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Video: The Frank Beamer legacy at Virginia Tech

Retired Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer and Tim Brando of the ACC Digital Network sit down in Blacksburg to talk about Beamer’s time at the helm of the Hokies.


UVA v. Virginia Tech: And your favorite is?

Let’s get right down to it: your favorite college sports school, UVA or Virginia Tech. And the survey said?


Frank Beamer and his ‘protector’ honored as Virginia Tech class ring namesake, sponsor

Virginia Tech alumnus and recently retired head football coach Frank Beamer is the Class of 2018 class ring namesake.


Salem Red Sox to honor Frank Beamer with bobblehead

The Salem Red Sox announced that former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer will be making an appearance at LewisGale Field.


Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer to be honored at ACC Football Championship Game

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer will be honored during festivities surrounding this weekend’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game.


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Babcock block: Virginia Tech AD upstages Frank Beamer press conference to address Fuente rumors

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock, not wanting to make the postgame following the Hokies’ 23-20 win at Virginia all about him, of course made the presser all about Whit Babcock.


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Perfect dozen: Virginia Tech rallies twice, defeats Virginia, 23-20

Virginia had one-touchdown leads twice in the second half, but Virginia Tech responded both times, and a 42-yard field goal by Joey Slye with 1:38 left lifted the Hokies to a 23-20 win on Saturday.


‘Hoos, Hokies: State Police advise planning to drive to save lives on Clash weekend

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Virginia coach Mike London put their rivalries aside in order to team up with the Virginia State Police for a traffic safety public service announcement.


Frank Beamer: Focus on Virginia, not final game

Virginia Tech put about as much into a game as is possible in last weekend’s home finale with North Carolina. The 30-27 overtime loss now has the Hokies in need of a win to continue the program’s streak of 22 consecutive winning seasons, 22 consecutive bowl appearances, and the career of head coach Frank Beamer, who is retiring at the end of the season.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Coaches Teleconference on Tuesday.


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It has been forever since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech

How long has it been since Virginia has beaten Virginia Tech in football? Well, you’re familiar with Facebook, of course. Facebook has come to be since the last time the Cavs beat the Hokies on the gridiron.


Does Mike London know something that we don’t? Um, well, yeah

Virginia football coach Mike London was asked at his weekly Monday press conference about his future. For only about the millionth time.


The case for Mike London: Yes, Virginia, he maybe should be back next year

I wrote the most recent Mike London football coach obituary two weeks ago after Virginia lost on the road at Louisville to clinch yet another losing season under the sixth-year coach.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC Football Coaches Teleconference on Wednesday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday at his weekly press conference.


Hwy 55 declares Nov. 21 Frank Beamer Day, will feature a Beamer Frank

While Gameday will not honor Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer with an appearance in Blacksburg at his last home game, Hwy 55 will.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (4-5, 2-3 ACC) travel to Georgia Tech (3-6, 1-5 ACC) on Thursday.


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ESPN is thinking about a Nov. 21 College GameDay at Virginia Tech: Seriously?

Virginia Tech is “under consideration” to host ESPN College GameDay for Frank Beamer’s home finale on Nov. 21.

Um, yeah.

“While the slate of games on Nov. 21 is as competitive on paper as we will see all year, Coach Beamer’s last home game will be considered amongst the other games that will have an impact on the College Football Playoff,” GameDay producer Lee Fitting told the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Thursday.


ACC Coaches Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters in Wednesday’s ACC Coaches Teleconference.


Pushed out the door? Frank Beamer addresses exit from Virginia Tech

Is Frank Beamer leaving Virginia Tech of his own accord? You don’t have to do a lot of reading of tea leaves to think not.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. Beamer formally announced his retirement on Sunday, and this was his first press conference following that announcement.


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Podcast: Frank Beamer retires from Virginia Tech, ACC Miami-Duke fiasco, Nationals hire Dusty Baker, more

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham joins Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., to talk sports, and there’s a lot going on. Frank Beamer retiring from Virginia Tech, the ACC Miami-Duke fiasco, the move by the Washington Nationals to hire Dusty Baker to be their new manager and a World Series wrap keep us busy.


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Podcast: Frank Beamer leaving, Bud Foster, UVA-Georgia Tech, ACC flubs Miami-Duke

The Chris Graham Show goes Coastal, breaking down a busy weekend in the ACC Coastal Division. Frank Beamer is retiring from Virginia Tech. Does long-time lieutenant Bud Foster take over? Also, breaking down UVA’s 27-21 upset of Georgia Tech, and the endgame fiasco involving Miami and Duke.


Party for two? Frank Beamer news makes season finale at UVA even more interesting

A large segment of UVA football fans have had Nov. 28 marked on their calendars as the final day of the six-year nightmare that has been the Mike London era. Whether or not it will be London’s last game mostly looking confused on the sidelines at Scott Stadium remains to be seen, but we now know that it will be the final game that Frank Beamer will coach in the state of Virginia.


Bud Foster: Next Virginia Tech football coach?

Frank Beamer announced today that he is retiring as the head football coach at Virginia Tech at the end of the 2015 season. For the longest time, the logical choice to succeed Beamer has seemed to be his long-time defensive coordinator, Bud Foster. But that logic has come into question as the years have gone on, to a point now where Foster is on the second tier of the lists of candidates for more than a few in the sports punditry.


Assessing Frank Beamer: The man who put Virginia Tech on the map

A whole generation of future engineers, agricultural scientists, business majors, writers and teachers grew up thinking that heaven was a home football fall Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. That is because of one man who by rights should have been fired after going 2-8-1 in 1992, his sixth season at Virginia Tech, and only got to stay on because then-athletics director Dave Braine saw something that nobody else did at the time.


Virginia Tech confirms Frank Beamer retirement

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer announced Sunday his intention to retire upon the conclusion of the 2015 season. Beamer informed Virginia Tech officials, his players and coaches today.


Breaking: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer to announce retirement

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer is reportedly set to announce his retirement effective at the end of the 2015 season, according to published reports.


ACC Teleconference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday on the ACC coaches teleconference.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (3-5, 1-3 ACC) play at Boston College (3-5, 0-5 ACC) on Saturday.


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Podcast: How hot are the seats for Frank Beamer, Mike London?

Miami coach Al Golden was fired on Sunday with the ‘Canes at 4-3 in the 2015 season. How much more of a leash does Mike London get at UVA (2-5, 1-2 ACC), and what about Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech (3-5, 1-3 ACC)? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham breaks down the coaching carousel with Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., along with the latest on VMI, JMU and the 2015 World Series.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC football coaches teleconference on Wednesday. The Hokies (3-4, 1-2 ACC) host Duke (5-1, 2-0 ACC) on Saturday.


The hotter seat: UVA coach Mike London or Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer?

It has been assumed since the latter stages of the 2013 season that UVA and Mike London would eventually part ways, the only question being when athletics director Craig Littlepage would finally pull the trigger. Now we have to wonder if Virginia Tech and Frank Beamer might soon be parting ways themselves.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (3-4, 1-2 ACC) host Duke (5-1, 2-0 ACC) on Saturday in Blacksburg.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (3-3, 1-1 ACC) travel to Miami (3-2, 0-1 ACC) on Saturday.


Virginia State Police team up with Virginia Tech, UVA to launch Drive to Save Lives

With traffic deaths on Virginia highways on the increase for the first time in two years, the Virginia State Police is hoping a new collaborative campaign with two of the Commonwealth’s flagship universities will help bring much needed attention to the necessity for all Virginians to make traffic safety a priority.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer talks with the media on Monday. The Hokies (2-3, 0-1 ACC) host N.C. State (4-1, 0-1 ACC) on Friday night.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with the media on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with the media on Monday. The Hokies (2-2) host Pitt (2-1) in the teams’ ACC opener in Blacksburg on Saturday at noon.


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Podcast: Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on WREL-1450

Who could get the boot first – UVA football coach Mike London, or Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham answers that question and talks NFL and MLB pennant races with host Jim Bresnahan on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on the ACC media teleconference on Wednesday. The Hokies (2-1) travel to East Carolina (1-2) on Saturday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Monday. The Hokies (2-1) travel to East Carolina (1-2) on Saturday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Wednesday’s weekly ACC teleconference.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters. The Hokies (1-1) play at Purdue (1-1) on Saturday.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Hokies (0-1) host Furman (0-1) on Saturday in Blacksburg.


Press Conference: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters. The Hokies host #1 Ohio State on Monday in Lane Stadium.


Beyond the lunch pail: Virginia Tech in damage control over fine-gate

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock was in full damage control mode in an interview with the Roanoke Times published Thursday.


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The Chris Graham Show: Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech, Democrats have issues in presidential race

The Chris Graham Show tackles two hot topics: the future of Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, and issues that Democrats could be facing soon in the 2016 presidential race. Those topics, plus a quick review of HBO drama “True Detective,” on The Chris Graham Show.


Virginia Tech AD on Frank Beamer’s future: We’ll cross that bridge

You’d think that Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer would be in a position to craft his own exit plan, but seems you’re wrong to think that.


Virginia Tech’s Spring Road renamed Beamer Way

In appreciation for his many years of service and extraordinary contributions to university life, the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has renamed Spring Road in honor of head football coach Frank Beamer.


Pressure: Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer feels it

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer isn’t immune to criticism. Along with the title of winningest active Division I coach comes expectations that the winning will continue.


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Biggest game ever at Lane Stadium? Virginia Tech readies for defending champs

Virginia Tech has played plenty of big games at Lane Stadium over the years. But does it get any bigger than the defending national champ on Labor Day night?


Interview: Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with reporters at the 2015 ACC Football Kickoff in Pinehurst, N.C.