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Bud Foster stays on at Virginia Tech: Is that what’s best for business?

Bud Foster wanted the head job at Virginia Tech. He made that clear to athletics director Whit Babcock, who made something else just as clear to Foster: thanks, but no thanks.


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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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Reports: Justin Fuente to be named new football coach at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech will name Memphis coach Justin Fuente as the successor to the legendary Frank Beamer, according to multiple published reports on Saturday.


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.


Update: Virginia Tech was assessing fines to football players after all?

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock said yesterday in response to reports about defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s interest in fining players from their cost of attendance allotment for various transgressions that it was just Foster musing out loud.


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.


Vote of confidence: Did Virginia Tech AD need to affirm support for Frank Beamer?

Frank Beamer is Virginia Tech football, and thus is the linchpin of the school’s overall marketing efforts, not just for sports, but for everything that matters. Odd, then, that he would need a vote of confidence on a random Saturday in January from his AD after a couple of subpar seasons.


Virginia Tech AD confirms Frank Beamer to return for 2015

Virginia Tech athletics director Whit Babcock issued a statement on Saturday to announce that football coach Frank Beamer will return for the 2015 season.


Virginia Tech extends Frank Beamer contract through 2018-2019

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced a two-year contract extension through January 1, 2019 for head football coach Frank Beamer on Wednesday.


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Commonwealth Clash adds to rivalry between UVA, Virginia Tech

The longstanding rivalry between UVA and Virginia Tech is getting a new name — the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529.


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Virginia Tech to play West Virginia at FedEx Field in 2017

FedExField, home of the Washington Redskins, announced today the addition of another high-profile college football game to its schedule. Virginia Tech and West Virginia will open the 2017 college football season in a matchup set for Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.


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Former Hokie great Kevin Jones hired by Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that former Hokie football All-American Kevin Jones will join his staff as Special Assistant to the Athletic Director.


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Whit Babcock named Virginia Tech athletics director

Virginia Tech President Charles Steger announced today that Whit Babcock will become the university’s next athletic director. Babcock has served as athletic director at the University of Cincinnati since 2011.