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  • Hokies Prep for Ohio State

    Hokies Prep for Ohio State

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:40:12 GMT
    Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
    Virginia Tech knows it will have its hands full when the team takes the field in Columbus Ohio Saturday, Sept. 6.
  • Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Hokie Newcomers Make Waves Early

    Sunday, August 31 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-01 00:36:52 GMT
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
    Associated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech entered its season opener with 32 players on the dress squad who never had played in a collegiate game for the Hokies, including 17 true freshmen and a starting quarterback who transferred in over the summer.Considering what transpired on the field, head coach Frank Beamer came out of the game feeling rather positive about his team's potential for this season.Behind...
  • Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Brewer and Hokies win opener vs. William and Mary

    Saturday, August 30 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-31 02:53:49 GMT
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...
    JIMMY ROBERTSONAssociated PressBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards with two touchdown passes, and Virginia Tech beat William Mary 34-9 in the season-opener for both teams on Saturday.Brewer, a transfer from Texas Tech, completed 23 of 30 passes, including touchdown passes of 13 yards to Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to Bucky Hodges.Virginia Tech pulled away by scoring on three straight drives and four...

    He's been battling for two seasons to get a full time ride in Nascar's Sprint Cup Series. Not because of a lack of talent-- blood clots and subsequent heart surgery kept Brian Vickers on the sidelines..and on the outside--looking in.  Vickers chronicled his travails from up and coming driver, to his illness, then his comeback and not having a job--all the way to Sunday night..when he put the MWR car into victory lane.

    Jeff Burton discussed the final green-white checkered finish, explaining that he was behind Vickers on the outside and might have had a chance to win had Vickers not spun his tires on the restart. He says he pushed the 55 car down the front stretch and had no chance to carry the usual momentum that the outside line gets.

   After the improbable win the only movement in the point standings occurs at the bottom of the top ten. Jimmie Johnson still leads Clint Bowyer by 56 points this week.  The big moves included Brad Keselowski up four spots to 9th and Kasey Kahne up two spots to 10th. Martin Truex Jr and Tony Stewart are the wild card entries as the standings sit after New Hampshire.

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