Virginia Tech Rumors & News

  • Frank Beamer will coach from press box in Military Bowl

    The Roanoke Times "Still on the mend from throat surgery earlier this month, Frank Beamer will coach for Virginia Tech in the Military Bowl, but he won't join the team until Friday and will handle his gameday duties from the press box at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium. Beamer's health was just one of a few bits of..." December 23

  • Virginia Tech CB Brandon Facyson breaks leg in practice

    Yahoo! Sports "Virginia Tech cornerback Brandon Facyson burst onto the scene last year and earned third-team All-ACC honors by registering 27 tackles and five interceptions as a true freshman. His sophomore season has not gone as well. After missing much of the season with a stress reaction in his left leg,..." December 09

  • Hokies may have a running back-hating god; Williams done for 2014 with torn ACL

    College Football Talk "An injury-riddled season has come to an unfortunate end for Virginia Tech running back Marshawn Williams. The talented freshman running back torn his left ACL in a win against Duke on Saturday. The injury will bring a premature ending to his freshman season and is expected to keep him out of..." November 18

  • Virginia Tech backup QB Mark Leal decides to leave the program to pursue "professional opportunity"

    Daily Press "In one of the most surprising developments of Virginia Tech's disappointing football season, senior quarterback Mark Leal has decided to leave the program to pursue “a professional opportunity,” according to a statement from Tech's athletic department. Leal, a 6-foot-1, 204-pound native of..." November 05

  • Virginia Tech RB Shai McKenzie out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Virginia Tech will be without one of its top rushing threats for the rest of the season. The program announced Sunday that true freshman running back Shai McKenzie suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Saturday’s win over Western Michigan. Per a release from the program, doctors will..." September 29

  • East Carolina plunders Virginia Tech transfer RB

    College Football Talk "East Carolina had quite a day picking from and poking at their ACC opponents this season. In the past two weeks the Pirates have defeated Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and seen a billboard bragging about in-state dominance. Now the Pirates welcome the addition fo a former Hokies running back." September 24

  • Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech agree to two-year contract extension

    Washington Post "With retirement speculation growing after consecutive disappointing seasons, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through at least the 2018 campaign. Beamer, 67, will begin his 28th year at Virginia Tech on..." August 28

  • Virginia Tech names Michael Brewer starting quarterback

    Sporting News - NCAAF "If Virginia Tech is to bounce back from a couple disappointing seasons by Hokie standards, it'll do it behind a junior transfer quarterback. Coach Frank Beamer announced Saturday that Texas Tech graduate Michael Brewer beat out fifth-year senior Mark Leal for the starting job after a lengthy..." August 23

  • Ocean Lakes DB Jahque Alleyne commits to Hokies

    Hampton Roads "Add another defensive back to the Hokies' recruiting class. Ocean Lakes safety Jahque Alleyne announced that he'll sign with Virginia Tech in 2015 on Matt Hatfield's High School Sports Talk radio show on ESPN. Alleyne's a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247 Sports. Rivals ranks him as..." August 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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 09

  • Crowded backfield leads to Virginia Tech transfer

    CSN Washington "Running back Chris Mangus will transfer from Virginia Tech, the school announced Monday. The redshirt sophomore from Raleigh, N.C. had 26 carries last season for 141 yards including a 76 yard run for a touchdown against Western Carolina. Mangus found himself falling down the depth chart in an..." August 05

  • Hokies lose OL for 2014 but RB Edmunds is back and running

    College Football Talk "The first days of camp in the ACC have not been very kind to senior linemen. On the same day Wake Forest announced the loss of senior defensive tackle Johnny Garcia for the 2014 season, Virginia Tech also had a bit of unfortunate news to share. Senior offensive lineman Brent Benedict will be..." August 05

  • Running Back Deshawn McClease Commits to Hokies

    Gobbler Country "Oscar Smith running back Deshawn McClease chose to commit to Virginia Tech Tuesday over the University of Maryland as well as a number of other offers. The 5'9", 175-pound running back finished with 1,558 yards and 28 touchdowns last season. He's a consensus three-star recruit and considered..." July 16

  • Hokies receiver Kevin Asante back on the football team

    Hampton Roads "After a year away from the program, Virginia Tech wide receiver Kevin Asante is back with the football team. The Hokies confirmed that Asante is on the roster again and as a scholarship player. He recently returned to school. The 6-foot, 185-pound redshirt junior was not part of the..." May 29

  • Benedict out for 2014, maybe longer

    247 Sports "The family of Virginia Tech offensive lineman Brent Benedict informed 247Sports this evening that the Hokies offensive lineman's health has taken a turn for the worse and he's likely going to miss the 2014 season. Benedict suffered a knee injury this past spring and complications from the..." May 24

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Four Hokies, including Facyson, undergo post-spring surgeries

    Hampton Roads "Four Virginia Tech football players have had surgery since the end of spring ball, including cornerback Brandon Facyson, head athletic trainer Mike Goforth said Saturday. Facyson, who sat out the spring with a stress reaction in his leg, had a bone graft procedure to aid the healing process...." May 05

  • Virginia Tech QB question will linger

    College Football Talk "Saturday’s spring scrimmage at Virginia Tech did nothing to solve any questions about the starting quarterback vacancy left by Logan Thomas. On a day that saw the defense dominate, quarterbacks Mark Leal and Brenden Motley each scored a touchdown but failed to take a lead in the competition under..." April 27

  • Hokie CB Brandon Facyson to miss rest of spring with leg injury

    CBSSports.com "Virginia Tech rising sophomore cornerback Brandon Facyson's spring camp lasted all of one day. If Facyson does return as expected for summer workouts, it's hard to see him being negatively affected at all by the time the season rolls around. All the same, Hokie fans won't be happy to see any..." March 28

  • Michael Barnett open after Virginia Tech decommitment: DE recruit to see UGA

    SB Nation "Michael Barnett, of Dorchester (S.C.) Woodland, was one of the top competitors at the Atlanta Nike football recruit camp. Barnett has the ideal frame for a strong-side defensive end, at 6'4 and 245 pounds, with length to add more good size. He is a consensus four-star recruit, and decommitted from..." March 24

  • Michael Brewer visiting Hokies this weekend

    College Football Talk "The rumored interest Michael Brewer has expressed in Virginia Tech is about to become more tangible. Confirming rumblings from earlier in the week, Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times is reporting that the erstwhile Texas Tech quarterback will visit Blacksburg at some point this weekend. Brewer..." March 02

  • Report: ex-Texas Tech QB Michael Brewer eyeing Hokies

    College Football Talk "Could Logan Thomas‘ replacement under center come from someone currently not on Virginia Tech’s roster? That could be the case according to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Times-Dispatch‘s Mike Barber is reporting that Michael..." February 27

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • Virginia Tech has hired Whit Babcock to be AD

    ESPN.com "Virginia Tech has hired Whit Babcock as its new athletic director, the school announced Friday. Babcock, who has served as Cincinnati athletic director since 2011, was born and raised in Virginia, and played baseball at James Madison. He replaces Jim Weaver, who stepped down for health..." January 25

  • Logan Thomas hits the classroom to ready for Senior Bowl week

    CBSSports.com "Logan Thomas, decked out in an Athletes First sweatsuit and hat, sits in a makeshift QB room with whiteboards on all the walls surrounding him. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Thomas is so enormous, he makes the room feel cramped. A pair of his size-17 shoes sitting besides his chair look like they weigh..." January 21