December 31, 2004 |
It looked as if Tommy Tuberville's take-this-job-and-shove-it moment had arrived at last. A little more than a year after Auburn's president, athletic director and a couple of trustees met for a clandestine interview with Louisville Coach Bobby Petrino, Tuberville has undefeated Auburn in the Sugar Bowl, and Louisiana State is looking for a coach. One early report implied he was ready to listen, but Tuberville quickly quashed it, saying he wasn't interested in any other job and would sign a new seven-year contract worth $16 million at Auburn.
August 27, 2004 |
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.
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."
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.