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Hokies Journal: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Foster turned down an interview for the Vanderbilt job

While many of Virginia Tech's football players were at Cassell Coliseum last Sunday soaking in a standing ovation following their ACC championship game victory the night before, Coach Frank Beamer and defensive coordinator Bud Foster were en route to the...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 10, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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CB Jayron Hosley named a Walter Camp all-American

Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Jayron Hosley's breakout season got some national recognition Thursday night when the Delray Beach, Fla., native was named a first-team Walter Camp all-American. Hosley becomes the 20th Virginia Tech player to ever be named first-team all-American....

By Mark Giannotto  | December 10, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Ryan Williams, Darren Evans to be evaluated for NFL draft

Two of Virginia Tech's talented tailbacks, redshirt sophomore Ryan Williams and junior Darren Evans, are in the process of submitting paperwork to an NFL draft advisory board in order to evaluate their potential draft status, running backs coach Billy Hite...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 9, 2010; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies LB Lyndell Gibson to miss Orange Bowl

The Virginia Tech football team announced this morning that linebacker Lyndell Gibson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery next week after suffering a left scapular fracture during the second quarter of last Saturday's ACC championship game against Florida State. The procedure...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 8, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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What's wrong with Virginia Tech basketball?

We're now eight games into the college basketball season, and the Virginia Tech men's basketball team has yet to resemble the NCAA tournament-bound squad everyone predicted it would be this preseason. The Hokies are 4-4 after last Sunday's loss to...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 8, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech G Ben Boggs to transfer

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg announced Tuesday that sophomore Ben Boggs will transfer at the end of the fall semester. Boggs, a 6-foot-4 guard from Roanoke, appeared in the Hokies' first four games this season, accumulating five points, one rebound...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 7, 2010; 3:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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LB Lyndell Gibson out indefinitely with shoulder injury

Virginia Tech announced Tuesday that linebacker Lyndell Gibson suffered a scapular fracture during the second quarter of Saturday's ACC championship game victory over Florida State. His return date is undetermined at this point, but Gibson hasn't been ruled out of...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 7, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech's motivational tactics explained

Now that the Virginia Tech football team has completed the most drastic turnaround in college football history -- the ACC determined Saturday that no division I-A team has ever lost its first two games and then reeled off 11 consecutive...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 7, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Virginia Tech to face Stanford in the Orange Bowl

After winning its fourth ACC title in seven years Saturday night in Charlotte, the Virginia Tech football team was rewarded Sunday night with just the sort of matchup it wanted in next month's Orange Bowl. Though some thought the Hokies...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 6, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Virginia Tech's memorable turnaround continues

When Virginia Tech faithful look back on the Hokies' fourth ACC title in seven years, and third in the past four seasons, the first player who comes to mind will undoubtedly be quarterback Tyrod Taylor. As I wrote about in...

By Mark Giannotto  | December 5, 2010; 1:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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