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Beamer and Virginia Tech seniors celebrate

Beamer and Virginia Tech seniors celebrate

Virginia Tech seniors such as fullback Sam Rogers expected more when they came to Blacksburg to play for Frank Beamer, but they have finished their college football careers with at least this year’s ACC Coastal title.Rogers, the inspirational leader of the team as a walk-on who...

Blue Devils test another ranked opponent

Blue Devils test another ranked opponent

Two or three years from now we’ll be talking about the seamless transition from Virginia Tech legend Frank Beamer’s retirement to Justin Fuentes’ successful first season in Blacksburg.By then, the Hokies may add to the ACC Coastal title to the one they’re so close to clinching in...

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Beamer and Fuente make it work at Virginia Tech

Following a legend is never easy. Some coaches handle it better than others. Count among them retired Virginia Tech legendary coach Frank Beamer and his successor, Justin Fuente.An egregious example of how not to do it involved North Carolina basketball at the turn of the...

Fuente careful to preserve Beamer legacy

Fuente careful to preserve Beamer legacy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The ACC includes four new head coaches this year, but only one faced a tightrope explaining his vision of the future without treading on the past.Miami’s Mark Richt, Syracuse’s Dino Babers and Virgina’s Bronco Mendenhall have faced no such balancing act....

Virginia Tech rebranding was overdue

Virginia Tech rebranding was overdue

Virginia Tech calls it a re-branding, but it’s actually the Hokies’ original branding. The Hokies previously had no brand identity.But one began to develop upon Frank Beamer returning to his alma mater in 1987 and quickly building a football national player. Football, with the...

Virginia Tech reminds us why we love college football

Virginia Tech reminds us why we love college football

At Virginia Tech, the Hokies showed us what college football can still mean to players and fans alike.They lost a game that was important to send out Coach Frank Beamer a winner in his final home game despite a disappointing season. When they lost in overtime to North Carolina,...

Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

Virginia Tech poised to celebrate Frank Beamer Day

As soon as Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer announced his retirement effective at the end of the season, ACC coaches with a date remaining against the Hokies other than the final home game likely reacted similarly.“Whew!” they must have said, wiping their foreheads. ... Click...

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

Duke and Virginia Tech snap Fedora out of routine

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora’s Sunday routine was disrupted with added stress upon learning two major ACC developments involving Duke and Virginia Tech, upcoming opponents.On Sunday morning he was thinking Duke would be a tough enough opponent this Saturday at Kenan Stadium...

Fond farewell for Frank Beamer

Fond farewell for Frank Beamer

Frank Beamer wanted to wait to the end of Virginia Tech’s season to announce his retirement, but he made the right decision to announce he will retire at the end of the season.No matter how the Hokies’ add their final three games to a 4-5 record, this way he will be remembered...

Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina

Virginia Tech proves hurdle for streaking North Carolina

Now that a North Carolina team with a six-game winning streak stands with No. 22-ranked Duke and No. 24 Pittsburgh as the last three teams unbeaten in ACC Coastal play, the schedule appears to stack up neatly.The trio face each other in round-robin fashion over the next three...