Virginia Tech Rumors & News

  • Virginia Tech PG Devin Wilson to also play football

    The Score "Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson will be a two-sport athlete in 2016-17, as the point guard will also play receiver on the football team. "Devin is a terrific athlete who really wants to compete for both programs," new football coach Justin Fuente said in a statement Thursday. "Coach (Buzz)..." May 12

  • Florida lands Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson

    The Score "Another day, another high-profile transfer headed to Florida to play for Mike White. A day after the Gators added graduate transfer Canyon Barry from Charleston, Virginia Tech transfer Jalen Hudson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman he's joining Florida. Hudson announced plans to transfer in April,..." May 11

  • Penn State basketball gains transfer in Virginia Tech 7-footer Satchel Pierce

    The Patriot News "They used to call guys like Satchel Pierce "aircraft carriers." You actually don't see them as much anymore, the massive 7-footer with the big frame. And certainly Penn State had very rarely had a player of his size until Jordan Dickerson. But they have another now. With Dickerson graduated,..." May 07

  • Jalen Hudson becomes latest Virginia Tech player to exit

    The Roanoke Times "For the second time in as many days, a Virginia Tech men’s basketball player exited the Hokies on Wednesday. Virginia Tech announced Wednesday night that guard Jalen Hudson, who started 24 games as a sophomore this year, asked for his release Wednesday. He was granted the release. Another..." April 07

  • BYU 80, Virginia Tech 77

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Chase Fischer scored 24 points, leading second-seeded BYU to an 80-77 victory over third-seeded Virginia Tech in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Friday night at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. Kyle Collinsworth had 18 points and 10 rebounds for BYU..." March 19

  • Virginia Tech 86, Princeton 81 (OT)

    The Sports Xchange "Zach LeDay had a career-high 29 points and 11 rebounds, helping Virginia Tech beat visiting Princeton 86-81 in overtime Wednesday in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va. Jalen Hudson had 28 points and eight rebounds for third-seeded..." March 16

  • No. 11 Miami advances past Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Miami guard Angel Rodriguez didn't want his final go-around in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament to end early. So he amped up his offense in the second half of the quarterfinals to help the No. 11 Hurricanes to an 88-82 victory against Virginia Tech on Thursday night at..." March 11

  • Virginia Tech 96, Florida State 85

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Seth Allen led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points as Virginia Tech turned away Florida State 96-85 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament's second round Wednesday night at the Verizon Center in Washington. Guard Justin Robinson's 18 points and guard Justin Bibbs' 16..." March 10

  • Hokies dominate No. 7 Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "For the first time in five years, things in the ACC are looking up for Virginia Tech. For the past four years, their ACC brethren have been looking down on the Hokies, who have languished in the conference cellar every season. But 2016 brought new hope and on Saturday the Hokies..." March 05

  • Virginia Tech 65, Pittsburgh 61

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech forward Zach LeDay scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Hokies put a dent in Pittsburgh's NCAA Tournament resume with a 65-61 win Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies opened up a double-digit lead with a 12-2 run midway through the second half and turned back a..." March 02

  • Virginia Tech 81, Wake Forest 74

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Justin Bibbs scored 22 points as Virginia Tech won its third consecutive game by defeating Wake Forest 81-74 on Sunday night at Lawrence Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. Forward Zach LeDay's 17 points, guard Justin Robinson's 15 points and guard Seth Allen's 14 points also helped..." February 28

  • Virginia Tech 71, Boston College 56

    The Sports Xchange "Guard Seth Allen scored 14 points and added four assists and four steals as Virginia Tech handed Boston College its 15th consecutive loss, defeating the Eagles 71-56 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Tuesday night in Boston. Boston College, in the midst of the longest losing streak in..." February 24

  • Virginia Tech 83, Florida State 73

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech guard Seth Allen came off the bench to score 23 points, helping the Hokies rally past Florida State in the closing minutes for an 83-73 win Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies (14-13, 6-8 ACC) trailed for almost the entire game, but mounted a 19-5 run in the last five..." February 20

  • No. 11 Miami tied atop ACC with win over Virginia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI, Fla. -- When the evening began, No. 11 Miami was sitting in second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference race behind No. 5 North Carolina. When it ended late in the night Wednesday, the Hurricanes were tied with the Tar Heels for the top. But it wasn't easy. The..." February 18

  • Hokies basketball coach Buzz Williams considering redshirt season for injured guard Ahmed Hill

    Daily Press "Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams is willing to wait to see if guard Ahmed Hill’s injured left knee heals before making a decision on redshirting him, but Hill has to show improvement in the next month or so. Hill, a 6-foot-5 sophomore from Augusta, Ga., who started a team-high..." October 14

  • Virginia Tech's Ahmed Hill out indefinitely after surgery on left leg

    The Score "Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill is out indefinitely after undergoing successful surgery on his injured left leg on Tuesday, the school announced. No timetable has been set for Hill's return, though the Hokies acknowledge that he's expected to miss all preseason conditioning activities." August 13

  • Tyrone Outlaw joins Virginia Tech on the heels of Malik Mueller's departure

    The Score "The Hokies are losing their swingman, but they are set to gain a high-scorer. Virginia Tech announced on Friday that Malik Mueller has decided to transfer to another program. Mueller averaged 6.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists last season in 20 minutes. "Malik and I had multiple..." June 16

  • Virginia Tech guard will transfer

    College Basketball Talk "Virginia Tech is losing a reserve guard as the school announced on Friday that Malik Muller will transfer. The 6-foot-3 native of Germany averaged 20 minutes per game for the Hokies last season and he’ll seek a fresh start elsewhere. “Malik and I had multiple discussions about his future over..." June 15

  • Northwestern adds 6-10 Virginia Tech transfer Joey van Zegeren

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Joey van Zegeren, a 6-10 forward who averaged almost 10 points per game last season at Virginia Tech, is transferring to Northwestern, the Big Ten school announced Monday. A native of the Netherlands, van Zegeren has one year of eligibility remaining and can compete immediately for the Wildcats..." June 02

  • Georgia Tech signs Virginia Tech graduate transfer guard

    College Basketball Talk "Georgia Tech picked up a solid shooting option on Tuesday as the school announced the signing of Virginia Tech graduate transfer Adam Smith. The 6-foot-1 Smith was the ACC’s leading 3-point shooter last season at 42.4 percent and also led the Hokies in scoring at 13.4 points a contest. Smith..." May 13

  • Report: Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith chooses Georgia Tech

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Virginia Tech transfer Adam Smith has reportedly decided where to play his final year of college hoops. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Smith will transfer within the ACC and trade in his Hokies jersey for one from Georgia Tech. " April 27

  • Virginia Tech's Adam Smith plans to transfer

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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