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Hokies Journal: April 11, 2010 - April 17, 2010

Video: 'We are Virginia Tech'

As I mentioned early, this particular Friday is not necessarily a sports day; it is a day of remembrance. It has been three years since the April 16, 2007, shooting in which 32 people were killed by a lone gunman...

By Mark Viera  |  April 16, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech recruit Jarell Eddie at Cap Classic

If Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg watched Jarell Eddie, the Hokies incoming swingman, on Thursday in the Capital Classic all-star game, he probably would have scolded the soon-to-be freshman. In a game in which the teams combined for 225 points,...

By Mark Viera  |  April 16, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A day of mourning at Virginia Tech

I would provide some Virginia Tech sports news (and will later on), but this Friday's morning reading takes a more somber tone. This date marks three years since the tragedy on the Blacksburg campus. Virginia Tech students will remember the...

By Mark Viera  |  April 16, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Should Virginia Tech fear Virginia in football recruiting?

When it comes to recruiting, Virginia Tech has recently dominated rival Virginia in the in-state battle. But the Cavaliers' new coach, Mike London, appears to taken a splashy tack when it comes to luring prospects to Charlottesville. Virginia held an...

By Mark Viera  |  April 15, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Cadarian Raines has second surgery on foot

That Virginia Tech forward Cadarian Raines had surgery since the Hokies' finished their season is not unexpected. That Raines had an operation on his left foot -- for a second time -- came as a surprise. Raines had surgery on...

By Mark Viera  |  April 15, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Coach leaves Virginia Tech basketball program

Let's get to your Thursday morning reading without hesitation. First, there's some news from the Virginia Tech hardwood. Ryan Odom, an assistant coach for the Hokies for the past seven years, is leaving Blacksburg to join Alan Major's staff at...

By Mark Viera  |  April 15, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ryan Odom to leave Virginia Tech for Charlotte

Ryan Odom, a Virginia Tech assistant basketball coach since 2003, is leaving the Hokies to join Coach Alan Major’s staff at Charlotte. Odom was in Charlotte on Wednesday and an announcement about his hiring could come this week, perhaps as...

By Mark Viera  |  April 14, 2010; 3:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The busy life of Virginia Tech's Rashad Carmichael

One player who has been conspicuously absent from many of Virginia Tech's spring practices has been one of its defensive leaders. Where in the world is cornerback Rashad Carmichael? A rising fifth-year senior, Carmichael is one of the defensive standouts...

By Mark Viera  |  April 14, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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D.J. Coles could redshirt for Virginia Tech

The issue of whether running back David Wilson will redshirt isn't the only such question for Virginia Tech on the offensive side of the ball. Wide receiver D.J. Coles, who will be a sophomore next fall, will also be in...

By Mark Viera  |  April 14, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injury updates for Virginia Tech football

Happy Wednesday. Halfway to the weekend. Here's the morning reading. There was some recent injury news out of Blacksburg. Virginia Tech is hurting along the offensive line, which has four reserves missing time because of injuries. Most notable are the...

By Mark Viera  |  April 14, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Marcus Davis could break out for Virginia Tech

When asked who might have a break-out season for Virginia Tech, Bryan Stinespring, the Hokies offensive coordinator, did not hesitate: "Marcus Davis. Xavier Boyce." Virginia Tech's young wide receivers have shown tremendous upside because of their athleticism and they both...

By Mark Viera  |  April 13, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Injuries deplete Virginia Tech's offensive line

In recent years, Virginia Tech's offensive line has been a weakness. But after a solid 2009 season and with important components returning, the unit appeared to be strong at the outset of 2010 spring practices. The Hokies have instead been...

By Mark Viera  |  April 13, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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News on Virginia Tech secondary, present and past

Let's get straight to the morning links to start your Tuesday. We've got some news about Virginia Tech's secondary, about players from the past and present. First, Kyle Tucker of the Norfolk Virginian Pilot has a revealing Q&A with Torrian...

By Mark Viera  |  April 13, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Where does Logan Thomas fit for Virginia Tech?

Coming into spring practice, one of the most intriguing storylines was how Virginia Tech's talented mix of running backs would sort out. But there is another intriguing position battle that is taking shape in the Hokies' backfield. Ju-Ju Clayton and...

By Mark Viera  |  April 12, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Another series win for Virginia Tech baseball

Let's start your Monday with some reading. Here we go. Before we get to the current big news about Virginia Tech -- spring football, naturally -- let's take another moment to pay mind to the Hokies' baseball team. Virginia Tech,...

By Mark Viera  |  April 12, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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