March 12, 2007 |
Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg didn't have McDonald's All-Americans when he took Long Beach State to the NCAA tournament in 1993 and 1995, and he doesn't have them now. As Greenberg likes to say, "No McDonald's All-Americans, and not even any Arby's All-Americans." Greenberg's players at Long Beach weren't heralded, but they were good. Lucious Harris and Bryon Russell went on to the NBA. At Virginia Tech, he has what some people consider NCAA tournament gold: senior guards.
December 16, 2000 |
Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick, who had a disappointing sophomore season after injuring his right ankle in an Oct. 28 game against Pittsburgh, says he will return for his junior season. "I just want to get better as a person and as a player," Vick said Friday. "And when it's time for me to go to the next level, I'll definitely be ready." Vick said his injury played a role in his decision to return. "The injury was definitely something I had no control over," he said.
January 3, 2000 |
Shane Beamer, Virginia Tech's long snapper on punts, can't take much of the on-field credit for the Hokies' 11-0 season, but he has played an important role as liaison between the players and coach. Beamer, a senior, is the son of Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer. "Obviously, I know what's going on with the team and sometimes I have said things," Shane said Sunday.
August 4, 2004 |
Virginia Tech has suspended Marcus Vick for the 2004 season, ending any speculation about the troubled quarterback playing against USC in the season opener this month. Vick, the younger brother of Atlanta Falcon quarterback Michael Vick, was recently convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and on Tuesday pleaded no contest to a separate charge of marijuana possession.
June 26, 2003 |
Miami and Virginia Tech received formal invitations Wednesday to join the Atlantic Coast Conference, concluding six weeks of conjecture about which schools the ACC would officially solicit in its quest to expand. "These two institutions represent and share the values for which the ACC has long been known," James Barker, Clemson president and the ACC's Council of Presidents chair, said through a release. "We feel they will be a great addition to our family."
December 31, 1996 |
In the first Orange Bowl that's not being played in the Orange Bowl, nothing is what it seems. The game has been moved from the Orange Bowl stadium, its home since 1938, to luxurious Pro Player Stadium. That will seem odd, but think how strange it is for the two-time defending national champion Nebraska Cornhuskers to have little at stake tonight, while the 10th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies can make a splash playing with the big boys in an alliance bowl game.