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Hokies Journal: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Va. Tech students get free entry to Clemson game

Snow is piling up in Blacksburg, but Virginia Tech's meeting with Clemson on Saturday is still on. And for Virginia Tech students, it will be free. All students presenting a valid student identification card will receive free admission to the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 5, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Clemson battles snow before playing Hokies

Virginia Tech canceled classes on Friday and snow is hitting the campus hard, but the Hokies are still scheduled to play Clemson on Saturday. But for Clemson, just getting to Blacksburg was a battle in itself. Clemson was initially scheduled...

By Mark Viera  |  February 5, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies play turnaround game vs. Clemson

After wrapping up Virginia Tech's 74-70 win over North Carolina on Thursday night, Hokie Coach Seth Greenberg walked off the court and hugged his smiling daughters Paige and Ella. But the good feeling did not have much shelf life. At...

By Mark Viera  |  February 5, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech knocks off North Carolina

Happy Friday, everybody. Here's some reading to start your weekend. Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina on Thursday night in a taut, important ACC game. The Hokies scored another important win to stay afloat in the unpredictable league. Darryl Slater of...

By Mark Viera  |  February 5, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech football schedule released

Although Virginia Tech's season-opening meeting with Boise State was made official earlier this week, the remainder of the Hokies' 2010 football schedule was announced on Thursday with a promising set up for perhaps their most difficult conference game. Virginia Tech's...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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For now, Virginia Tech games unaffected by snow

Virginia Tech's basketball games against North Carolina on Thursday and Clemson on Saturday have not been affected by the threat of a snow storm. At least, not yet anyway. The games will be played as long as both teams and...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dorenzo Hudson nagged by foot injury

Junior guard Dorenzo Hudson has emerged as an unlikely scoring threat for Virginia Tech this season. But in the past few games, he has done it while being nagged by a right foot injury. Hudson said he sprained his foot...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech hosts cancer fundraiser

Virginia Tech's basketball program will hold a fundraiser to support research for brain cancer in honor of Allen Calloway, a forward for the Hokies from 2002 to 2006. Calloway died in February 2009 after a four-year battle with cancer. Commemorative...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: What do you think?

Virginia Tech added 20 recruits on Wednesday’s 2010 national signing day, filling most of the areas the Hokies in which were thin while not bringing in any player considered a blue-chip prospect. Virginia Tech continued to focus on shoring up...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day, UNC-Va. Tech links

Happy Thursday. To start your morning, here's some reading about Wednesday's national signing day and Virginia Tech's meeting with North Carolina on the hardwood. The Hokies beefed up in the trenches, pulling nine offensive or defensive linemen in the 2010...

By Mark Viera  |  February 4, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Va. Tech focuses on linemen

With 20 recruits joining Virginia Tech on Wednesday’s national signing day, the biggest theme that emerged was the Hokies' continued emphasis on winning in the trenches. Virginia Tech signed four offensive linemen, re-upping its commitment to bolstering an area coaches...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hokies signing day: Secondary

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Linebackers

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Defensive line

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Offensive line

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Receivers

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Running backs

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies signing day: Quarterbacks

Hokies Journal is taking a position-by-position look of Virginia Tech's incoming class on national signing day. Virginia Tech had seemed to shore up its class early, so all prospects listed were among the recruits expected to sign Wednesday with the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Signing day links

Happy signing day. While Virginia Tech will host North Carolina on the hardwood on Thursday, this is not a day for basketball. Let's start with some reading on recruits. Virginia Tech was ranked in magazine guru Phil Steele's early top...

By Mark Viera  |  February 3, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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It's official: Va. Tech-Boise State game on Sept. 6

UPDATED: 5:25 p.m. | After months of rumors in the news media and behind-the-scenes conversation among some of the parties involved, the meeting between Virginia Tech and Boise State at FedEx Field has been moved to Labor Day 2010. The...

By Mark Viera  |  February 2, 2010; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Bowling for Hokies

Virginia Tech has a fun-loving basketball team. At the "Late Night With the Hokies" event that tipped off the season, Paul Debnam, a walk-on, imitated the quirks of Coach Seth Greenberg during funny skits. Before a recent game, the team...

By Mark Viera  |  February 2, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injuries affecting Delaney's shot

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney has been banged up all season, and his growing list of injuries has started to affect his game. Delaney, normally a sharpshooter, has gone 0 for 11 from three-point range in the Hokies' past two...

By Mark Viera  |  February 2, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tuesday links

Happy Tuesday. I'm sure many of you are looking forward to Wednesday's national signing day, but we'll stick with basketball until then. Here's some reading. Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina on Thursday night. But these aren't the Tar Heels everyone...

By Mark Viera  |  February 2, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Thompson has another strong effort

Virginia Tech needs J.T. Thompson to step up. And after his breakout performance on Thursday in a win at Virginia, the Hokies are starting to see the Thompson they need. Following up a 17-point performance in Charlottesville, Thompson scored 14...

By Mark Viera  |  February 1, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Greenberg gets first technical of season

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg wears his emotions on his sleeve and is never afraid to give game officials a piece of his mind. He recently pointed out, however, that he had yet to receive a technical foul this season....

By Mark Viera  |  February 1, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Hokies' defense slacks at Miami

Virginia Tech lost in a most unusual fashion on Sunday. The Hokies were doomed by their defense -- a team strength -- in the first half of its 82-75 defeat at Miami on Sunday. “You can’t win a game on...

By Mark Viera  |  February 1, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Monday links

Got a case of the Mondays? If you're a Virginia Tech fan, it would probably apply. Here's some reading to recap the weekend. Virginia Tech lost at Miami, 82-75, after the Hurricanes ran off to a quick start when the...

By Mark Viera  |  February 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech falls to struggling Miami

Virginia Tech seemed in position to set itself on course for the NCAA tournament with two pivotal road games in a four-day stretch. The Hokies' thrilling overtime win at Virginia seemed as if it had turned their season around, but...

By Mark Viera  |  January 31, 2010; 3:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Live analysis: Miami 82, Virginia Tech 75 (final)

Virginia Tech and Miami enter Sunday's game headed opposite directions. The Hokies (16-3, 3-2) are coming off a thrilling overtime win at Virginia, a victory that represented their first road win in the Atlantic Coast Conference and could serve as...

By Mark Viera  |  January 31, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Live-blogging the Hokies-Hurricanes game

A storm bombarded the southern half of Virginia with reportedly six to 12 inches of snow this weekend, so I was unable to travel to the Virginia Tech-Miami basketball game because my flight out of Roanoke on Saturday was canceled....

By Mark Viera  |  January 31, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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