2:08 AM EDT, Sat August 29, 2015
Hokies intend to redshirt Walker, Settle; plus some more d-line notes

Hokies intend to redshirt Walker, Settle; plus some more d-line notes

Athletic director Whit Babcock put a swift end to a pretty dumb idea about fining players that has drawn national attention. I wrote about it in today's paper, with some pictures of what the ridiculou

Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players

Take away game tickets for missing class. Hold back a bowl gift for being late. Maybe even dock a player his $15 per diem for skipping study hall.For years, college football coaches have been coming up with creative ways within NCAA rules to punish players for relatively minor missteps — sometimes hitting them in the wallets.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Aug 27, 2015

Virginia Tech considers fining players, then reconsiders

Virginia Tech coaches considered fining players for disciplinary violations and it didn't take long for them to realize that it was a really bad idea.
Hokies AD Whit Babcock offers clarification on player fines, shuts down entire practice

Hokies AD Whit Babcock offers clarification on player fines, shuts down entire practice

Whit Babcock probably didn't envision his night at the Blacksburg Sports Club ending like this.
Live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m.

Live Virginia Tech football chat at 12:30 p.m.

I'll be live chatting Virginia Tech football again today at 12:30 p.m, so be sure to get your popcorn and/or questions ready.

Virginia Tech AD squashes coach’s idea of fining players

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock quickly responded to defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s suggestion that coaches might fine players from their cost of attendance stipends by saying no such thing will happen.Read full article >>
Virginia Tech football's fine system shut down before it starts

Virginia Tech football's fine system shut down before it starts

As quickly as the Virginia Tech football team’s idea of fining players as a disciplinary measure came, it went.
Wednesday reset: A McMillian story, Vick signs with Steelers and Loeffler mic'd up

Wednesday reset: A McMillian story, Vick signs with Steelers and Loeffler mic'd up

There are more interviews tonight with players and coaches, but this should tide you over until then. As a reminder, I'll be doing a live chat again Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

Former Virginia Tech football coach Charlie Coffey dies

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Charlie Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to Virginia Tech during three seasons as the Hokies’ head coach in the early 1970s, has died at age 81.The school says Coffey died at home in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Monday night. The University of Tennessee, where Coffey was a three-year letterman and later an assistant coach, says Coffey died after a long battle with cancer.Read full article >>
Former Hokies football coach Charlie Coffey dies at 81

Former Hokies football coach Charlie Coffey dies at 81

Charlie Coffey, who had a three-year run as the Hokies' head football coach in the early '70s, died at his home in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Monday night at age 81. Virginia Tech announced his passin
Bryan Stinespring breaks down the Hokies' versatile group of tight ends

Bryan Stinespring breaks down the Hokies' versatile group of tight ends

It was a sparse interview crowd on Monday, but tight ends coach Bryan Stinespring spoke with reporters for the first time this August, providing some insight to his tight end group.
Monday wrap: Fisher, Payne transferring, Lawson learning, Patriots comps aplenty

Monday wrap: Fisher, Payne transferring, Lawson learning, Patriots comps aplenty

Aaaaand we're back. My weekend golf jaunt to Minnesota is over. How'd it go, you ask? The first day was great. The second day we're never speaking of again.

Virginia Tech’s defensive line is double team-proof

BLACKSBURG—It was two years ago when Ken Ekanem first realized the athleticism of fellow defensive end Dadi Nicolas. Virginia Tech players were running 40-yard dashes in the field house, and it was Nicolas’s turn. He had just broken the record for defensive ends in the vertical jump by eclipsing 40 inches, and then the 6-foot-3, 227-pounder ran a 4.47 in the 40.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Aug 23, 2015

Former Va. Tech standout and Wizards prospect gets camp invite

A former Wizards summer league player will get a shot elsewhere.
Which Hokies true freshmen might play this year? Here's a best guess

Which Hokies true freshmen might play this year? Here's a best guess

Virginia Tech will hold its second and likely last open scrimmage today at 3:15 in Lane Stadium, so if you want to see the Hokies in action before the season, this is probably your final opportunity.

Hokies Player News

  • Melvin Keihn

    Melvin Keihn

    Maryland football officially announces additions of Melvin Keihn, Daniel Sutton

  • Shai McKenzie

    Shai McKenzie

    Virginia Tech suspends Shai McKenzie for opener against Ohio State

  • Tim Settle

    Tim Settle

    'Big baby' Tim Settle a camp curiosity, although role this year might be hard to find

  • Dwayne Lawson

    Dwayne Lawson

    Fan Appreciation Was Fantastic