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Hokies Journal: March, 2012

Posted at 08:31 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Virginia Tech football spring practice: A few high-profile recruits visit Hokies

Virginia Tech’s second football practice of the spring is highlighted by several big-time recruits on campus to watch.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:31 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/30/2012

Virginia Tech CB Antone Exum embracing position change

Junior Antone Exum led the Hokies in tackles last year as a safety, but he’s making the switch to cornerback during spring practice.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice: QB Logan Thomas takes control, and some more notes and quotes

Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas is embracing his role as the leader of the Hokies’ offense this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice: Running backs are center of attention

The two tailbacks battling to replace David Wilson were the main attractions during the first day of Virginia Tech’s spring practice.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:44 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Virginia Tech spring football questions: Who are some under-the-radar players that could impress?

The Hokies start spring practice Wednesday, and there are a few players that could emerge after being under-the-radar previously.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Virginia Tech interested in former Connecticut big man Alex Oriakhi

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg has been in contact with Connecticut’s Alex Oriakhi in hopes of persuading him to come to Blacksburg.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 03/27/2012

NFL quarterback coach George Whitfield calls Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas ‘very, very scary’

Coach who has trained Andrew Luck, Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger raves over Hokies’ signal-caller.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:26 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Hokies forward JT Thompson will not return to Virginia Tech for sixth year

The fifth-year senior forward will be allowed to transfer to a school closer to home in order to be closer to his daughter.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:37 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 03/27/2012

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg dismisses SMU rumors

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said he has not been contacted about the vacant SMU job and has no interest in leaving Blacksburg.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:37 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice questions: Who could emerge on the offensive line?

Replacing four starters on the offensive line will be one of Virginia Tech’s biggest challenges this spring.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:45 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice questions: What will the secondary look like?

In hopes of getting their four best players on the field at the same time, the Hokies are instituting several positions changes in their secondary this spring.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Assorted Virginia Tech spring practice roster moves and position changes

Virginia Tech addressed some depth concerns this week, while safety James Hopper will transition into a student assistant role.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice questions: Who will replace David Wilson, Part Two

Freshman J.C. Coleman graduated early from high school in order to compete for Virginia Tech’s starting running back spot.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:27 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Virginia Tech spring practice questions: Who will replace David Wilson, part one

Redshirt freshman Michael Holmes wowed coaches on the scout team last year, but he still must prove he has the makings of the next great Virginia Tech running back.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:16 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Virginia Tech’s coaches discuss offseason visits with Texas and Missouri, NFL’s Jaguars

Virginia Tech’s coaching staff visited the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars and Texas this offseason in search of new tweaks for their schemes.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Hokies LB Telvion Clark dismissed from team after St. Patrick’s Day arrest (updated)

Telvion Clark was arrested for public swearing and intoxication this past Saturday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Virginia Tech LB Tariq Edwards will undergo surgery for stress fracture in shin

Hokies linebacker Tariq Edwards will miss all of spring practice because of a stress fracture in his shin.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Hokies basketball heads into offseason looking to bolster roster

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said the team could add up to two players this offseason, including the possibility of bringing in a junior college transfer.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Looking back on Virginia Tech’s 2011 NCAA tournament snub

The Hokies complained about being left out of the NCAA tournament a year ago, and the 2012 field brings up new questions as to why Virginia Tech didn’t make the cut.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 03/09/2012

ACC tournament 2012: Hokies finally finish, advance to face Duke

Virginia Tech pulled out a 68-63 win over Clemson and now turns its attention to a quarterfinal matchup with Duke.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:38 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/08/2012

ACC tournament: Virginia Tech tries to keep season alive with win over Clemson

Virginia Tech faces Clemson for the second time in a week in the ACC tournament, and chances are it will be another close finish.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Injured Hokies forward Victor Davila will not play in ACC tournament

Senior forward Victor Davila’s Virginia Tech career is likely over as he struggles to overcome a pesky groin injury.

By Steve Yanda  |  04:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Hokies head into ACC tournament looking for ‘fresh, clean start’

After a disappointing regular season, Virginia Tech realizes it will likely need to win this week’s ACC tournament to keeps its season going.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:02 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Virginia Tech, other ACC teams see attendance drops

Virginia Tech averaged fewer fans per game than they ever have since joining the ACC before the 2004-05 season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Virginia Tech’s Erick Green, Dorian Finney-Smith pick up all-conference honors

Junior Erick Green was named

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Virginia Tech guard Erick Green shoots down Internet-fueled transfer rumors

After the Hokies’ regular season finale, leading scorer Erick Green assured reporters that he would be back for his senior year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:27 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012

Latest close loss comes with dubious mark for Hokies

Virginia Tech has now played six straight games decided in overtime or by two points or less, which has never been done in the 103-year history of Hokies basketball.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Hokies will try to ‘exorcise the demons’ at Clemson

Six of Virginia Tech’s last seven games have been decided in overtime or by four points or less.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:30 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Victor Davila’s injury uncertainty allows Cadarian Raines to emerge

Virginia Tech senior Victor Davila’s absence has been alleviated by the emergence of sophomore Cadarian Raines.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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