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Hokies Journal: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Freshman Green continues to grow into role

Virginia Tech freshman Erick Green admitted to being nervous when he heard he would have to replace injured Hokies starter Malcolm Delaney. But with Delaney still nursing a sprained left ankle, Green might have to get used to his a...

By Mark Viera  |  January 9, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delaney a game-day decision vs. UNC

Virginia Tech will wait until Sunday morning's shoot-around before determining whether guard Malcolm Delaney, who has a sprained left ankle, can play that night against North Carolina. "He’s gotten better every single day," trainer Chad Hyatt said Saturday in a...

By Mark Viera  |  January 9, 2010; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Saturday links

Happy Saturday. Here's some reading, if you please. Everyone in Blacksburg will probably have to wait until Sunday before knowing the status of Hokies guard Malcolm Delaney, who sprained his left ankle in a win over Longwood on Dec. 30....

By Mark Viera  |  January 9, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies finish 10th in AP football poll

Virginia Tech finished 10th in the final Associated Press poll for the 2009 football season, making their fourth appearance in the final top 10 since joining the ACC before the 2004 season. The Hokies (10-3) were the highest three-loss team...

By Mark Viera  |  January 8, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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UNC forwards to test Hokies in paint

When asked about Ed Davis and Deon Thompson, North Carolina’s talented big men, Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said a lot in few words. “They’re pretty good. They’ll make a little money,” Greenberg said, referring to the players’ bright professional...

By Mark Viera  |  January 8, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Despite early injury, Raines won't redshirt

Although his development was slowed because of a broken foot, Virginia Tech freshman Cadarian Raines will not redshirt this season after showing he has a promising upside. Raines, who broke his left foot in a practice in September, had the...

By Mark Viera  |  January 8, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Nursing ankle injury, Delaney is day-to-day

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney, who sprained his left ankle in a win over Longwood on Dec. 30, is considered day-to-day as the Hokies' prepare to play at No. 9 North Carolina on Sunday. Coach Seth Greenberg on Thursday was...

By Mark Viera  |  January 8, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Friday links

Happy Friday. Here's some reading to get you started. There was some interesting football news Thursday, and it was not related to Alabama's 37-21 win over Texas in the Bowl Championship Series title game. Rather, for Hokie fans, the surprising...

By Mark Viera  |  January 8, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Worilds to enter NFL draft

Defensive end Jason Worilds on Thursday announced he would forgo his senior year at Virginia Tech to enter the NFL draft, leaving the Hokies absent many important starters on defense in 2010. "It’s bittersweet," Worilds said in a teleconference, citing...

By Mark Viera  |  January 7, 2010; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reflecting on Hokies' meeting with Alabama

With No. 1 Alabama set to take on No. 2 Texas in the Bowl Championship Series title game on Thursday night, I started thinking about the Crimson Tide team Virginia Tech saw in the season opener. Right away, it was...

By Mark Viera  |  January 7, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Following Delaney's injury on Twitter

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg is a prolific presence on Twitter, manning his own account and sending unfiltered and often humorous tweets at all hours. But he is not the only Hokie active on Twitter. Guard Malcolm Delaney is a...

By Mark Viera  |  January 7, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thursday links

Between Gilbert Arenas and Mike Shanahan, it's been a busy week for Washington sports. In Blacksburg, not so much. Virginia Tech is preparing to play at North Carolina on Sunday, and the Tar Heels are still feeling blue -- wonder...

By Mark Viera  |  January 7, 2010; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday links

Here are some mid-week articles for your perusal. Enjoy. The Idaho Statesman reported on Tuesday that Virginia Tech and Boise State might meet on Labor Day weekend next fall, instead of on Oct. 2. Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver...

By Mark Viera  |  January 6, 2010; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Looking ahead to next fall's Boise State game

Virginia Tech takes on Boise State on Oct. 2 at FedEx Field in one of the marquee nonconference matchups of next fall's college football season. And after the Broncos' 17-10 win over the Texas Christian on Monday in the Fiesta...

By Mark Viera  |  January 5, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delaney a finalist for Cousy Award

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney has been name one of 20 candidates for the Cousy Award list. He is a finalist for the award, given to the nation's top point guard, after an original list of 72 players was narrowed...

By Mark Viera  |  January 5, 2010; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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UNC ripe for another upset?

Ninth-ranked North Carolina was upset Monday by the College of Charleston. Could the Tar Heels be primed for another upset Sunday, when Virginia Tech visits Chapel Hill? As a result of injuries, North Carolina (11-4) has been without swingmen Marcus...

By Mark Viera  |  January 5, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday links

Well, there's some interesting reading this morning. Let's get right to it. As many of you know, Virginia Tech plays at No. 9 North Carolina on Sunday. You might not know, however, that the Tar Heels lost to College of...

By Mark Viera  |  January 5, 2010; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hudson named ACC player of week

After scoring 41 points to lead Virginia Tech over Seton Hall on Saturday, Hokies guard Dorenzo Hudson was named Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week. Hudson's 41-point effort, a career high, marked just the 10th time in school history...

By Mark Viera  |  January 4, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Delaney recovering, but status unknown for UNC game

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney on Monday started rehabilitating his sprained left ankle and was supposed to run on an anti-gravity treadmill, but his status for the Hokies’ game at No. 9 North Carolina on Sunday is still unknown. Delaney,...

By Mark Viera  |  January 4, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Replacing Delaney, Hudson has huge night

The news spread quickly that guard Malcolm Delaney sprained his ankle in Virginia Tech's win over Longwood on Dec. 30. From Internet message boards to a hotel lobby in Atlanta, where fans mingled before watching the football team beat Tennessee...

By Mark Viera  |  January 4, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Monday links

Happy 2010, Virginia Tech fans. Here are your first links of the new year. Well, the Hokies certainly started the year off on the right note. As the calendar turned to 2010, the football team was celebrating it's 37-14 route...

By Mark Viera  |  January 4, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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