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Tech threads: Maroon makes its return, No. 25 goes to reserve linebacker

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech is busting out the maroon uniforms for the first time this season when it hosts Richmond at Lane Stadium on Saturday. The Hokies will pair the maroon uniforms with maroon helmets and white pants. It's the latest in the season they have debuted the popular combination since 2018.
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2021 Game day preview: Virginia Tech vs. Richmond

Here's what to look on Saturday when Virginia Tech hosts Richmond at noon... Records: Virginia Tech 2-1 (1-0 ACC); Richmond (2-1) Last game: Virginia Tech 27-21 loss to West Virginia, Richmond 34-27 loss to Villanova. Series: Tech leads 8-34-4 Last meeting: Tech W 17-10 (11/08/86) Line: N/A. Keep an eye...
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Spartans pound Northside, Bruins opt out this Friday

The Salem High football team will be idle this Friday for the second time in three weeks, and they haven’t even had their bye yet. The Spartans were scheduled to play at Blacksburg this Friday night but Blacksburg High officials called on Monday and said the Bruins could not play. COVID concerns was the reason but the Bruins are 0-3 and in the midst of an 11 game losing streak going back to the 2019 season. While Salem officials are hesitant to question their motive it stands to reason that Blacksburg might not want to play the defending state champs. Salem beat them last year, 50-0, and Blacksburg’s quarterback was injured and missed the rest of the spring season.
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No. 18 Georgia Tech Opens ACC Play at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech

THE FLATS – No. 18 Georgia Tech volleyball (9-1) will hit the road for a battle of nine-win teams to begin ACC play, opening conference competition at Wake Forest (9-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. in Winston-Salem, N.C. before making a short trip to Virginia Tech (9-3) for a Sunday match at 1 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va.
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Panthers fall to Lynchburg in league opener

FERRUM - University of Lynchburg claimed its second Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) volleyball victory of the season Wednesday, 3-0, over Ferrum College at William P. Swartz Gymnasium. The Panthers (0-1 in the ODAC, 3-9 overall) opened their league schedule with the setback. Set scores were 25-20, 25-20, 25-10. Khory...

Volleyball opens ACC play with Clemson and #18 Georgia Tech

BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech volleyball team continues its home stand this weekend, with a match set for Friday against Clemson and Sunday against No. 18 Georgia Tech. First serve for Friday's match is set for 6 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum, followed by Sunday's match that will begin at 1 p.m.

Local High School Basketball Clinic tips off Sunday

BEDFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Basketball season isn’t that far away and dozens of local boys high school basketball players will be putting their talents on display. Liberty High School head boys basketball head coach David Williams will be holding his 7th Basketball Fall Clinic Sunday at noon at Liberty High School. Coach Williams says the clinic is an opportunity to see how the players stack up against each other. There is also another reason for the event.

A new pop-up mini-golf course opens in downtown Roanoke

Roanoke, Va – Downtown Putt Around is a new 9-hole mini-golf course in Downtown Roanoke. The traveling course will pop up at different locations around downtown. Your first chance to play and get in on the fun is Sept. 23 at Century Plaza. The course is open 4-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. The course will stay at the plaza until Oct. 14 and then will find a new location.
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Virginia Tech corner Jermaine Waller not playing a numbers game

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech corner Jermaine Waller’s latest interception came with West Virginia a first down away from closing out a 27-21 win. When the Mountaineers lined up on third and 10, Waller recognized the formation before the snap — it was a screen to a receiver in the flat they had successfully executed in the first half multiple times — and jumped the route.

Virginia Tech descends on No. 4 North Carolina

BLACKSBURG – Atop the ACC table, the Virginia Tech women's soccer team will look to stay perfect during league play on Thursday, Sept. 23, when Tech visits No. 4 North Carolina. Thursday's 7 p.m. match between the Hokies and the Tar Heels will air live on ACC Network Extra. THREE...

Match 8 Preview: #12 Virginia Tech

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Irish remain on the road and play at No. 12 Virginia Tech in an ACC showdown in Blacksburg, Virginia, at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 24. The game will be broadcast on ACCNX. NOTRE DAME vs. #12 Virginia Tech. Location: Blacksburg, Virginia | Thompson...

Mounties fall to Cave Spring: ‘Too many gifts,’ coach says

ROANOKE – Cave Spring High School celebrated homecoming Friday night at Bogle Stadium, and the Knights landed their first win of the year. Sophomore Cam Parker rushed for 174 yards and four touchdowns, propelling the hosts to an overwhelming 48-8 win over Alleghany. Three of Parker’s scores came in the...

Dream job leads to dream trip

To say life is very special is an understatement. For those who are fortunate enough to live their dreams, life is a blessing beyond measure. Such is the case for Arnold “AJ” Speaks, a native son who at 46 recently returned from a dream trip covering the 2020 Olympics in Japan as a senior producer for the Miami Heat.