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Hokies Journal: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

Virginia Tech's defense gets its act together in ECU win

The headline for this afternoon, as I wrote in my game story for the paper, was the emergence of sophomore running back David Wilson, who did an interview this week lamenting his lack of involvement during the Hokies' consecutive straight...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 18, 2010; 9:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RB Ryan Williams hurt in Virginia Tech's win over ECU

Midway through the second quarter of Virginia Tech's 49-27 victory over East Carolina on Saturday, sophomore running back Ryan Williams had to be helped from the field with what team officials are calling a right hamstring injury. The injury appeared...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 18, 2010; 5:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gouveia-Winslow's tough week, and some more Hokies notes

Throughout the early parts of this football season, redshirt sophomore linebacker Jeron Gouveia-Winslow has been praised by Virginia Tech coaches for his ability to shake off a mistake and move on to the next play. Well this week, that characteristic...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 17, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pick 'em: Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina

At this point, after watching Virginia Tech fall to a division I-AA opponent at home, I thought it was nearly impossible to be surprised by anything this week. But then I saw the line for Saturday's matchup between the Hokies...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 17, 2010; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Hokies sixth man JT Thompson tears ACL, will miss season

UPDATED 2:51 P.M. WITH OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Virginia Tech forward JT Thompson tore his ACL in a pickup game on Monday and will miss the upcoming men's basketball season. Thompson averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game as the Hokies'...

By Matt Bonesteel  | September 16, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hopkins brothers rise up together for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins appears almost comfortable answering questions about his brother's rapid ascent. Though Antoine is two years older and weighs almost 15 pounds more, his younger brother Derrick, a true freshman for the Hokies this year,...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 16, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies hope to duplicate 1995

I imagine this hasn't been the easiest few days to be a Virginia Tech football fan, worrying whether this year's 0-2 start indicates a program in decline and dealing with the backlash that comes from suffering the biggest upset of...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 15, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Is Virginia Tech's offense tipping its plays?

This has been another rough week for embattled Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring. Coming off a 16-point showing against James Madison, a game in which the Hokies drove into the red zone six times but came up with just...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 15, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Lack of depth a concern for Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer has yet to go into great detail as to what exactly ails his 0-2 Hokies, but since Saturday's defeat to James Madison, one point of emphasis has come up: "We need to execute better." That...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 14, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Poll: How many wins will the Hokies get this year?

Virginia Tech is one of only two schools in the nation with a six-year streak of 10 or more wins, but that distinction could be in jeopardy after Saturday's shocking upset against James Madison. I'll get a chance to speak...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 13, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Virginia Tech's defensive line takes a hit

Coming off perhaps the worst loss in program history, this week was already going to be a tough one for the Virginia Tech football team. But if the reality check this weekend weren't enough, the Hokies got some more sobering...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 13, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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