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Hokies Journal: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

RB Ryan Williams's injury worse than most thought

Virginia Tech sophomore running back Ryan Williams put himself on media lockdown as he sat out four straight games with a right hamstring injury, declining any and all interview requests while he rehabbed. But Saturday, after he made his first...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 23, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Three Virginia Tech basketball recruits show off skills in scrimmage

It was only a preseason scrimmage, but Thursday night at Fleming High School in Roanoke, Va., Virginia Tech commit Robert Brown showed off exactly why the Hokies' 2011 recruiting class is generating more buzz than normal around Blacksburg. Facing famed...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 22, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pick 'em: Duke at Virginia Tech

I've spent all week asking myself this question. If No. 23 Virginia Tech put up 49 points before halftime and scored on seven of its first eight possessions against Wake Forest, what is going to happen Saturday when Tyrod Taylor...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 22, 2010; 8:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RB Ryan Williams listed as probable for Duke game

Sophomore Ryan Williams was listed as probable on the latest Virginia Tech injury report, setting the stage for his return to the lineup Saturday against Duke after missing four-consecutive games due to a right hamstring injury. Running backs coach Billy...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 21, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech basketball ranked in preseason coaches' poll

The Virginia Tech men's basketball team will begin the season ranked No. 23 in the preseason coaches poll, which was released Thursday by USA Today. It is the same ranking that the Hokies' football team currently has in both the...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 21, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech's season could hinge on the health of Cadarian Raines

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg should have been in a great mood as he walked into a small ballroom in Charlotte on Wednesday for the ACC's annual media day. He was about to be voted second in the conference preseason...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 21, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Duke's David Cutcliffe lavishes praise on Tyrod Taylor

For the second straight week, the portion of the ACC media teleconference involving Virginia Tech's upcoming opponent turned into something of a Tyrod Taylor lovefest. A week after Wake Forest Coach Jim Grobe said Taylor might be the best quarterback...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 21, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech basketball picked second in preseason ACC poll

With all five starters back from a 25-win campaign last year, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team was picked to finish second in the ACC this season, just behind defending national champion Duke, during Wednesday's ACC media day. Senior Malcolm...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 20, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tyrod Taylor says his wrist is just fine

Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor admittedly had some bumps and bruises following Saturday's win over Wake Forest. He was forced to miss a play after getting creamed on a high-low hit in the second quarter. He also complained of some...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 20, 2010; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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RB Ryan Williams expected to play vs. Duke

After missing four consecutive games with a right hamstring injury, Virginia Tech sophomore running back Ryan Williams is expected to return to the lineup Saturday against Duke, according to running backs coach Billy Hite. "I think he's ready to play,"...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 19, 2010; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Big plays could bring changes on Virginia Tech's defense

Though his defense gave up a new school record in rushing yards Saturday against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster wanted to be clear that he didn't rip his unit during Monday morning's film review. Sure, they allowed...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 19, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Frank Beamer on injured RB Ryan Williams, and a banged up Tyrod Taylor

Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer just held his weekly teleconference with local media and he reiterated that although running back Ryan Williams was listed as questionable on this past week's injury report, Williams's return to the lineup will be entirely...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 18, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Five observations from 'Late Night with the Hokies'

The college basketball season officially got kick started Friday night as the Virginia Tech men's and women's basketball teams held "Late Night with the Hokies," a Midnight Madness-style event at Cassell Coliseum that featured player introductions, skits, tons of free...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 18, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech re-enters the rankings

The new USA Today Coaches Poll came out Sunday and Virginia Tech returned to the top 25 for the first time since losing to James Madison. The Hokies were slotted at No. 23, benefiting from losses by previously ranked teams...

By Mark Giannotto  | October 17, 2010; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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