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January 4, 2000 | By CHRIS DUFRESNE
We heard all week about the lack of respect accorded No. 2 Virginia Tech in its quest to upend No. 1 Florida State for the national title in tonight's Sugar Bowl at the Superdome. It prompted a flashback: Call it deja voodoo. On Jan. 1, 1994, a Big East team from the "Virginias" marched into the Big Easy to take on a floor wiper from the "Floridas."
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August 27, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
No reason for Bryan Randall to look over his shoulder. No one doubts that he should be the starting quarterback at Virginia Tech this season. No one is second-guessing him, wondering whether a certain underclassman -- the one with the famous last name -- should come off the bench. For the first time, Randall has the spotlight to himself, and he doesn't care that the Hokies are a young team. He doesn't care that they are underdogs to USC in the Black Coaches Assn.
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December 16, 2000 | Associated Press
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.
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June 26, 2003 | Chris Snow, Times Staff Writer
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."
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January 3, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
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.
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June 26, 2003 | Chris Snow, Times Staff Writer
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."
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December 31, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 13, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Penn State's football team canceled a six-game series with Virginia Tech because the Nittany Lions' move to the Big Ten and the creation of the Big East football conference prevented the teams from finding compatible playing dates. The cancellation leaves Penn State with only 10 games scheduled for 1992.
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April 9, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Bill Foster, former basketball coach at Clemson and Miami, was named coach at Virginia Tech.
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June 26, 2003 | Chris Dufresne
Ending weeks of speculation and acrimony, Miami and Virginia Tech are apparently and almost officially last-ditch ditching the Big East Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference in an extraction campaign so brazenly botched by the school presidents the postmortem analysis should be added to ACC schools' summer-school curriculums. "An unmitigated disaster," one high-ranking college official said Wednesday of the expansion process.
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April 7, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Virginia Tech has reinstated its affirmative action policy, despite assertions from the attorney general's office that some of its diversity programs are unconstitutional. The school's Board of Visitors voted 8-5 to rescind a March 10 ban on preferences for racial minorities and other underrepresented groups in hiring, admissions and scholarships. It also created a panel to review the university's diversity programs and make sure they're in compliance. Atty. Gen.
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December 16, 2000 | Associated Press
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.
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January 5, 2000 | BILL PLASCHKE and CHRIS DUFRESNE
Once again, depth equals championships. Florida State played 54 players Tuesday . . . in the first quarter. "Everybody was all wondering about who would start and who was getting benched for the curfew thing but, like I said, on this team it doesn't matter," Coach Bobby Bowden said. "We have a lot of guys for a lot of positions. * Bowden allowed that, "We could actually have a pretty good team next year too."
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January 4, 2000 | By CHRIS DUFRESNE
We heard all week about the lack of respect accorded No. 2 Virginia Tech in its quest to upend No. 1 Florida State for the national title in tonight's Sugar Bowl at the Superdome. It prompted a flashback: Call it deja voodoo. On Jan. 1, 1994, a Big East team from the "Virginias" marched into the Big Easy to take on a floor wiper from the "Floridas."
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January 3, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
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.
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January 3, 2000 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The roads taken by the quarterbacks in Tuesday night's Sugar Bowl could not have been more diverse. Virginia Tech's Michael Vick all but hopped in a cab out of high school and headed straight to the national title game, paying little heed or dues. The travel analogy of Florida State's Chris Weinke reads more like a guy who got bad directions at a gas station and turned what should have been a half-hour journey into a two-day trek on rural roads.
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December 31, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer answered the critics who argue there are 10 or 12 teams in college football that could have finished 11-0 playing the Hokies' cream puff schedule. Beamer's answer? The critics are right. "I think there are that many that are good enough, maybe more," he said. "Now, whether they would have played it and done it is another question."
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