Virginia Tech Rumors & News

  • Virginia Tech's Adam Smith plans to transfer "Virginia Tech guard Adam Smith has decided to transfer from the school, reports ESPN. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard will immediately be eligible to play next season. Smith was the leading scorer for the Hokies (11-22, 2-16) during the 2014-15 season. In 33 games, Smith averaged 13.4 points, 2.6..." March 26

  • Report: Former Hokie Joey Van Zegeren headed to Northwestern

    The Score "Former Virginia Tech forward Joey Van Zegeren is expected to transfer to Northwestern, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. A 6-foot-10 forward, Van Zegeren is a graduate transfer, making him immediately eligible to play next season." February 24

  • Virginia Tech announces F Joey Van Zegeren to leave basketball team "Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams has announced that forward Joey van Zegeren will leave the basketball team. He will remain enrolled at the university and stay on scholarship until May, when he is slated to graduate. “Joey and I met several times over the past week. Today, we decided that..." January 23

  • ACC cuts ties with ref Karl Hess "Veteran official Karl Hess has worked his final ACC basketball game. Hess, who has worked ACC games for more than 25 years, told ESPN that his comment made to Atlanta hotel magnate Mit Shah during Sunday's Louisville-Wake Forest game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was made in jest. Shah,..." January 10

  • Virginia Tech suspends top rebounder indefinitely for ‘lack of discipline and self-control at practice’

    College Basketball Talk "Joey Van Zegeren, a 6-foot-10 junior forward, was suspended indefinitely by the Virginia Tech program on Friday afternoon, the team announced. “Joey failed to meet the expectations we have for our team,” Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams said in a statement, via WDJB 7. “He demonstrated a lack..." January 02

  • Top basketball recruit Justin Robinson picks Virginia Tech

    The Roanoke Times "Justin Robinson, rated the No. 36 point guard in the nation by ESPN, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech. The Manassas native said Sunday in a phone interview that he picked Tech over UNLV and Providence. He said he also received scholarship offers from a number of other colleges,..." October 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Virginia Tech transfer's appeal to play for Ohio State immediately apparently has been denied

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Thad Matta added Virginia Tech big man transfer Trevor Thompson to Ohio State's roster in April, it was a move to solidify the Buckeyes' frontcourt in the future. But Thompson didn't want to wait until the future to help. He wanted to help as soon as next year, so he filed a hardship..." August 05

  • Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu headed to SMU "Virginia Tech transfer Ben Emelogu has committed to SMU, he told on Monday morning. The 6-5 guard averaged 10.5 points last season for the Hokies and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Emelogu must sit out next season and will be eligible beginning in the 2015-16..." July 14

  • Ben Emelogu is fourth Hokie to leave Virginia Tech basketball team

    Washington Post "Rising sophomore Ben Emelogu has decided to leave the Virginia Tech basketball team and recently returned home to Grand Prairie, Tex., an athletic department spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon. He becomes the fourth player to depart the program since Coach Buzz Williams took over in..." July 04

  • Virginia Tech adds JUCO forward Shane Henry to its 2014 recruiting class

    Daily Press "Virginia Tech men's basketball coach Buzz Williams has gone the junior college route to corral his latest recruit for the class of 2014. Shane Henry, a 6-foot-8 forward, is headed to Tech, according to Jon Rothstein of Henry (@Tallguyy_Henry on Twitter) will come to Tech from..." June 10

  • South Florida transfer Zach LeDay commits to Virginia Tech

    College Basketball Talk "Former South Florida forward Zach LeDay will transfer to Virginia Tech, he announced on Tuesday night. “I’m going to play at Virginia Tech. Thanks to all those who support me and all I believe in!” he tweeted. LeDay was one of six players to transfer this offseason. Stan Heath was fired a..." June 04

  • Ex-Maryland guard Allen commits to Virginia Tech "Maryland transfer Seth Allen has committed to Virginia Tech, sources said. Allen will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out next season. The 6-1 guard averaged 13.4 points last season for the Terps and is a major building block for new Hokies coach Buzz Williams, who came..." May 12

  • Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson heading to Ohio State "Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson is heading to Ohio State, sources tell Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center from Indianapolis, played just one season in Blacksburg. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, going for 15 points and six rebounds in a loss to Duke in late..." April 13

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

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  • Virginia Tech fires head coach James Johnson after two seasons

    Washington Post "Virginia Tech fired men’s basketball coach James Johnson after two seasons and will begin a national search for his replacement, new Athletic Director Whit Babcock announced Monday. Johnson compiled a 22-41 record leading the program, which finished its worst season (9-22) since 1955 after a..." March 18

  • Virginia Tech fires James Johnson after two seasons "Virginia Tech has fired head coach James Johnson after two seasons, sources told The school subsequently confirmed the news with a release. “I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years,”..." March 17

  • Report: ACC finalizing deal to move tournament to Brooklyn "During conference realignment, there has always been the thought that the ACC would eventually move its conference tournament to Madison Square Garden. Even after the Big East and MSG extended their deal to 2026, the discussion was still there. According to a report late Thursday night by Pete..." March 14

  • Miami-Florida 57, Virginia Tech 53

    ProSportsDaily "Rion Brown scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as the Hurricanes edged the Hokies in the first round of the ACC Tournament at Greensboro, N.C. Erik Swoope and Davon Reed recorded 14 points apiece for No. 10 seed Miami (17-15), which will play seventh-seeded North Carolina State in..." March 13

  • Virginia Tech’s James Johnson tries to keep his head held high

    Washington Post "Virginia Tech Coach James Johnson has found a good night’s sleep to be almost as elusive as a win these days. When he makes it to bed, he just tosses and turns. Often, he can only manage to doze off for an hour at a time, watching television and game film to fill the void insomnia has brought..." March 12

  • Georgia Tech 62, Virginia Tech 51

    ProSportsDaily "Daniel Miller scored 14 points with nine rebounds and Trae Golden finished with 14 points and eight assists, lifting the host Yellow Jackets in their regular-season finale. Miller, a senior playing his final home game, finished 6-for-7 from the field for Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12 ACC), which..." March 09

  • Maryland 64, Virginia Tech 47

    ProSportsDaily "Jake Layman scored 13 points and a 22-5 run lifted the host Terrapins, who won for just the second time in six games. Maryland (16-14, 8-9 ACC) moved into an eighth-place tie with North Carolina State thanks to shooting 10-for-32 from 3-point range, hitting five 3-pointers in a four-minute span..." March 05

  • North Carolina 60, Virginia Tech 56

    ProSportsDaily "James Michael McAdoo scored 15 points as the visiting Tar Heels held on to win their 11th consecutive game. Leslie McDonald added 14 points for North Carolina (22-7, 12-4 ACC), which kept the game interesting by missing four free throws in the final 36 seconds. J.P. Tokoto added 12 points and..." March 02

  • Duke 66, Virginia Tech 48

    ProSportsDaily "Rodney Hood scored 21 points as the Blue Devils cruised past the Hokies to stretch the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak to 32 games. Rasheed Sulaimon added 15 points and made four 3-pointers for Duke (23-6, 12-4 ACC). Jabari Parker contributed 11 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and..." February 26

  • N.C. State 71, Virginia Tech 64

    ProSportsDaily "T.J. Warren scored 31 points as the visiting Wolfpack held on to end a two-game losing streak. Warren, the ACC’s leading scorer at 23.3 points, hit 12-of-21 field-goal attempts en route to his sixth 30-point game this season. North Carolina State (17-10, 7-7 ACC) got 13 points from Kyle..." February 23

  • No. 14 Virginia Edges Virginia Tech, 57-53 "All night long, with No. 14 Virginia trailing Virginia Tech, Justin Anderson kept thinking the Cavaliers were about to take control. Then instead, the Hokies would make a run. When just 6 minutes remained on the clock, time was running out for the Cavs. But then Anderson and Joe Harris made..." February 19

  • No. 14 Virginia Takes Nine-Game Winning Streak to Virginia Tech "No. 14/13 Virginia (21-5, 12-1 ACC) travels to in-state rival Virginia Tech (9-15, 2-10 ACC) for an ACC game on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Tipoff at Cassell Coliseum (9,847) is set for 9 p.m. Broadcast Information The Virginia-Virginia Tech game will be televised by the ACC Network and online at..." February 18

  • Virginia basketball team prepares to face last-place Virginia Tech

    Washington Post "When Virginia men’s basketball Coach Tony Bennett wants to deliver a message to his players, he often will do so with an analogy — however corny it may be. In just the past few weeks, with his team racking up wins at a pace Cavaliers fans haven’t experienced since the days of Ralph Sampson, he..." February 18

  • Pitt defeats Virginia Tech, 62-57 in double overtime

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Lamar Patterson has been Pitt's go-to player and leading offensive player. At times when he is having an off night, the Panthers have a tough time scoring. And that was never more evident than Saturday when Patterson tried to play against Virginia Tech despite an injured thumb that made it..." February 09

  • Boston College 76, Virginia Tech 52: Hokies defense buckles in blowout on the road

    Washington Post "There have been plenty of poor defensive performances since Virginia Tech Coach James Johnson took over the program before last season. But Wednesday night at Conte Forum may have been the Hokies’ worst yet. In a matchup of two teams battling to avoid the ACC cellar, the Hokies made Boston..." January 30

  • Joe Rahon, Eagles put Hokies in their place

    Boston Herald "Boston College pummeled Virginia Tech right into the cellar last night with a 76-52 victory at Conte Forum. The hapless Hokies (8-12, 1-7) assumed sole ownership of last place in the ACC with their second loss to the Eagles this season. BC (6-14, 2-5) snapped a three-game conference losing..." January 30

  • Va. Tech hires Whit Babcock as AD, and his first order of business may be ‘the basketball problem’

    Washington Post "Virginia Tech has named Whit Babcock as its new athletic director, President Charles Steger announced Friday evening. He will be officially introduced during a news conference next week. Babcock spent the past three years as the athletic director at Cincinnati, where he spearheaded the school’s..." January 25

  • Connaughton leads Notre Dame to 70-63 win over Virginia Tech

    Chicago Sun-Times "Mike Brey came up with a catchy nickname for himself. “‘Must-win Mike,’” the Notre Dame coach joked, “because I’ve been in a lot of these must-win (games).” After dropping three in a row, and with their next two on the road, the Irish needed to find a way to win Sunday’s home contest against..." January 21