Folks in Waynesboro realize that there’s a jewel of a basketball team that plays up on the hill overlooking downtown, right? Um, well, no. I mean, Roy Williams knows. You know, the North Carolina basketball coach? Won a national championship or two? He was in the gym watching a game in the Best Western Waynesboro Caisson Shootout today.
All Seth Greenberg did in Blacksburg was win 58 percent of his games in nine seasons. Keep in mind that in the eight seasons prior to his arrival, Virginia Tech had won just 49 percent of its games, and that the program had gone a woeful 30-54 in the three seasons before Greenberg showed up [...]
A 17-2 second-half run erased an eight-point deficit, and Virginia held on after losing its starting guards to foul trouble in the final two minutes to post a 61-59 win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg Tuesday night. The Hokies had won two of their last three on buzzer-beaters, and had a chance to win another [...]
James Madison men’s basketball head coach Matt Brady announced Tuesday that incoming forward Gene Swindle, a transfer from Virginia Tech, has been cleared by the NCAA to compete immediately for the Dukes during the 2011-12 season. “We’re absolutely delighted that Gene was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA and we’re eager to welcome him to [...]
The 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Nov. 29-30 will be highlighted by Duke at Ohio State and Wisconsin at North Carolina – four traditional power programs expected to be highly ranked entering the 2011-12 season – and an expanded format with new Big Ten member Nebraska. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU [...]
AFP editor Chris Graham talks news and sports on WREL-1450AM’s “Online with Jim Bresnahan.” The segment begins with a review of Virginia politics news. The focus in that sector is still on what Tim Kaine will or will not do regarding a potential run at the 2012 Democratic Senate nomination. A look at the Virginia [...]
An Erick Green layup at the 18-minute mark brought Virginia Tech within six, but an 11-2 Duke run pushed the lead back into double figures to stay as the #2-seeded Blue Devils topped the #6 seed Hokies 77-63 on Saturday in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals. About 16 hours after an emotional 52-51 victory over Florida [...]