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Hokies Journal: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Pick 'em: Virginia Tech vs. Florida State

Whatever your feelings are for Florida State, I would think this Saturday's ACC championship game matchup is almost perfect for Virginia Tech fans. While a rematch with North Carolina State and Russell Wilson would have been exciting, I think a...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 3, 2010; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Would a Florida State victory put the Seminoles 'back on the map'?

There are so many immediate rewards on the line in Saturday's ACC championship game between No. 12 Virginia Tech and No. 20 Florida State, and players on both sides have tried to remain focused. But we'd be remiss to overlook...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 3, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Chick-fil-A Bowl will take loser of ACC title game

The Chick-fil-A bowl announced Thursday that it will take the loser of the ACC championship game as its ACC representative this year. Either No. 12 Virginia Tech or No. 20 Florida State will take on an Southeastern Conference team on...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 2, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Taylor vs. Ponder: A quarterback duel in the ACC title game

There will certainly be plenty of great battles between quarterbacks this weekend, whether it's Oklahoma's Landry Jones vs. Nebraska's Zac Lee or Taylor Martinez or Auburn's Cam Newton vs. South Carolina's Stephen Garcia. But to me, the most intriguing matchup...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 2, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Tyrod Taylor named ACC player of the year

Though this year began in heartbreaking fashion for Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the senior got a form of redemption Wednesday. After leading the Hokies to ten consecutive wins and an undefeated record in conference play this season, Taylor was...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 1, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech basketball takes on Purdue in another nonconference test

The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is just six games into this season, and without an unexpected loss on its resume yet, but the Hokies may now be facing the most important five days of their season beginning Wednesday night...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 1, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bud Foster talks about the Vanderbilt job and his FSU connection

About this time every year, rumors linking Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster to vacant head coaching positions routinely pop up. So when Foster met with reporters Tuesday evening, he broke in mid-question when asked about the possibility he might...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 1, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech's beat-up receiving corps could shine vs. FSU

These are not pain-free days for Virginia Tech wide receiver Jarrett Boykin. He's been playing through a shoulder sprain the past three weeks, an injury that has slowed down his production and forced him to take a cortisone shot before...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 30, 2010; 1:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Three Virginia Tech players tabbed 1st team All-ACC

The All-ACC football team was released Monday afternoon, and not surprisingly, Virginia Tech was well-represented after becoming the first ACC team since 2000 to finish the conference slate undefeated. The Hokies on the first team were quarterback Tyrod Taylor, cornerback...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 29, 2010; 3:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Virginia Tech's potential Orange Bowl opponent

At this point, where Virginia Tech goes bowling is entirely dependent on this weekend's ACC Championship game. If the Hokies win, they're going to the Orange Bowl. From all indications I've gotten, whatever team loses this Saturday in the conference's...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 29, 2010; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Beamer looks to reverse course against FSU

Since joining the ACC in 2004, Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer has a losing record against just one conference opponent, and as luck would have it, the Hokies will face them Saturday in the ACC Championship game. Florida State has...

By Mark Giannotto  | November 29, 2010; 10:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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