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July 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The House blocked Jack Kent Cooke's plans to move his Washington Redskins to the Virginia suburbs in time for the 1994 season. By 238-166, lawmakers voted to prohibit federal agencies from allowing the move until the Environmental Protection Agency completes a lengthy study of the impact of constructing a new stadium in an unused railroad yard in suburban Alexandria, Va. The proposed move was secretly engineered by Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder and Cooke.
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March 27, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Shaka Smart and Virginia Commonwealth have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the basketball coach at the school. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin said the details were still being finalized, but the majority of changes involve "program enhancements for the student-athletes and coaches. " McLaughlin said it also extends a contract already scheduled to run through 2020. Smart's record is 111-37 in four years, the sixth-most wins in the country over that stretch. Since he guided VCU to the Final Four in 2011, Smart's name has been among the first mentioned whenever a high-profile job comes open.
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June 26, 1988 | DONALD P. BAKER, The Washington Post
James McComas, the new Virginia Tech president, wasted little time telling his athletic department that, unlike his predecessor, he will not intervene on behalf of athletes who can't meet the school's admission standards. "I don't tinker with admissions," McComas said, shortly after being named as the successor to William E. Lavery as president of Virginia's largest college. "I think people (will) learn very soon that there are certain things that are not negotiable."
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July 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The House blocked Jack Kent Cooke's plans to move his Washington Redskins to the Virginia suburbs in time for the 1994 season. By 238-166, lawmakers voted to prohibit federal agencies from allowing the move until the Environmental Protection Agency completes a lengthy study of the impact of constructing a new stadium in an unused railroad yard in suburban Alexandria, Va. The proposed move was secretly engineered by Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder and Cooke.
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March 27, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Shaka Smart and Virginia Commonwealth have agreed in principle to a deal to keep the basketball coach at the school. Athletic Director Ed McLaughlin said the details were still being finalized, but the majority of changes involve "program enhancements for the student-athletes and coaches. " McLaughlin said it also extends a contract already scheduled to run through 2020. Smart's record is 111-37 in four years, the sixth-most wins in the country over that stretch. Since he guided VCU to the Final Four in 2011, Smart's name has been among the first mentioned whenever a high-profile job comes open.
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June 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
Atlantic Coast Conference presidents have asked Virginia Tech to consider joining three other Big East schools in jumping to the ACC as part of its expansion plan, two sources told Associated Press on Wednesday night. The sources spoke to AP on the condition they not be identified.
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April 13, 2010
The NFL is weighing possible disciplinary action against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who met with league Commissioner Roger Goodell one day after learning he won't be charged in the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student. Roethlisberger described the Tuesday afternoon meeting in Manhattan, N.Y., as "very productive," but gave no hint whether he expects to be suspended or fined for several off-field incidents that damaged his reputation and angered the franchise he's led to two Super Bowl championships.
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August 30, 2007 | David Teel, Newport News (Va.) Daily Press
Virginia Tech's football team commences its 2007 journey at No. 9 in the Associated Press poll. Fair enough. The Hokies are stacked on defense, flawed on offense and recast on special teams. But let's be clear: Although the season promises to be memorable, and although legions will consider Tech a sentimental favorite -- America's Team for the cliche-minded -- the Hokies will win and lose on their merit. Many will frame the season otherwise.
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October 14, 1990 | CHRISTINE BRENNAN, WASHINGTON POST
When Trevor Ryals, an outstanding center on Cincinnati's legendary Moeller High School football team, was considering colleges in 1986, he ended up settling on the University of Virginia for the most unusual reason. "I wanted to go someplace where, if football didn't work out, if I had an accident or blew out my knee, I'd have academics to fall back on," Ryals said.
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June 26, 1988 | DONALD P. BAKER, The Washington Post
James McComas, the new Virginia Tech president, wasted little time telling his athletic department that, unlike his predecessor, he will not intervene on behalf of athletes who can't meet the school's admission standards. "I don't tinker with admissions," McComas said, shortly after being named as the successor to William E. Lavery as president of Virginia's largest college. "I think people (will) learn very soon that there are certain things that are not negotiable."
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