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Hokies Journal: December, 2012

Posted at 01:42 AM ET, 12/29/2012

Virginia Tech’s offseason of intrigue begins

Though Coach Frank Beamer wanted the focus to be on Virginia Tech’s bowl win, speculation about looming staff changes continue.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:42 AM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/28/2012

Poll: Virginia Tech and Rutgers rekindle Big East rivalry in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Hokies face the Scarlet Knights in the Russell Athletic Bowl with a chance to end a disappointing season on a high note.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Virginia Tech’s offseason offensive tweaks didn’t work out as planned

The Hokies instituted several changes to their offensive scheme this year, but they couldn’t execute them consistently.

By Mark Giannotto  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/26/2012

After ‘growing pains’ early on, Virginia Tech’s defense delivered late

Virginia Tech didn’t live up to the preseason hype on defense, but it improved as the season wore on.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/24/2012

Virginia Tech heads into bowl week trying to fix its flawed run game

The Hokies had one of their worst seasons in recent memory running the ball, and Coach Frank Beamer wants to remedy that this week.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Virginia Tech point guard Erick Green ties historic mark in lopsided loss

The Winchester native has scored 20 or more points in 12 straight games, tying the school record.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Former Hokies David Wilson and Jayron Hosley emerge together after bumpy rookie seasons

Former Hokies Jayron Hosley and David Wilson have each emerged as vital cogs for the New York Giants in recent weeks.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Virginia Tech football ranks 23rd in the country in staff compensation

Virginia Tech’s coaching staff ranks third in the ACC in terms of compensation.

By Mark Giannotto  |  09:44 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/19/2012

After fast start, Virginia Tech’s short-handed roster will be tested by injury bug

The Hokies are dealing with a wave of injuries that is beginning to expose their limited roster.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/18/2012

QB guru George Whitfield says Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas remains ‘a work in progress.’

QB guru George Whitfield discusses the up-and-down season Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas went through this year.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 12/16/2012

Marshall Wood fractures foot, reducing Virginia Tech basketball to seven scholarship players

The short-handed Hokies saw their depth take a hit upon learning the freshman is out indefinitely.

By Mark Giannotto  |  06:03 PM ET, 12/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/14/2012

Virginia Tech LB Tariq Edwards reflects on his lost season

After emerging as a force last season, linebacker Tariq Edwards could never get on track this year because of an injury that was slow to heal.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas, and two other teammates, ponder NFL draft prospects

The Hokies have three players, most notably quarterback Logan Thomas, that are looking into where they could be selected in next year’s NFL draft.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Virginia Tech having trouble selling Russell Athletic Bowl tickets

The Hokies are once again having issues selling their bowl ticket allotment.

By Mark Giannotto  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Virginia Tech and Old Dominion agree to three-game football series

Virginia Tech will play a three-game series with ODU, including its first game in Tidewater region since 1984.

By Mark Giannotto  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Virginia Tech’s Erick Green played through flu-like symptoms at West Virginia

Hokies point guard Erick Green did not practice for three days leading into the game, but still scored 23 points against West Virginia.

By Mark Giannotto  |  04:52 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/07/2012

After bursting onto the national scene, Erick Green and the Hokies hope to stay one step ahead

Virginia Tech is preparing for teams to focus their game plans around guard Erick Green.

By Mark Giannotto  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Hokies LB Jack Tyler named first team all-ACC by league’s coaches

Virginia Tech was shut out of first team honors on the media’s all-ACC team, but that was not the case in the first ever all-ACC coaches’ poll.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 12/05/2012

A look into why Virginia Tech basketball is off to its best start in 30 years

Three factors have contributed to the Virginia Tech basketball team’s fast start this season.

By Mark Giannotto  |  11:02 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Two Virginia Tech football walk-ons charged with detonating small explosive device

Virginia Tech walk-ons Brian Rody and Josh Trimble were arrested Sunday night on charges that they detonated a small explosive device.

By Mark Giannotto  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 12/02/2012

Virginia Tech will face Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl

The Hokies will face an old Big East rival when they travel to Orlando for their 20th-straight bowl appearance.

By Mark Giannotto  |  08:53 PM ET, 12/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)


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