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Hokies Journal: February 28, 2010 - March 6, 2010

Dorenzo Hudson won't play against Georgia Tech

ATLANTA -- Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson will not play in the Hokies’ meeting with Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon in an effort to rest a stress-related foot injury. Playing without Hudson, the team's second-leading scorer, will be a big...

By Mark Viera  |  March 6, 2010; 3:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Will Virginia Tech beat Georgia Tech?

ATLANTA -- Well, here we go. For all the bracketologists and talking heads, it all comes down to a few important hours for the Virginia Tech Hokies. With a win here over Georgia Tech, the Hokies (22-7, 9-6) should be...

By Mark Viera  |  March 6, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech used to tense finishes

ATLANTA -- Virginia Tech is facing an important meeting with Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon. A win would virtually make the Hokies a lock for the NCAA tournament. A defeat would put them on the hot seat in the Atlantic...

By Mark Viera  |  March 6, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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With new strategy, Jeff Allen staying in game

ATLANTA -- Virginia Tech's Jeff Allen has not been able to stay out of foul trouble this season and it has limited his productivity as a result. But Coach Seth Greenberg has recently been taking a different tack with the...

By Mark Viera  |  March 6, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech plays huge game at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA -- Greetings from Atlanta. Let's get to some morning reading on a huge day for Virginia Tech. In the Hokies' regular-season finale, they hope to knock off Georgia Tech here to basically lock up an NCAA tournament berth. As...

By Mark Viera  |  March 6, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Barquell Rivers undergoes successful surgery

Virginia Tech linebacker Barquell Rivers on Thursday underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left quadriceps tendon and was expected to miss five to six months. Rivers, who tore the tendon during max-out weightlifting testing on Wednesday, is questionable for...

By Mark Viera  |  March 5, 2010; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech readies for Georgia Tech

Happy Friday. Here's some morning reading. Virginia Tech is preparing to play at Georgia Tech, which is coming off a loss Tuesday to Clemson, in a critical matchup: win and the Hokies are likely in the NCAA tournament. But for...

By Mark Viera  |  March 5, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dorenzo Hudson's 'courageous effort' vs. N.C. State

It was only minutes before Virginia Tech was to tip-off against North Carolina State on Wednesday night, and guard Dorenzo Hudson was not supposed to play because of a stress-related foot injury. But he took the court anyway. Although doctors...

By Mark Viera  |  March 4, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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LB Barquell Rivers tears quad

With Virginai Tech's spring practices set to begin on March 31, the Hokies received some bad news on Wednesday when linebacker Barquell Rivers tore his quadriceps tendon during max-out weightlifting testing. He is expected to miss miss three to four...

By Mark Viera  |  March 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Recap of Hokies football dunk contest

At halftime of Virginia Tech's meeting with North Carolina State, Hokies wide receivers Jarrett Boykin and Marcus Davis showed off in a much-discussed dunk contest. And even though each player only connected for one dunk apiece, their competition was much...

By Mark Viera  |  March 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech defeates N.C. State

It's the last Thursday of the regular season, and Virginia Tech is coming off a victory. So let's get right to some morning reading. The Hokies swept aside North Carolina State, 71-59, but now turn their focus to a critical...

By Mark Viera  |  March 4, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dorenzo Hudson will play vs. N.C. State

UPDATED | 6:45 p.m. Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson, who has a stress-related foot injury, will play in the Hokies' meeting with North Carolina State on Wednesday night, according to trainer Chad Hyatt. In a brief telephone interview on Wednesday...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ben Boggs named to all-ACC academic team

Virginia Tech freshman Ben Boggs on Wednesday was named to the all-ACC academic team. The 12-player team was headlined by Duke's Brian Zoubek and Virginia's Jerome Meyinsse. Boggs was the only representative of the Hokies to earn the distinction. To...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Cassell Coliseum's leaks have been fixed

After water main bursts on Virginia Tech's campus left Cassell Coliseum without running water on Saturday, the leaks have been fixed, the water is running again and the arena is fully operational. The Hokies (21-7, 8-6) host North Carolina State...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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On senior night, Paul Debnam keeps it lighthearted

Senior walk-on Paul Debnam is Virginia Tech's comic relief. A crowd favorite with a megawatt smile? The jersey-popping bench warmer? The unseen glue that helps keep the Hokies together? That's Debnam, who will join Lewis Witcher on Wednesday as seniors...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Analysis of Hokies at the NFL combine

Virginia Tech had six players earn invitations to the this week's NFL combine in Indianapolis. And now, with the combine completed, here's an analysis of how the Hokies performed before a cast of NFL scouts. Brent Bowden punter, 6 feet...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech plays N.C. State

It's the final game day of the basketball regular season in Blacksburg, so let's get right to the reading. Virginia Tech hosts North Carolina State in its home finale. The Wolfpack are led by forward Tracy Smith, who will be...

By Mark Viera  |  March 3, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Three Virginia Tech athletes honored by ACC

The ACC on Monday afternoon announced a list of 36 student-athletes selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three from Virginia Tech, for those who have distinguished themselves academically and competitively. Abby Barney, of the Hokies' swimming and diving team; Paul...

By Mark Viera  |  March 2, 2010; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech is hurting with long list of injuries

Entering the final week of the regular season, Virginia Tech is hurting. The Hokies have a deep roster of injured players that includes some of their most important contributors. Dorenzo Hudson is bothered by a stress-related foot injury. Malcolm Delaney...

By Mark Viera  |  March 2, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies football players in dunk contest

You've seen the dancing couple Quick Change switch wardrobes with twirl. You've seen the unicycle-riding lady who stacks bowls atop her head by kicking them off of her foot. But you won't want to miss the halftime show on Wednesday...

By Mark Viera  |  March 2, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech prepares to host N.C. State

It's Tuesday in Blacksburg, and it's a big week for Virginia Tech. Here's some morning links. The Hokies host North Carolina State on Wednesday. The Wolfpack are coming off a win at Miami on Saturday in which Tracy Smith and...

By Mark Viera  |  March 2, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies guard Dorenzo Hudson has foot issues

Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson has been seen in a walking boot for a right foot injury he suffered earlier this season. But when Hudson briefly left the court to be evaluated during the Hokies' double-overtime loss to Maryland on...

By Mark Viera  |  March 1, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Jeff Allen has best game of year vs. Terps

Virginia Tech forward Jeff Allen has been the missing man in recent weeks. He has been in foul trouble and has played hardly any minutes, limiting his productivity. But with his resurgent performance in the Hokies' double-overtime loss to Maryland...

By Mark Viera  |  March 1, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Erick Green's big shot for Virginia Tech

In the end, Virginia Tech's chances against Maryland came down to one final shot. And Erick Green was the Hokies player with the ball in his hand for that shot. With 3 seconds in double overtime, Green hoisted a three-pointer...

By Mark Viera  |  March 1, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Virginia Tech needs rebound after loss to Terps

Happy Monday, and it's now officially March. Let the madness begin. Here's some reading. After Virginia Tech's double-overtime loss to Maryland on Saturday, the Hokies have put pressure on themselves in the final week of the regular season. They will...

By Mark Viera  |  March 1, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Video recap: Maryland 104, Virginia Tech 100 (2 OT)

Miss Saturday night's double-overtime thriller in Blacksburg? Here's a video recap of Maryland's 104-100 win over the Hokies. It was provided by the News Distribution Network....

By Mark Viera  |  February 28, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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