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Hokies Journal: December 13, 2009 - December 19, 2009

Saturday's men's basketball game still a go

Virginia Tech's game against Charleston Southern is still a go for 7 p.m. Saturday night. A Hokies official said that the Buccaneers were supposed to arrive in Blacksburg before the predicted snowstorm hits, and if the officials can get to...

By Matt Bonesteel  |  December 18, 2009; 2:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday links

Happy Friday, everybody. Here are your links. We're still a few weeks away from Virginia Tech's meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 at the Georgia Dome. But on Thursday, Hokies Coach Frank Beamer and Volunteers Coach...

By Mark Viera  |  December 18, 2009; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday links

It's going to be a slow day on Hokies Journal because I'm traveling to Knoxville, Tenn., to do some reporting on Virginia Tech's meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta. But here are some links...

By Mark Viera  |  December 17, 2009; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday links

One day, two all-Americans. Here are your Wednesday links, recapping a momentous day for two Virginia Tech players named to all-America teams on Tuesday. Linebacker Cody Grimm is a former walk-on. Running back Ryan Williams is a freshman sensation. But...

By Mark Viera  |  December 16, 2009; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Grimm named all-American

At times throughout his career at Virginia Tech, linebacker Cody Grimm has been accurately described as a walk-on and undersize. But he might be remembered by a different title: all-American. Grimm was named third-team all-American on Tuesday by the Associated...

By Mark Viera  |  December 15, 2009; 5:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Williams named all-American

Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams on Tuesday was named third-team all-American by the Sporting News, becoming the third Hokies freshman running back to be recognized as an all-American. Williams rushed for an ACC freshman-record 1,538 yards in his remarkable debut season....

By Mark Viera  |  December 15, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday links

As many Virginia Tech fans already know, defensive coordinator Bud Foster was offered an annuity package that will keep him in Blacksburg after some of the nation's elite programs have contacted him about their respective openings. Here are some links...

By Mark Viera  |  December 15, 2009; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Foster staying at Va. Tech

UPDATED | 7:50 p.m. Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster is staying in Blacksburg. The Hokies added a level of stability to their program by offering Foster, who has been approached by several schools about their defensive coordinator openings, a...

By Mark Viera  |  December 14, 2009; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Allen named ACC player of the week

Virginia Tech forward Jeff Allen on Monday was named ACC player of the week for his performance in the Hokies' wins over Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday and at Penn State on Saturday. Allen, a junior from Washington, averaged 18...

By Mark Viera  |  December 14, 2009; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Allen returns to Hokies' starting lineup

Forward Jeff Allen is Virginia Tech's second-best scoring option, behind guard Malcolm Delaney. But because of persisting foul troubles, he was limited to coming off the bench in the Hokies' first three games in December. Allen returned to the starting...

By Mark Viera  |  December 14, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Green gets minutes in test vs. PSU

Earlier in the season, Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg lamented not playing freshman guard Erick Green more often. After games, he told himself he needed to have confidence that Green would be able to perform and said he wanted to...

By Mark Viera  |  December 14, 2009; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday links

Anyone else miss college football last Saturday? I did. Here are your Monday links with a look at Tennessee, which plays Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. While college football was absent from television screens last weekend (except for the...

By Mark Viera  |  December 14, 2009; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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