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Gobbler Country Feb 19, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Splits the Weekend Get First Win

Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Splits the Weekend Get First Win

Hokie Baseball Splits the Saturday and Sunday games. They nearly beat #17 South Alabama 5-7, and came up big with a 14-6 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners. Saturday Tech proved it could win ‘if’. Sunday, it brought the ‘then’ to the table and played a complete game. Virginia Tech Hokies vs. South Alabama Jaguars: 5 - 7 The Hokies Saturday and Sunday represented a turn of sorts for the opening series of the season. All of these tournament non-conference games are essentially warm-ups for the tough long slog through the two halves of the season. New coaching and existing...
Gobbler Country Feb 17, 2018
Virginia Tech Embarrasses Georgia Tech, 76-56

Virginia Tech Embarrasses Georgia Tech, 76-56

The Hokies respond to their blowout loss in Durham with a blowout win in Atlanta. Virginia Tech finished up the last of their three straight road games in Atlanta, as they took on the 11-15 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This game was similar to the Hokies’ contest in Durham on Wednesday, except Virginia Tech was on the winning side of the scoreboard today. Both teams started off hot from three, but eventually the Jackets cooled off, allowing the Hokies to go on an extended run 18-6 before halftime. Virginia Tech went into the break with a 43-29 advantage. McCamish Pavilion was loud...
Gobbler Country Feb 16, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Team Drops 2018 Season Opener 17-2

Virginia Tech Hokies Baseball Team Drops 2018 Season Opener 17-2

Opening the season with a loss is not what Coach Szefc and team wanted to do. Nothing worked, pitching and batting both seemed to have been left in Blacksburg for the first game. When you lose an opener, you try your best to find something good. Maybe the game was close. Maybe only one pitcher got taken downtown too often. Could it be a tight game? How about the close call at home plate in the 9th that kept the tying run from scoring? No? No. This time nothing much jelled. Hokie Starting Pitcher Nic Enright took the loss, and only managed 3.1 innings before being pulled. Some...
Gobbler Country Feb 14, 2018
Virginia Tech Blown Out at Duke, 74-52

Virginia Tech Blown Out at Duke, 74-52

The Hokies couldn’t follow up their impressive win against UVA with another one at Cameron Indoor. Simply put, it was not the Hokies night. Virginia Tech came into tonight’s showdown with a chance to leapfrog Marvin Bagley-less No. 12 Duke in the ACC standings, but fell on their face in the second half. The game was competitive in the first half, as the Hokies trailed just 29-28 with 3:14 remaining. However, the Hokies had a weak finish to the half, allowing Duke to garner momentum going into the half, where they held a 36-28 lead. Grayson Allen, who was suspended for last year’s...
Gobbler Country Feb 11, 2018
Hokie Sports Round Up

Hokie Sports Round Up

Hello everyone! It’s been a month since I last posted and for that I apologize. As many of you know I am active duty, and as much as I wish I could spend more time writing and interacting with all of you my real-people job generates significant limitations regarding my availability. I wish I could tell you that this would be less of an issue going forward, but the truth is that it will become an even greater barrier. Rest assured I will strive to generate content when I am able! Alright! Enough of that! Our Virginia Tech Hokies have been very active over the last few weeks! ...
Gobbler Country Feb 10, 2018
Hokies Take Down No. 2 Virginia on the Road 61-60 (OT)

Hokies Take Down No. 2 Virginia on the Road 61-60 (OT)

UVA? No. 1 in the country? About that... Undefeated teams meet their demise in the most unexpected of circumstances. At least that is what Virginia, now 12-1 in conference play, will tell themselves tonight. The Hokies came in and after early stumbles, found themselves behind 13-5, forcing a Buzz Williams timeout. Whatever he said in that timeout needs to be plastered on the walls of the Merryman Center. Virginia Tech came out firing, hitting five of their next six three point attempts en route to a 17-0 run that gave them control of the game. At one point, No. 2 Virginia trailed by 12 -...
Gobbler Country Feb 10, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies 2018 Baseball Roster Review: Position Players

Virginia Tech Hokies 2018 Baseball Roster Review: Position Players

The first pitch is less than a week away. It’s time to take a look at the players for the 2018 marathon. The Hokies are traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for a challenging season opening tournament. It’s hard to believe that the season is about to start. It’s time to introduce, or perhaps I should say re-introduce the 2018 Hokie Baseball Team. There were a few graduates and some folks who thought better of their situation and left for the minor leagues, but basically the position players for the 2017 Hokies end up coming back to take the field in 2018. Though not a...
Gobbler Country Feb 9, 2018
Hokies Not Having Commitment Issues, gain pledge of Mike Sainristil

Hokies Not Having Commitment Issues, gain pledge of Mike Sainristil

Friday evening the Hokies gained yet another 2019 recruit in Mike Sainristil of Everett, Massachusetts. So, err, I’m writing a lot more lately, mostly because the Hokies are on what I would like to call a roll. Tonight the Hokies added a 3 star cornerback from Everett, Massachusetts, Mike Sainristil. It’s somewhat of a surprise, as Massachusetts isn’t exactly Hokie territory, but after an October 6th offer, Mike decided to close down his recruitment completely and commit. #CallGod #GoHokies @coachgscott @CoachFuente @AdamLechtenberg pic.twitter.com/JK0Lf7Wvmb— Mike...
Gobbler Country Feb 9, 2018
Virginia Tech Football: Seven Hokies invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Virginia Tech Football: Seven Hokies invited to NFL Scouting Combine

The Edmunds’ brothers lead a talented group of Hokies to Indianapolis. The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching. Now that National Signing Day is in the rearview mirror, the NFL Scouting Combine is the next big thing on our football calendar. That is an event where the Virginia Tech Hokies will be well represented. Official 2018 NFL Scouting Combine list released. 326 participants, including:19 QBs32 RBs44 WRsFULL LIST: https://t.co/ReurAh4cvb pic.twitter.com/QTjDpQt0iw— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFLDraft) February 6, 2018 Earlier this week, the NFL released the names of all the players...
Gobbler Country Feb 9, 2018
Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Dax Hollifield is a huge get for the Hokies

Virginia Tech Football Recruiting: Dax Hollifield is a huge get for the Hokies

The Hokies landed their top target and Bud Foster was happy. The Virginia Tech Hokies have struggled on National Signing Day in recent years. In the final years of the Frank Beamer era, the Hokies would watch as players like Josh Sweat, Derrick Nnadi and a host of others expected to choose Virginia Tech, end up somewhere else. The new Early Signing Period takes a little bit of the drama and intrigue out of National Signing Day, however, the Hokies had plenty of drama on Wednesday as the Hokies were finalists for up to five players. Running back Anthony Grant, defensive end/outside...
Gobbler Country Feb 8, 2018
Jesse Hanson adds to Hokies Recruiting Momentum

Jesse Hanson adds to Hokies Recruiting Momentum

The day after the class of 2018 ended, 2019 rolls on with a commitment from Jesse Hanson of Daleville, VA So it’s the day after signing day for the class of 2018, and, well, looks like Coach Fuente and the gang aren’t done picking up good players yet. So today they’ve got another commitment, and this one starts what could hopefully be a big offensive line class. Jesse Hanson, a guard from Daleville, VA, joined up with #EnterNight19. Currently- and this all comes with a grain of salt because it’s early- he’s rated as a three star offensive guard by Rivals, unrated by 247, and...
Gobbler Country Feb 7, 2018
Virginia Tech Controls NC State in 85-75 Win

Virginia Tech Controls NC State in 85-75 Win

In a pivotal bubble game at home, the Hokies responded with a win. The Hokies, coming off a lackluster performance against Miami where they lacked the necessary effort to compete, looked like a different team tonight. It was a necessary great performance as well, upping Tech’s conference record to 6-5 and pushing their overall record to 17-7 on the year. NC State has beaten both Duke and UNC this year, so tonight’s win is a significant addition to the Hokies’ tournament resume. Midway through the first half, the score was knotted at 15-15. Virginia Tech then took advantage of a...
Gobbler Country Feb 7, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies Sign Cam Goode Defensive Tackle from St. Johns in DC

Virginia Tech Hokies Sign Cam Goode Defensive Tackle from St. Johns in DC

At 6 feet and 332 Cam Goode is going to scare lots of opposing Centers and Guards. He’s slated for the defensive line in general, but someone that size and strength is bound for the Nose. Cam Goode from St. Johns College (it’s a high school folks, trust me) in Washington, DC has signed his letter of intent, and is headed out I-66 and down I-81 for the next few years. He looks well suited at 6”0” and 330+ for hammering on Centers, Guards, and stuffing that inside run. He might be listed as a “DL” but he’s got “NT” written all over his resume. IT'S ALL GOODE...
Gobbler Country Feb 7, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies: DE Jaevon Becton Signs His Letter

Virginia Tech Hokies: DE Jaevon Becton Signs His Letter

We knew Jaevon was coming, he was all Hokie but until you sign that letter, you haven’t quite gotten there. Well Jaevon signed and the Hokies get a true defensive end to put pressure on opposing QBs. Jaevon Becton brings a serious desire to play for Coaches Fuente, Foster, and Wiles on the Defensive Line. He’s a big time performer and truly has the size and speed to develop into a first rate Defensive End for the Hokies. He’s never wavered from his commitment, and signed proudly to make Virginia Tech and Blacksburg his home. One correction for Jaevon to remember. #THISISHOME...
Gobbler Country Feb 7, 2018
Dax Hollifield caps #NC2VT and crowns #NSD2018 for the Hokies

Dax Hollifield caps #NC2VT and crowns #NSD2018 for the Hokies

OKAY IT’S DONE! Dax Hollifield has committed to the Hokies, so everyone, take three steps back from the cliff and BREATHE. Boy does it feel like a while ago that I did this interview. That was a year and a half ago. He spoke then of playing somewhere close to home, someplace that his family could come and see him every weekend. His favorite player was Andrew Motuapuaka. He’s visited more times than we can count, and Bud Foster has been in his ear for a long time. And now, finally, after all the suspense, Dax Hollifield has finally committed to Virginia Tech. Everyone can step off the...
Gobbler Country Feb 7, 2018
Virginia Tech Hokies: National Signing Day (Original)

Virginia Tech Hokies: National Signing Day (Original)

It’s the original National Signing Day. Tech racked up most of its new commits on the Early Signing Day, but there are a few more players scattered about who may still want to be Hokies. It’s the Original National Signing Day, or should I say “Traditional”. Coach Fuente and staff have signed offer letters for nearly all of the recruiting targets that verbally committed to us from Early Signing Day. There are a few other promising upcoming Freshman who are expected to sign. There may even be a few surprises. Tech’s recruiting class for 2018 has been very good. The football...
Gobbler Country Feb 5, 2018
Lack of Intensity Plagues Hokies in Loss to Miami

Lack of Intensity Plagues Hokies in Loss to Miami

The effort was not there, and neither was the win for the home side. Miami brought an offense that ranked 59th in the country per KenPom to Blacksburg on Saturday afternoon. Virginia Tech held that unit to 42.9 percent from the floor and 33 points in the second half and 33 points before garbage time. By then, it was too little, too late. Just two weeks ago, the Hokies took down the Tar Heels who were a top 10 team at the time. They surrendered just 69 points, outrebounded one of the best teams on the glass, and seemingly fixed a shoddy perimeter defense. After a three game win...
Gobbler Country Feb 3, 2018
Hokies Fall to Miami, 84-75

Hokies Fall to Miami, 84-75

The comeback fell short, and the Hokies’ margin for error just got even thinner. The Virginia Tech Hokies hosted the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon, who were without former five-star recruit Bruce Brown. However, it certainly did not feel like the Canes were missing an important piece of their roster. Miami, who found themselves down 7-2 early, responded in convincing fashion, taking a 29-15 lead with 9:42 left in the first half. The Hokies simply could not get any stops whatsoever, allowing Miami to shoot 58.6 percent from the floor and 67 percent from three in the first half....
Gobbler Country Feb 3, 2018
Virginia Tech Basketball : Buzz Williams doing Buzz Williams Things

Virginia Tech Basketball : Buzz Williams doing Buzz Williams Things

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a story straight from the heart of Gobbler Country. It started innocently enough. Cameron Smith, class of 2010, tweeted out some praise for Virginia Tech Hokies’ coach Buzz Williams. Talking to my 84-year-old, Duke fan, Granmom this morning (off our @HokiesMBB win over BC!): "Your coach plays hard like the team, I like him." cc: @TeamCoachBuzz— Cameron Smith (@hokieheel) February 1, 2018 This heart warming tweet was sent out two days ago, and it didn’t take long for the Hokies head man to reach out to weigh in with his...
Gobbler Country Jan 31, 2018
Hokies Win Third Straight ACC Game, Defeat Pesky Boston College 85-80 In OT

Hokies Win Third Straight ACC Game, Defeat Pesky Boston College 85-80 In OT

Virginia Tech almost blew it, but was able to deliver a strong performance in overtime to get the win. With 3:59 left, Virginia Tech had a commanding 11 point advantage over the Boston College Eagles, who fell to 11-2 at home this season. What should have been a relatively easy win transpired into a nightmare finish for Virginia Tech. Justin Bibbs fouled Jerome Robinson as he was taking a three and Chris Clarke picked up a - let’s call it controversial - technical foul, allowing Robinson to shoot five straight free throws. Ky Bowman added two free throws of his own, in a stretch of a...

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