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Sports can't fix anything. They won't bring back those we've lost. They won't keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people. It would be marvelous if they could prevent another tragedy. They can't. But sports can help us feel better.
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).
The Hokies beat East Carolina 15-10 on Saturday with a defense that sacked Shane Carden seven times and never let the Pirates' pass-heavy spread offense run at full speed.
The last blockbuster of the summer is set in Texas.
About 12 percent of tuition and fees for Virginia's public colleges and universities go toward funding athletics, and only football and basketball come close to generating enough revenue to break even.
As Saturday's expected 45-3 demolition of Western Carolina unfolded, the question that has haunted the Hokies remained without a definite answer: Is Virginia Tech ready to contend again?
In a career that has taken him from Centreville High to Virginia Tech to a trio of NFL teams, Redskins center Will Montgomery has had a lot of teammates and coaches. All of them, he said, provided him with a chance to learn something.
International team captain Nick Price selected Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe and Marc Leishman of Australia. Neither has played in the Presidents Cup. He passed over Tim Clark of South Africa.
The leading rusher in the nation, one of the most talked-about quarterback debuts in recent memory, and even a first-place vote in the Top 25 — not a bad week for the league.