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Hokies Journal: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Hosley's hands make a difference again

North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson holds the NCAA record for most consecutive passes thrown without an interception, and had just one pass picked off through four games this season. But in Saturday's 41-30 loss to Virginia Tech, the normally...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 2, 2010; 10:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Pick 'em: Virginia Tech at No. 23 N.C. State

In theory, picking Virginia Tech to beat No. 23 North Carolina State on the road this weekend should be considered an upset. The Hokies are just .500; the Wolfpack, meanwhile, are undefeated. But if we're going by preseason expectations, this...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 1, 2010; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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RB Ryan Williams out again vs. N.C. State

Running back Ryan Williams may have been healthy enough to return to practice this week, but his injured right hamstring will keep him out a second-straight game. Virginia Tech just released its weekly injury report and Williams has already been...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 30, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Will Saturday be Tyrod Taylor's breakout performance?

Judging from his bulging eyes when the stat was presented during a Tuesday press conference, Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor had no idea he's currently ranked No. 6 in the country in terms of yards per completion through four games....

By Mark Giannotto  | September 30, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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N.C. State QB Russell Wilson has Virginia Tech's full attention

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer never offered North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson a scholarship back when he was rising through the high school ranks in 2005 and 2006, but that doesn't mean the Hokies weren't well aware of his...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 30, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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In Chris Hazley, Hokies find another reliable senior foot

Chris Hazley had waited almost three years for this moment, lining up for his first field goal as Virginia Tech's starting place kicker in front of a sold-out Fedex Field crowd and millions more watching on television. But instead of...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 29, 2010; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech searching for answers on offense

If you haven't checked out my notebook from today's paper, you should do so now because I have some interesting tidbits on defensive end Steven Friday, running back Ryan Williams, tight end Andre Smith and freshman Ricardo Young. But in...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 29, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Reigning Virginia prep player of the year to play basketball for Hokies

Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Seth Greenberg got some good news earlier today when Dorian Finney-Smith of Norcom High in Portsmouth, Va., announced he would become the fourth member of the Hokies' 2011 recruiting class during a press conference in...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 28, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Virginia Tech's defense gets a little help from the NFL's Saints

This was supposed to be a year when Bud Foster's defense would finally struggle some, and through two losses to begin the season, that appeared to be the case. But Foster's unit has made a drastic turnaround since giving up...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 28, 2010; 10:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies RB Ryan Williams back at practice, though status remains unclear

For the second straight week, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer said he would have no new information on the status of injured running back Ryan Williams until the team releases its official injury report on Thursday. Williams suffered a right...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 28, 2010; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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N.C. State flying high heading into game vs. Virginia Tech

The ACC announced this weekend that Virginia Tech will play its first 3:30 game of the year at N.C. State on Saturday. The game will be televised nationally on ABC, the Hokies first time on national television since opening the...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 27, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Highlights: Virginia Tech 19, Boston College 0

Hey there folks, hope you're enjoying a relaxing Sunday. Before I leave Beantown and head back to Blacksburg, I wanted to provide you with some video from Saturday's ACC opener between Virginia Tech and Boston College. Click below to see...

By Mark Giannotto  | September 26, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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