June 26, 2003 |
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.
April 7, 2003 |
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.
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 5, 2000 |
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."
January 4, 2000 |
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."
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.