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Hokies Journal: April, 2012

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Virginia Tech interested in North Carolina State’s Bobby Lutz

Virginia Tech officials meet with North Carolina State assistant Bobby Lutz on Thursday as it continues to search for a new basketball coach.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:36 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012

New York Giants take Virginia Tech RB David Wilson

RB is first player from a local program in the 2012 NFL Draft.

By Mike Jones  |  11:52 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Report: Former Hokies CB Jayron Hosley fails drug test

According to a Foxsports.com report, former Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley tested positive for marijuana during his drug test at the NFL scouting combine in February.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2012

What current assistant coaches could be candidates for Virginia Tech basketball?

Virginia Tech fired Seth Greenberg Monday, but who will they look to fill the vacancy? Here are some assistant coaches that could merit consideration.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/24/2012

What current head coaches could be candidates for Virginia Tech basketball?

Virginia Tech is in search of a new men’s basketball coach, so here are some current head coaches at other schools to keep an eye on during the coming weeks.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Hokies point guard Erick Green reacts to Seth Greenberg’s firing

Virginia Tech’s players were caught completely off-guard when Coach Seth Greenberg was fired by Athletic Director Jim Weaver on Monday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Seth Greenberg poll: Did Virginia Tech make the right call?

By Matt Bonesteel  |  04:45 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Seth Greenberg fired by Virginia Tech

Seth Greenberg compiled a 170-123 overall record during his time at Virginia Tech, but only made one NCAA tournament.

By Mark Giannotto and Matt Bonesteel  |  03:20 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Virginia Tech spring game preview: Five things to watch

The Hokies football team will hold its annual spring game Saturday, and there are plenty of interesting developments to keep an eye on.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:48 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Virginia Tech basketball on verge of rekindling West Virginia rivalry

The Hokies have a tentative agreement in place to face West Virginia in a home-and-home series beginning next season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:58 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/17/2012

Virginia Tech AD raises salary pool for men’s basketball assistant coaches

In response to Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg losing his top assistant to Clemson, AD Jim Weaver has gotten approval to pay men’s basketball assistants more money.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Virginia Tech LB Bruce Taylor talks about playing ‘through pain’ of foot injury

The Hokies’ starting middle linebacker is one of seven rising seniors recovering from offseason surgery this spring.

By Mark Giannotto  |  03:13 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg loses top assistant to Clemson

The Hokies lost their second assistant coach this offseason, and sixth in four years, Friday when James Johnson told staff members he would be leaving Virginia Tech for Clemson.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:35 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Virginia Tech’s deep defensive line is wreaking havoc in spring practice

Virginia Tech has a plethora of returning weapons on the defensive line, and it has showed in the past two spring practice scrimmages.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Virginia Tech WR Dyrell Roberts on the comeback trail again

After injuries derailed his past two seasons, Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts is looking to make a mark during his final year in Blacksburg.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Virginia Tech’s safety shuffle going smoothly so far

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has been pleased with the development of sophomores Detrick Bonner and Kyshoen Jarrett.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012

Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg named team USA coach for Maccabiah Games

The Virginia Tech coach will be in charge of assembling and coaching a team at the Olympics-style sporting event for people of Jewish faith.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Former Virginia Tech RB David Wilson talks about NFL draft process

Former Hokies running back David Wilson is enjoying the NFL draft process after forgoing his senior season at Virginia Tech.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 04/07/2012

Defense dominates offense in Virginia Tech’s first open scrimmage

The Hokies struggled moving the ball in their first full scrimmage of the spring as Bud Foster’s defense brought blitzes early and often Saturday.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:24 PM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2012

Virginia Tech guard Brent Benedict, a transfer from Georgia, trying to overcome ‘extreme learning curve’

Guard Brent Benedict sat out last season after transferring from Georgia, but the Hokies’ right guard is currently working with the team’s starters in spring practice.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:22 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Mini-scrimmage shows Virginia Tech’s offense remains work in progress

The Hokies held a “ragged” 47-play scrimmage Wednesday night, and the offense showed it has room to grow before spring practice is complete.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg loses two staff members to UAB

Virginia Tech assistant coach Rob Ehsan and director of basketball operations Jeff Wulbrun are going to UAB, continuing a troubling trend for Hokies Coach Seth Greenberg.

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

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 03/31/2012

Female kicker Lauren Luttrell has official tryout for Virginia Tech’s football team

Lauren Luttrell had an official tryout Saturday morning in an attempt to become the first female place kicker in Virginia Tech football history.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:02 PM ET, 03/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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