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Hokies Journal: April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

Tests on Allan Chaney show dehydration

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney, who fainted at a workout on Wednesday, was dehydrated at the time but the Hokies' medical staff is continuing to monitor and test his heart. A battery of tests on Chaney showed the only abnormality...

By Mark Viera  |  April 24, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Rules for Virginia Tech's spring football game

Virginia Tech's spring football game on Saturday will be played with altered rules. Some of the changes were done in effort to protect the players from injury and others seem to be done for slightly more esoteric reasons. Unless...

By Mark Viera  |  April 23, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Poll: Which Hokie will be picked first in NFL draft?

The opening round of the NFL draft came and passed, and as expected, no Virginia Tech player was selected. But Friday night could get interesting. There are three former Hokies who seem to stand out in this year's draft class:...

By Mark Viera  |  April 23, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Seth Greenberg on NCAA tournament expansion

CBS and Turner Broadcasting on Thursday announced it would carry the NCAA basketball tournament from 2011 to 2024, and the field is likely going to expand to 68 teams, from 65, if the Division I board of directors approves the...

By Mark Viera  |  April 23, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bill Courtney hired by Cornell

Virginia Tech assistant coach Bill Courtney was hired as the next coach at Cornell, becoming the second member from the Hokies' staff to leave program this offseason. Courtney said in a text message that he would be introduced at Cornell...

By Mark Viera  |  April 23, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech finishes spring football on Saturday

Happy Friday, everybody. Here's some reading to kick off your weekend. Virginia Tech finishes its spring football practices on Saturday with its spring football game. Kyle Tucker of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot catches up with Jim Cavanaugh, the Hokies' outside linebackers...

By Mark Viera  |  April 23, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Allan Chaney collapses during workout

Virginia Tech forward Allan Chaney collapsed during a workout Thursday and spent the night in the hospital. Preliminary tests on Chaney did not reveal anything seriously wrong but further examination is needed. Chaney, who sat out last season after transferring...

By Mark Viera  |  April 22, 2010; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Jason Worilds

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 22, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Ed Wang

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 22, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech has third football miniscrimmage

It's Thursday and that means the NFL draft? This year it does. Here are your morning links. I'll wrap up my NFL draft analysis of Virginia Tech players with the final two Hokies who I believe will be selected over...

By Mark Viera  |  April 22, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Sergio Render

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 21, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Michael Vick to attend Virginia Tech spring game

Happy Wednesday. Here's the morning reading. One of the biggest storylines of Virginia Tech's spring football practices have been the battle for the backup quarterback spot. Is Ju-Ju Clayton or Logan Thomas the heir apparent to Tyrod Taylor? Clayton has...

By Mark Viera  |  April 21, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Cody Grimm

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 20, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Kam Chancellor

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 20, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech's defense coming together

Let's get straight to the Tuesday morning links. Kyle Tucker of the Norfolk Virginian Pilot offers a blog post, and Q&A session, about Virginia Tech's secondary. He likes what he sees in the unit, which has steadily progressed during spring...

By Mark Viera  |  April 20, 2010; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Brent Bowden

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds...

By Mark Viera  |  April 19, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Updates on Virginia Tech's spring football

Happy Monday morning, everybody. Here's some reading to recap the weekend that was. Virginia Tech held a spring football scrimmage on Saturday as each Hokies' kicker tried to establish himself as the top guy. Wind stymied their efforts, as Coach...

By Mark Viera  |  April 19, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech assistants interview for openings

Virginia Tech assistant coaches Bill Courtney and James Johnson have each interviewed for coaching openings, with Courtney meeting with Cornell and Johnson speaking with Gardner-Webb, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. That Courtney and Johnson have both...

By Mark Viera  |  April 18, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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