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BLACKSBURG — Even his bank knows him as “Chugger.” Charles “Chugger” Adair is the coach of the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team, which will play in the NCAA semifinals Friday for the first time in its history. His mother gave him the nickname “Chugger” when he was a toddler. It has stayed with him, first as a player and now as a coach. “If I was in the real world, it probably wouldn’t work,” Adair said.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Virginia Tech's Uju Ugoka had a career-high 32 points and 11 rebounds, but Indiana fended off the Hokies 71-65 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Ugoka scored 26 of her 32 in the second half. Virginia Tech (6-2) trailed by as much as 19 in the second half, but 13 straight points by Ugoka closed the gap. The Hokies pulled to 63-60 on a 3-point play by Ugoka
Virginia Tech senior Victoria Hamsher has been named to the All-ACC first team, while Virginia's Jasmine Burton was chosen as freshman of the year. UVa's Lauren Fuller made the second team. Burton was joined on the third team by Tech's Kathryn Caine and UVa's Tori Janowski. Burton was joined on the all-freshman team by UVa's Haley Kole and Tech's Lindsey Owens.
BLACKSBURG — With league title games yet to be played, BCS fallout to follow and the usual backroom politicking that goes on with bowl selections, Virginia Tech’s postseason destination won’t be known for sure until Sunday. Nevertheless, the consensus is that it’s likely Tech ends up in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, if nothing crazy happens this weekend. “Right now, I think Virginia Tech is pointing our way
CHARLOTTESVILLE — All season long, Virginia Tech has practiced a trick play with a pitch, a reverse and then a throwback to the quarterback. Turns out, it was saving that play, and a few other wrinkles, for its in-state rival. “We’ve been practicing it all year and it was game-ready,” senior quarterback Logan Thomas said. Tech also ran a reverse on a kick return and recovered an onside kick, but
BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team was not deemed worthy of playing in this week’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge, but the Hokies did get a Big South challenge Tuesday. Jarell Eddie made sure the short-handed Hokies prevailed. Eddie scored a career-high 34 points to help Virginia Tech fend off Big South member Winthrop 81-63 at Cassell Coliseum. “After I made one, I kind of got in a zone,” said
Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller played at a level well beyond his years this season. The ACC’s media recognized that Tuesday. Fuller was honored by the media as the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, beating out Duke safety DeVon Edwards and fellow Hokies cornerback Brandon Facyson. The true freshman from Baltimore, Tech’s first five-star recruit since Tyrod Taylor in 2007, started 11 games and played a variety of roles
Virginia might not have had a conference victory this year, but it still had the state’s only first-team representative on the media’s All-ACC teams released Monday. UVa junior Anthony Harris was the league’s top pick at safety after a recording a nation’s-best eight interceptions this year, tied for second on the Cavaliers’ single-season list. Harris also finished fifth in the ACC in passes defended per game (1.2) and 24th in
BLACKSBURG — Cadarian Raines has plummeted from starter to third string. The fifth-year senior center started 30 games for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team last year and started the first seven games this season. But since being pulled from the game just 3:20 into last week’s win over Furman, Raines has yet to get off the bench. Not only did he not start in last Friday’s lopsided win over
WOMEN'S SOCCER Virginia Tech will play in the first game of the NCAA semifinals Friday, with Virginia playing in the nightcap. The Hokies will face Florida State at 5 p.m. Friday in Cary, N.C. UVa will face UCLA at 7:30 p.m. Both games are on ESPNU. Conway honored Radford senior midfielder Rachel Conway has been named to the Academic All-America first team. Conway has a 4.0 GPA. She had four
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Frank Beamer stayed blissfully unaware of the Duke outcome against North Carolina that would render his Virginia Tech squad’s ACC Coastal Division hopes useless even before Saturday’s battle for the Commonwealth Cup began. Nobody told him the score. That wasn’t the case for some of his players, however. Quarterback Logan Thomas saw it on the scoreboard. Linebacker Jack Tyler followed the game on his phone in the locker
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Nobody knew him. That’s OK, though. He didn’t know most of them either. Even his coach didn’t know his name. “Michigan,” Frank Beamer called him. At least he got the state right. That’s something, isn’t it? Eric Kristensen understands. Even now, he estimates that he knows the names of only about 80 percent of the players on Virginia Tech’s football team. HIS football team. Sometimes he’ll see teammates
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Running back Trey Edmunds was having what Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer thought was the best game of his career against Virginia on Saturday. But it ended with him being helped off the field and facing some major rehabilitation time. Edmunds broke his right tibia late in the Hokies’ 16-6 win against the Cavaliers. The redshirt freshman stayed down on the field at the end of a
BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team made some more history Friday. The top-seeded Hokies jumped, sang and hugged each other after beating unseeded Duke 3-0 in an NCAA tournament quarterfinal on a cold afternoon at Thompson Field. “Final Four!” some of the 1,282 fans chanted in the final minute. The Hokies (19-4-3) advanced to the Women’s College Cup — the soccer version of the Final Four — for
OFFENSE: EDGE HOKIES Virginia does not rank among the top 75 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in any of the five major offensive categories, but the Cavaliers do boast the ACC's No. 2 rusher in junior Kevin Parks, who has rushed for 924 yards. Tech's leading rusher, freshmen Trey Edmunds, has rushed for 582 yards. However, the Hokies have a much more efficient passing game with fifth-year senior quarterback Logan Thomas.
BLACKSBURG -- Forget about going on a Black Friday shopping spree. Virginia Tech coach James Johnson was too busy watching his bargain transfer go off at Cassell Coliseum. Continuing his strong early season play, redshirt sophomore guard Adam Smith scored 28 points and dished out five assists to lead the Hokies to an 81-56 rout of Radford in front of 5,217 fans. Smith, who sat out last season after transferring
Just don’t screw this up. Those five words easily could be the subtitle for the 95th meeting of Virginia Tech and Virginia — on both sides. For Virginia Tech, today’s scenario is a familiar one. The Hokies enter their rivalry game as heavy favorites once again. They’re having the better season. They have more to play for, particularly if Duke loses at noon to re-open the ACC championship game portal.
In the NFL, quarterbacks almost always are the highest paid players on their teams. With that comes constant accountability. But no matter the results of each game, at least the professionals can find some solace when their paychecks are deposited. In college, quarterbacks are the focal point of practically every team. They don’t always receive praise in a victory but almost always take the blame for a loss. They are
When Virginia Tech takes the field today at Virginia, it will be known whether its Coastal Division hopes are still alive. The Hokies (7-4, 4-3 ACC) need to win their game today against the Cavaliers (2-9, 0-7) in Charlottesville. They also need North Carolina to beat first-place Duke, a game in Chapel Hill, N.C., a noon game that should be over by the time Tech takes the field. Nevertheless, the
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