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."
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.
October 11, 2000 |
They try to act as if nothing has changed. In Blacksburg, Michael Vick traipses around campus with his baseball cap turned backward--a kid with a backpack and classes to attend. Back home, Vick's mother, Brenda, stands in line on a Tuesday at Gildersleeve Middle School, completing paperwork as she awaits her annual bus driver's physical examination.
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."