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Hokies Journal: December 20, 2009 - December 26, 2009

Christmas links

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, some links. But first, I wanted to let you know Hokies Journal will be inactive this weekend. Check back starting Monday morning for a full week of bowl coverage. Virginia Tech (9-3) takes...

By Mark Viera  |  December 25, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Chick-fil-A Bowl sold out

With the announcement Wednesday that Virginia Tech had sold its allotment of ticket, the Chick-fil-A Bowl will have its 13th consecutive sell-out crowd when the Hokies meet Tennessee at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 31. Both Virginia Tech and Tennessee...

By Mark Viera  |  December 24, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Christmas Eve links

Merry Christmas Eve. Here are some links. We're now a week away from Virginia Tech's meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. There always seems to be some interesting news to come out of Knoxville; the latest tidbit about the...

By Mark Viera  |  December 24, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virgil ruled academically ineligible for bowl

Virginia Tech cornerback Stephan Virgil was ruled academically ineligible for the Hokies’ meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Virginia Tech had...

By Mark Viera  |  December 23, 2009; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Growing into role, Green has stepped up

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney is quiet and humble off the court. But with the ball in his hand, he is not afraid to take command of the team. Playing in Delaney’s shadow, freshman Erick Green initially lacked the swagger...

By Mark Viera  |  December 23, 2009; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In slow period, Delaney manages boredom

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg has said this is the most difficult time of the year in college basketball because most students have left campuses and players are thinking about the holidays. But how bad is it? “Man, it’s boring,”...

By Mark Viera  |  December 23, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Raines' foot still hurting

Virginia Tech forward Cadarian Raines is still bothered by the left foot that he fractured during practice in September, and the Hokies are unsure how, or if, it will limit him the rest of the season. Raines, a freshman, played...

By Mark Viera  |  December 23, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday links

We're a little more than a week away from Virginia Tech's meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31 in Atlanta. Here are some links to get your Wednesday started. Volunteers Coach Lane Kiffin has been in the...

By Mark Viera  |  December 23, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies move away from motion offense

Virginia Tech's experiment with the motion offense was short-lived. The Hokies tried to install the offensive look this preseason, but it rarely seemed to surface in games. After Virginia Tech's win over Charleston Southern on Saturday, Coach Seth Greenberg said...

By Mark Viera  |  December 22, 2009; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday links

Here are some links to start your Tuesday. It feels a little like the calm (empty campus for the holidays) before the a storm (the Chick-fil-A Bowl). Speaking of Virginia Tech's bowl game, its opponent, Tennessee, is compiling an NFL-caliber...

By Mark Viera  |  December 22, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Turnovers surface in Hokies' victory

Earlier this year, Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg credited his team's ability to take care of the basketball as a key to why it was winning. But that fell by the wayside on Saturday. In a 73-50 win over Charleston...

By Mark Viera  |  December 21, 2009; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For Davila, snow is a new experience

After the weekend storm, snow is still piled high in Blacksburg. For children and some remaining students, the winter blast provided fun entertainment. But for Virginia Tech forward Victor Davila, it was something of a culture shock. Davila, a sophomore...

By Mark Viera  |  December 21, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday links

Here are some links to start a holiday week. Virginia Tech's meeting with Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl is approaching. But at least some of the focus has stayed on Volunteers Coach Lane Kiffin. Or Lane the Pain. Or Loudmouth...

By Mark Viera  |  December 21, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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