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VMI Football recognized for APR surge

- The VMI football program was recognized for improved academics by the Division I FCS Athletics Directors Association during the recent convention held in Washington, D.C. in late June.
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VMI Baseball’s Matt Pita named VaSID Player of the Year

- VMI outfielder Matt Pita was named Player of the Year, headlining the award winners on the 2018 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State University Division Baseball Team.
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2018 VMI football tickets on sale July 9

- Season and individual home game tickets for the 2018 VMI football season at Foster Stadium will go on sale Monday, July 9.
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VMI alum Stan Okoye to play in NBA Summer League

- Former VMI basketball standout Stan Okoye ‘13 will compete in the 2018 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League as a member of the Denver Nuggets roster that is participating in the tourney that runs from July 6-17 in Las Vegas.
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Steve Enright joins VMI basketball coaching staff

- VMI head basketball coach Dan Earl has announced that Steve Enright has joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach.

VMI News: Shanks hired as director of tickets, marketing

- VMI Director of Athletics Dave Diles announced the hiring of Bridget Shanks as the director of tickets and marketing for VMI Athletics.

VMI track and field, cross country announces recruiting class

- VMI track and field and cross country has announced its incoming recruiting class, according to information released by the program Monday.

VMI Whitehurst, Horney make U.S. Armed Forces Team

- VMI alumnae Kristen Whitehurst and Amy Horney have made the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer Team.
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Billy Cosh joins VMI football coaching staff as wide receivers coach

- VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim announced Monday that Billy Cosh has joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach and will handle wide receivers for the Keydets.
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VMI outfielder Matt Pita earns third-team All-American honors

- Former VMI outfielder Matt Pita has been named a third-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
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VMI righty Matt Eagle signs free-agent deal with Angels

- Former VMI right-hander Matt Eagle has signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels, according to information released by the organization recently.
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VMI baseball’s Winder, Pita, Eaton taken in 2018 MLB Draft: Analysis

- It’s been a big week for VMI baseball, which had three players taken in the MLB Draft, only the third time in program history that the Keydets had that many players taken, and the first time that three VMI players went in the first 25 rounds.
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VMI baseball’s Nathan Eaton taken in 21st round of MLB Draft

- VMI infielder/pitcher Nathan Eaton has been selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 21st round of the 2018 MLB Draft, held Wednesday via conference call.
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VMI outfielder Matt Pita chosen in 12th round of MLB Draft

- VMI outfielder Matt Pita has been selected by the New York Yankees in the 12th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, held Wednesday via conference call. Pita becomes the second Keydet drafted so far this season, joining pitcher Josh Winder (7th Round, Twins).
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VMI ace Josh Winder selected in seventh round of MLB Draft

- VMI right-handed pitcher Josh Winder has been selected by the Minnesota Twins in the seventh round of the 2018 MLB Draft, held by conference call Tuesday afternoon.
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VMI baseball: 16 Keydets get summer ball assignments

- Sixteen VMI Keydets will play summer baseball throughout the U.S., according to information released by the program Sunday morning.

Dierickx joins VMI women’s soccer staff

- Erin Dierickx has joined the VMI women's soccer coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, according to information released by the program Wednesday afternoon.

VMI men’s soccer adds two assistant coaches

- VMI head men’s soccer coach Michael Bonelli announced Tuesday the additions of David Yates and Michael Tringali to his coaching staff in preparations for the 2018 season. 

Daniel Neff named assistant wrestling coach at VMI

- VMI head wrestling coach Jim Gibson announced Tuesday the hiring of Daniel Neff as an assistant coach for the VMI wrestling program.

James Gibson hired as head wrestling coach at VMI

- Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced Friday that James Gibson has accepted the position of head wrestling coach.