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Press Conference: VMI coach Scott Wachenheim

VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim talks with reporters after the Keydets’ 55-21 loss at Samford on Saturday.

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Samford scoring spurts cost Keydets in 55-21 VMI loss

Samford scored early and often to deny VMI its fourth victory of the season, knocking off the Keydets, 55-21, Saturday afternoon in Birmingham, Ala.

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VMI dominates ETSU in 37-7 win

Al Cobb threw for three touchdowns and the VMI running game piled up 233 yards on the ground in a 37-7 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday.

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Game Preview: VMI looks to rebound Saturday against East Tennessee State

VMI football was thisclose to a 3-1 start. A 10-yard touchdown pass from Al Cobb to Ryan Swingle with 19 seconds left put the Keydets up 30-27 on Mercer.


Box score: Mercer 33, VMI 30, OT

VMI loses a heartbreaker to Mercer in the Keydets’ SoCon opener, 33-30, in OT. Full box score from the game.

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Press Conference: VMI head coach Scott Wachenheim

VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim talks with reporters after the Keydets’ 33-30 OT loss to Mercer on Saturday.

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Heartbreak! VMI loses SoCon opener in OT to Mercer, 33-30

An 18-yard touchdown pass by John Russ capped a wild contest as the Mercer Bears edged the VMI Keydets, 33-30, in overtime Saturday.

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Podcast: UVA, VMI football previews, president stuff

AFP editor Chris Graham previews this weekend’s football games with VMI and UVA, and talks presidential race politics.

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Game Preview: VMI football looks to build on back-to-back road wins

These are exciting times for VMI football, with the Keydets at 2-1 and Mercer (1-2, 0-1 Southern) coming to Lexington for their 2016 home opener on Saturday.

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VMI holds on to defeat Morehead State, 17-13

On a night when the offense struggled, the VMI football team decided to get a little defensive.

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VMI football drops season opener at Akron, 47-24

VMI pulled within two points twice in the third quarter, but Akron broke the game open en route to a 47-24 victory.

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VMI auditions new faces in preseason scrimmage

VMI Football took closer steps to formulating its depth chart after conducting its first preseason scrimmage of fall camp Wednesday morning at Foster Stadium.

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VMI football fall camp practice starts Monday

VMI football will commence 2016 preseason practice with the first workout scheduled for Monday, August 8, at 2:00 p.m.

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Five VMI Keydets named to preseason All-SoCon teams

VMI redshirt junior quarterback Al Cobb was named to the preseason first team All-Southern Conference squad.

Dave Forman named VMI football strength coach

Dave Forman has been named Director of Strength and Conditioning/ Head Football Strength Coach at VMI.

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VMI football closes out spring practice

After an ambitious fifteen practices over 23 days, VMI Football 2016 Spring Practice is officially over.


VMI spring football update

VMI Football conducted its second scrimmage of the spring football practice period Saturday, April 23 at Fiorini Field.

VMI football’s Hayden Alford receives SoCon postgraduate scholarship

VMI football’s Hayden Alford has been selected recipient of the Dave Hart postgraduate scholarship awarded by the Southern Conference.


VMI football holds first spring scrimmage

Staying true to an emphasis on ball security in spring drills, the VMI offense did not commit a turnover.

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VMI eager to get spring football drills under way

VMI will commence spring football drills Thursday, April 7 with a workout at Fiorini Field that will begin a busy week for the team.


VMI football begins spring practice April 7

VMI football will begin 2016 spring practice on Thursday, April 7 and will hold drills throughout the month of April.


VMI announces 2016 football signing class

Virginia Military Institute head coach Scott Wachenheim today announced the signings of the 2016 football recruiting class.

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VMI announces 2016 football schedule

VMI Football under second-year head coach Scott Wachenheim will open the 2016 season at Akron on September 3. The Keydets announced the 11-game slate Thursday.

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Five VMI football players named to All-SoCon teams

Five VMI football cadet-athletes were named to 2015 All-Southern Conference postseason teams as announced by the league office Tuesday in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Western Carolina rallies late, defeats VMI, 24-20

Despite leading twice throughout the game, the Virginia Military Institute football team fell to visiting Western Carolina by a 24-20 score Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Virginia.

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Game Preview: Can VMI end on high note in season finale with Western Carolina?

VMI (2-8, 1-5 Southern Conference) has a chance to head into the spring with some momentum with a Saturday season finale at home with Western Carolina (6-4, 4-2 SoCon).

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Third-quarter surge lifts Wofford past VMI, 41-20

The Wofford Terriers scored 14 points off two VMI Keydet third quarter turnovers and went on to a 41-20 win in Southern Conference football action Saturday at Foster Stadium in Lexington.

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AFP editor Chris Graham to handle radio play-by-play for VMI football on Saturday

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will handle the play-by-play duties for the VMI Keydets home football game with Wofford on Saturday. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

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Game Preview: Can VMI football build on Mercer win today at home vs. Wofford?

The VMI Keydets got a huge win last week at Mercer, breaking a 30-game road losing streak dating back to 2010. A win today at home against Wofford (3-5, 1-3 Southern Conference) would give VMI (2-6, 1-3 SoCon) its first back-to-back conference wins since 2005.

VMI wideout Aaron Sanders selected SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

Virginia Military Institute junior wide receiver Aaron Sanders (Stafford, Va.) was tabbed Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for games played Saturday, October 24.

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VMI football: Keydets top Mercer, 28-21, break 30-game road losing streak

Junior Aaron Sanders set a new VMI record for catches in a game and the Keydet defense posted a game-deciding stop in the final minutes as the VMI Keydets defeated the Mercer Bears, 28-21, in SoCon football action Saturday in Macon, Ga. With the win, VMI broke a 30-game road losing streak that had dated to Oct. 23, 2010.

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VMI hangs tough with #6 Chattanooga, falls 33-27

The VMI Keydets nearly pulled off the upset, but the #6-ranked Chattanooga Mocs converted on a fourth down in the waning moments to seal a dramatic 33-27 win in SoCon football action Saturday afternoon at VMI’s Foster Stadium.

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Game Preview: Blueprint for how VMI football can pull upset of sixth-ranked Chattanooga

VMI football has been competitive in 2015 under first-year head coach Scott Wachenheim. The Keydets have a chance to show how competitive they can be Saturday with #6 Chattanooga in town.

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Listen Live: AFP editor calls radio play-by-play for VMI football Saturday

The VMI Keydets (1-5, 0-2 Southern Conference) host the sixth-ranked Chattanooga Mocs (4-1, 2-0 SoCon) today at 1:30 p.m. at Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium in Lexington, Va. Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will provide the play-by-play call for the VMI Radio Network with former VMI assistant coach Rick Cruze on color commentary.

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Podcast: Can Virginia Tech build on big ACC win?

Virginia Tech looked really good in its 28-13 win over N.C. State on Friday night. Was that a one-off effort by the Hokies, or can Tech football build on the win over the Pack this weekend at Miami? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks ACC football, looking at Virginia Tech and UVA’s game on Saturday against Syracuse. The segment on WREL-1450 in Lexington, Va., also looks at VMI football and the Major League Baseball playoffs.

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Big second half pushes Samford to 49-13 win over VMI

The Samford Bulldogs scored the final 28 points of the game, en route to a 49-13 win over the VMI Keydets in Southern Conference football action Saturday afternoon at VMI’s Foster Stadium.

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VMI football falls to Bucknell in OT, 28-22

Matt DelMauro ran for a 23-yard touchdown in the first overtime, giving the Bucknell Bison a dramatic 28-22 win over the VMI Keydets in non-conference football action Saturday at Foster Stadium in Lexington.

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Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham to call radio play-by-play for VMI football

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham will handle radio play-by-play duties for three VMI football home games in the 2015 season.

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VMI football falls short at Furman in SoCon opener, 24-21

Inspired by a rejuvenated defense, VMI battled throughout but came up short in its conference opener. Driving for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter, VMI’s second interception of the game deep in Furman territory led to a decisive long field goal by the Paladins, and Furman held off a late VMI charge to top the Keydets, 24-21, in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon in Greenville, S.C.

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Late field goal lifts Furman past VMI, 24-21

A 42-yard Jon Croft Hollingsworth field goal broke a 21-21 tie, and VMI couldn’t convert on either of its last two drives in a 24-21 loss at Furman on Saturday.

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#22 Richmond blasts VMI, 42-10

Brice Tucker ran for 120 yards, but the #22 Richmond Spiders took advantage of five VMI Keydet turnovers en route to a 42-10 victory Saturday evening at Robins Stadium in Richmond.

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Christopher sends VMI football to win over Morehead State as time expires, 43-40

Dillon Christopher booted a 34-yard field goal as time expired, sending the VMI Keydets past the upset-minded Morehead State Eagles, 43-40, in non-conference football action Saturday at Foster Stadium in Lexington. The two teams combined for 1,010 total offensive yards in the shootout.

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Ball State tops VMI football in shootout, 48-36

Al Cobb threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns and Aaron Sanders had 13 receptions for the VMI Keydets, but the Ball State Cardinals grabbed a 17-point lead after three quarters and held on for a 48-36 win in non-conference college football action Thursday night in Muncie, Ind.

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Passing game steps up in second VMI football scrimmage

In a workout that featured more varied scenarios and less live contact, VMI football conducted a two-hour practice with structured scrimmage segments Saturday morning on the Foster Stadium turf.

VMI holds first scrimmage of 2015 preseason football camp

VMI held its first extended scrimmage of football preseason camp Saturday with the defense having the upper hand throughout the morning workout at Foster Stadium.