenberg compares Miami’s Reggie Johnson to SpongeBob SquarePants, among other things

With the Hokies set to face Miami on Thursday, Coach Seth Greenberg had some interesting things to say about Reggie Johnson, the Hurricanes’ talented center.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Virginia Tech’s Duan Perez-Means will switch from defensive end to tight end

The Hokies’ reserve defensive lineman will make the switch to tight end in hopes of more playing time.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:52 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012

ACC announces new scheduling format for football and basketball

In football, Syracuse will join the ACC Atlantic Division and Pittsburgh will join the coastal. Each ACC basketball team will have one primary opponent that it will play twice a year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: Coach Seth Greenberg takes blame for Dorian Finney-Smith’s slump

The Hokies’ highly touted freshman has now missed 25 consecutive shots after Thursday night’s loss to No. 7 Duke.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Virginia Tech basketball: Seth Curry, No. 7 Duke return to Cassell Coliseum looking for redemption

The Hokies pulled off a major upset over the Blue Devils a year ago, but Duke is hoping to take advantage of reeling Virginia Tech team this time around.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 02/02/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Virginia Tech assistant Shane Beamer comes up big

Coach Frank Beamer’s son was responsible for eight of the Hokies’ 2012 recruits, including three four-star prospects.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:52 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer feels ‘really, really good’ about his recruiting class

After landing three of their four targets who were undecided heading into Signing day, the Hokies were ready to declare the 2012 class a success.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:58 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Virginia Tech’s defensive recruits

A complete rundown of all the defensive players the Hokies signed during this year’s National Signing day.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:44 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Virginia Tech’s offensive recruits

A complete rundown of all the offensive players the Hokies signed during this year’s National Signing day.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:54 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Conversation between Virginia Tech and recruit Jawand Blue is aired publicly on Twitter

The Hokies’ lost one of their oral commitments Wednesday, and one reporter let the world know exactly how it went down.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day 2012: Hokies snag two big-time recruits

Virginia Tech got commitments from two big time recruits as National Signing day began Wednesday morning.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:59 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/31/2012

National Signing Day: Hokies hope to close strong this time around

Virginia Tech already has a much-improved recruiting class from a year ago, but the Hokies could make a splash if a few top prospects fall their way on National Signing Day.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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