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  • Mark Leal named 'frontrunner'

    The Hokies opened up spring practice Thursday and Mark Leal took an important step towards becoming the team's next starting quaterback.


  • Tennessee coach Butch Jones gives instruction during the team's first spring NCAA college football practice on Friday, March 7, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Paul Efird)

    Beamer, Jones grand marshals for Food City 500

    Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Tennessee coach Butch Jones will serve as co-grand marshals for the Food City 500 on Sunday at the Bristol Motor Speedway.


  • Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer talks to his team during the second half an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Virginia Tech won the game 16-6. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Hokies will ring out 2013 in Sun Bowl vs. UCLA

    Virginia Tech (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) played its first postseason game in the 1947 Sun Bowl, losing to Cincinnati. This will be the Hokies' 21st consecutive bowl appearance under coach Frank Beamer.


  • Virginia Tech place kicker Cody Journell (89) celebrates his 56-yard field goal against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Alumni Stadium in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Cody Journell kicked off Virginia Tech squad

    The kicker earlier was suspended for Virginia Tech's Sept. 21 game against Marshall for an unspecified violation of team rules. Journell pleaded guilty in May 2012 to misdemeanor trespassing. He was suspended from the team for seven months and missed Virginia Tech's 2012 Sugar Bowl appearance.


  • Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas leans on his knees after a touchdown was called back on a penalty during the first half of Tech's 34-27 loss to Boston College in an NCAA college football game at Alumni Stadium in Boston, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    Turnovers doom Hokies in loss at Boston College

    Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas completed 24 of 41 passes for 391 yards and two TDs, but was picked off twice and fumbled twice, leading to 17 of Boston College's points.


  • Virginia Tech wide receiver Willie Byrn (82) and his teammates sit as time runs out and Duke wins 13-10 in Blacksburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

    Virginia Tech finally undone by punchless offense

    Virginia Tech coughed up four interceptions in varied and comical fashion, converted just 4 of 18 third down attempts and missed a pair of field goals. And could not possibly have won. Perhaps that best explains how the Hokies finally got burned in a humiliating 13-10 loss to Duke after playing with fire all season.


  • Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    HARRIS: By raising Redskins' standards, Mike Shanahan has earned a measure of patience

    Oddly, the angst over the Redskins' current situation provides one small supporting argument for why the team should stick with Shanahan. For most of the seasons between the end of the first Joe Gibbs regime and Shanahan's arrival, something like 1-4 would be the norm.


  • Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer puts his hands on his knees as he stands along the sideline after his team failed to convert a fourth down in the fourth quarter of their NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 35-17. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Revenge on Virginia Tech's mind with Pittsburgh coming to Blacksburg

    The Panthers visit Lane Stadium this week as owners of a four-game winning streak against the Hokies. That includes last season's 35-17 shellacking at Pittsburgh that knocked the Hokies out of the top 25 and kept them out until this week.


  • Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) is pursued by Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle (99) as he looks for a receiver in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 31, 201, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    Hokies' line depth paying dividends for nationally ranked defense

    Virginia Tech has relied on its deep and talented defensive front to turn opposing offensive lines from dams to spillways. It has been the vanguard for a defense that ranks second nationally in total yards allowed (190.7 per game), tackles for loss (29), passing yards allowed (106.3 per game) and interceptions (seven).


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