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Hokies Journal: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Boise State tickets for season ticket holders first

Some Washington area Virginia Tech fans hoping to attend the Hokies' meeting with Boise State at FedEx Field next season might be out of luck. There will be a public sale through the venue for the Hokies-Broncos game. But the...

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Greenberg: Allen has 'served his punishment'

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said that junior forward Jeff Allen already served his punishment after being ejected for elbowing a Virginia player in the Hokies' win over the Cavaliers on Thursday, indicating that Allen would be available to play...

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Va. Tech gets production out of Thompson

Just days before Virginia Tech's win over Virginia, Hokies Coach Seth Greenberg sat in his office and said he needed forward J.T. Thompson to have a breakout game. Perhaps Thompson overheard the conversation. On Thursday night, Thompson equaled a season...

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies look to bench in taxing ACC

As Virginia Tech navigates a grinding Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, Coach Seth Greenberg said he would look to expand his rotation. Starting with their overtime win Thursday at Virginia, the Hokies (16-3, 3-2) have four games in a 10-day stretch....

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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After U-Va. win, Hokies last team in?

Just how big was Virginia Tech's win over Virginia on Thursday night? For now, it was the victory that put them into the NCAA tournament. The Post's Eric Prisbell offered his latest bracket projection, and the Hokies were the final...

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Friday links

The temperature has been frigid and snow is threatening to bombard Blacksburg, but I'm guessing it's going to be a happy Friday at Virginia Tech. Read on, reader. The Hokies upended Virginia, 76-71, on Thursday night in an overtime thriller....

By Mark Viera  |  January 29, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bell, Hudson finding their 'niche'

It's no secret that Virginia Tech relies on star guard Malcolm Delaney for the majority of its offensive production. Delaney is a scorer and creates offense by distributing the ball. But as this season has progressed, Terrell Bell and Dorenzo...

By Mark Viera  |  January 28, 2010; 2:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson looks to be more productive

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg says forward J.T. Thompson wants to be "the Energizer bunny." Thompson, a Hokies' forward, says he simply "hasn't been doing too much." Although he seemed poised to break out before, Thompson has not been a...

By Mark Viera  |  January 28, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies prepare for Landesberg

A key to Virginia Tech's meeting with Virginia will be the Hokies' ability to neutralize the Cavaliers' best player, Sylven Landesberg, a sophomore guard. Landesberg, averaging 17.5 points per game for Virginia, is difficult to defend is his positioning and...

By Mark Viera  |  January 28, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Thursday links

It's a game day and Virginia Tech is already in Charlottesville to take on Virginia. Here are some links to get you prepared. Hokies Coach Seth Greenberg is something of a wild man on the sidelines. He stands in stark...

By Mark Viera  |  January 28, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For now, Boise State game not moved

UPDATED | 3:15 p.m. Although there have been reports that Virginia Tech's meeting with Boise State at FedEx Field next season would be pushed up to Labor Day, nothing has been finalized on the schedule by ESPN. ESPN spokesman Mike...

By Mark Viera  |  January 27, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What are Va. Tech's NCAA tournament chances?

The ACC is not any easier to predict, and so Virginia Tech's chances of making the NCAA tournament haven't gotten much clearer. Let's turn to The Post's resident bracketologist, Eric Prisbell, to break down the Hokies' chances. Prisbell's blog, The...

By Mark Viera  |  January 27, 2010; 12:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokie great Smith named '10 ACC legend

Center Chris Smith, who played at Virginia Tech from 1958 to 1961, was one of the most dominant post players of his era and considered one of the greatest players in Hokies history. And on Tuesday, he received some recognition...

By Mark Viera  |  January 27, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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To keep healthy, Delaney held out of practice

In order to rest guard Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech's coaches held him out of practice on Monday and Tuesday so he could rehabilitate nagging injuries. Delaney has been bothered by two tweaked ankles and a sore left shoulder. Since the...

By Mark Viera  |  January 27, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Wednesday links

It's Wednesday in a busy week for Virginia Tech. Let's get right to the links. ESPN.com's Heather Dinich offered her rankings of the best football stadiums in the ACC and Lane Stadium placed second. But for Thursday night games, she...

By Mark Viera  |  January 27, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Charity stripe generous to Delaney

Malcolm Delaney is a deadly shooter. But one of his biggest assets is his ability to get to the free-throw line. Delaney, a junior guard, has been to the line more often than any player in the ACC who ranks...

By Mark Viera  |  January 26, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Limited tickets left for Hokies-Cavs game

Virginia Tech fans hoping to see the Hokies play at Virginia might have to act quickly. The $10 tickets for the Thursday night game have sold out. There are a limited number of reserved seats available, at $35 each. The...

By Mark Viera  |  January 26, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Top plays of 2009 Hokies' football season

On Jan. 7, I posted a link to a ballot of the top 10 plays of Virginia Tech's 2009 football season. Well, the votes are in, and HokieHighlights.net has compiled a highlight video of the results. I've posted the video...

By Mark Viera  |  January 26, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Tuesday links

Here's some reading to start your Tuesday. First, let me digress on a football topic. I've read plenty about the prospect of the Virginia Tech-Boise State game being moved to Labor Day. I haven't been able to independently confirm it;...

By Mark Viera  |  January 26, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Allen a master thief with quickness, length

Virginia Tech has maintained a defense-first approach since the preseason. And with his long arms and quickness, forward Jeff Allen can be a valuable asset in the Hokies' defense. Allen ranks tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with...

By Mark Viera  |  January 25, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A rough year for battered Delaney

While Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney has been a graceful scorer, it has not been any easy season for him. He has been beat up all year. On Saturday, Delaney was bothered by a his right ankle after stepping on...

By Mark Viera  |  January 25, 2010; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday links

Happy Monday. Here's some reading. Virginia Tech is coming into week when it will be away from Blacksburg -- at Virginia on Thursday and at Miami on Saturday -- and in search of its first Atlantic Coast Conference road wins....

By Mark Viera  |  January 25, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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