Virginia Tech Rumors & News

  • Justin Fuente to succeed Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech

    Yahoo! Sports "It appears Memphis coach Justin Fuente has been tabbed as the man to replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech. Multiple reports surfaced Saturday indicating an announcement would be made next week and that defensive coordinator Bud Foster and running backs coach Shane Beamer, the son of Frank..." November 29

  • Va. Tech DE Dadi Nicolas suspended for giving Ron Cherry the business

    CBS Sports "Virginia Tech defensive end Dadi Nicolas was penalized for making contact with an official in the Hokies 30-27 overtime loss to North Carolina on Saturday. Because of the personal foul penalty, Nicolas will be suspended for the first half of the season finale against Virginia. Frank Beamer told..." November 23

  • Frank Beamer forever changed football and the definition of a Hokie

    CBS Sports "Frank Beamer's retirement is a national story because, first and foremost, he is a local treasure in Blacksburg, Va. The tears welled up for Beamer on Monday, reflecting the outpouring of gratitude from Hokies fans for an authentic coach who inspires loyalty because what you see is what you..." November 02

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer retiring after season

    Yahoo! Sports "Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is retiring at the end of the season. The longtime coach of the Hokies will leave his post after 29 seasons and he has the most wins of any current coach. Beamer became Virginia Tech's coach in 1987 and has taken the Hokies to a bowl game in every season since..." November 01

  • Hokies suspend WR Deon Newsome following DWI arrest

    College Football Talk "With another weekend in the rear-view, there’s the obligatory resetting of the good ol’ “Days Without An Arrest” ticker. The latest to knock the thing back to double zeroes is Virginia Tech’s Deon Newsome, who was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated and public..." October 21

  • Hokies announce Michael Brewer as starting QB for Duke

    The Roanoke Times "Virginia Tech's starting quarterback intrigue is over. The Hokies announced early Monday that Michael Brewer will return as the starting quarterback this week against Duke. He has not started since breaking his collarbone in the season opener and only returned to action in the third quarter..." October 20

  • Hokies land commitment from four-star CB Khalil Ladler

    The Roanoke Times "Virginia Tech's lost two straight games, but it got a recruiting win Sunday. Khalil Ladler, a 5-foot-10, 168-pound cornerback from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, committed to the Hokies' 2016 class. Ladler, who had more than two dozen offers, including Miami, LSU, Georgia, Florida State..." October 05

  • Virginia Tech loses All-American CB Kendall Fuller for season

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller, a preseason All-American and projected first-round pick in next spring's NFL Draft, is out for the season after undergoing knee surgery. The school announced Wednesday that Fuller had been playing through a torn meniscus suffered in preseason practice..." September 30

  • Virginia Tech's Michael Brewer breaks collarbone, out 4-5 weeks

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Virginia Tech starting quarterback Michael Brewer had the Hokies within striking distance of another upset over Ohio State on Monday before a massive hit in the third quarter knocked him out of the game and shifted momentum in favor of the Buckeyes. Brewer said he suffered a broken collarbone..." September 08

  • Virginia Tech And South Carolina Are Honoring Mass Shooting Victims With These Helmet Patches

    Uproxx "As the news cycle constantly churns on, often from one tragedy to another, it’s understandable that many people can forget, or at least move on from, the second-to-most-recent tragedy. It’s a depressing thought, but mass shootings and gun violence are too commonplace for any one instance to stand..." August 31

  • Virginia Tech under scrutiny over fine system for football players

    Larry Brown Sports "Virginia Tech’s football program is under scrutiny for imposing an apparent fine system as discipline for its players. The system came to light on Wednesday night when Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster told the media they would look into fining players. “We’re going to look at doing..." August 28

  • C.J. Reavis Speaks About His Dismissal

    Gobbler Country "Wednesday evening C.J. Reavis took to Twitter and spoke about his recent dismissal from Virginia Tech. Reavis, who was the expected starter at rover on Virginia Tech’s vaunted defense, was discharged from the university earlier this summer. Although the details surrounding the situation have not..." August 09

  • Running back Shai McKenzie reinstated by Hokies, suspended for Ohio State

    The Roanoke Times "Running back Shai McKenzie has been reinstated to the Virginia Tech football team, five months after his arrest for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but he'll be suspended for the team's season opener against Ohio State. The sophomore had been suspended from all team activities since..." August 08

  • Former Virginia Tech receiver Joshua Stanford among additions to Kansas football roster

    Kansas City Star "David Beaty pushed through a double doorway and into the light, stepping onto a gravel drive that separates Anschutz Sports Pavilion from two grass practice fields. It was early Thursday evening, the sun still reflecting off the outer windows of nearby Allen Fieldhouse, and Beaty followed a..." August 08

  • Former Gilman defensive end Melvin Keihn announces he's transferring to Maryland

    Baltimore Sun "While most of its recent success on the recruiting trail has centered on a potential bumper crop in the class of 2016, Maryland appears to have landed a potential impact transfer. Virginia Tech defensive end Melvin Keihn (Gilman) announced on Twitter he is joining the Terps. Keihn appeared in..." August 05

  • After torn ACL in ’14, Hokies RB Williams eyes return in opener vs. Buckeyes

    College Football Talk "Virginia Tech running back Marshawn Williams is keeping positive when talking about his return to the football field. If all goes according to plan, he thinks he will have a good shot at playing in Virginia Tech’s season opener against defending national champion Ohio State in a primetime Labor..." July 14

  • Hokies RB McKenzie sentenced to 15 days in jail for misdemeanor sex charge

    College Football Talk "Virgina Tech running back Shai McKenzie has been sentenced to spend 15 days in jail after being ruled guilty of having consensual sex with a minor. McKenzie was found guilty of the misdemeanor charge on Thursday in a district court in Virginia. In addition to spending 15 days in jail, McKenzie..." July 13

  • Hokie safety C.J. Reavis no longer enrolled at Virginia Tech

    The Roanoke Times "C.J. Reavis, expected to start on Virginia Tech’s defense, no longer was enrolled at the school Friday, a day after a student conduct hearing. An attorney for the sophomore who appeared at the conduct hearing with him Thursday mentioned an appeal but did not elaborate. “Without discussing..." July 13

  • South Alabama football adds transfer from Virginia Tech

    Alabama "South Alabama added some more help for an inexperienced defense this week, as Jaguars coach Joey Jones announced that defensive end Dewayne Alford has transferred to the school from Virginia Tech. Alford (6-3, 245) played the last two seasons in a reserve role for the Hokies and has two years..." June 23

  • Michigan's top-ranked QB Josh Jackson picks Virginia Tech

    Detroit News "Josh Jackson, a 6-2, 215-pound three-star quarterback from Saline, on Thursday committed to Virginia Tech. Jackson made his announcement at Saline High School. He is the son of former Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson and the brother of ex-Wolverine receiver Jeremy Jackson. Fred..." June 11

  • Hokies quarterback Andrew Ford granted scholarship release, seeks transfer

    The Roanoke Times "The first quarterback Hokies offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler recruited to Virginia Tech is looking for a new place to play. Redshirt freshman quarterback Andrew Ford asked for a release from his scholarship to transfer two weeks ago, Virginia Tech confirmed Monday. The left-hander from Camp..." June 02

  • Virginia Tech’s prized recruit Trevon Hill Tears ACL

    247 Sports "One of Virginia Tech’s prized signees of the 2015 class, Trevon Hill, suffered an off-season workout injury resulting in a torn ACL that will sideline him for his freshman season at Virginia Tech. “The doctor said my ACL is torn from my meniscus,” Hill told 247Sports. “I was doing box jumps..." March 17

  • Hokies RB Shai McKenzie suspended for charges involving minors

    CBS Sports "Virginia Tech running back Shai McKenzie has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Roanoke Times reported Wednesday. The charges are both Class 1 misdemeanors. Per the Times, the 18-year-old McKenzie was one of two..." March 04

  • Hokies TE Bucky Hodges arrested for public intoxication

    The Roanoke Times "Virginia Tech All-ACC tight end Bucky Hodges was arrested and charged with public swearing/intoxication early Sunday morning. The 19-year-old Hodges was booked and released from Montgomery County Jail early this morning. It's a misdemeanor charge. Blacksburg police Lt. Nathan O'Dell said..." February 09

  • VT shows support for Frank Beamer

    ESPN "Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock has reaffirmed his support for coach Frank Beamer, who has come under increasing criticism and scrutiny for sub-par results the last three seasons. Though Babcock gave Beamer an extension before the season started, questions surrounding the long-time..." January 04

  • 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 "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

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