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.
January 3, 2000 |
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.